A proposed 2010-11 budget of $7.06 million has been set in Bridgewater, at an increase of 4.08 percent, or $267,674, over the current year.

Most of the increase comes from an increase in the town's portion of the Region 12 school district budget. The town owes $4,912,356 for Region 12 funding.

The public hearing on the Bridgewater budget is set May 7 at Burnham School. The town meeting to vote on the budget is May 21, also at Burnham School.

-- Susan Tuz