debates about how to spend local tax dollars erupt at town meetings in March and settle down by the end
of mud season. But
in this abnormal economy, a few cities and towns in Vermont are still waging budget battles. In
St. Johnsbury, tempers have been flaring for months, and voters will vote for a
third time Tuesday on a
controversial school budget.
State and local police across Vermont
have launched a campaign to increase the number of people who wear seat belts; St.
Johnsbury’s school board wants to hire a private investigator to make sure
children in its schools actually live in town; more…