Town Meeting

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 of the truck’s $450,000 cost would come …

Unpaid Taxes Vex Royalton

Friday, February 12, 2016

Royalton Town Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the South Royalton High School auditorium to act on warning articles. Voting by Australian ballot will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to elect town and school officers and to decide on a 10-year tax stabilization for G.W. Plastics. The Royalton School District meeting will be held …

Woodstock to Vote On Staff, Library

Friday, February 12, 2016

Woodstock’s Town Meeting will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27, starting at 10 a.m. at Woodstock Town Hall. Voting on Australian ballot items will occur on Tuesday, March 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Woodstock — Voters will consider a municipal budget, reducing the number of constables to one from two, and a measure to help the Norman Williams …

Enfield Voters Elect Cemetery Trustee, Budget Committee, Zoning Seats

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Enfield — Residents on Tuesday decided three contested elections for town officers, including a seat for a trustee of the cemetery, three budget committee members and two members of the zoning board of adjustment. Holly West, 323 votes, James Buffington, 243, and Mike Diehn, 243, won seats on …

Dorchester: Close Race for Selectboard

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dorchester — Voters at Town Meeting supported a series of zoning amendments proposed by the Planning Board that could help the town deal with industrial wind projects. By an 86-34 vote, they adopted an amendment that amends the criteria for a variance. A 69-51 vote amended the land-use …

Cornish Passes Hunting Ban

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cornish — Residents at Town Meeting on Tuesday passed all articles on the warrant, including a measure that prohibits hunting on public land near Cornish Elementary School. Although town leaders before the meeting had projected a 10-cent decrease …

Claremont OKs School Budget Plan

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Claremont — Brent Ferland will join his mother, Rebecca Ferland, on the School Board after receiving the most votes in a seven-way race for three seats in Tuesday’s annual school meeting vote. School Board incumbent Brian Rapp won re-election and former city councilor and state Rep. Chris Irish …

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, …