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Divided board passes Nisky budget

"The bus probably was proposed because they were looking to cut corners," said Kasper. "The $32,000 for a new employee that they don't need could be towards the bus and we wouldn't have to bond anymore money."

Seniors previously have expressed they didn't want any change in their senior program, which included the hiring of a new staff member, but Landry has said he only wants to add programs for the seniors.

"The town has not done nearly enough in the past to reach out to older adults and seniors to determine how we can best meet their needs," said McDonnell. "In the past few weeks, we have heard privately from many seniors these seniors have not been treated fairly with the respect that they deserve."

Seniors in the crowd erupted after her statement and started booing her, but Landry called the room back into order.

"One question that has never been answered is, 'Who are the people that don't like the senior program?'" said Kasper earlier in meeting.""

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