Brewster fire station vote passes

Only 20% of town's voters head to the polls for special election

The Brewster fire station project has received the stamp of approval from voters. The Town of Brewster held a special election on December 1 and the project passed.

Of the 7,654 eligible voters in town, only 1,470, or 20%, showed up at the special town election.

A new fire station hasn't been the easiest project for Brewster residents to support. The initial proposal to demolish the existing fire station and build a new one was knocked down by voters in 2014. Since then, the town's Building and Needs Assessment Committee has continued to rework the specs and attempt to garner support from Brewster voters for the revised $13M+ project.

The project passed Monday by only 26 votes, with 748 residents voting yes and 722 residents voting no. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on