For several years, voters in the Northeast Kingdom town of Concord have been squabbling about whether to close their high school.
Supporters of the closure say students would be better served by attending other local high schools, and that the town should concentrate on educating its younger students. But there are also plenty of people who want to keep the high school open.
The issue has become divisive in this season of shrinking resources.
By Australian ballot, yesterday Concord voters decided by a slender margin to keep the school open. They also narrowly defeated a measure to eliminate zoning.