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 …

Charlestown Voters OK Purchase Of Former Post Office

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Charlestown — All the articles on the town warrant, including a $4.7 million budget and $195,000 for the purchase and renovation of the former post office on Main Street for possible use as town offices, were easily approved in Tuesday’s Town Meeting vote. Also approved was money for …

Canaan Voters Pass Budget, Approve Vehicle Purchases

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Canaan — Voters passed nearly everything on the ballot Tuesday, approving the town operating budget by a 2-to-1 ratio and handily authorizing the purchase of several vehicles. The $3.34 million budget passed, 363-76. Town Administrator Mike Samson has …

Cornish Ousts School Board Chair

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Cornish — In the midst of a nearly seven-hour school district meeting Saturday during which the School Board chairman defended budget cuts under his leadership, voters ousted him from his seat, electing two first-time candidates in a three-way …

Plainfield Turns Down School Choice

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Plainfield — The town’s teenagers will continue to attend Lebanon High School. In a 171-33 vote, residents Friday night defeated a School Board-backed proposal that would have initiated the formal process to withdraw from a regional agreement with …

Dorchester to Talk Wind Farms

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Voting for Dorchester’s town officers and changes to town ordinances will take place by ballot vote at the Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Action on the eight remaining warrant articles will take place from the floor at 10 a.m. on Saturday, …

Piermont to Consider Yard Sale Ordinance

Friday, March 6, 2015

Town Meeting will take place Tuesday, March 10, in the Old Church Building, with ballot voting from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Voters will decide on the budget and other warrant articles when the meeting reconvenes at 7:30 p.m. at Piermont Village School. Residents will meet on Tuesday, …

Springfield Mulls Zoning Amendments

Friday, March 6, 2015

Springfield Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to noon at Town Hall. Polls will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Town Meeting will reconvene at the Town Hall on Saturday, March 14, at 9:30 a.m. to act on spending measures, including the proposed town …

Croydon Parents Petition for Full-Day Kindergarten

Friday, March 7, 2014

Voting to elect town and school officials will be held on Tuesday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Croydon Town Hall on Route 10. The remaining town warning articles will be voted on at Town Meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the …

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 …

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 …