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Shoreham town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM — Shoreham residents at their town meeting endorsed all the money items on their warning, including a fiscal year 2019 highway budget of $752,939 that reflects an almost $75,000 increase compared to this year.

The increase was associated with ramping up a part-time highway department position to full-time, elevating road crew salaries to the regional average, and the inclusion in the budget of a $40,000 local match for a state grant to repair Shacksboro Road.

Residents also overwhelmingly endorsed a fiscal year 2019 town budget of $310,652.

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Starksboro town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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STARKSBORO — On Town Meeting Day, Eric Cota defeated Nancy Boss, 188–169, for a two-year seat on the Starksboro selectboard, and Koran Cousino was re-elected to a three-year term on that board in an uncontested race.

Cheryl Estey was re-elected as town clerk and Stephen Rooney was reelected to the Mount Abraham Unified School District board — both for three-year terms.

A total of 415 residents went to the polls on Tuesday, about 31 percent of total registered voters.

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Vergennes city meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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VERGENNES — Vergennes residents on Tuesday strongly backed a 20-year, $500,000 bond to support the purchase of a new pumper truck for the Vergennes Fire Department. The vote was 401-96.

The new truck will replace a 24-year-old pumper that department leaders said is becoming unreliable and expensive to repair. City residents do not vote on the municipal budget; rather the city council will approve a budget at the end of June.

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Waltham town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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WALTHAM — Waltham residents at their town hall on Monday backed town spending, returned officials to office, filled a selectboard vacancy, and supported potential future spending on Waltham Town Hall.

Those returned to office from the floor of town meeting included Selectman Andrew Martin, Town Clerk Mary Ann Castimore and Treasurer Lucille Evarts.

Residents’ backed the selectboard proposal of a 2018-2019 budget of $235,084 that is down almost $20,000 from current spending. That budget includes charitable donations, which were also supported.

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Weybridge town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents at their town meeting decided a contested race for library trustee and created a special fund to support future energy saving initiatives for the community.

Diane Dapolito was the community’s clear choice for a five-year term as library trustee. She earned 137 votes, compared to 25 for resident Phyllis Bowdish and 14 for T. Charles Jordon.

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Whiting town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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WHITING — Thirty-six residents at the Whiting town meeting on Tuesday evening at town hall were kind to the incumbent town officials and to town roads.

Those gathered at Whiting Town Hall on Tuesday evening added $10,000 to the highway budget in order to do a little more in repair dirt roads in town. That made the final municipal spending plan that was approved by voters $338,962.50 of spending for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, with $243,689.10 to be raised by taxes.

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Students of the Week - 3/5/2018

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
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The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Vt. Gas snuffs flame in Middlebury — for now

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas Systems on Friday said it had temporarily extinguished its “controlled flare” at its Middlebury gate station near the intersection of Route 7 and Exchange St., citing community concerns over the noise emanating from the massive flame.

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Climate change group seeks test neighborhood

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — The Energy Task Force of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative is searching for a neighborhood to participate in a pilot program to help residents save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Task Force has outlined ambitious goals for the pilot: to achieve participation by 90 percent of households and significant measures in 50 percent of homes.

The offerings and incentives will be both simple and flexible to provide residents with significant opportunities to reduce costs for electricity, transportation and home heating.

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