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selectboard http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/270/all en Brandon town manager resigns http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503brandon-town-manager-resigns <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29368" style="width: 67px;"><a href="/201503brandon-town-manager-resigns"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Brandon mgr Bennett resigns headshot.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Brandon mgr Bennett resigns headshot.jpg" title="Brandon mgr Bennett resigns headshot.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="67" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ROBIN BENNETT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; Brandon Town Manager Robin Bennett has resigned after reaching a $12,578 settlement in principle with the town that officially closes the book on her 18-month tenure.</p> <p> The deal was announced following a brief executive session of the Brandon selectboard on Monday morning at the Brandon Town Hall. The move comes<a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503brandon-town-manager-put-leave"> two weeks after the board placed Bennett on administrative leave</a> following a performance evaluation over several weeks.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29369">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503brandon-town-manager-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon Bennett brandon selectboard Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:32:08 +0000 Zach Despart 29369 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Brandon town manager is put on leave http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503brandon-town-manager-put-leave <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; The Brandon selectboard has placed Town Manager Robin Bennett on paid administrative leave.</p> <p> &ldquo;It means that she&rsquo;s going to take the week off and figure out how dedicated she is to the town of Brandon,&rdquo; Selectman Devon Fuller said last week after the board made the decision at a March 9 meeting. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s all part of her performance evaluation, which we began in February.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29218">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503brandon-town-manager-put-leave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brandon administrator Featured selectboard Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:46:22 +0000 Zach Despart 29218 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury gives its support to local hydro project http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503middlebury-gives-its-support-local-hydro-projcet <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The town of Middlebury selectboard has sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) confirming its support for what is being called the &ldquo;Middlebury Upper Hydroelectric Project,&rdquo; a water turbine that would be installed near the Otter Creek Falls.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29155">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503middlebury-gives-its-support-local-hydro-projcet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury hydro Middlebury selectboard Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:56:52 +0000 Zach Despart 29155 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Bailey deserves votes in Brandon http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-bailey-deserves-votes-brandon <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Chris Bird </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> This is both a personal and professional endorsement for Doug Bailey to be elected to the Brandon selectboard. Having dealt with Doug since the early 1980s at First Vermont Bank and been a friend of his for almost that long, I know very well the person who will represent us.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28774">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-bailey-deserves-votes-brandon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion brandon selectboard Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:35:58 +0000 Zach Despart 28774 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Smiley earns support in New Haven selectboard run http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-smiley-earns-support-new-haven-selectboard-run <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Susan Smiley </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Susan Smiley, a long time resident of New Haven, is running the New Haven selectboard. This is a post to which Susan will bring an abundance of talent and experience. Susan and her husband farmed and gardened on the River Road for many years. Her knowledge of the town and its history is extensive. She is thoughtful and sensitive to the issues that concern residents; she is committed to finding solutions that will benefit New Haven now and into the future.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28770">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502opinion-smiley-earns-support-new-haven-selectboard-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion New Haven selectboard Smiley Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:30:06 +0000 Zach Despart 28770 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Lawrence steps back from Ferrisburgh leadership role http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502lawrence-steps-back-ferrisburgh-leadership-role <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Longtime Ferrisburgh selectboard chairwoman Loretta Lawrence last week informed her fellow board members that she had decided to resign from her leadership position, but that she will remain on the board. Lawrence has a year left on her current term.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28713">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502lawrence-steps-back-ferrisburgh-leadership-role" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh Ferrisburgh selectboard Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:28:00 +0000 Zach Despart 28713 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Two seeking Ferrisburgh selectboard seat http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502two-seeking-ferrisburgh-selectboard-seat <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Two challengers who would be first-time selectmen, but have civic experience, are contending for one open seat on the Ferrisburgh selectboard.</p> <p> Dennis Armell and Michael &ldquo;Red&rdquo; Muir are seeking to replace Sally Torrey, who will step down after a decade on the selectboard. Torrey, however, will be on the Town Meeting Day ballot in a race for delinquent tax collector with former longtime town clerk Chet Hawkins.</p> <p> Incumbent Selectman Jim Benoit is also on the ballot, but is running unopposed for a two-year term on the board.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28647">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502two-seeking-ferrisburgh-selectboard-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh election selectboard Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:30:35 +0000 Zach Despart 28647 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Hope grows for hydro at falls in Middlebury http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502hope-grows-hydro-falls-middlebury <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard last week took what could be an important step to clear the path for a hydropower plant to someday be established at Middlebury&rsquo;s downtown waterfall.</p> <p> Board members and Anders Holm, principal of Middlebury Electric LLC, signed a term sheet that outlined a roadmap to build a new hydro facility at the Middlebury falls of the Otter Creek.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28598">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502hope-grows-hydro-falls-middlebury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Hydro power Middlebury Falls selectboard Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:58:49 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 28598 at http://www.addisonindependent.com New Haven selectboard candidates say solar is top issue facing town http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502new-haven-selectboard-candidates-say-solar-top-issue-facing-town <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Four candidates will face off for two seats on the New Haven selectboard in an unusually busy election season. The races will be decided by Australian ballot on Town Meeting Day, March 3.</p> <p> Charles Roy and Jim Walsh are vying for a three-year seat, while Susan Smiley and Steve Dupoise Sr. are competing for a two-year seat. Roy, the incumbent for the two-year seat, is seeking the three-year being vacated by Roger Boise.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28597">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502new-haven-selectboard-candidates-say-solar-top-issue-facing-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven election Featured races selectboard solar Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:54:58 +0000 Zach Despart 28597 at http://www.addisonindependent.com New leaders named in Brandon http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502new-leaders-named-brandon <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28324" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201502new-leaders-named-brandon"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Brandon selectbd new guy Seth Hopkins swearing in.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Brandon selectbd new guy Seth Hopkins swearing in.JPG" title="Brandon selectbd new guy Seth Hopkins swearing in.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRANDON ASSISTANT TOWN clerk Luanne Merkert congratulates Seth Hopkins last week after swearing him in as the newest member of the board. Selectmen Dave Atherton, left, and Doug Bailey look on. Photo by Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; After a sudden reorganization less than two months before Town Meeting Day, the Brandon selectboard has a new chairman, a new member, and at least one race for a seat come the first Tuesday in March.</p> <p> Monday, Jan. 26, was a busy day for selectboard business, as 5 p.m. was the deadline for petitions to run for town office, followed by a regular selectboard meeting that evening.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28263">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501bristol-again-odds-state-over-landfill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Baser Casella DEC Heffernan Kirby Landfill selectboard Sharpe Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:31:35 +0000 Zach Despart 28263 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury selectboard OKs budget, warning http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501middlebury-selectboard-oks-budget-warning <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury voters at their town meeting will field a proposed 2015-2016 general fund budget of $9,949,155 that would require a 3.8-cent hike in the municipal tax rate, but they will not be asked to consider a stipend increase for members of the town selectboard.</p> <p> The proposed 2015-2016 municipal budget represents a 6.7 percent increase over the budgeted 2014-2015 spending plan. The current municipal tax rate is 94 cents per $100 in property value, so a 3.8-cent increase represents a 4 percent hike in taxes.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28261">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501middlebury-selectboard-oks-budget-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury budget selectboard warning Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:29:16 +0000 John Flowers 28261 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol rec club pulls out of firehouse deal http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501bristol-rec-club-pulls-out-firehouse-deal <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Recreation Club has backed out of its negotiations with the town of Bristol to sell some of its property for a site on which to build a new firehouse.</p> <p> The move came after a Bristol resident pitched a new location and financing plan for the firehouse that the recreation club endorsed and both the town and fire department believe is viable.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28254">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501bristol-rec-club-pulls-out-firehouse-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Featured firehouse Harper Heffernan Kirby LaRose Recreation Club selectboard Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:16:13 +0000 Zach Despart 28254 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Cornwall clarifies position on pipeline negotiations http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501opinion-cornwall-clarifies-posiiton-pipeline-negotiations <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ben Wood </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> The Cornwall selectboard would like to clarify its position regarding Vermont Gas Systems&rsquo; Phase II project.</p> <p align="left"> We, the selectboard, said from the outset that we would work to oppose the pipeline AND we would attempt to work with VGS so that IF, despite our opposition, the Public Service Board (PSB) were to allow the project, we could negotiate the best outcome for Cornwall as a whole. That hasn&rsquo;t changed.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> BRANDON &mdash; The chair of the Brandon selectboard abruptly resigned this on Jan. 12, and her board postponed approval of a preliminary budget to send to voters.</p> <p> Maria Ammatuna, in a letter read publicly by Brandon selectboard Vice Chair Dave Atherton, cited critical health concerns as the reason for her sudden resignation.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. 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