Barnstable Voters to Decide Today on Cape Tech Building Project; Town Council Contest

Barnstable Town Hall.

HYANNIS –  Voters in the Town of Barnstable are deciding today on how they would pay for their share of a new Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.

Barnstable’s share of the $128 million dollar cost is just over $50 million that would be paid over three decades.

The question on the ballot asks voters if they want to pay for the project with a Proposition 2 ½ override.

All 12 towns in the regional school district, including Barnstable, will vote on the project on October 24.

It needs to pass by a majority of the voters in all 12 towns, and not by a majority of towns. The Cape Tech school is located in Harwich.

Barnstable voters who live in Precinct 12 have to choose their top 2 town council candidates from a field of 3, who will then face off in the November general election.

Those in the running today include incumbent John Norman and challengers Paula Schnepp and Marc Bruno.

None of the other five precincts with races this year have more than two candidates in the preliminary election.

Polls are open in Barnstable until 8 p.m.


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