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

Published: 3/17/2017 11:20:42 AM

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

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