New School in Hampden 

Superintendent Rick Lyons of S.A.D. 22 said that all three towns have voted in favor of building the new high school.

Around 1900 people cast ballots, with about 70% of voters voting in favor of the school.

The $51.6 million dollar project will be the most expensive new school in Maine.

The state will pay 88% of the cost. Taxpayers will pay the rest, amounting to about $6 million dollars.

Plans include a 900-seat performing arts center, modern science classrooms and a gymnasium.

Lyons says the voter turnout shows how much the community supports the new school.

The next step is to begin preparing the ground for the new school. The groundbreaking is planned for next summer.