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Isle La Motte Uses Restitution For Tax Cut
Monday, 03/01/10
 Isle La Motte residents voted overwhelmingly Saturday to use one-hundred-thousand-dollars that had been paid as restitution by former Town Clerk and Treasurer Suzanne LaBombard to cut the property tax rate.
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Wilmington To Decide Fate Of Pergola
Monday, 03/01/10
By Susan Keese
On Town Meeting Day, voters in Wilmington will attempt to settle the fate of a decorative structure that's become a flash point in town. It's called the "pergola."  And some people in Wilmington want to get rid of it.
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Lowell Gears Up For Vote On Wind Project
Saturday, 02/27/10
By Amy Kolb Noyes
The Northeast Kingdom town of Lowell is gearing up for a big Town Meeting vote on Tuesday.
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Addison County Towns To Vote On Unified Union
Friday, 02/26/10
By Melody Bodette
A group of Addison County towns will vote on Town Meeting Day whether to merge their school boards and possibly save money. Voters considered and killed the idea five years ago. But supporters say, with increasing costs and declining programming, this might be the year to try again.
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Rutland To Vote On Term Limits
Thursday, 02/25/10
By Nina Keck
Besides city budgets, voters in Rutland will also decide the fate of several bond initiatives at town meeting next week. One bond would fix the library and another, more costly one, would move and improve the city's recreation department.  Local voters will also decide whether to impose term limits on local leaders. 
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Rutland Voters To Weigh In On City Budget
Wednesday, 02/24/10
By Nina Keck
On Town Meeting Day next week, voters in Rutland will have a chance to weigh in on their city's $17 million budget. 
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New Law Allows Some Towns To Debate School Choice Options
Friday, 01/01/10
A recent change in Vermont law allows towns that currently have school choice to designate a public school for their students.
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Few Schools Propose Budget Increases
Tuesday, 02/09/10
By Bob Kinzel
A majority of school boards have proposed budgets that wouldn't increase spending above this year's levels. The Douglas administration says that's good news, but there's concern that property tax rates might still increase significantly in many towns.  
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Burlington's Instant Runoff Voting On Ballot Again
Friday, 02/12/10
By Bob Kinzel
The future of instant run off voting in Burlington will be decided on Town Meeting Day when voters address whether it should be repealed.
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Candace Page On The Lowell Wind Vote
Monday, 02/22/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm gets an update on the upcoming vote for a wind project in Lowell from Burlington Free Press environmental reporter Candace Page.
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Springfield To Get Rid Of Old School Buildings
Tuesday, 01/19/10
The Springfield School District is planning to ask voters for permission to get rid of four school properties in the town.
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Lowell Wind Proposal Faces Town Vote
Tuesday, 02/16/10
Residents of the northern Vermont town of Lowell will soon decide whether to endorse what would become the state's largest wind energy project to date.
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Rockingham, Bellows Falls To Vote On Merger
Thursday, 01/07/10
By Susan Keese
Officials in Rockingham and its village of Bellows Falls have agreed to bring a long-debated merger to a vote on town meeting day. In order to move the merger forward, they've left a few sticking points to be settled, if the two entities become one.
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Rockingham, Bellows Falls Table Merger Plans
Thursday, 01/14/10
The town of Rockingham and the village of Bellows Falls have tabled a plan to merge. The two boards held a special meeting on Tuesday to vote on the merger and plan for a Town Meeting Day vote on the proposal.
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