The Boston Globe | By David Rattigan
December 22, 2016
The Newbury Board of Selectmen has scheduled a Special Town Meeting for Jan. 31, where it plans to reintroduce a proposed $6.5 million town hall/police station building project that narrowly missed the required two-thirds majority at a Special Town Meeting on Oct. 18. A vote on a debt exclusion override of Proposition 2 1Ž2 to fund the project passed at the Nov. 8 election, 2,212 to 2,1112, leading the board to try again. The police station is vacant because of building-related health conditions, and police are operating out of Town Hall and temporary office trailers. Town Hall personnel are renting space in Byfield, said Geoff Walker, chairman of the Board of Selectmen. The Special Town Meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Newbury Elementary School.