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Hanover Selectboard to finalize warrant for Town Meeting

04-12-2024 8:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Voters will have an opportunity on Monday to discuss articles on the proposed town warrant, including new collective bargaining agreements for three employee unions, amendments to the town zoning ordinance and a petitioned resolution to...


Vershire residents split votes on heating system proposals for town buildings

04-08-2024 5:25 PM

By LUKAS DUNFORD

VERSHIRE — Energy concerns were top of mind for Town Meeting voters on Sunday.In floor voting, the approximately 40 people gathered supported putting $20,000 of surplus money into a new propane boiler for the Town Center building, but rejected a...


Newport adds $1 million for rec center to capital reserve fund

04-04-2024 6:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

NEWPORT — Voters at this week’s deliberative session added $1 million to the capital reserve fund for recreation facilities.The added money will not be raised from taxes and instead will come from federal and state funds the town anticipates receiving...


Hartland school budget narrowly passes

04-03-2024 12:52 PM

HARTLAND — Voters narrowly approved an $11.1 million school budget at the polls on Tuesday, 320-311.The board originally warned a budget of $11.5 million in January, which it later rescinded in order to make spending cuts.They also approved, 443-187,...


Voters approve Mount Ascutney School District budget

04-03-2024 12:51 PM

WINDSOR — Voters in the two-town Mount Ascutney School District approved a $14.8 million operating budget at the polls on Tuesday.The budget, which Windsor and West Windsor voters approved 305-214, is up from last year’s $13.7 million, but below...


Weathersfield voters elect school board members, approve budget

04-03-2024 12:50 PM

WEATHERSFIELD — Voters approved all articles on the school warning at the polls on Tuesday.In uncontested races, they elected Sara Steele to a three-year term on the Weathersfield School Board. Mark Yuenling and Deborah Richardson earned one-year...


Delayed votes on reduced Vermont school budgets set for April

03-29-2024 6:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

Seven Upper Valley school districts will hold budget votes between now and April 15 in an extended budget season plagued by soaring education costs and uncertainty about the tax impacts of school spending.Since rescinding their previously approved...


Weathersfield School District annual meeting preview

03-29-2024 4:32 PM

Article of note: An article proposes applying $100,000 of last year’s surplus to the capital reserve fund. Contested races: There are no contested races.Budget and spending articles: The proposed operating budget is $8.4 million, up from $7.5 million...


Vershire Town Meeting preview

03-29-2024 4:31 PM

Article of note: During the floor meeting, voters will be asked whether to raise the compensation for Selectboard members from $1,000 annually to $2,000. Voters also will be asked whether they want to put $20,000 of surplus money into a new propane...


Strafford School District annual meeting preview

03-29-2024 4:20 PM

Articles of note: An article proposes to transfer $180,000 from a budget surplus of $420,000 to a tuition reserve fund. Voters will also consider transferring $200,000 from the same surplus to a capital improvement fund. Contested races: There are no...


Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting preview

03-29-2024 4:17 PM

Articles of note: Voters in the four towns served by the Rivendell Interstate School District will decide whether to permanently move their annual meeting day from the evening of the third Thursday in March to the third Saturday in March. The article...


Mount Ascutney School District annual meeting preview

03-29-2024 4:13 PM

Contested races: Elections for school officers for the two-town district were held in early March.Budget and spending articles: The proposed operating budget is $14.8 million, which is up from last year’s $13.7 million budget. The board originally...


Hartland School District annual meeting preview

03-29-2024 4:09 PM

Article of note: An article proposes to withdraw $10,000 from the capital reserve fund to address safety issues on the elementary school playground and to purchase small play items as needed. Contested races: Elections for school officers were held in...


Hartford School District annual meeting preview

03-29-2024 4:08 PM

Article of note: Hartford voters will consider whether to approve a $21 million bond for improvements to buildings throughout the district. Contested races: School Board elections were held on Town Meeting Day.Budget and spending articles: The...


First Branch Unified School District annual meeting preview

03-29-2024 4:06 PM

Articles of note: An article proposes transferring $167,000 to the district’s capital reserve fund from a $522,000 surplus. Voters will also consider the transfer of $267,000 from that surplus to a tuition reserve fund. Contested races: Voters will...


Newport deliberative session set for Tuesday

03-28-2024 4:42 PM

NEWPORT — On Tuesday, the Selectboard will hold its deliberative session, during which residents can discuss and possibly amend the proposed $11.5 million budget and several Town Meeting warrant articles with appropriations.Finance Director Paul Brown...


Town clerk retires after 40 years of service to Lyme

03-25-2024 4:28 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LYME — The biggest part of Patty Jenks’ job as town clerk was to listen to people.When someone would come to the clerk’s office who needed help beyond registering a vehicle or signing up to vote, Jenks would take them to another place to talk. She...


Planned library move remains divisive issue in Cornish

03-23-2024 8:17 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CORNISH — A year after voters narrowly approved a petitioned article to accept the former general store on Route 120 as a donation for use as the town’s library and community center, the issue continues to divide the community.In this year’s Town...


Horneck elected to Woodstock Village Board of Trustees

03-20-2024 1:30 PM

WOODSTOCK — In ballot voting on Tuesday, Frank Horneck narrowly won a two-year term on the Woodstock Village Board of Trustees.Horneck, with 53 votes, bested Lisa Lawlor, who earned 49 votes.In an uncontested race, Jeffrey Kahn earned a three-year...



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