Vote the same on roads referendum after recount


Rose Hennessey, right, checks in Nadine Drmic, left, to vote for the Beacon Falls road referendum at Laurel Ledge Elementary School last Thursday. A recount held Tuesday didn’t change the outcome of the vote. LARAINE WESCHLER

BEACON FALLS — A recount of the results of last week’s referendum on road repairs produced the same outcome — it failed by one vote, according to the town clerk’s office.

By one vote, residents on Thursday rejected borrowing $10 million to fix many deteriorating roads in town over the next 10 years. The vote remained 201-200 against, according to the town clerk’s office.

More than 20 streets are listed in priority under a 10-year road improvement program that also includes road and infrastructure improvements such as replacing sewers.