Town Meeting Day

Montpelier to vote on revised school budget Tuesday

Montpelier residents rejected a proposed $17,985,069 school budget by 81 votes on Town Meeting Day, March 4, 2014. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Voters in the 35 Vermont school districts that rejected budgets on Town Meeting Day trickle back to the polls.

VPR’s coverage of Town Meeting Day

Vermont Public Radio will provide continuing coverage of Vermont’s Town Meeting Day on Tuesday, March 4, on the air as well as online.

Randy Brock: The dog ate my audit

Financial audits are often filled with impenetrable auditor jargon and sometime boring beyond belief, but having accurate financial statements is critical.

Canadian officials counter Town Meeting Day resolutions against tar sands oil

The Alberta Tar Sands. Creative Commons photo by howlmontreal via flickr

Of the 23 towns that placed a tar sands resolution on their Town Meeting Day agendas, 22 passed some version of the item. And six towns moved a resolution from the floor and passed it.

Campaign for Vermont encourages participation in town meeting

The independent, non-partisan advocacy organization Campaign for Vermont is launching a public outreach effort encouraging more Vermonters to participate in Town Meeting Day meetings and elections.

Petition against tar sands oil pipeline up for debate in at least 23 towns on Town Meeting Day

On Town Meeting Day, at least 23 Vermont towns will ask their residents to vote on a petition to keep oil from Canadian tar sands out of the Green Mountain State.

Eight communities demonstrate broad support for Vermonters Feeding Vermonters

For immediate release Mar. 8, 2012 Contact Robb Kidd Phone: (802) 223-7222 Email: robb@ruralvermont.org With the broad support of thousand of friends and neighbors, Rural Vermont successfully petitioned and passed local food sovereignty resolutions on Town Meeting Day in Benson, Calais, Charlotte, Chester, Groton,Montpelier, Peacham, and West Windsor. These communities demonstrated the broad based support […]

EIGHT communities demonstrate broad support for Vermonters feeding Vermonters

For immediate release Mar. 8, 2012 Contact Robb Kidd Phone: (802) 223-7222 Email: robb@ruralvermont.org With the broad support of thousand of friends and neighbors, Rural Vermont successfully petitioned and passed local food sovereignty resolutions on Town Meeting Day in Benson, Calais, Charlotte, Chester, Groton, Montpelier, Peacham, and West Windsor. These communities demonstrated the broad based […]

Vermont towns reject smart meters: Bennington, Dorset, Manchester, and Sandgate 
vote against rollout in landslide

For immediate release Mar. 6, 2012 Contact Jesse Mayhew, Campaign Manager Phone: 802-779-0500 Email: info@wakeupoptout.org During Town Meeting Day, March 6, 2012 four Vermont towns expressed their concerns about the pending rollout by voting against smart meter implementation in their respective communities. The towns of Bennington, Manchester, Dorset, and Sandgate all overwhelmingly chose to reject […]

Common Cause of Vermont hails common sense of Town Meeting voters on approving corporate personhood resolution

For immediate release Mar. 7, 2012 Contact Wally Roberts Phone: 802-262-6105 Email: wroberts@commoncause.org Voters at least 57 town meetings this year showed great common sense in approving resolutions urging Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment to reverse a U.S. Supreme Court ruling of two years ago that permits corporations to make unlimited independent expenditures in […]

Secretary of State’s Office open and available for media inquiries until 10 pm tonight!

For immediate release Mar. 6, 2012 Contact Jim Condos Vermont Secretary of State Phone: 802-828-2363 or 802-828-2148 Kathy Scheele Vermont Director of Elections Phone: 802-828-2304 or 802-828-2464 Montpelier, VT – Today is Town Meeting and Presidential Primary Day; and Vermont State Offices are closed. However, Secretary of State Jim Condos is pleased to inform all […]

Young releases online Town Meeting Day survey

Young’s survey builds on the tradition of citizen involvement begun by Sen. Doyle but offers some alternative questions.

Four-year terms, Vermont Yankee, cell phone use top Doyle’s 2012 Town Meeting Day survey

The survey asks whether the Vermont Legislature and Governor Shumlin are doing a good job.

Voters reward parsimonious school boards with overwhelming support

Townshend Elementary School

Of the 249 school budgets up for consideration, 246 were approved, said Stephen Dale, the executive director of the Vermont School Boards Association.

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