Bridgewater School to Close; Voters Elect to Merge Elementary School With Pomfret

Bridgewater — Although the merging of the Bridgewater Village School with The Pomfret School will close a school that has educated kids in town for a century and also require students to get bused to another town, voters …

Norwich Rejects Bond

Norwich — Residents at Town Meeting rejected a $3 million facilities bond and unseated the Selectboard member whose swing vote brought it to the ballot on Tuesday. The police, fire and public works bond failed, 552-481, and Selectman Keith Moran, who joined a three-member majority in supporting the …

Both Budgets Fail in Hartford

Hartford — Voters in Hartford rejected both the school and the town budgets, leaving town leaders just weeks to come up with alternative budget plans that will be more palatable to the public. With 1,674 ballots cast, the …

Woodstock OKs Tax

Woodstock — On Tuesday, Woodstock became the 15th community in Vermont to adopt a local tax for rooms, meals and alcohol sales in the town. The 1 percent tax at the local level — intended to boost commerce in Woodstock — passed by just nine votes in Australian …

Bethel School Spending Plan Defeated

Bethel — Voters on Tuesday night rejected a $5.4 million school budget, after agreeing earlier in the day to pay $1.4 million in property taxes toward the town’s municipal budget. The 120-22 vote against the school spending package …

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