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Town Meeting 2013 http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2026/all en Vergennes defeats new police station in close vote http://addisonindependent.com/201303vergennes-defeats-new-police-station-close-vote <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15802" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201303vergennes-defeats-new-police-station-close-vote"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/billbenton3654_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="billbenton3654.jpg" title="billbenton3654.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"> MAYOR BILL BENTON </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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes residents on Tuesday dealt the $1.85 million proposal for a new North Main Street police station a narrow defeat, 302-292, a result that left city officials up in the air about their next step.</p> <p> Mayor-elect Bill Benton said aldermen would take up the issue at their next meeting, probably March 26. He does think most residents believe the city&rsquo;s police force needs to move out of its tiny City Hall headquarters.</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/15801">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201303vergennes-defeats-new-police-station-close-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured police station Town Meeting 2013 vergennes Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:36:14 +0000 xian 15801 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol rejects firehouse bond, says OK to new police HQ http://addisonindependent.com/201303bristol-rejects-firehouse-bond-says-ok-new-police-hq <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> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; When faced with two votes for expanded municipal facilities on Town Meeting Day, Bristol voters said &ldquo;no&rdquo; to one and &ldquo;yes&rdquo; to the other.</p> <p> The first, for an expansion to the fire department&rsquo;s North Street facility, was soundly rejected by a 587-293 tally. The second, for a police district budget that would fund renovations and a 10-year lease for a new police station at BristolWorks, passed by a narrow margin.</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/15800">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201303bristol-rejects-firehouse-bond-says-ok-new-police-hq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol Featured firehouse police station Town Meeting 2013 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:31:26 +0000 xian 15800 at http://addisonindependent.com Townspeople take part in direct democracy: read Town Meeting capsules for all 23 towns http://addisonindependent.com/201303townspeople-take-part-direct-democracy-read-town-meeting-capsules-all-23-towns <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15797" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201303townspeople-take-part-direct-democracy-read-town-meeting-capsules-all-23-towns"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/TMferrisburgh2200.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TMferrisburgh2200.jpg" title="TMferrisburgh2200.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"> FERRISBURGH RESIDENTS SPEAK up in the Ferrisburgh Central School on Town Meeting Day Tuesday. Independent 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 Staff </div> </div> </div> <p> Read up on Town Meeting 2013 results from all Addison County towns!</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/15777">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201303townspeople-take-part-direct-democracy-read-town-meeting-capsules-all-23-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Town Meeting 2013 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:25:31 +0000 xian 15777 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Day previews for all Addison County towns http://addisonindependent.com/201302town-meeting-day-previews-all-addison-county-towns <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> Town Meeting Day 2013 is right around the corner. Brush up on what&#39;s on tap for each Addison County town in our town meeting previews.</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/15677">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302town-meeting-day-previews-all-addison-county-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Town Meeting 2013 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:12:33 +0000 15677 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol asks questions about firehouse bond http://addisonindependent.com/201302bristol-asks-questions-about-firehouse-bond <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> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; At a Monday evening public hearing on a proposed expansion of the Bristol firehouse, a handful of residents &mdash; many who live near the facility &mdash; raised questions about the size of the building and the speed with which the proposal is being pushed on voters.</p> <p> On Town Meeting Day, Bristol residents will vote on a $375,000 bond to fund an architectural design to expand the fire department&rsquo;s North Street facility and to purchase a neighboring lot at 2 Garfield St. to accommodate the expansion.</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/15676">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302bristol-asks-questions-about-firehouse-bond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol firehouse Featured Town Meeting 2013 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:43:30 +0000 15676 at http://addisonindependent.com Benton, Jin vying to lead Vergennes http://addisonindependent.com/201302benton-jin-vying-lead-vergennes <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15679" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201302benton-jin-vying-lead-vergennes"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Mayor candidates.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Mayor candidates.jpg" title="Mayor candidates.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; On Tuesday, Vergennes residents will choose in a two-person race for mayor between an incumbent one-term alderman and a former multi-term alderwoman and one-term mayor who has thrown her hat back in the ring after several years away from city politics.</p> <p> Each, Alderman Bill Benton and former mayor April Jin, has been active in the community and is a long-time resident of Vergennes. Both are married with three grown children who have attended city schools.</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/15674">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302benton-jin-vying-lead-vergennes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured Town Meeting 2013 vergennes Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:40:41 +0000 15674 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol police seek 6.4% spending increase to move to BristolWorks http://addisonindependent.com/201302district-police-seek-64-spending-increase-move-bristolworks <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> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; After the hearing on a proposed firehouse expansion at Holley Hall Monday evening, few people stayed around for the public hearing on the Bristol Police Department&rsquo;s proposed 2013-2014 spending plan. Those that did heard the rationale for spending a little extra to move the department into a new space at the BristolWorks business park.</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/15671">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302district-police-seek-64-spending-increase-move-bristolworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol Police Department Town Meeting 2013 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:32:54 +0000 15671 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Vote, it'll make you happy http://addisonindependent.com/201302editorial-vote-itll-make-you-happy <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> Angelo Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> In today&rsquo;s <em>Addison Independent</em>, we feature six-plus pages of town-by-town election coverage that previews the highlights of Town Meeting Day for each of the county&rsquo;s 23 towns. We also cover and report the most important budgets &mdash; town and school districts &mdash; and the most prominent elections on the front page and main news pages in section A.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15664">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302editorial-vote-itll-make-you-happy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial Town Meeting 2013 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:59:50 +0000 15664 at http://addisonindependent.com