CPA Wins Four of Five on Election Day

11/3/2010: Voters adopted the Community Preservation Act in four of the five communities on the ballot yesterday. Belmont, Gosnold, Middleborough and Sunderland all approved CPA, bringing the statewide total of CPA communities to 147 (42% of the municipalities in the Commonwealth). The greatest margin of victory came in tiny Gosnold, where the vote was 43 to 23 (65% approval), while Belmont's vote of 5,371 (yes) to 5,163 (no) was the tightest race (51% approval). The city of Marlborough also had a very close race, but CPA was defeated there by a margin of 52% to 48%.