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Frontier Central School voters approve new $1.3 million field

Voters in the Frontier Central School District Thursday approved a proposition to fund the construction of a $1.3 million multi-use, artificial grass athletic field by a vote of 1,425 to 370, according to school district officials.

The construction will include the field, but not a concession stand, restrooms or a new scoreboard, Superintendent Richard Hughes said in a video on the district's website.

Property owners in the district will see a 0.1 percent tax rate increase, while state aid will cover 75 percent of construction costs. The cost to the average homeowner is estimated to be about $3 more a year, according to Hughes.

The new field will provide more opportunities for varsity, junior varsity and modified sports teams to practice and play games, particularly in spring when grass fields can be muddy. While the field will be lined for soccer, football and lacrosse, it will be usable for baseball and softball team practice, Hughes said.

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