Town Meeting Day

Brattleboro rejects lower voting age, other progressive amendments

Voters in Brattleboro deny 16-18 year olds the right to vote in local elections as part of a slate of rejected proposals brought by Brattleboro Common Sense.

Winooski voters hand Seth Leonard, 32, the mayor’s chair; Weinberger handily beats opponents in Burlington

Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon speaks a  news conference Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, held by the Vermont Mayors Coalition. Other mayors attending were (from left) Mike O'Brien of Winooski; John Hollar of Montpelier; Chris Louras of Rutland; Miro Weinberger of Burlington; Bill Benton of Vergennes; Paul Monette of Newport; and Liz Gamache of St. Albans. Photo by Tom Brown/VTDigger

The 32-year-old nonprofit housing finance official replaces outgoing Winooski Mayor Michael O’Brien. Incumbents easily won re-election in Rutland, Newport and Vergennes.

Bennington voters reject fluoridation

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An article asking to fluoridate town water goes down 1,117 to 1,539 on Town Meeting Day.

Photo Slideshow: Town Meeting in Elmore

An Elmore voter places their paper ballot in the mailbox where votes on whether the town should study a possible merger with Morristown were collected at Town Meeting. The vote was 79 to 19 in favor of embarking on the merger study.

Scenes from Town Meeting Day at the Elmore Town Hall. Photos by Amy Ash Nixon.

Secretary of State Jim Condos reminds Vermonters of early voting for Town Meeting Day

PRESS RELEASE Secretary of State Jim Condos Reminds Vermonters of Early Voting for Town Meeting Day Montpelier, VT – Secretary of State Jim Condos would like to remind all eligible, Vermont voters that early voting is now open for Town Meeting Day. Early voting only applies to those towns that vote by Australian ballot. “Town […]

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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 […]

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