Voters reject adding kindergarten space
Lyndeborough voters failed to add two rooms to Central School for the new public kindergarten, meaning the pupils will either be taught in leased space or sent to another district in the fall on a tuition basis. The proposed $990,000 addition got majority support, 236-210, but fell far short of the 60 percent needed for bond items to pass. The school budget passed, 240-188. It included about $66,000 to operate kindergarten next year. On the town ballot, incumbent Andrew Roeper was defeated by Arnold Byam II, 262-149. Laurent "Larry" Boisvert, known for his legal battles against the town over proposed outdoor-recreation facilities on his farm, received 29 votes. Almost 36 percent of the town's 1,255 registered voters showed up at the polls.