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85 Sherman residents attended a town meeting Saturday on replacing playground equipment at the Sherman School.  The in-person meeting led to approval of up to $300,000 to remove and replace equipment at the lower playground, and repair the pirate ship playground.  Design changes were made to bring the proposal down by $100,000 from last year.  The community has also donated $25,000 toward the labor costs.  Playground   manufacturer Little Tikes helped the committee come up with a design that provides different types of play opportunities, and blends into the natural wooded area. Improvements to the pirate ship playground include sanding, painting, filling surface gaps and replacing broken parts. The funding, approved on a vote of 73 to 12, will come from Sherman's capital non-recurring fund.

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