Town Meeting Results From Around The Region

03/03/10 6:06AM

Island Pond voted to support the sale of the state airport because it will help create jobs in town.

Vermont Biomass Energy said it needed the airport land to support its 18 million dollar wood chip plant.

In Stowe, voters went along with the recommendation of three auditors, who suggested their part-time jobs be eliminated. The change saves 37-hundred dollars.

In the southern Vermont resort town of Winhall, voters adopted three local taxes - one percent each on general sales, food and alcohol, and rooms.

And in Coventry, Town Clerk Cynthia Diaz won re-election, even though there's a tax evasion case pending against her. She beat out two challengers.

Some results from newspapers around the region:

The voters in Plainfield and Marshfield have narrowly rejected the Twinfield Union School budget by 33 votes. Cabot has voted to merge village and town governments, the Times Argus reports.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports that Daryl Pillsbury has unseated incumbent John Allen on the Brattleboro selectboard.

The Bennington Banner says Arlington school district has voted down their budget by a margin of just 23 votes. And voters in Readsboro voted to authorize the selectboard to sell the Readsboro Electric Department.

Voters in Winhall have approved a 1 percent local option tax on retail sales, rooms and meals and alcohol. And a library bond and three charter changes were passed by voters in the city of Rutland, the Rutland Herald reports.

The Burlington Free Press says school budgets in the Champlain Valley fared well, with the only reject coming to budgets in Charlotte and Colchester. Voters in Ferrisburgh rejected a proposal to eliminate the positions of three town auditors. And voters in the city of St. Albans turned down a budget proposal that was 12 percent higher than the current spending plan.

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