New London: Vet credit missed by just one vote

  • Rev. Jay MacLeod of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in New London sits among the crowd during Tuesday's hearing on a transgender nondiscrimination bill before the House Health, Human Affairs and Elderly Affairs Committee. Elodie Reed

Friday, March 17, 2017

All items on the New London town warrant passed as written except for a petition warrant article that would have extended a tax break to more veterans.

After a state law change, a $500 tax credit could be given to any honorably discharged veteran who served more than 90 days. Before, a veteran had to serve during a recognized war or conflict to qualify.

Residents rejected the measure, 66-65, Town Clerk Linda Nicklos said. 

Some residents attempted to amend Article 13, which raises $265,154 for a street sweeper, sidewalk tractor and mower for the highway department. The amendment failed 134-32, Nicklos said. The article was passed as originally written.

Articles 6 through 11, which make up the town’s operating budget and totaled $7.2 million, all passed as written.

Sarah Kinney