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Super Tuesday, Town Meeting Preview
Tuesday, 03/06/12
By Jane Lindholm
A preview of Super Tuesday in Vermont, and some of the big issues towns are focusing on on Town Meeting Day with VPR's Ross Sneyd.
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Vermonters Head To Polls On Town Meeting Day
Tuesday, 03/06/12
People across Vermont are headed to their town halls, school gymnasiums and other locations to decide issues big and small. It's Town Meeting Day in much of Vermont.
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West Windsor Moderator Says Town Meeting Tradition Strong
Tuesday, 03/06/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
A preview of Town Meeting Day floor action with Matt Birmingham, who's been Town Moderator in West Windsor for more than 20 years.
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Grand Isle Fire Department Pushes For New Station
Tuesday, 03/06/12
By Patti Daniels
Voters in Grand Isle will decide today whether to build a new fire station for the town. Two ballot items ask voters to support just over $2 million to build a new station on Route 2 for the volunteer department.
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With Only 17 Delegates, Vt. Primary Gets Little Attention From Candidates
Tuesday, 03/06/12
By John Dillon
Vermont has 17 delegates at stake in today's Super Tuesday primary, the lowest number up for grabs in the 10-state contest. Only Mitt Romney has made an effort to compete in the state.
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Tinmouth Considers Return To Floor Vote
Tuesday, 03/06/12
By Nina Keck
While it's not unusual to hear about towns forgoing floor votes in favor of Australian ballots, it's almost unheard of to hear about towns going the other way. But that's exactly what voters in Tinmouth will decide Tuesday.
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Irene Lingers At Rochester Town Meeting
Tuesday, 03/06/12
By Steve Zind
Rochester has held numerous town meetings in the last six months following devastating flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. At last night's annual town meeting, residents didn't have to look far for reminders of the storm.
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Manchester Votes Down Smart Meters
Monday, 03/05/12
By John Dillon
Manchester voters have gone on record against wireless electric meters. The utilities say the wireless smart meters should improve customer service. But some residents have raised health and privacy concerns.
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Doyle Issues 44th Annual Survey
Monday, 03/05/12
By Bob Kinzel
As many as 15,000 Vermonters are expected to fill out Senator Bill Doyle's Town Meeting Day survey this year. It marks the 44th consecutive year that Doyle has solicited the opinions of voters on a variety of issues facing the state.
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Newscast: Tuesday, March 5, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Monday, 03/05/12
By Neal Charnoff
Newscast: Tuesday, March 5, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Southern Vermont School Decision Could Have Ripple Effect
Monday, 03/05/12
By Susan Keese
A Town Meeting Day vote could trigger changes in a number of supervisory unions. It could also lead to the formation of the state's first Regional Education District.
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Closing Comments: Burlington Mayoral Candidates
Monday, 03/05/12
Vermont Edition invited the three Burlington mayoral candidates into our studio and gave them each two minutes to answer this question: "What do you want voters to remember about you, when they walk into the voting booth?"
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Voters Increasingly Expect Vt. Towns To Join Digital World
Monday, 03/05/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermonters value debating local issues and interacting with their local government on Town Meeting Day in person, but many voters increasingly expect their towns to take advantage of the digital world as well.
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Condos: National Issues Have Place At Town Meeting
Friday, 03/02/12
By Bob Kinzel
Secretary of State Jim Condos says it's up to individual towns to decide if they want to consider national issues on Town Meeting Day.
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More Than Just Town Business
Monday, 03/05/12
By Jane Lindholm
Vermonters speak their piece about local issues on Town Meeting Day, but some people want to be heard on controversial national issues.
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On Town Meeting Day, Monkton Voters Will Pick An Official Flag
Friday, 03/02/12
By Melody Bodette
With the 250th anniversary of Monkton's founding this year, organizers are designing a flag to help build community.
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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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Frustrated And Eager, Burlington Voters Set To Elect New Mayor
Wednesday, 02/29/12
By Kirk Carapezza
As Burlington's candidates for mayor scramble for votes ahead of next week's election, many residents say they're prepared to elect a new city leader.
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Judge Hears Town Meeting Prayer Complaint
Wednesday, 02/29/12
A Vermont judge says it's unlikely that he'll decide by next week whether a prayer at the annual Town Meeting in Franklin is constitutional.
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Today Is Deadline To Register To Vote
Wednesday, 02/29/12
Vermonters hoping to vote in next week's presidential primary must register to vote by the end of the day. Voters have until 5 p.m. today to register with local clerks to vote on March 6, Town Meeting Day.
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Montpelier Voters To Decide On Local Sales Tax
Wednesday, 02/29/12
By John Dillon
The new revenue is supposed to ease the burden on local property taxpayers in Montpelier and help repair the city's crumbling streets and sidewalks. But the tax proposal has outraged many businesses in the Capital City.
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Poll: Romney Leads Pack In Vt's Presidential Primary
Monday, 02/27/12
By John Dillon
The poll conducted by Castleton Polling Institute found that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leads former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum by 7 percentage points, or 34 percent to 27 percent.
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Wednesday Is Deadline To Register To Vote In Primary
Monday, 02/27/12
The deadline to register to vote in Vermont's presidential primary is fast approaching.
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Kingdom Towns To Vote On Superfund Declaration
Friday, 02/24/12
By John Dillon
Two Northeast Kingdom towns will vote next month on whether to have an abandoned asbestos mine declared a Superfund hazardous waste site. The state argues that the Superfund listing could bring in federal money to clean up the site.
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Irene Lingers As Select Boards Present Budgets
Thursday, 02/23/12
Vermont towns have been grappling with the cost of clean-up and repairs from Tropical Storm Irene. They're hoping most of the tab will be paid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but it's a slow process.
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