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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 …

Proposed Bridgewater School Budget Up Slightly

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bridgewater Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 1, at 9 a.m. in the basement of Bridgewater Village School. Bridgewater — Despite merging its elementary school with Pomfret’s last summer, school expenses in Bridgewater are anticipated to continue to climb next year. The increase in …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mascoma School Budget Set

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Canaan — Mascoma Valley voters rejected a proposal which would have reduced the budget voters will see on their ballots in March from $27.4 million to $25.9 million during a deliberative session on Saturday morning. The proposed reduction …

Newport Superintendent: Increase School Budget

Friday, January 29, 2016

Newport — When the Newport School Board holds its deliberative session on Tuesday, Superintendent Cindy Gallagher will propose adding $318,000 to the proposed $17.2 million budget. The superintendent made her announcement at a public hearing Thursday night. Gallagher said the money will allow the school district a one-year …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …