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Starksboro is rallying around its historic meeting house

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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STARKSBORO — During a tour of the Starksboro Village Meeting House last Thursday the sun cut through the clouds and struck the south side of the building full-on. In the cold quiet sanctuary, whose stained-glass windows converted that sunlight into a sudden holy glow, it almost felt like the historic old structure had taken a breath.

Only a tiny bit of poetic license is needed to suggest — at least after this year’s town meeting — that this was a sigh of relief.

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Starksboro hosts the epitome of Town Meeting

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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STARKSBORO — Between a couple of basketball hoops in a sunny gymnasium decorated with children’s fitness posters, 111 people took time out of their busy Saturday morning to accomplish some Vermont-style capital-D Democracy at the Starksboro town meeting.

In spite of occasional debate, amendments and even amendments to the amendments, there was something almost luxurious about the three hours the community took to get the town’s business done that day.

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Starksboro Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — In Starksboro 111 people took time out of their busy Saturday morning to take part in the annual town meeting.

After spirited discussion a majority of those voters approved an additional $4,633 for the Starksboro Gazette budget, which increased general fund spending to $1,018,844. They also approved $47,373 for the Fire Equipment Reserve Fund and $93,526 for the Road Equipment Reserve Fund and $40,000 for the Paving Reserve Fund.

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Starksboro Town Meeting Preview 2019

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — Starksboro will hold its annual meeting in the Robinson Elementary School multipurpose room on Saturday, March 2, at 9 a.m.

Voting by Australian ballot to elect town officers, and to approve the unified school district and regional technical school budgets, will take place on Tuesday, March 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., also at the Robinson School.

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Power outages close Bristol-area schools on Thursday

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham Unified School District schools are closed today because of road closures and downed power lines. Other county school districts remained open.

Heavy, wet snow over the last couple of days has caused widespread damage and knocked out power to tens of thousands of Vermonters.

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Meet the democratic candidates in Starksboro

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — The Starksboro Democratic Town committee is offering members of the public to meet and greet county candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The reception for State Senate candidates Christopher Bray of New Haven, the incumbent, and Ruth Hardy of East Middlebury will be held Monday, Oct. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Starksboro Public Library, in the village at 2827 Route 116. Also present will be Mari Cordes and Caleb Elder, Democratic candidates for the Addison-4 House district, which includes Starksboro, Monkton, Lincoln and Bristol.

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Hops workshop on tap in Starksboro, Sept. 25

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — As the popularity of craft brewing and microbreweries has grown in recent years, so has interest by farmers in commercial hops production.

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Starksboro energy forum on tap Friday

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — The Starksboro Public Library will be the site of the town energy committee’s Starksboro Energy Forum this Friday, Sept. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Residents and anyone interested in the topic is invited to come hear from three presenters — all residents of Starksboro. Robert Turner was a member of the Governor’s Climate Action Commission. Megan Nedzinski is an architect and member of the Starksboro Energy Committee, and Richard Faesy is an efficiency expert and leads the Starksboro Energy Committee. 

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Starksboro OKs a tiny tax cut

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — Property taxes are going down slightly for homeowners in Starksboro; but owners of nonresidential property will see a tax increase.

The residential property tax rate for Starksboro for the current fiscal year is $2.1613, down less than 1 percent from last year, and the total nonresidential property tax rate is $2.20, a 5 percent increase.

The Starksboro selectboard on Aug. 8 approved an 8.4 percent increase in the municipal tax rate, which was set at $0.604 per $100 of assessed property value.

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RFD serves up meals and fun to children in Starksboro

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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STARKSBORO — Since 2014, the Rural Fun Delivery (RFD) program has provided free, nutritious meals and engaging activities every weekday during the summer to youth ages 18 and younger in underserved communities in Starksboro.

This summer, RFD will serve at least 85-90 youth every day across three mobile home communities — Lazy Brook, Hillside and Brookside. The program will run Monday through Friday, June 25-Aug. 10, except July 4th. Additionally, RFD offers afternoon programming once a week at each of the three sites.

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