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Town Meeting

During the public discussion portion of Hartford's school meeting in White River Junction, Vt., on March 29, 2014, Sue Buckholz, of West Hartford, Vt., speaks about the quality of education her children received in the Hartford School District after she moved to the town from Norwich. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

Wide-Ranging Debate in Hartford

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hartford — After cruising through the basic warning articles for both the town and the school district at the annual floor meeting on Saturday, residents engaged in a lively, wide-ranging conversation about the town’s schools, touching on everything from the role of standardized testing in education to the connections between the school district and the health of the local economy, as well as the perception of the school district’s quality and how that squares — or doesn’t — with reality. “This has been a very, very interesting discussion because it’s sort of wandered all over the pasture, from one point to another,” School Board member …

Unity Voters Pass School Bond

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Claremont — Unity students in grades K-8 should be in their new school by September after voters at the annual school meeting Saturday passed a $2.75 million bond to complete construction. With 75 percent of those present voting yes, the 276-90 approval was more than enough to meet the required 66 percent majority …

Tie Vote Forces Recount in Grafton

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Grafton — Officials will convene at the town office building tonight to recount votes for an article that resulted in a tie during ballot voting at Town Meeting last week. The Selectboard, town clerk and moderator will gather at 5:30 p.m. to recount the 562 votes cast on article 5, which asked voters to raise $12,000 through taxes to fix the most pressing …

Cornish Wants School Spending Detailed

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cornish — Over the course of the five-hour school district meeting yesterday, voters passed the proposed 2014-2015 school budget and all of the articles, some of which were amended in the process. They also created a measure requiring …

No Recount In 118-115 Race for Corinth Town Clerk

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Corinth — Many political candidates, should they lose an election by just three votes, would immediately start yelling for a recount. Not Dawn St. Martin. She challenged Nancy Ertle during Town Meeting on Tuesday for Ertle’s job as Corinth town clerk, and nearly pulled off what many in …

Plainfield School Budget OK’d

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Meriden — Residents voted overwhelmingly to approve the budget for Plainfield Elementary School as proposed by the School Board, but rejected a proposal for full-day kindergarten. By a vote of 154-40, voters approved the $6 million budget. Two …

Lyme School Bond Passes

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lyme — After going down to defeat last year, the town’s elementary school looks to be set for renovation and expansion. Voters overwhelmingly approved — by a 336-106 vote — an amended $2.85 million bond proposal Thursday night …

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 …

Woodstock School District Budget OK’d

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Woodstock — The middle-high school and supervisory union buildings will get the maintenance improvements they need, as voters approved all four articles under an $800,000 bond issue at Town Meeting on Tuesday. Woodstock Union High School District voters approved on a 747-376 vote to replace windows at the …

Springfield, N.H., Voters Asked to Buy New Truck

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Town officials will be elected by Australian Ballot from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Springfield Town Hall. The business portion of Town Meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. Springfield, n.h. — Voters …

Grafton to Choose Among 3 Options for Town Office Building

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Town and Mascoma Valley Regional School district ballot voting will be March 11. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grafton Fire Station. Grafton — On the heels of a state inspection …

Unity Mulls New Bond For School

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Voting for town and school officers is Tuesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in town hall. Town Meeting will be held at noon on Saturday, March 15, at town hall; School meeting is 10 a.m. …

Vermont Town Meeting 2014: Complete Coverage

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Find the Valley News' complete coverage of Vermont Town Meeting coverage below. Town Meeting stories and results are also posted at www.vnews.com/townmeeting. …