Town Meeting 2024 results

Here’s what happened at each of the town meetings in Addison County.

Middlebury elects two selectmen, OKs budget

Middlebury voters overwhelmingly backed all the financial items on their town meeting agenda and elected Farhad Khan and Fred Dunnington to three-year terms on their selectboard.

Lincoln voters dig into issues at annual meeting

It’s possible that Lincoln’s annual town meeting, held on Monday night in Burnham Hall, can be summed up by a single remark made by resident and former state representative Mike Fisher during one of several lengthy discussions that evening.

Addison County favors Haley over Trump

Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley suspended her presidential campaign after Donald Trump’s sweeping success in Tuesday’s Super Tuesday primaries, but not for lack of support in Vermont and Addison County.

School budgets take a hit statewide

Voters struck down close to a third of school budgets across Vermont on Tuesday, the highest proportion in at least a decade, according to the Vermont Superintendents Association. 

Editorial: No easy fix for costly school budgets, but here’s a start

As about a third of the state’s school districts, including three of the four school districts serving Addison County, were defeated in Town Meeting votes this Tuesday, voters naturally turn to two questions: Short-term, what are the next steps to propose … (read more)

County voters reject most proposed school budgets

In all school districts, boards struggled with the double-digit rising costs of health insurance for their employees, general inflation and the loss of federal money started during the pandemic.

Mt. Abe’s spending plan falls 228 votes short

Voters in the Mount Abraham Unified School District on Town Meeting Day narrowly defeated the proposed district budget for the 2024-2025 academic year and opposed by a much larger margin the purchase of the building that houses the district’s central offi … (read more)

ANWSD residents defeat board’s $28.3M budget

In commingled balloting in the five Addison Northwest School District communities, the ANWSD board’s Fiscal Year 2024-2025 (FY25) budget proposal of $28,232,078 was defeated on Tuesday, 1,282-1,012, or about 56-44%.

Brandon-area towns say no to OV spending

In what’s shaping up to be a season of “nay” in the area, the proposed FY25 budget for the Otter Valley Unified Union School District was rejected by district voters on Tuesday, with 891 votes (40%) in favor and 1,325 votes (60%) against.

ACSD, Career Center budgets are approved

Voters in the Addison Central School District communities of Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge went to the polls on Tuesday to approve a proposed FY’25 preK-12 spending plan of $50.6 million by a convincing 2,081-1, … (read more)

Town Meeting 2024 results — so far

Here are the key takeaways from Town Meeting Day in Addison County, as of 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. We will update this article as we have more results.

VARS seeks hike in town charges

One reason for the higher proposed municipal spending that Vergennes-area towns will consider this Town Meeting Day is an increase in the funding requests to those communities from the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, or VARS.

Bristol to weigh land purchase at town meeting

Bristol voters will be asked at the town’s annual meeting next week to OK the purchase of land to house a new Public Works Department facility. 

Town Meeting 2024 Preview

Here’s what to expect at each of the town meetings in Addison County this week.