Ripton OKs budgets & elects new officers

Ripton residents on Monday, May 9, approved all of the financial items at their annual town gathering, and then went to the polls the next day to decide contested races for the selectboard and town constable.

Ripton town meeting to offer budget votes, races

Ripton residents will gather for a belated annual town meeting on Monday, May 9, to decide fiscal year 2023 budgets for their town, highway and school services, and then go to the polls on Tuesday, May 10, to elect two additional school board members and … (read more)

Letter to the editor: School board elections had broad implications

We want to thank our community for the overwhelming support on election day, and we look forward to serving on the ACSD School Board.

Letter to the editor: Thank you for your support

I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the support that our community gave me on Town Meeting Day.

Letter to the editor: Input sought on rejected budget

We admit that Town Meeting Day’s budget vote results (Slate Valley school budget defeated) hit us harder than others.

Editorial: Votes demonstrate the populist appeal of self-determination

From an editor’s perspective, the school board elections in Addison Central School District and the decision by the four-member towns of the Mount Abraham Unified School District to approve Lincoln’s exit from the district were the most noteworthy of this … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Democracy can be messy but offers great rewards

On Tuesday, for the first time in my 32 years, I will vote in an election.

Challengers unseat ACSD incumbents

An Addison Central School District board election firmly rooted in the debate over the future of small rural schools culminated in wins on Tuesday for two outspoken advocates for keeping all of the ACSD’s elementary schools open.

Vergennes OKs $25.5M for big sewer overhaul

Vergennes residents on Tuesday strongly backed spending up to $25.5 million — with an expectation of major outside government funding — for a complete overhaul of the city’s failing and aging sewer collection system and treatment plant.

Cannabis sales approved in three towns

Bristol voters on Town Meeting Day overwhelmingly approved a measure that will permit licensed cannabis retailers to operate in town.

MAUSD towns ratify Lincoln’s withdrawal vote

Members of Save Community Schools are celebrating after an overwhelming affirmation Tuesday of their proposal to withdraw Lincoln from the Mount Abraham Unified School District.

Middlebury picks Hooper, Seeley and Thomas

Esther Thomas, Andy Hooper and Heather Seeley on Tuesday prevailed in a four-person race for three available three-year terms on the Middlebury selectboard.

Majority of school budgets approved

Residents in the Addison Central, Mount Abraham Unified and Addison Northwest school districts on Tuesday all strongly supported spending plans for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Career Center projects get OKs from voters

Voters in 17 Addison County towns resoundingly approved a proposal to spend up to $8.1 million on significant renovations to the Patricia Hannaford Career Center’s Charles Avenue and North Campus buildings in Middlebury.

Town Meeting 2022 Results

Here’s what happened at the 24 town meetings in our coverage area.