Town Meeting

Russ North is a candidate for Hartford School Board. (Courtesy the candidate)

Neighbors Compete for Hartford School Board

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hartford — Russ North and Nancy Russell, whose nascent political careers are colliding as they vie for a two-year seat on the Hartford School Board, met each other during a different kind of collision. “It was a car accident,” said Russell, who lives just a couple houses away from North on White River Junction’s Fairview Terrace. Russell said North came out of his house and walked down to the scene after she and North’s son had a minor fender-bender as she came out of her driveway. “He was very congenial, very friendly,” she said, noting that what could have erupted into an emotional confrontation ended …

Ex-Board Member Seeks Norwich Seat

Monday, February 1, 2016

Norwich — Two Selectboard races, one contested and the other unopposed, may keep control of the panel in the hands of the current majority after Town Meeting. In March’s vote, Selectboard Chairwoman Linda Cook is running without an opponent for another three-year term, while Selectman Steve Flanders faces a challenger for his two-year seat: former Selectwoman Suzanne Lupien. Reached by phone last week, …

Lebanon School Spending Plan Draws No Public Comments

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Lebanon — With just 19 in attendance, several of whom were administrators, it took only 45 minutes for voters to zip through the 10-article warrant at Saturday morning’s annual school deliberative session at the middle school No changes were made to the articles, including the nearly $40.7 million budget under article 2, and just a few questions were asked seeking clarification on a …

Mascoma School Budget Set

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Canaan — Mascoma Valley voters rejected a proposal which would have reduced the budget voters will see on their ballots in March from $27.4 million to $25.9 million during a deliberative session on Saturday morning. The proposed reduction …

Newport Superintendent: Increase School Budget

Friday, January 29, 2016

Newport — When the Newport School Board holds its deliberative session on Tuesday, Superintendent Cindy Gallagher will propose adding $318,000 to the proposed $17.2 million budget. The superintendent made her announcement at a public hearing Thursday night. Gallagher said the money will allow the school district a one-year …

Newport Accepts School Budget

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Newport — Voters on Tuesday approved all the articles on the warrant, including one-year contracts for teachers and support staff and a tuition agreement with Goshen, N.H., that will send all K-6 students from that town to Newport …

Lebanon Voters Show Support for Schools

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lebanon — Fewer than 10 percent of Lebanon voters turned out on Tuesday to elect new and familiar faces to the School Board and City Council and approve a $40.4 million school budget and three zoning amendments at …

Mascoma Budget OK’d

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Enfield — A $25 million operating budget that includes a $1 million bond payment to renovate the high school narrowly passed in Mascoma Valley Regional School District balloting Tuesday, while a raise for district teachers was approved by …

Orford Approves Pay Raises

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Orford — After two paper ballots and one recount, voters at Town Meeting Tuesday night approved a municipal budget of $1.04 million that includes an increase of more than $31,000 for the Orford Volunteer Fire Department and four-figure …

Unity School Board Member Defeated

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Unity — Incumbent School Board member Prudence McCormick was defeated in Tuesday’s vote by Robert Day and Bruce Howard for two three-year seats . Day received 124 votes, followed by Howard with 90 and McCormick 70. It was the only contested race on the town and school ballots. …

Sunapee Voters Reject Town Budget

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sunapee — In Tuesday’s Town Meeting vote, residents defeated the $7 million town budget, rejected a request to fund some fire and police equipment and turned a Selectboard member out of office in a four-way race for two seats. Selectman Joshua Trow was re-elected with 375 votes, and …

Springfield Zoning Amendments Approved

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Springfield — Voters on Tuesday approved three zoning amendments in Australian ballot voting. One clarifies language related to “workforce housing” to promote affordable housing in town. The second clarifies that a zoning permit is required for “any change of use, or erection or expansion of a structure.” The …

Newcomer Joins Plainfield Library Board

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Plainfield — Newcomer Emily Sands and incumbent Nancy Liston earned seats on the library trustees board Tuesday, defeating Dennis Girouard and Cindy Heath in a four-way race. Sands had supported Liston, and Girouard had supported Heath. Heath and Liston had reserved their support for other candidates. The town’s …