Leverett approves debt exclusion for broadband installation. Reply

The town of Leverett is a quiet community with a population of about 2,000 consisting of an eclectic mix of farmers, artisans, teachers, students, lumbermen, and professionals.

The western Massachusetts town of Leverett recently approved a Proposition 2 ½debt exclusion override to fund a $3.6 million project that will bring broadband service to every home in that community.

Leverett is a small town with a population of about 2,000 people, according to the town website. It is located adjacent to Amherst and the Five Colleges area.

The bond is expected to raise property taxes in Leverett by about 6%, but town officials told the Daily Hampshire Gazette that the savings realized from cancelling telephone and internet service are expected outweigh the property tax increase.

Although the broadband installation is not expected to be completed until 2014, broadband service will make homes for sale in Leverett more marketable for the twenty-first century.

Specializing in western Massachusetts real estate, call Michael Seward at 413-531-7129 if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Pioneer Valley.

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