The Stoneham Board of Selectmen passed an increase to the trash fee on a 3-2 vote but still have to determine how they will allocated the additional funds raised.
Since the town and school budget failed with the operational override of $3 million, the expected $1.3 million will not cover the shortages in both areas.
The education versus sports question still remains as well as the safety (fire, police) versus education question.
For more on this recent update, the Boston Globe Override Blog has this article.
The Boston Globe has this article, same writer, some different text
Derrick Jackson, Globe columnist, chimes in on the overall local funding issue here.
My previous Stoneham posts can be found here and here