Berlin Council Moves Hearing On Proposed New Police Station To August

BERLIN — The town council voted Tuesday to move a public hearing on a proposed $21 million bond issue to build a new police station from Sept. 16 to Aug. 12.

The earlier date, approved by a 4-3 party line vote with majority Democrats prevailing, will allow enough time to get a referendum on the proposal onto the November ballot, Mayor Rachel Rochette said.

Last week, the three minority Republicans outvoted the two council Democrats in attendance and set the hearing for Sept 16. That would have been too late for the town to meet a Sept. 4 deadline to get a referendum question about funding the proposed new station to state election officials so it could appear the November...