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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 …

Orford Approves Pay Raises

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Orford — After two paper ballots and one recount, voters at Town Meeting Tuesday night approved a municipal budget of $1.04 million that includes an increase of more than $31,000 for the Orford Volunteer Fire Department and four-figure …

Unity School Board Member Defeated

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Unity — Incumbent School Board member Prudence McCormick was defeated in Tuesday’s vote by Robert Day and Bruce Howard for two three-year seats . Day received 124 votes, followed by Howard with 90 and McCormick 70. It was the only contested race on the town and school ballots. …

Sunapee Voters Reject Town Budget

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sunapee — In Tuesday’s Town Meeting vote, residents defeated the $7 million town budget, rejected a request to fund some fire and police equipment and turned a Selectboard member out of office in a four-way race for two seats. Selectman Joshua Trow was re-elected with 375 votes, and …

Springfield Zoning Amendments Approved

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Springfield — Voters on Tuesday approved three zoning amendments in Australian ballot voting. One clarifies language related to “workforce housing” to promote affordable housing in town. The second clarifies that a zoning permit is required for “any change of use, or erection or expansion of a structure.” The …

Newcomer Joins Plainfield Library Board

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Plainfield — Newcomer Emily Sands and incumbent Nancy Liston earned seats on the library trustees board Tuesday, defeating Dennis Girouard and Cindy Heath in a four-way race. Sands had supported Liston, and Girouard had supported Heath. Heath and Liston had reserved their support for other candidates. The town’s …

Piermont Budget Approved; Stubbings Re-Elected

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Piermont — Residents approved a $1.07 million budget, a zoning ordinance that would limit the number of days a yard sale can be held at a residence, and kept the position of tax collector an appointed role. Selectboard Chairman Colin Stubbings was re-elected to a three-year term with …

$150,000 Approved for River Road Repairs in Lyme

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lyme — A dangerous “slump” in the southbound lane of River Road, a stone’s throw from the Connecticut River and not far from the East Thetford bridge, took the spotlight Tuesday in a wide-ranging discussion of Lyme’s roads at its 246th Town Meeting. Separately, in voting for town …

Kearsarge School Budget Approved

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

North Sutton, N.H. — Voters in the Kearsarge Regional School District appear to have approved a proposed $39.9 million budget, a 2.5 percent increase over the current school year’s spending plan. Both the School Board and the municipal budget committee had recommended its passage. The budget had strong …

Haverhill Voters Add $150,000 For Road Repairs

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Haverhill — About 130 Town Meeting voters decided to raise an additional $150,000 for road repairs in Haverhill on Tuesday night. The $4.3 million budget passed overwhelmingly on a voice vote, with about half a dozen opposed. Residents defeated a warrant article to discontinue a stretch of Airport …

Dunbar Library Gets Boost at Grantham Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Grantham — Voters handily approved funding for expansion and renovations to the Dunbar Free Library in a swift Town Meeting on Tuesday evening that saw little discussion. The funding for the library renovations included a $495,000 bond that passed in ballot voting that was open for 90 minutes …