Debating a “lack of confidence” motion against a municipal takeover plan, residents instead simply asked for more say in the future of local emergency medical services and federal American Rescue Plan Act spending.
Author: Kevin O'Connor
Brattleboro Town Meeting to propose no-confidence motion on selectboard’s EMS switch
The nonbinding resolution, set for introduction Saturday, contends that local leaders dropped the community’s longtime emergency medical service “without allowing for adequate public input.”
A BuzzFeed writer exposed abuse at a Vermont orphanage. Her new book reveals even more.
“In some ways, the story was too big to be told before,” journalist Christine Kenneally writes of her decade of research into claims of misconduct and murder at Burlington’s now-closed St. Joseph’s Orphanage. “Increased scrutiny only makes it bigger.”
Brattleboro voters, upset with crime and EMS changes, send local leaders a message
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.
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.