2019 Town Meeting – Candidates!

by Middletown Springs on February 20, 2019

2019 Town Meeting – Candidates Running for office on the 2019 Town Meeting Ballot

Voting at the Historical society dining room – Tuesday March 5, 2019

As you will see there are a number of important positions that are lacking candidates and we have no contested races. If you are interested in serving in any of the positions on the ballot, please consider a write-in campaign. It’s easy to get the word out through Front Porch Forum and within your social networks. Any and all positions are open to a write-in campaign, but it would be great to see some interest in the empty positions.

If you have questions about what a position entails, you can visit the state’s website here – https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/candidates/local-office-descriptions.aspx, reach out to a current office holder, or connect with a selectboard member.

Serving your community is a great way to give back and to get a better understanding of what it takes to run our town. Our community is strengthened by those who are willing to serve.


Town Moderator (1 year term)            Kimberly Bushnell

Town Agent (1 year term)                      No Candidate

First Constable (1 year term)                No Candidate

Delinquent Tax Collector (remaining 2 years of 3 year term)       Debra A. House

Selectboard (2 year term)                     Terry A. Redfield

Selectboard (3 year term)                     Patty Kenyon

Lister (3 year term)                                Patricia Hemenway

Auditor (3 year term)                            Juanita (Nita) Burch-Clay

Library Trustee (3 year term)              Elizabeth (Beth) Miller

Town Grand Juror (1 year term)         No Candidate

Trustee of Copeland Church Fund (1 year term)                     No Candidate

Trustees of Copeland Cemetery Fund (1 year term)     3 positions open – No Candidates

Trustees of Louis Fund & Other Public Monies (remaining year of 3 year term)      Elizabeth (Beth) Miller

Planning Commission (3 year term)   No Candidate




Unofficial Election Results, November 6, 2018

by Middletown Springs on November 7, 2018

For the most up-to-date statewide results, please go to vtelectionresults.sec.state.vt.us .

Middletown Springs had the highest vote turnout in memory, with 460 voters coming through the polling center. By comparison, the presidential election of November 2016 had 420 voters. Thanks to everyone who turned out to vote, and who did the work of registering new voters over the past few months. Thanks also to the dedicated team of election workers who handled the crowds with accuracy and grace.

We had two local-only questions. First, our new array of Justices of the Peace are Elizabeth Cooper, Martha Heitkamp, Patricia Hemenway, Nora Rubinstein, and Leslie Silver. Second, the petitioned ballot item requesting that the Town urge increased state action on energy use reduction passed by a two-to-one margin, at 303-142.

The regional race with the greatest local attention prior to the election was the State Representative seat. Overall, that was won by Robin Chesnut-Tangerman by a vote of 1,162-989, or roughly 53% to 45%, with about 2% blank. There are five towns in that district, and Chesnut-Tangerman won four of them, with Cleveland taking the town of Wells. In Middletown Springs only, the vote was 265-184, with 11 cards not voted.

The other regional race of substantial interest was for State Senate seats representing Rutland County. Overall, those seats were won (in order of vote count) by Brian Collamore, Cheryl Hooker, and James McNeil. Middletown Springs voters had a slightly different order, with Greg Cox, Cheryl Hooker and Scott Garren as the three leading vote-getters.

Other local and regional races resulted in no surprises: Rose Kennedy for State’s Attorney, Stephen Benard as Sheriff, David Fox as High Baliff, Jean Coloutti and David Lewis for assistant judge.

Again, the Secretary of State’s website will have the most complete and current accounting of all state and regional races.

Register to Vote

October 15, 2018

New to town or newly 18… register to vote. Voter registration forms available at the Town Clerk’s Office and at the Library,  or register online with the Secretary of State.  Deadline to register to vote is November 6.  If you would like to make sure your name is on the checklist, the Secretary of State […]

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Author Yvonne Daley Reads…

October 3, 2018

“Going Up the Country” AUTHOR YVONNE DALEY READS FROM HER BOOK October 14, 2 pm At the Middletown Springs Historical Society “Going Up the Country”, is part oral history, part nostalgia-tinged narrative, and part clear-eyed analysis of the multi-faceted phenomenon collectively referred to as the counterculture movement in Vermont. Yvonne will read from her book […]

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Vermont Plants talks at the Library

August 7, 2018

Going Local: Vermont Plants Sunday Afternoons at the Library Series “Wild things that make my heart sing” Wild herbs and other edibles in our community July 9 at 2 p.m. Presented by Leslie Silver “Natives in your garden” Tips on incorporating natives in your garden, especially pollinating gardens, and landscaping. July 22 at 2 p.m. […]

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Strawberry Festival – June 24

June 11, 2018

Shortcake is the centerpiece of the Strawberry Festival Local artists, craftsmakers and musicians will join  Historical Society volunteers to present the 43nd Annual Middletown Springs Strawberry Festival. Admission is free. Strawberry lovers are invited on Sunday, June 24 from 2 to 4 pm to the Historical Society on the Green.  The festival features delicious strawberry shortcake made […]

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Maple Festival Offers Sweet Fun

March 8, 2018

  Maple lore & demonstrations, sweet treats from local kitchens, a raffle and a silent auction featuring local artists and craftspersons, merchants and professionals highlight the 30th Annual Maple Festival of the Middletown Springs Historical Society on Sunday, March 18 from 1-4 pm. The event will feature a demonstration of early maple sugarmaking in a cast […]

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Unofficial Town Meeting Vote Counts

March 8, 2018

Here are the unofficial Town Meeting vote counts from Tuesday’s election, on a total vote count of 320, a little low compared to last year’s Town Meeting of 349. The short report is all Ballot Articles passed. Laura Castle was re-elected as Town Clerk. All unopposed candidates all won. There were a number of write-ins […]

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Pie For Breakfast – March 10

February 6, 2018

Spring must be coming, the trustees at the Middletown Springs Public Library are once again serving up PIE for BREAKFAST!  On Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 8am-11am, they will be serving up PIE with tea, coffee, or juice. The slices are cut thin so it is easy to try many different varieties. Pies are both […]

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GOT NEWS? for January Town Newsletter

December 22, 2017

January Issue of the middleTOWN NEWSletter will be published on January 5.  All news must be submitted no later than January 1. Send news to middletownspringslibrary@gmail.com The middleTOWN NEWSletter is published digitally – on or near the first of the month.  It is posted to the town website, announced on FPF, and send to your […]

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