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Barre Mayor Proposes Budget Cuts
Wednesday, 04/11/12
Mayor Thom Lauzon is asking for $196,000 in cuts, saying he wants to consolidate departments - a move that would likely result in personnel layoffs.
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Killington Petition Aims To Abolish Town Manager Position
Tuesday, 04/03/12
Some residents in Killington want to abolish their town manager form of government, saying the current town manager lacks experience and his salary is too high.
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Mild Winter Saves Essex $100,000
Tuesday, 03/27/12
Town officials in Essex have saved $100,000 in maintenance costs due to the mild winter.
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Morristown Calculates Costs Of Hosting State Hospital Beds
Tuesday, 03/20/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Officials in Morristown are adding up the costs they expect to incur when some beds from the state mental health facility are moved to their community temporarily.
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To Spur Growth, Vt. Towns Turn To Tax Increment Financing
Wednesday, 03/14/12
By Kirk Carapezza
With shrinking tax revenue and less federal aid, many cash-strapped Vermont cities and towns are employing a complicated financial tool designed to help them build public projects that they can't currently afford.
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Rockingham Accepts Bid To Repair Covered Bridge
Tuesday, 03/13/12
Rockingham's Select Board has unanimously accepted a bid from a private bridge building company for the repair of the Worrall Covered Bridge.
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Whiting Votes To Give Back To Disaster Relief Fund
Thursday, 03/08/12
Voters in the small town of Whiting have decided to make a donation to the state's Disaster Relief Fund equal to whatever money the town gets from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for Tropical Storm Irene damages.
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Athens Votes To Disband Library, Citing Expenses
Thursday, 03/08/12
Residents in the small Windham County town of Athens say they can no longer afford their public library. Athens says it's hard to maintain the library in a difficult economy with few grants and other resources.
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Windsor To Vote On Bond For Dam Repairs
Monday, 03/05/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Voters in Windsor will decide whether to approve a $1 million bond that would go towards repairing an aging dam.
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Rutland Lifts Boil-water Order
Monday, 03/05/12
By Nina Keck
Rutland residents got good news Monday morning about their drinking water. A major water main burst on Saturday, forcing the city to require that all water be boiled.
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Plymouth Residents Plan To Open Farmers’ Market
Thursday, 03/01/12
Some residents in Plymouth want to run a new farmers' market out of the town's elementary school.
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Request For Drug Detective In Springfield Denied
Friday, 02/24/12
Springfield's Select Board has declined to establish a new position of town drug detective.
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Jeffersonville Discusses Buyout Of Land In Floodplain
Tuesday, 02/21/12
By Kirk Carapezza
In Cambridge Tuesday night, residents will discuss Jeffersonville's proposed purchase of land in its floodplain, where Jolley's Associates once planned a major commercial development.
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Castleton Voters To Weigh In On Multi-Use Town Hall
Tuesday, 02/21/12
By Nina Keck
Proponents of a plan for a new Castleton Town Hall say municipal offices, fire and police is desperately needed. But the $2 million price tag is stirring up debate.
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In Montpelier, Voters To Weigh Tax Changes
Friday, 02/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
On Town Meeting Day, voters in Montpelier will consider proposed tax changes designed to raise revenue. Montpelier's City Council wants to implement a 1 percent local sales tax as well as a 1 percent local rooms, meals and alcohol tax.
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Middlebury Discovers A Significant Budget Surplus
Thursday, 01/26/12
At a time when many cities and towns are cutting budgets to the bone, the town of Middlebury has learned that it's sitting on a $1.5 million surplus.
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Vt. Town Meetings Tackle Elections, Budgets, Rec Facilities
Tuesday, 03/01/11
By Ross Sneyd
Town moderators across the state called their town meetings to order this morning. Voters in cities and towns all over Vermont are deciding municipal and school budgets and a range of other issues.
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Hammering Out The Town Budget
Monday, 02/28/11
By Jane Lindholm
We look at what goes into preparing a town budget and the steps it goes through for approval. Plus, two UVM professors discuss research exploring a link between a specific hormone and PTSD. And we hear the First Baptist Church of Brattleboro's 103-year-old Estey pipe organ.
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