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Nauset High School Project Wins Approval from Towns


Voters in Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans and Brewster voted overwhelmingly yesterday in support of the new Nauset Regional High School project.

Unofficial results from the four towns show that about 63-hundred people voted to approve the project yesterday, while about 25-hundred voted against: nearly a 3-to-1 margin in favor.

"It's good to understand that the residents of the member towns support education and understand the importance of it in our region. And they proved that yesterday, resoundingly," said Nauset School Committee chairman Chris Easley.

The project is estimated to cost over $131 million dollars. The state has agreed to reimburse the towns $36 million dollars for the project.

Construction is expected to begin in June next year.

"A lot of people, an awful lot of people, worked really, really hard on this project," Easley said. "We believed in what we were working on, and it's good to see that the people that elected us, agreed also."

Plans call for building a new performing arts center and a new science lab, and renovating other sections of the school.

Sam Houghton has been with the station since the summer of 2017. Before that, he worked at the Falmouth Enterprise, where he covered local politics.