Ballots, bonds and budgets: Residents to gather for town meeting


RESIDENTS OF 23 area towns (and one little city) will gather this coming Saturday, Monday or Tuesday in traditional Vermont town meetings. Here, a Middlebury resident seeks to be recognized during her 2019 town meeting at MUHS. Independent file photo/Steve James

STANDING IN THE Monkton Central School gym between the selectboard and the townspeople at last year’s Monkton town meeting, State Rep. Mari Cordes updates her constituents on the legislative session. Independent file photo/Abagael Giles

YOU CAN ALWAYS find someone knitting at town meeting. Independent photo/John S. McCright

FOLKS GATHERED IN Ripton for that town's 2019 meeting. Independent photo/Megan James

ADDISON COUNTY — Whether you agree with your neighbors on all issues or think they are possibly a little nuts, we all have to live together. Here's an opportunity to do your civic duty and share your views with others in your municipality at the upcoming town meetings. This Vermont tradition begins this Saturday in Ferrisburgh, Monkton, Starksboro and Salisbury and culminates when the gavel falls Tuesday night in Whiting or Granville, whichever holds the longest meeting. Prep for your town meeting by reading about the issues that will be discussed and the budgets and questions you will vote on in the following town-by-town preview.

Addison

Brandon

Bridport

Bristol

Cornwall

Ferrisburgh

Goshen

Granville

Hancock

Leicester

Lincoln

Middlebury

Monkton

New Haven

Orwell

Panton

Ripton

Salisbury

Shoreham

Starksboro

Vergennes

Waltham 

Weybridge

Whiting

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