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Vermont Town Meeting

Today VLS and the entire town of South Royalton is closed for the annual Vermont Town Meeting. On Town Meeting Day, the first Tuesday in March, citizens across Vermont come together in their communities to discuss the business of their towns. For over 200 years Town Meeting Day has been an important political event as Vermonters elect local officers and vote on budgets. It has also been a time for neighbors to discuss the civic issues of their community, state, and nation.

This day is a tradition dating back to before there was a Vermont. The first town meeting was held in Bennington in 1762, 15 years before Vermont was created. Vermont towns hold a meeting to elect local officials, approve a budget for the following year, and conduct other local business. Vermont town meetings are the practice of direct democracy.

So, if you happen to be here next March 1st, get involved!

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