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An early call

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The vast majority of Amherst's registered voters are voting "Yes" on Question 4 - and more probably would if they knew what Question 4 was.

If "Yes" wins, the Community Preservation Act surcharge will double to 3 percent, ensuring that the town gets an additional $300,000 from the state to fund affordable housing and the preservation of the town.

Voters exiting the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst almost unanimously said (after being reminded which one that was) that they voted "Yes" on the initiative.

When asked why they voted "Yes," some said they wanted to help preserve the college town. Others simply gave an "I dunno."

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian is calling it now, before any other news source: Amherst residents have voted "Yes" on Question 4.
posted by Collegian Staff, 4:01 PM

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