Wednesday, March 4, 2009

town meeting day

Yesterday, regular citizens from towns and villages across Vermont gathered in community halls, granges, schools, and other venues to debate and vote on budgets and issues concerning their town. Alas, Brattleboro is too large for a real town meeting so we vote by Australian ballot. These three were running for town offices.

9 comments:

Greensboro Daily said...

Just discovering your city daily photo blog. Great shots of Brattleboro-- especially the recent Victorian house!

brattcat said...

Thanks, Greensboro Daily.(-:

Tanya said...

Now I'm going to be singing the Dora the Explorer song all day,lol

Boise Diva said...

Great glimpse of a real-world small town.

Mary Helen said...

I've always wanted to visit VT. I have never heard of your town so I had to look it up. Sounds like a great place to live. Great Photos!

Clueless in boston said...

All politics is local and it doesn't get much more local than for town offices.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

the days of friendly, statesmanlike candidates who could stand next to each other and everyone get along. Don't you wish we had more of that in government today? This photo is a good reminder that it can still exist. In answer to your question about the saguaro cactus, I was standing on the ground looking up. It turned out to be gorgeous day with clouds!

angela said...

That's an interesting way of doing things and it keeps things personal, I guess.

slim said...

Town meetings . . . I'm so glad someone is still holding them . . . go Brattleboro!