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Middlebury Police Log: Police look into sexual assault case

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received a report on Feb. 24 from Porter Hospital officials about a possible child sexual assault in Middlebury. That case is under investigation.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS on Seymour Street with a woman who was believed to be having a heart attack on Feb. 22.

• Responded to a report of a man sleeping on a porch on Cross Street on Feb. 22. Police said the man agreed to leave when asked.

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2016 Addison Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — Addison residents on Tuesday supported town and elementary school spending and joined other Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns in backing Addison Northwest Supervisory Union school governance unification.

They also supported several measures to create town reserve funds and gave the selectboard the authority to borrow $50,000 to fund the next phase of developing the community sewer system, an item they approved by Australian ballot on Tuesday.

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2016 Brandon Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
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BRANDON — For the second year in a row, Brandon voters threw their support behind the town budget as proposed and all ballot items passed on Town Meeting Day.

The $2,486,822 net municipal spending plan passed, 735-459; that figure represented a spending increase of $51,452, or 2.11 percent, over the current budget. The projected tax bill increase comes to $10.80 per $100,000 of property value. The average home in Brandon is valued at $170,000 and therefore the tax increase would amount to $18.36 for the year.

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2016 Bridport Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
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BRIDPORT — Bridport at its town meeting this week agreed to join a unified Addison Central School District (ACSD) that will represent all seven Middlebury-area communities, and passed all of the money items on its warning.

Townspeople also picked Joan Huestis over David Bronson, 202 to 194, in a two-person race for one spot on the selectboard.

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2016 Bristol Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
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BRISTOL — In the only upset on the Bristol ballot, challenger Ted Lylis beat incumbent selectboard Chair Brian Fox and challenger Joshua Clark for a three-year term on the selectboard. The final vote was 504 for Lylis, 391 for Fox, and 200 for Clark.

Fox had served on the selectboard since 2013, when he won a race against John Moyers; previously, Fox had served five years on the Mount Abraham Union High School Board.

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2016 Cornwall Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
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CORNWALL — Cornwall residents at their town meeting this week passed all of the money items on their warning and endorsed, by a 404-63 margin, forming a new unified Addison Central School District (ACSD) with six other Middlebury area communities (see related story, Page 1A).

Residents also OK’d, by voice vote, the borrowing of up to $250,000 to be used to renovate their town hall. The $250,000 loan being sought to renovate the town hall would be paid back through future appropriations to Cornwall’s Capital Building Fund.

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2016 Ferrisburgh Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — On Saturday at Ferrisburgh Central School, about 100 Ferrisburgh residents backed the selectboard’s $1,803,427 town spending proposal, agreed to spend $40,000 to buy a pickup truck for the highway department, and voted to make the delinquent tax collector an appointed and salaried position.

Including charitable contributions approved by residents, the budget will total $1,834,267. The first payment on the pickup truck should add about another $10,000, depending on the final price.

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2016 Goshen Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
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GOSHEN — At Goshen’s town meeting on Monday night, residents passed town spending measures, but only after making cuts to selectboard proposals. They backed a general fund budget of $232,673, which was $500 less than proposed. An expected revenue increase from recycling income allowed most of that move, town officials said.

Goshen residents also backed cutting $4,000 of materials and labor from the board’s proposed highway budget and eventually backed $187,200 of spending on the roads.

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2016 Granville Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
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GRANVILLE — On Tuesday evening, 55 voters in Granville meeting at the town hall passed town and school budgets as well as approved a number of measures.

Voters OK’d a town spending plan of $360,787, which is $61,000 more than the figure that was approved at last year’s town meeting. That represents a 20.4 percent increase.

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2016 Hancock Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
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HANCOCK — At Tuesday morning’s town meeting, 84 residents of Hancock voted on town and school spending plans as well as a number of individual appropriations.

For the town’s general and highway funds, residents approved a $417,460 spending plan, which represents a decrease of 5 percent from the $441,653 approved last year.

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