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Town Meeting 2023 results — so far

VOTING FROM THE floor at the Shoreham Town Meeting on Monday night. Independent photo/John S. McCright

Last updated at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

ADDISON COUNTY — Here are the key takeaways from town meetings around the county:

The Addison Central School District now has four new members — Ellen Whelan-Wuest, Tricia Allen, Jason Chance and Ellie Romp — and Suzanne Buck was reelected for another term. All ACSD articles passed.

The board race tallies were:

Bridport: Suzanne Buck (1207), Hilda Stone (816)

Cornwall: Ellen Whelan-Wuest (1143), Christopher Kramer (589), Jeffrey Taylor (392)

Middlebury: Tricia Allen (1288), Jason Chance (1108), Ron Makleff (650), Laura Harthan (521)

Salisbury: Ellie Romp (1705)

In Lincoln, the only contested race on the ballot was a four-way contest for an open seat on the town’s selectboard, formerly held by longtime board member Oakley Smith. Conor McDonough won the two-year term with 136 votes.

Other candidates in the race were Dennis Filion (83 votes), Jacob Peirce (64 votes) and Joe Martell (41 votes).

In tiny Goshen, where the two incumbent selectboard candidates won re-election, both were involved in somewhat close races.

Bill Mathis and Tammy Walsh were both appointed to the Goshen selectboard last fall after two board members resigned. On Tuesday, voters elected Mathis to a full term over former selectman David McKinnon, 72-45. And Walsh defeated Marci Hayes, 65-53.

It was the largest turnout of voters in 15 years, town clerk Rosemary McKinnon said. 119 votes were cast out of 165 registered voters.

Salisbury residents defeated one article on their docket, by a 111-79 tally: A proposal to contribute funding for spraying adulticide for mosquito control in the Otter Creek Insect Control District (formally known as the BLSG) during fiscal year 2024.

In the Addison Northwest School District, the unofficial tally has the budget passing by more than 300 votes in the 5-town district in the Vergennes area.

In the Brandon-area Otter Valley Unified School District, the budget passed, 755-701.

In Middlebury, voters approved a $3.5M bond for the construction of a water tank on Chipman Hill, 948-102. They also OK’d the charter change to appoint the next town treasurer, 861-192.

Find full results in tomorrow’s paper.

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