SentinelSource.com: Town Meeting 2012

Town Meeting 2012

The results are in! 

Here's how elections and meetings are turning out in the Monadnock Region:

Acworth

An approving mood in Acworth

ACWORTH — Voters approved all warrant articles without changes at Tuesday night’s town meeting.

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Alstead

Alstead voters OK status quo

ALSTEAD — Voters passed all but one of the articles on this year’s town warrant, and re-elected selectmen Chairman Matthew D. Saxton to another three-year term.

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Antrim

Antrim articles all pass

ANTRIM — Voters passed all warrant articles without much discussion at Thursday night’s town meeting.

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Bennington

Bennington voters stick with official balloting

BENNINGTON — Voters Tuesday said no thanks to an article that would have restored the traditional town meeting in Bennington, which switched to an official-ballot system in 1996.

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Charlestown

Charlestown says ‘no’ to station

CHARLESTOWN — By a slim margin, voters decided they would rather repair the existing fire station than pursue a new facility.

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Chesterfield

Chesterfield backs employee

CHESTERFIELD — Voters at Tuesday’s town meeting agreed to keep a longtime employee in a full-time job.

Dublin

Knapp, Johnson prevail in Dublin

DUBLIN — In the town’s only contested races, Judith A. Knapp beat Judy Edelkind for a four-year term as supervisor of the checklist, 184-89, and Brooks F. Johnson won a three-year term as cemetery trustee over Dr. Paul Millard Hardy, 156-71.

Fitzwilliam

FITZWILLIAM Budget passes without debate

FITZWILLIAM — Voters unanimously approved a $1,790,014 budget without discussion Tuesday night at Fitzwilliam Town Hall.

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Gilsum

In close vote, Gilsum says ‘no’ to zoning change

GILSUM — Although Gilsum didn’t have any contested races Tuesday, 110 of the 505 registered voters cast ballots, a turnout of 22 percent.

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Greenfield

One article fails in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — It may have taken five hours, but Greenfield voters passed all but one article at Saturday’s town meeting.

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Hancock

In Hancock, Mose wins term

HANCOCK — James A. Mose beat Erik Spitzbarth for a three-year selectman’s seat in Hancock.

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Harrisville

In Harrisville, bridges lead to long night

HARRISVILLE — Bridges and ambulances were among the top issues for voters in Harrisville during a nearly five-hour town meeting Tuesday night.

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Hinsdale

Hinsdale rejects move to official ballot

HINSDALE — Voters in Hinsdale will still attend traditional town and school district meetings.

Jaffrey

Jaffrey elects town officials

JAFFREY — About 12 percent of Jaffrey voters elected town officers and approved two zoning amendments proposed by the planning board.

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Langdon

One-vote win for Langdon plan

LANGDON — By one vote, voters approved moving forward with the development of a community kitchen and community meeting room to be built on the first floor of the municipal building. This would be next to the Fall Mountain Food Shelf.

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Marlborough

Town says ‘no’ to police

MARLBOROUGH — There will not be a new part-time face at the police station and Marlborough will pay $100 toward maintenance of Keene’s new armored vehicle as a result of Tuesday’s town meeting.

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Marlow

Marlow elects its officers

MARLOW — About 15 percent of Marlow voters turned out to elect school and town officers this year.

Nelson

Cooperation the goal in Nelson

NELSON — Voters approved an article by petition at Tuesday night’s town meeting to firm up the town clerk’s authority on overseeing town records, even though it wasn’t clear whether the measure actually achieves that goal.

Richmond

Variety of issues on tap at town meetings

Towns and school districts are holding their annual meetings this month. Here’s what’s on tap in some local towns.

Rindge

Rindge adopts budget

RINDGE — Voters always agreed with the budget advisory committee this year — passing the $3,616,220 budget and approving $350,000 for a new fire truck.

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Roxbury

Roxbury approves spending

ROXBURY — The windows of the Roxbury Meeting House stayed open as about 25 residents conducted town business on Tuesday night.

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Sullivan

Sullivan board has 2 new members

SULLIVAN — Mark Paquette won an uncontested race for a three-year term as selectman in Sullivan, and will likely be joined on the board by Gary Patnode, a write-in winner for a one-year seat.

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Surry

Smith, Bienvenu Surry winners

SURRY — Surry voters elected town officials and a school official Tuesday.

Walpole

Walpole elects town officers

WALPOLE — Chas G. Street cruised to victory in the selectmen’s race in Walpole, defeating his nearest challenger by more than 60 votes.

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Westmoreland

Voters turn out in Westmoreland

WESTMORELAND — About 39.5 percent of Westmoreland’s voters turned out for Tuesday’s elections.

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School District Meetings

Chesterfield

DECISION TIME: A range of choices awaits voters at meetings

Voters will see more of the same at today’s slew of town and school district meetings. There are bridges and roads that need replacing. Can we afford a new fire truck? Build up the reserve fund for next year? There’ll be contracts to approve, reports to hear and budgets to begrudge.

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Conval Regional School District

Conval bond approved, recount confirms

PETERBOROUGH — A recount Tuesday night of a $4 million bond for the Conval Regional School District confirmed that the article passed.

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Fall Mountain Regional School District

Fall Mountain voters pass almost everything

Voters in the Fall Mountain Regional School District approved nearly everything on the ballot, including rescinding the district’s budget committee.

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Harrisville School District

Harrisville races through town meeting

HARRISVILLE — Harrisville voters moved quickly through the school district warrant Tuesday night, passing all articles.

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Hinsdale School District

Hinsdale rejects move to official ballot

HINSDALE — Voters in Hinsdale will still attend traditional town and school district meetings.

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Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative

DECISION TIME: A range of choices awaits voters at meetings

Voters will see more of the same at today’s slew of town and school district meetings. There are bridges and roads that need replacing. Can we afford a new fire truck? Build up the reserve fund for next year? There’ll be contracts to approve, reports to hear and budgets to begrudge.

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Monadnock Regional School District

Monadnock nixes SRO position

SWANZEY CENTER — Voters in the Monadnock Regional School District may have approved the budget, two contracts and more than $1.5 million for school renovations in Tuesday’s election, but they turned down one highly anticipated article: the school resource officer for the middle/high school.

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Marlborough School District

DECISION TIME: A range of choices awaits voters at meetings

Voters will see more of the same at today’s slew of town and school district meetings. There are bridges and roads that need replacing. Can we afford a new fire truck? Build up the reserve fund for next year? There’ll be contracts to approve, reports to hear and budgets to begrudge.

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Marlow School District

Marlow elects its officers

MARLOW — About 15 percent of Marlow voters turned out to elect school and town officers this year.

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Nelson School District

DECISION TIME: A range of choices awaits voters at meetings

Voters will see more of the same at today’s slew of town and school district meetings. There are bridges and roads that need replacing. Can we afford a new fire truck? Build up the reserve fund for next year? There’ll be contracts to approve, reports to hear and budgets to begrudge.

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Stoddard School District

DECISION TIME: A range of choices awaits voters at meetings

Voters will see more of the same at today’s slew of town and school district meetings. There are bridges and roads that need replacing. Can we afford a new fire truck? Build up the reserve fund for next year? There’ll be contracts to approve, reports to hear and budgets to begrudge.

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Surry School District

Clean sweep at Surry meeting

SURRY — Surry School District voters passed all articles at last week’s school district meeting.

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Westmoreland School District

Voters turn out in Westmoreland

WESTMORELAND — About 39.5 percent of Westmoreland’s voters turned out for Tuesday’s elections.

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Winchester School District

Winchester skirmish a draw

WINCHESTER — If the run-up to the school district vote Tuesday was a battle between the school board and the budget committee, the results were something of a tie.

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