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town meeting day http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/149/all en Town Meeting Recaps 2015 - See what voters decided in each town http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recaps-2015-see-what-voters-decided-each-town <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28972" style="width: 169px;"><a href="/201503town-meeting-recaps-2015-see-what-voters-decided-each-town"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/TM Trio.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TM Trio.jpg" title="TM Trio.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="169" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> COUNTY RESIDENTS TOOK to their town halls or local gyms on Saturday, Monday or Tuesday to conduct business and discuss issues at their town meetings. Independent photos/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Tuesday was Town Meeting Day, where residents in each of Addison County&#39;s 23 municipalities and Brandon gathered to debate issues and vote for budgets and town officers. Below is our recap for each town.</p> <p> <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-wrap-2015-addison">Addison</a></p> <p> <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-wrap-2015-brandon">Brandon</a></p> <p> <a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-wrap-2015-bridport">Bridport</a></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28964">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recaps-2015-see-what-voters-decided-each-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County budget election Featured town meeting day vote Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:13:28 +0000 Zach Despart 28964 at http://addisonindependent.com What's on the warning, who's on the ballot? Town Meeting previews 2015 http://addisonindependent.com/201502whats-warning-town-meeting-previews-2015 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28807" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201502whats-warning-town-meeting-previews-2015"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/TMmonkton5118.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TMmonkton5118.jpg" title="TMmonkton5118.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MONKTON SELECTBOARD CHAIR Stephen Pilcher speaks at the town&#039;s annual meeting last year. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28808">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502whats-warning-town-meeting-previews-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured town meeting day Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:46:50 +0000 Addison Independent 28808 at http://addisonindependent.com Deadline nears for local candidates http://addisonindependent.com/201501deadline-nears-local-candidates <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Incumbent Middlebury selectboard members Dean George, Susan Shashok and Donna Donahue all confirmed last week that they will run re-election on Town Meeting Day, when they could be challenged by candidates who have until 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, to file the necessary petition papers with 30 signatures at the town clerk&rsquo;s office.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28047">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501deadline-nears-local-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury election Featured selectboard town meeting day Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:38:49 +0000 John Flowers 28047 at http://addisonindependent.com Brandon nixes voting switch http://addisonindependent.com/201411brandon-nixes-voting-switch <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BRANDON &mdash; Voters here resoundingly defeated a proposal to switch from Australian ballot to a town meeting floor vote on town and school budgets.</span></p> <p> The question was asked separately in a school warning and a town warning because the budgets are warned and voted on separately. The school vote results were 1,000-333 against going to a floor vote. Town results were 1,011-326.</p> <p> Brandon saw voter turnout higher than normal at 47 percent, according to Town Clerk Sue Gage.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26736">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411brandon-nixes-voting-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon brandon floor vote town meeting day voting Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:42:39 +0000 Zach Despart 26736 at http://addisonindependent.com Staff Blog: Looking back at Town Meeting Day coverage http://addisonindependent.com/201203staff-blog-looking-back-town-meeting-day-coverage <p> After the Town Meeting Day polls closed last Tuesday, our crew in the newsroom delivered up-to-the second results for towns across the county. As the numbers rolled in, we hustled to get them out to you ASAP.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/11108/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/11108">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203staff-blog-looking-back-town-meeting-day-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog town meeting day Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:59:26 +0000 Andrew Stein 11108 at http://addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Town Meeting Day 2012 http://addisonindependent.com/201203slideshow-town-meeting-day-2012 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11105" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201203slideshow-town-meeting-day-2012"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/TMmonkton2731_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TMmonkton2731.jpg" title="TMmonkton2731.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MEMBERS OF THE MONKTON selectboard listen to comments from residents on Town Meeting Day. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">This past week, photographer Trent Campbell raced across Addison County to capture some of the best town meeting moments at as many meetings as he could. With a bit of help from our reporters, we&#39;ve compiled a sample of our favorite photos, from Bristol to Monkton to Salisbury to Shoreham. &nbsp;</span></p> <p class="rtecenter"> &nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11104">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203slideshow-town-meeting-day-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia town meeting day Fri, 09 Mar 2012 16:43:49 +0000 Andrew Stein 11104 at http://addisonindependent.com Video: Middlebury says 'yes' to business fund http://addisonindependent.com/201203video-middlebury-sees-need-business-fund <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11102" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201203video-middlebury-sees-need-business-fund"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Midd Fund.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Midd Fund.jpg" title="Midd Fund.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VOTERS AT MIDDLEBURY&#039;S town meeting discuss the proposed Middlebury Business Development Fund. </div> </div> </div> <p style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; line-height: 1.6em; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "> &nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11101">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203video-middlebury-sees-need-business-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Multimedia business Middlebury Middlebury Business Development Fund town meeting day Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:17:59 +0000 Andrew Stein 11101 at http://addisonindependent.com Vergennes incumbents ousted http://addisonindependent.com/201203vergennes-incumbents-ousted <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Two multi-term incumbents lost re-election bids in Tuesday&rsquo;s six-way race for three seats on the Vergennes city council, while two familiar faces seeking elective office in Vergennes for the first time earned the most votes.</p> <p> Real estate appraiser and Vergennes Partnership President Bill Benton polled 350 votes to lead the field, followed by former city manager Renny Perry with 313.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11080">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203vergennes-incumbents-ousted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes election Featured town meeting day Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:05:02 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11080 at http://addisonindependent.com Business fund wins approval in shire town http://addisonindependent.com/201203business-fund-wins-approval-shire-town <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury voters at their annual meeting approved a 2012-2013 municipal budget of $8,420,920 and agreed to establish a business development fund (BDF) to help attract new businesses and jobs to Addison County&rsquo;s shire town.</p> <p> More than 200 voters packed Middlebury&rsquo;s municipal gym to consider a seven-article warning dominated by the budget and the proposed development fund.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11079">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203business-fund-wins-approval-shire-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury election Featured town meeting day Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:01:17 +0000 John Flowers 11079 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton defeats town hall plan again http://addisonindependent.com/201203monkton-defeats-town-hall-plan-again <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11076" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201203monkton-defeats-town-hall-plan-again"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/TMmonkton2731.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TMmonkton2731.jpg" title="TMmonkton2731.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MEMBERS OF THE MONKTON selectboard listen to comments from residents on Town Meeting Day. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MONKTON &mdash; In voting on Town Meeting Day, Monkton voters shot down a proposal for a new municipal building for the second time in two years, this time by a 286-224 tally. The new plan called for moving and expanding the town&rsquo;s existing 152-year-old town hall.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11077">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203monkton-defeats-town-hall-plan-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Featured library town hall town meeting day town offices Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:52:46 +0000 Andrew Stein 11077 at http://addisonindependent.com Nuovo, Shashok returned to Midd board seats http://addisonindependent.com/201203nuovo-shashok-returned-midd-board-seats <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury residents on Tuesday voted to return incumbent selectboard members Victor Nuovo and Susan Shashok to office, and also added Gary Baker to the fold.</p> <p> Nuovo (613 tallies) and Shashok (520) were the top vote getters in a five-way race for two three-year seats. Finishing out of the running were former Selectman Don Keeler (461 votes), Eric Murray (272) and Brian Bauer (239).</p> <p> Baker was unopposed in his run for a one-year term, the balance of a term vacated by former Selectwoman Janelle Ashley.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11075">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203nuovo-shashok-returned-midd-board-seats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury election Featured selectboard town meeting day Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:47:48 +0000 John Flowers 11075 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol OKs spending increase http://addisonindependent.com/201203bristol-oks-spending-increase <p> BRISTOL &mdash; This year&rsquo;s Town Meeting Day featured a two-way race for selectboard, a four-way race for school board and the Bristol police budget &mdash; a line item that was voted onto the Town Meeting Day agenda earlier this year. But first the town assembled on Monday to discuss a 5.96 percent increase in the amount to be raised by taxes for next year&rsquo;s municipal spending plan.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11068">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203bristol-oks-spending-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol town budgets town meeting day Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:35:40 +0000 Andrew Stein 11068 at http://addisonindependent.com Voters back local high school budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201203voters-back-local-high-school-budgets <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Residents of Addison County&rsquo;s three school districts and of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union joined a statewide trend and offered strong support for proposed school spending.</p> <p> Backing for the region&rsquo;s four union high schools ranged from 59.7 in favor of Otter Valley&rsquo;s proposed budget to 66.7 percent for the UD-3 budget that funds both Middlebury Union High School and Middlebury Union Middle School.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11066">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203voters-back-local-high-school-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County school budgets town meeting day Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:34:11 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11066 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Results 2012 http://addisonindependent.com/201203town-meeting-results-2012 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11063" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201203town-meeting-results-2012"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/TMshoreham2426.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TMshoreham2426.jpg" title="TMshoreham2426.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ELEANOR HAMMOND SITS on her mother Martha’s lap and soaks in the Shoreham town meeting in the Shoreham Elementary School gymnasium Monday night. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> Below is our 2012 town-by-town wrapup of actions taken by Addison County and Brandon voters at their local annual gatherings. Click on a town to jump to the results.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11064">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203town-meeting-results-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County town meeting day Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:27:07 +0000 Andrew Stein 11064 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Day previews for all Addison County towns http://addisonindependent.com/201203town-meeting-previews-2012 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11005" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201203town-meeting-previews-2012"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Town-Meeting.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Town-Meeting.jpg" title="Town-Meeting.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ROGER BOISE, A member of the New Haven selectboard, speaks during the school portion of town meeting 2011. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> Town Meeting Day 2012 is right around the corner. Brush up on what&#39;s on tap for each Addison County town (and Brandon) in our town meeting previews.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10999">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203town-meeting-previews-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured politics school budgets town budgets town meeting day Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:28:14 +0000 Christian Woodard 10999 at http://addisonindependent.com