Deepening our commitment to extend voting rights to all Vermonters through ballot initiative is an urgent, thoughtful and necessary response in the face of the events of our time.
Residents opposed taking steps to create a mayoral system in a 1,722-529 vote Tuesday. A ballot article asked voters if the Select Board should be advised to amend the town charter to move from a town manager system to a mayoral structure.
Residents of Bennington shot down four local option tax proposals on retail sales, rooms, meals and alcohol, and elected a newcomer for one of two open Selectboard seats.
Town Meeting 2020 election night results for Burlington featured changes to City Council as well as four articles, all of which passed.
Town Meeting Day at the Middlebury Union High School auditorium will likely be remembered by residents as a day for a changing of the guard.
Republican David Allaire was re-elected for a second term on Town Meeting Day, with voters approving his disciplined city budget of $21 million, a school budget of $54 million and bonds of $10 million.
The Vermont Legislature will now need to decide whether to amend the town charter to allow anyone 16 or older to serve as a Town Meeting member or as a member of the Brattleboro Town School Board and Brattleboro Union High School #6 Board, and to vote on local issues.
Residents voted 391 to 114 by Australian ballot Tuesday in favor of creating the position, an idea local leaders pitched as a way to help the town grow and improve.
Voters approved a $1.04 million general budget and a $1.02 million road budget Tuesday, along with multiple ballot articles, including one authorizing the Select Board to acquire, maintain and operate two buses donated by the Pownal School District.
A proposed town charter amendment that would pave the way for a future switch to a mayoral format was shot down Tuesday by 306 votes.
The local Progressive Party made waves on Town Meeting Day as Progressive candidates won two city council seats out of four up for election.