Hampton town board: 20 percent is too high

B y Derek Liebig

Town of Hampton offers Fire Department 15 percent; approves budget

The Hampton Volunteer Fire Department will have to settle for a 15 percent increase in funding.

Town officials rejected last Wednesday the fire department’s request for a 20 percent increase, choosing instead to offer the department a one-year $31,903 contract. It remains to be seen, however, whether members will accept the offer.

Chief Joe Mead said members voted before the meeting not to accept the town’s offer if it included [...]

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