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TMD: The Fur is Flying in Guildhall! 

Or so says a commenter on Vermont Public Radio's website.

VPR is asking readers to share the goings-on in their towns today. They've only gotten 3 comments so far, but the second one, from "ellewilson" is a goodie.

I know it might be difficult to imagine that tiny Guildhall, Vermont(Essex County) might have controversy, but [at] this year's Town Meeting,we do!

The hot issue centers, interestingly enough, on the Public Libraryand Masonic Hall here in our village. Unfortunately, this privatelyowned Library has been languishing for decades. This year, theGuildhall Selectboard decided it was time to stop continuing toappropriate taxpayer dollars to it without some accountability and somereal services. For years, it has only been open for one hour a week, atthe most three hours when a volunteer is available.

But amazingly, the Library trustees don't want an increase infunding, and they don't want to increase hours, and they don't want toshow the Town any kind of financial statement.


Read more here, and add your own experiences. I hope VPR follows up on this one. Incidentally, ellewilson reports that there are only 268 people in Guildhall.

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired... more

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