ANWSD faces bigger tax jump than expected

VERGENNES — After months of contentious public conversations about how to solve the increasingly dire problems of decreasing enrollment and increasing education costs, the Addison Northwest School District made the difficult decision to close one of its elementary schools next year. Then, in an effort to preserve programming while keeping tax increases to a minimum, the board crafted a $21,842,595 fiscal year 2021 budget that involved spending less money next year than was spent this year. With that decisio … (read more)

Ferrisburgh homestead rate rises by 6 percent

FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh homeowners will soon be opening tax bills that will include an 11.66-cent hike, or a little more than 6 percent. The Ferrisburgh selectboard met on Tuesday last week to set the town’s 2019-2020 tax rate at 31.34 cents per $100 of … (read more)

City tax rate up 10 percent; council postpones police decision

VERGENNES — When the dust settled this past Friday evening at the end of the second contentious Vergennes City Council meeting of the week, council members did not agree on a budget, but did approve an 8.5-cent tax increase to the city’s municipal rate. T … (read more)