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 …

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. …