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What is the selectboard’s job?

This post is part of a series of posts on “Learning about town government” in my town of Cambridge, Vermont. Please see the link for context, a disclaimer, and a list of posts in this series. This post is about … Continue reading

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Learning about town government

This post introduces a series of posts on the subject of learning about town government, specifically in my town of Cambridge, Vermont. I have been on the town selectboard now for about 16 months. What have I learned? At the … Continue reading

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Cambridge Town Hall

The Town Hall in my town of Cambridge, Vermont, has an interesting history. It was built in 1826 as a Union Church to be shared by Congregationalists, Baptists, Methodists, and Universalists. In the late 1800s it became a town hall, … Continue reading

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Dana Sweet Wins Marvin Award

Dana Sweet is the recipient of the 2018 Jim Marvin Award Recognizing Excellence in Community Service. Congratulations, Dana! This award is well deserved. Dana is serving in his 30th year on the selectboard for the town of Cambridge and is … Continue reading

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Penalty for filing a tax form late

Consider a thought experiment. Suppose that you have lived in my town of Cambridge, Vermont, for many years in a house you own. One year your property tax bill from the town includes a new item: “penalty for late filed … Continue reading

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Town Meeting Day 2018

Town meeting day in Vermont is the first Tuesday in March. Town meeting in my town of Cambridge was better this year than last year, and much of the credit is due to the Community Engagement Team (CET) created by … Continue reading

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Backcountry Recreation, Part 2

Over on my other blog, The Switchel Traveler, I wrote about the growing popularity of backcountry recreation in northern New England, especially in Vermont, and including in my home town of Cambridge. See Backcountry Recreation, Part 1. This growing interest … Continue reading

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