Town Meeting Day

Towns’ annual reports plug into the touchscreen age

More communities are aiming to save money on printing and postage by delivering municipal information via the internet.

Deb Markowitz: The civics silver lining

With Town Meeting Day just around the corner it is a great time to consider the importance of civic engagement and the rule of law.

Don Keelan: A May Town Meeting Day has advantages

Maybe it is time to reconsider the date for town meeting, if for no other reason than to have greater participation.

Ruth Hardy: Time for women to step up

You marched on Saturday, now, as President Obama said in his farewell address, “Grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself!”

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

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

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

Photo Slideshow: Town Meeting in Elmore

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

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

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.