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Monkton Picks A Town Flag
Monday, 03/26/12
By Melody Bodette
On Town Meeting Day, voters weighed in on their top three favorite of five designs chosen from a larger pool submitted by community members.
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In St. Albans, Concerns About Voting Irregularities
Wednesday, 03/21/12
Voters in St. Albans will have to go back to the polls to elect an alderman because a judge threw out the results from Town Meeting Day.
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Newscast: Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Wednesday, 11/30/99
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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School Budgets Fare Well In Town Meeting Votes
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Bob Kinzel
The vast majority of local school budgets were approved on Town Meeting Day. Officials say voters supported the budgets because school boards did a good job in explaining the need to increase spending this year.
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Irene Effect Sways Town Meeting Outcomes
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Tropical Storm Irene devastation lingers in many of the Vermont communities it overwhelmed more than six months ago, and it influenced voters' decisions this week.
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Four Towns Join In New Regional Education District
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Susan Keese
Voters from four southern Vermont towns have voted to disband their separate school boards and form the state's first Regional Education District, or RED. 
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North Bennington Voters To Decide On Independent School
Monday, 03/05/12
By Susan Keese
Town Meeting Day voters in North Bennington will decide whether to give their school board permission to close the village's graded school.
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Schools Debate How Small Is Too Small
Monday, 03/05/12
By Samantha Fields
Across the state, many towns are now having discussions about the future of their schools after a 20-year decline in student enrollment.
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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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Tinmouth Chooses Floor Votes For Public Questions, Budgets
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Nina Keck
Voters in Tinmouth turned out in force during Town Meeting Day balloting to decide how they vote to compromise between secret ballots and open floor votes.
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Burlington Mayor-Elect Miro Weinberger Prepares For New Job
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Jane Lindholm
Democrat Miro Weinberger talks about the race and how he's going to tackle Burlington Telecom and the city's finances.
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VT Exit Poll: Women, Conservatives Help Romney
Tuesday, 03/06/12
Early exit poll results show female, conservative and older voters helped Mitt Romney win Vermont's Republican presidential primary.
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Grand Isle Passes School Budget, Rejects Fire Station
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Patti Daniels
Grand Isle has struggled to pass its school budget in past years, but they passed on the first try this year.
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Eden, Lowell Reject Superfund Designation
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By John Dillon
Voters in Eden and Lowell have overwhelmingly rejected the idea of adding a closed asbestos mine to the national list of Superfund hazardous waste sites. A Superfund designation would have put the property in line for federal cleanup money.
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Dozens Of Towns Want Corporate Personhood Amendment
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Ross Sneyd
Voters in at least three dozen towns want Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations aren't people.
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Romney Wins VT, But Fails To Take All Delegates
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont turned out to be friendly territory for Mitt Romney, who spent four years as governor of neighboring Massachusetts.
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Castleton Rejects Moving Town Hall
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Nina Keck
A $2 million bond vote that stirred controversy in Castleton also created controversy on town ballots.  
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After Business Lobbying, Montpelier Rejects Local Tax
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By John Dillon
Montpelier voters have rejected the idea of implementing a local tax on rooms, meals and sales. It appears voters followed the lead of the Capital City's business community, which campaigned heavily against the local option taxes.
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Hartford Voters Agree To Replace Iconic Covered Bridge
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Charlotte Albright
The voters in Hartford opened their wallets last night, and went into debt to replace a bridge and a library destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene. They also approved a $4 million school bond.
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Mood In Wilmington Is Upbeat, Six Months After Irene
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Susan Keese
Following Tropical Storm Irene, town budgets have been complicated by uncertainty over FEMA reimbursements and the costs of future repairs. But in some of those hard-hit communities, the mood on Town Meeting Day seemed buoyant.
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Weinberger Next Burlington Mayor, First Democrat In Decades
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Democrat Miro Weinberger has been elected the next mayor of Burlington, defeating Republican Kurt Wright and Independent Wanda Hines. Weinberger is Burlington's first Democratic mayor in more than 30 years.
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Franklin's Traditional Prayer Suspended For A Year
Tuesday, 03/06/12
By Melody Bodette
For years, the Canadian border town of Franklin has opened its Town Meeting with a prayer. But with that tradition at the center of a lawsuit, the town acted with caution this year.
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Shumlin Uses Town Meeting To Pledge His Commitment To Waterbury
Tuesday, 03/06/12
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin made a tour of several town meetings. His first stop was in Waterbury, a town that's had a rocky relationship with him since the Tropical Storm Irene floods.
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Thousands Of Vermonters Weigh In On Local Issues
Tuesday, 03/06/12
By Ross Sneyd
Vermonters turned out by the thousands today to decide local issues - and to help Republicans determine their presidential nominee. No great statewide trends emerged from town meetings this year, except for the traditional pride in self-government that emerges on the first Tuesday of March every year.
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Recapping Town Meeting Results
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm and Ross Sneyd wrap up the results of votes, and get your reaction to the issues debated and decided on Town Meeting Day.
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