Whitingham

WHITINGHAM- Selectboard members discussed their purchasing policy and aired grievances at their regular meeting last week.
The discussion started during the board’s regular session, and continued later in the evening after an executive session to discuss education funding litigation with...
WHITINGHAM- Junk dominated discussions at the Whitingham Selectboard’s regular meeting Wednesday evening.  The selectboard is stepping up their efforts to address the accumulation of junk on a Route 100 property.  Prompted by complaints from local residents, the board also discussed enforcing...

Whitingham candidates Scott Reed, Craig Hammer, Laurie Brown, Lyman “Skip” Tefft, and Marshall Dix at Tuesday’s candidates forum at the municipal center. Mike Eldred
WHITINGHAM- Candidates vying for two open select­board seats met with about 50 voters in a forum moderated by Leon Corse Tuesday evening. 
Laurie Brown, Marshall Dix, Scott Reed, and Lyman “Skip” Tefft are running for for the remainder of a two-year term that expires in 2020.  Craig Hammer...
WHITINGHAM- Select­board members selected an appraisal service to take over the town listers duties, heard a paving pitch, and pondered sewer treatment options.
Following up on a discussion at their previous board meeting, the board reviewed a proposed contract for assessor services with...
WHITINGHAM- Selectboard members discussed plans to eliminate their listers and zoning enforcement, and set a date for a selectboard candidates’ forum.  
Two positions are open on the selectboard, following the resignations of two longtime members.  Candidates have the option of running for...
WHITINGHAM- The selectboard was rocked by its third resignation in the last few weeks, after longtime chair Keith Bronson abruptly resigned this week.  The remaining board members have scheduled a special election for Tuesday, May 7.
Board member Karl Twitchell resigned in mid-February.  ...

Whitingham residents recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Town Meeting on Tuesday. Photo by Randy Capitani
WHITINGHAM- Voters at Town Meeting waded through 37 articles on Tuesday, deciding to do away with the town’s listers in favor of professional appraisers and approving most spending measures. Some of those approvals came with qualifications that urged the selectboard to be more transparent with...
WHITINGHAM- Selectboard members will not fill two vacated positions on the board before Town Meeting. Board members held a meeting by teleconference Friday morning, after they were advised by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns that board vacancies must be posted within 10 days. According to...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Town Meeting voters in Readsboro and Whitingham will be asked to fund an economic development project proposed by local historian James Dassatti. 
Dassatti petitioned to add Article 19 on Readsboro’s Town Meeting warning, asking voters to raise and appropriate $3,000 to...

Judge Robert P. Gerety, left, listens as attorney James Valente argues for Whitingham at a September hearing.
NEWFANE- A Windham Superior Court judge has denied the state’s motion to dismiss an education funding lawsuit filed by the town of Whitingham and two of its residents. 
In his decision, Judge Robert P. Gerety Jr. said the claims, which allege that the state has infringed on the plaintiffs...

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