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Voices In The Week's News: March 5, 2010
Friday, 03/05/10
These were some of the voices in the news this week.
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Majority Of School Budgets Pass At Town Meeting
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Bob Kinzel
Despite the difficult economic climate, a vast majority of local school budgets passed at Town Meeting. Officials think that's because many school boards spent months preparing level funded budgets.
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Rutland Vote May Be Difficult To Enact
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Nina Keck
Rutland residents upset with the rising cost of government say one way to save money would be to rein in the benefits paid to city workers.  But city officials say that might be difficult to do.
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Addison Towns Approve Unified Union
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Melody Bodette
A new unified union school district was formed in Addison County at town meeting yesterday. The five towns of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union school district all agreed to the merger.
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Stowe Votes To Eliminate Auditors
Wednesday, 03/03/10
Voters in Stowe have approved a charter change with a strange twist.
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Island Pond voters support airport sale
Wednesday, 03/03/10
Voters in Island Pond say they support a plan to sell the John H. Boylan State Airport to the developer of a proposed wood pellet manufacturing plant.
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GMP Says Lowell Wind Project Will Move Forward
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Yesterday voters in Lowell approved a measure to support the development of the Kingdom Community Wind Project. And it was a wide margin 342 to 114.
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Town Meeting Results From Around The Region
Wednesday, 03/03/10
Island Pond voted to support the sale of the state airport because it will help create jobs in town.
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Montpelier Votes For Decriminalization
Wednesday, 03/03/10
Montpelier officials were easily re-elected on Tuesday despite a controversy about an overpayment to a contractor.
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Lowell Vote For Wind, Ira Against It
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Ross Sneyd
Two Vermont towns voted on wind projects on Town Meeting Day, and they ended up going separate ways.
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Wilmington Voters Embrace Pergola
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Ross Sneyd
Wilmington voters embraced a new "pergola" built in their downtown. The structure is in a new town park that was built on the site of a bank that burned down.
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Voters In Jamaica Complain About State, Federal Interference
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Nina Keck
Voters in the southern Vermont town of Jamaica reflected the state on Town Meeting Day. They passed both town and school budgets, while they complained about interference from Washington and Montpelier.
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Rutland Votes In Favor Of Term Limits
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Nina Keck
Rutland City officials are celebrating the fact that both the city and school budgets passed.  But some of those officials may be less pleased by something else that passed - term limits.  
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Burlington Voters Repeal Instant Runoff Voting
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Lynne McCrea
In Burlington, voters repealed the instant runoff voting system that they've used in the past two elections to choose a mayor.
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Towns Speak Out On Vermont Yankee
Tuesday, 03/02/10
By John Dillon
As of early evening, 14 towns have called on the Legislature to make sure Vermont Yankee shuts down after its license expires in two years.
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Town Meeting Continues To Thrive In West Windsor
Tuesday, 03/02/10
By Betty Smith-Mastaler
Business was brisk at West Windsor's town meeting today and concluded before noon. VPR has been visiting West Windsor for the past several years to keep track of how the traditional town meeting is adapting to the twenty first century. 
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Town Meeting Day 2010 Special
Tuesday, 03/02/10
VPR's 90-minute special with news, results, and analysis of Town Meeting Day 2010 in Vermont.  Link through to VPR's full online coverage.
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VPR's Betty Smith On West Windsor's Town Meeting
Tuesday, 03/02/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with reporter Betty Smith, live from the steps of the town hall in West Windsor, about their town meeting.
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VPR's Ross Sneyd On The Tradition of Town Meeting
Tuesday, 03/02/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with reporter Ross Sneyd about the tradition of Town Meeting Day and previews some of the stories from town meetings across Vermont.
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Instant Runoff Voting, School Budgets Top Town-Meeting Agendas
Tuesday, 03/02/10
It's Town Meeting Day in Vermont, the state's annual exercise in direct democracy, and there's plenty to vote on this year.
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Rockingham Voters Approve Spending Increase
Tuesday, 03/02/10
By Susan Keese
Voters in Rockingham held the "floor" portion of their town meeting Monday night. They scrutinized their level-funded budget in a mood of caution due to the sluggish economy. Then, in a surprise move, they voted to spend more.
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Annual Doyle Poll Will Gather Input On Yankee, Cell Phones
Tuesday, 03/02/10
By Bob Kinzel
This Town Meeting Day marks the 41st year that Washington Country senator Bill Doyle has conducted a survey on issues facing the state.
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Ira Will Weigh In On Wind Farm Proposal
Monday, 03/01/10
By Nina Keck
Voters in Ira are expected to weigh in tomorrow on a controversial wind farm that's being proposed in their town. The nonbinding question is expected to generate a lot of debate. 
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Populism: Then & Now
Tuesday, 03/02/10
By Jane Lindholm
From the Tea Party to the far left, we talk about the political philosophy of populism, which positions the rights of the people against the priveleged elite.  Also, an update on hot button issues during Town Meeting Day.
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