SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Voters in Sanford have approved the construction of a new high school and regional technical center by an overwhelming margin. The state has already pledged $92 million towards the construction.
Tuesday, voters approved putting local money into the project via two sets of bonds. The first set, worth $7.9 million went towards the so called "base package" for the school. It included local money that's required to get the state grant as well as an 830 Seat Performing Arts Center, bleachers in the practice gym, a central presentation area, a concession stand, dehumidification of some areas of the school, a reserve fund, and a second softball field, among other amenities. The base package passed with a vote of 2311 in favor and 688 against.