With tag: town_meeting_2011
Voters Boost Tax Benefits For Disabled Veterans
By John Dillon
Voters in 31 towns have decided to boost a
property tax benefit for disabled veterans. State
law allows towns to exempt the first $40,000 of a disabled
veteran's property value from local taxes. But
up until a few years ago, many towns did not allow the full benefit.
Addison Northwest Backs Unified Union
By Melody Bodette
For the second consecutive year, the five
towns of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union have voted to form one unified
The vote passed along a similar
margin in 2010, but opponents in the town of Addison
were able to overturn the results in a re-vote.
St. Johnsbury Voters Keep Non-Profits Alive
By Charlotte Albright
town warnings ask voters to shell out money for worthy causes, but in the Northeast Kingdom, the stakes are especially high for non-profits who
depend on tax dollars. Private donations can be hard to come by these days, and
in recent years, voters have also become choosy about how to divvy up scarce
Town Meeting In Stowe Includes Vote On Skating Rink
By Ross Sneyd
Voters in Stowe will be weighing whether to
spend a $6.5 million bond to build a new ice skating rink. The old arena is 37 years old and has begun to
fall into disrepair. The proposal calls for a fully enclosed, 34,000 square
Town Clerk Is Honored In Calais
By John Dillon
The Calais town meeting is known as much for the quality of its
food as it is for the civility of its debate. But this year's pot-luck banquet
featured a special treat: A huge cake honoring town clerk Eva Morse,
who is retiring after 48 years of service.
Town Meeting 2011 Special
By Bob Kinzel
Bob Kinzel hosts VPR's Town Meeting Coverage Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. Tune in to hear what towns are voting on around the state. VPR reporters will file reports live from town meetings and news from various meetings will be posted throughout the day on VPR.net.
Hammering Out The Town Budget
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.