HAMPSTEAD – The deficit resulting from the new police station construction project will be covered by money found in Town department budgets. Department heads stepped forward and provided the Board of Selectmen with money they could scrounge from their current budgets to offset the $20,000 to $30,000 deficit.
With help from contractor Gary Chicone, the Police Building Committee attempted to squeeze every penny as the project moved along to stay within the approved $1,680,000 budget. But it came up short after an unexpected overage occurred in removing the ledge at the site. The building is almost ready for its opening.