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Lyme Approves School Budget

Friday, March 6, 2015

Lyme — Voters approved all warrant articles during a short and to-the-point school district meeting at the Lyme School on Thursday night. With virtually no discussion, about 75 residents unanimously passed the $6 million school budget and a two-year collective bargaining agreement that includes salary increases for teachers. Though the meeting moved along swiftly, residents discussed in detail two articles, …

In Norwich, New Chairwoman and Town Manager Don’t Mix

Friday, March 6, 2015

Norwich — The new Selectboard on Wednesday voted 4-1 to make Linda Cook its chair, picking a selectwoman who publicly opposed the facilities bond that …

Hartford Mulls Sewer Improvements

Friday, March 6, 2015

White River Junction — With the spring thaw coming, residents know they once again can expect to see significant flooding in downtown White River Junction. …

Both Budgets Fail in Hartford

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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 …

WUHS Budget Gains Support

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High School District’s $1.6 million budget appeared headed to approval by voters in the six-member towns. Pomfret voted in favor of the budget, 104-31, as did Woodstock, 504-214. Australian ballot results from Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington and Reading were not immediately available Tuesday night. …

Windsor Budgets Pass Handily, Prebish Elected to Selectboard

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Windsor — Voters elected Heather Prebish to a three-year term on the Selectboard and passed all town and school articles, including the budgets, by comfortable margins during all-day balloting on Tuesday. Prebish, who served on the budget advisory committee this year, received 334 votes, compared with 159 for …

West Windsor Budgets Pass; Money Added For Town Administrator

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Brownsville — With the usual combination of spirited Town Meeting debate on some articles and no comment on others, West Windsor voters on Tuesday approved a $2.7 million school budget, an amended town budget of $1.1 million, elected a new Selectboard and new School Board member and passed …

West Fairlee Voters Endorse New Clerk

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

West Fairlee — Voters passed the $613,000 town budget, 82-19, and elected the new town clerk, who had been appointed following a former longtime clerk’s departure. Staci Sargent garnered 70 votes. There were 20 write-ins, 10 blanks and one “spoiled” vote. The budget included spending on consulting services …

Weathersfield: Proctor Library Measure Fails, But Budgets Win Approval

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Weathersfield — During all-day balloting on Tuesday, voters defeated a $238,000 bond issue for a new fire truck and a $30,000 request for the library’s capital improvement fund. They also elected Lynn Esty to a two-year term on the Selectboard over Mike Todd, 296-183. The rest of the …

Vershire Voters Handily OK Budgets, Change to Fiscal Year

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Vershire — Voters overwhelmingly approved the proposed general fund and highway budgets and consented to move from a fiscal year that tracks the calendar to one that runs from July to June. The general fund budget of about …

Tunbridge Filmmaker O’Brien Wins Seat; Town, Highway Spending OK’d

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tunbridge — Voters sailed through Town Meeting on Tuesday, approving the general fund and highway budgets without discussion and electing a new Selectboard member in a three-way race of nominations from the floor. In a paper ballot, John O’Brien, a filmmaker and longtime Tunbridge resident, earned 114 out …