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Salisbury

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — Salisbury residents on Town Meeting Day approved all the money items on their ballot and filled several municipal and school board positions.

Residents voted 138-26 in favor of the proposed 2017-2018 general fund budget of $218,019, up from the $200,073 spending plan voters approved last year. They OK’d the proposed highway budget of $466,004 by a 126-38 tally. The highway budget is up from the $444,494 authorized last year.

In other Town Meeting Day action, Salisbury residents voted:

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Shoreham

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
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SHOREHAM — Shoreham residents at their town meeting decided to borrow $140,000 over five years to finance a 2017 Western Star Truck, and agreed to consider the sale of a 0.75-acre, town-owned lot to generate more money for a key reserve fund.

The parcel in question is located south of the former Newton Academy. It has access to municipal water and wastewater services, thereby enhancing its value as a building lot. Proceeds from the sale would be placed into the town’s Building and Grounds Repair Reserve Fund.

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Starksboro

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
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STARKSBORO — Starksboro voted in December to increase its selectboard from three to five persons. So on Town Meeting Day, residents, voting by Australian ballot, elected two new selectboard members and also returned an incumbent to the selectboard. Koran Cousino, Keegan Tierney and returning selectman Peter Marsh will join incumbents Susan Jefferies and Tony Porter on Starksboro’s newly expanded selectboard.

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Vergennes

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
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VERGENNES — The race on Tuesday for Vergennes mayor between two-term incumbent Bill Benton and former three-term mayor Mike Daniels went to Daniels, 270-265, in turnout of about 31 percent (See story, Page 1A). 

No other races were contested. Incumbent Vergennes City Council members Lowell Bertrand, Jeff Fritz and Mark Koenig won re-election in March without opposition, as did candidates for Vergennes-Panton water commissioner, lister and auditor.

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Waltham

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
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WALTHAM — Waltham residents at town meeting approved the town’s first 12-month fiscal-year budget, one that will run from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, and returned several incumbents to office. In Australian balloting on Tuesday, Waltham voters backed Addison Northwest School District spending.

Waltham’s current budget is serving as a transition to fiscal year spending and spans 18 months, beginning on Jan. 1 2016 and running through June 30 of this year.

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Weybridge

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
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WEYBRIDGE — Weybridge residents on Town Meeting Day elected a new selectboard member and passed all of the money items on their warning.

Alix O’Meara bested T. Charles Jordan, 137-38, in the race for a two-year term on the selectboard. It was the only contested race on this year’s ballot.

Citizens attending Weybridge’s annual gathering on Monday passed, by resounding voice votes, their proposed general fund budget of $126,358 and the proposed highway budget of $500,119.

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Whiting

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
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Bridport

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
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BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting Tuesday decided two contested races for their local selectboard and passed all money items on their ballot.

Tim Howlett narrowly won a three-way race for a two-year term on the selectboard. He prevailed with 83 votes, over David Bronson (79) and Michael Lawton (66). Howlett replaces Marian Walker, who did not seek re-election.

Meanwhile, challenger Matthew Lawton easily topped incumbent Jerry Forbes, 171-52, for a three-year term as selectman.

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Daniels wins squeaker in Vergennes mayor's race

Posted on March 7, 2017 |
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VERGENNES — Once a mayor, now a mayor again. Former Vergennes Mayor Mike Daniels defeated incumbent Mayor Bill Benton by a mere five tallies in Town Meeting Day voting in the Little City.

The Independent received word from the city clerk that Daniels, who served three terms as mayor between 2007 and 2013, defeated Benton, a two-term mayor, by a tally of 265-270.

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Pet of the Week Juno

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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THIS CUTE CAT is Juno Pumpkin Brightman. She is kind and loving and we actually adopted her from Homeward Bound. We got her right around Halloween and thought she looked Halloween-ish so that is why her middle name is pumpkin.

Some of her favorite things to do are chase the laser toy, sit by the fire, which is just what she’s doing in the picture), lick people’s faces (I know, it’s weird), and even though it’s gross, drink from the toilet.

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