For the most part, local
school budgets fared reasonably well on Town Meeting Day — 220 budgets were adopted and
16 were defeated. But local school
officials say budget pressures will continue to grow in the coming years.
Rutland there was a close race for mayor. City Alderman David
Allaire challenged the incumbent Christoper Louras. But
in the end Louras prevailed, with a 400 plus vote margin of victory. Mayor
Louras speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
Gun control was up for debate at town meetings in seven Upper Valley communities. Voters were asked whether they want to urge state and federal lawmakers to ban assault weapons, require background checks for all guns sold in America, and make gun trafficking a crime.