Town Meeting

West Fairlee Budget Up Slightly

Saturday, February 13, 2016

West Fairlee’s Town Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Community Building to vote on more than a dozen warning articles. Voting by ballot to approve the operating budget and elect town officials will take place in the Community Building from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 . ∎ West Fairlee — A slight uptick in proposed town spending largely is …

No Tax Increase Needed For Sharon Budget Plan

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sharon Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 1, at the Sharon Elementary School beginning at 9 a.m. Voting by Australian ballot will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The annual school meeting is Monday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Elementary School. Sharon — After two years …

Bradford, Vt., Still Wants Fire Truck

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bradford’s Town Meeting and Water and Sewer District Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Bradford Academy Auditorium. Bradford, Vt. — Fire officials will ask voters at Town Meeting to approve the purchase of a new engine to replace an aging truck that has become a “maintenance problem,” Chief Ryan Terrill said this week. About 42 percent …

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 …

Piermont Budget Approved; Stubbings Re-Elected

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Piermont — Residents approved a $1.07 million budget, a zoning ordinance that would limit the number of days a yard sale can be held at a residence, and kept the position of tax collector an appointed role. Selectboard Chairman Colin Stubbings was re-elected to a three-year term with …

$150,000 Approved for River Road Repairs in Lyme

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lyme — A dangerous “slump” in the southbound lane of River Road, a stone’s throw from the Connecticut River and not far from the East Thetford bridge, took the spotlight Tuesday in a wide-ranging discussion of Lyme’s roads at its 246th Town Meeting. Separately, in voting for town …

Kearsarge School Budget Approved

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

North Sutton, N.H. — Voters in the Kearsarge Regional School District appear to have approved a proposed $39.9 million budget, a 2.5 percent increase over the current school year’s spending plan. Both the School Board and the municipal budget committee had recommended its passage. The budget had strong …

Haverhill Voters Add $150,000 For Road Repairs

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Haverhill — About 130 Town Meeting voters decided to raise an additional $150,000 for road repairs in Haverhill on Tuesday night. The $4.3 million budget passed overwhelmingly on a voice vote, with about half a dozen opposed. Residents defeated a warrant article to discontinue a stretch of Airport …