In Rutland, Mayor Louras Faces Challenge From Allaire

Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras faces stiff opposition from well-known challenger for the city’s top job. While the campaign has been relatively quiet, public safety and the city’s drug problem have emerged as a top issues in a race that will be decided on Town Meeting Day.

Windham Towns Asked To Support Economic Development Effort

Town meeting voters in six Windham County towns will be asked to support a regionwide effort to boost the economy. The region has seen declining wages, job opportunities and population. The situation is expected to worsen with the eventual closing of Vermont Yankee and the loss of many high-paying jobs.

Cavendish Considers Solzhenitsyn Exhibit

Cavendish voters in will take up a town meeting article on whether the town should assume ownership of an historic stone church. If they approve, the building will house an exhibit honoring author and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn who spent 18 years in Cavendish.

Town Meeting Day Round-Up

Town Meeting Day is fast approaching and there are many issues large and small up for vote. We’ll preview some of the items on ballots across the state. What’s the biggest issue in your town?