Residents who elected two new selectboard members and rejected a call for a “just cause” eviction rule cite a disconnect between taxpayers and town government.
Author: Kevin O'Connor
Vermont Town Meetings are back. But for how long?
As some 75% of the state’s 247 cities and towns gather again after a Covid-19 pandemic pause, a growing number are debating whether to switch to ballot voting.
What’s on Vermont Town Meeting ballots? Three-quarters of a billion dollars in municipal requests.
Some 75% of the state’s 247 cities and towns are set to return this week to shoulder-to-shoulder decision-making on local spending, leaders, charter changes and, in one case, $60,000 for bear-proof trash cans.
In Vermont’s small communities, the big Town Meeting news is its in-person comeback
While the state’s 28 largest municipalities will vote on a collective $100 million in bond proposals, their 219 counterparts with populations of less than 5,000 people aren’t considering anywhere as many special requests.
March ballots full of bonds, charter changes in Vermont’s biggest cities and towns
The state’s 28 municipalities with 5,000 or more people are set to vote on a collective $100 million in one-time-only spending proposals above and beyond their regular budgets.
National tour for Bernie Sanders’ new book leads to unintended questions
The Vermont senator’s just-released title, “It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism,” has the media asking about everything from a Ticketmaster tie-in to his future political plans.
Brattleboro’s Harris Hill ski jump rises above tree-tapping thaw
“It’s like sugar season — it takes a lot of work, but you get something special in the end,” Gov. Phil Scott told a crowd of thousands at the annual Presidents Day weekend competition at Vermont’s sole Olympic-size ski jump.
Vermont’s sole Olympic-size ski jump fights a rising foe: winter temperatures
Brattleboro’s Harris Hill, battling this week’s thaw with a new snowmaking system, is set to enter its second century of competition Saturday and Sunday.
After unscripted drama, a high school musical debuts with newfound spirit
In a state where Jews account for only 1.2% of the population, students auditioning for Brattleboro Union High School’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” wondered: Is tackling a show inspired by century-old Yiddish stories “cultural appropriation”?
Vermont refugees plagued by slow bureaucracy, pressure for fast assimilation
“We have sham hearings about issues related to the border, and we’re not doing the hard work of really passing comprehensive immigration, migration and asylum policy,” U.S. Rep. Becca Balint said Monday in a home-state meeting on the issue.