By Xander Landen VTDigger.org Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine that in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutter its doors in June. The Scott administration announced it will cease production of the 72-year-old state-owned publication after it reviewed the latest financial reports. In the last decade, the… Read More »
Voters in the five communities of the newly merged Champlain Valley School District didn’t hesitate on Tuesday as they faced and handily approved a $76.8 million budget and a short list of other spending items on the ballot. The budget passed by a vote of 3,042 to 1,850, according to district officials. Ballots from the… Read More »
A child learns about democracy at Charlotte town meeting on Tuesday. Find Town Meeting Day stories, photos and results on pages 2, 7 and 8.
To see the Charlotte results click here or scroll to the bottom. By Mary Ann Lickteig Charlotte residents on Town Meeting Day rejected Town Clerk Mary Mead’s suggestion to trim $100,000 from the town budget – voting instead to add $500 – and approved sending a $3.1 million budget to voters for approval on April… Read More »
To see the results of Hinesburg’s yown meeting click here or scroll below. Hinesburg residents approved every measure on the Town Meeting ballot Monday evening as all 10 articles passed on voice votes with nearly unanimous “ayes” from the more than 150-person crowd. Voters gathered at Champlain Valley Union High School for the annual meeting… Read More »
Stellar weather but slim turnout characterized Charlotte’s annual meeting Tuesday. Just 640 people voted and about 130 attended town meeting. Clockwise from left: Ballot clerk Michael Krasnow checks in voters; Rick Lunt studies the town report; Tai Dinnan and her baby son listen to the discussion; a tiny voter learns the rules; Barbara Lawrence casts… Read More »
Hinesburg voters cast ballots Tuesday at Town Hall. With no contested races to decide, turnout was low. Incumbent Selectboard members Tom Ayer and Phil Pouerch were unopposed. Town Clerk Melissa Ross, above left, checked in voters and handed out ballots. The annual report featured a watercolor of Town Hall and downtown Hinesburg by Judith Maculan.
By Kelsey Neubauer VTDIGGER.ORG After a particularly deadly year for Vermont drivers, lawmakers are looking to up the ante for seatbelt enforcement. Rep. Pat Brennan, chair of the House Transportation Committee, says current seatbelt enforcement laws are not adequate enough to protect public safety. Vermont law only allows police to charge drivers for not wearing… Read More »
By Sen. Bernard Sanders The Trump-Ryan-McConnell “health care” bill currently being pushed by Republicans in Washington is one of the worst pieces of legislation to ever pass the U.S. House of Representatives in the modern history of our country. This legislation would throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance, cut Medicaid by almost $800… Read More »
Charlotte voters approve fire pumper purchase, re-elect Selectboard incumbent in Town Meeting voting
During day-long voting, Charlotte voters approved the purchase of a new $625,000 fire pumper truck and related equipment. The vote to approve the bond was 581 to 249. In other races, Selectboard incumbent Fritz Tegatz won re-election to a three-year term, receiving 549 votes to Ed Stone’s 219. Stone was successful in his bid to… Read More »