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Town Meeting

Roy Malool of Newport exits a voting booth at the Newport Opera House after filling out his school ballot Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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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 next year. School Board member Heidi North was defeated in her re-election bid, losing to two other candidates in a three-way race …

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 the polls. In School Board races, two incumbents were re-elected and will be joined by …

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 a slightly wider margin. Challenger Timothy Josephson wrested a School Board seat representing Canaan from …

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 …

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 that will be more palatable to the public. With 1,674 ballots cast, the …

Dresden: Norwich, Hanover Budgets Pass

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hanover — Voters in Hanover and Norwich approved spending in their interstate school district for the 2015-16 year, resulting in tax rate increases of roughly 4.3 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. The Dresden budget passed, 999-480, with a proposed $24.6 million in expenditures, a 2.2 percent increase over …

Newbury Fire Engine Proposal Fails

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Voters at Tuesday’s Town Meeting defeated an article to raise more than $340,000 for a new fire engine, but they did approve all other spending requests, including the general fund and highway budgets. After nearly 30 minutes of discussion, a paper ballot was called upon …

WUHS Budget Gains Support

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High School District’s $1.6 million budget appeared headed to approval by voters in the six-member towns. Pomfret voted in favor of the budget, 104-31, as did Woodstock, 504-214. Australian ballot results from Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington and Reading were not immediately available Tuesday night. …