Bridgewater voters approved a $2.4 million municipal budget for 2014-15 during a May 23 town meeting.

"Because the school budget was down for Bridgewater, we were able to spend just slightly more on the town side," said First Selectman Curtis Read.

"We were able to give 2 percent raises to staff," he added, "and the contract passed to share the resident trooper with Roxbury."

A savings of $31,400 has been achieved in sharing the resident trooper with neighboring Roxbury.

The $2.4 million budget represents a $100,098 increase over the present year.

The town's share of the Region 12 education budget is $4.7 million. That brings the overall 2014-15 budget for Bridgewater to $7.19 million, a reduction of $211,433 from 2013-14.

The mill rate will be 17.25 mills, a reduction of 0.25 mills.

At that rate, tax would be $1,725 on every $100,000 of assessed property value.

-- Susan Tuz