ALTON —Voters yesterday resoundingly refused to spend $18.7-million renovating and expanding Alton Central School. Article 2 to raise and appropriate $17.7-million and withdraw the balance from capital reserve funds, which required a super-majority of three-fifths for passage, failed to garner a majority, falling by a vote of 685 in favor and 731 against.
Incumbent Krista Argiropolis topped the poll in the three-way race for the two seats on the School Board with 672 votes, edging Carlos Martinez, who claimed the other seat with 660 votes. Mary Doherty, a write-in candidate, finished third.
Robert Daniels led the four candidates seeking two seats on the Board of Selectmen with 690 votes and Loring Carr, the vice-chairman of the board, was re-elected with 600 votes. Steve Miller, who recently achieved notoriety as a member of the School Board, finished third with 480 votes, trailed by Lawrence Tilly with 468 votes.