Town manager projects $1.5m deficit

Town Manager John D’Agostino told the Board of Selectmen Monday night that he is projecting a $1.5 million deficit for the current fiscal year. He attributed $570,000 of that amount to higher-than-budgeted ice and snow removal costs. D’Agostino added that revenue estimates were conservative and will be revised, which might shrink the shortfall. He said he does “not anticipate hiring any additional personnel” and “there may or may not be” layoffs in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.