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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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 overwhelmingly approved the proposal at the school’s annual meeting on Tuesday morning. “What’s the best of BVS?” outgoing School Board Chairman Greg …

Norwich Rejects Bond

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Norwich — Residents at Town Meeting rejected a $3 million facilities bond and unseated the Selectboard member whose swing vote brought it to the ballot …

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 …

Chelsea Expands Selectboard

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chelsea — Rather than three people, five members will share the work of the Selectboard after Town Meeting voters opted to expand the board. Chelsea residents also passed the $921,000 town and $3.5 million school budgets during Tuesday’s meeting, which lasted nearly seven hours, including a lunch break. …

Bradford: Repairs to Library Roof Approved In Speedy Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Voters approved all warning articles with little debate on Tuesday during what was Bradford’s shortest Town Meeting in 25 years. Before the clock struck noon, Bradford voters had approved all 26 articles, including the general fund and highway budgets, which reflected slight increases in spending, …

Morse Fends Off Challenge From the Floor in Barnard

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Barnard — Longtime Selectman and board Chairman Tom Morse comfortably survived a move to unseat him during Town Meeting on Tuesday and was re-elected to a new three-year term on a 82-65 vote. Bob Edmunds took on Morse …

Amid Declines, Vt. Seeks to Bolster Town Meeting Turnouts

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Montpelier — Another annual Town Meeting Day has passed, but despite efforts to boost participation by holding meetings in the evenings or on Saturdays, attendance continues to decline. Ten years ago, Susan Clark and Frank Bryan wrote a book that took the pulse of Town Meeting and argued …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

Keene Hospital Joins D-H Family

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lebanon — New Hampshire regulators have approved Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s deal to further bring under its wing a smaller hospital serving southwestern New Hampshire and southeastern Vermont, according to a joint news release issued Tuesday. Under the terms of a deal reached in February 2014, the 140-bed Cheshire Medical Center …

Claremont Parish Considers Reopening School

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Claremont — St. Mary’s Catholic Parish has set up an online survey to gauge residents’ interest in reopening the Catholic school, which closed in 2009. The 11-question survey asks about the distance residents are willing to travel, the importance of a Catholic education and how much a respondent …

Vt. Teachers Vow Spending Cap Fight

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Montpelier — House lawmakers have spent much of the 2015 legislative session looking for ways to curb the growth of property taxes. Their new plan to impose spending caps on school budgets might help accomplish that goal. But it has also earned legislators some new and powerful enemies. …

Norwich Divided Over Bond: Voters Balance Need, Tax Burden

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Norwich — Residents Monday night debated the merits of a proposed $3 million bond to renovate the fire, police and public works facilities, with some worrying that such projects were pricing out neighbors and others saying that the …

Tunbridge Voters Approve School Budget

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tunbridge — Following a lengthy discussion about the need to curb rising education costs, voters approved a $3.22 million school budget Monday night. Much of the 90 minute back-and-forth discussion between taxpayers and School Board members centered on the teacher-to-student ratio at Tunbridge Central School, which is linked …