A school board member frustrated with Act 46 stood at the Berlin Town Meeting on Tuesday to deplore the unwelcome outcomes and suggest possible fixes concerning the controversial school merger law.
On Town Meeting Day, residents in select towns across the state will be voting on climate resolutions promoted by the climate-activist organization 350 Vermont.
The Trex corporation uses the recycled bags to make high quality decking, fencing and outdoor furniture. This is the free market at work.
For the first time in at least 28 years, Sunderland has no select board candidates in the upcoming elections. And three of the board seats will then be vacant.
Efforts for a reduction in carbon-based energy usage have for the most part been focused on the Statehouse, but on Town Meeting Day many communities across Vermont pledged to embrace environmental action at the local level.
Voters in Pownal elected Bob Jarvis to a three-year Selectboard term Tuesday following the candidate’s campaign for personal liberty, property rights, local control, government transparency and a job-friendly business climate — a platform he said would serve to “take back Pownal.”
On Tuesday, voters in Bennington approved a $12.9 million municipal budget, said no to a mayoral form of government, and re-elected incumbents Jim Carroll and Donald Campbell to the Selectboard, among other items.
Carina Driscoll, who ran as an independent and has previously served as a former state legislator, school commissioner and city council member in Vermont, lost her bid for mayor of Burlington to the incumbent Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger.
Mayor Miro Weinberger wins re-election, 72 percent of residents vote to approve $85 million school budget with 8 percent property tax increase, and voters say yes to more climate action and advising funding for affordable housing.
“If that were the only item on the ballot, then you would get almost 95 percent support. But look at the curve ball that was thrown.” Question 6 passed on Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote.
“I represent a ward that definitely is divided on this question. There is a very strong camp of individuals who really are opposed to … a military presence at all, and then there’s another group of people who really want to have a military presence at the airport.”