The cost of running Morristown has crossed the eight-digit threshold for the first time in history, with the town eyeing an operating price tag of just over $10 million.

For taxpayers, if the town selectboard in the coming weeks approves that level of spending, it would mean an increase of more than 32 percent, which has town officials wondering how to convince residents who will be voting on the budget on Town Meeting Day March 7 to vote in favor of it.

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