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Girl Scouts to host energy fair in Arlington

ARLINGTON — An energy fair on Saturday at Fisher Elementary School that will provide information to help Vermont home and business owners save money while using less energy and protecting the climate, will be presented by the Girl Scout Cadette Troop 30215 of Arlington.
The fair, which is the culminating event for the Cadette Scouts’ “Take Action” project, runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Key Vermont organizations and businesses will offer a combination of informational booths and workshops because while spring is in the air, saving on heating and cooling costs is never out of season.
Companies sending representatives include Vermont Neighbor Works, Central Vermont Solar and Wind and Arlington-based Solar Pro. The Vermont Energy Education Program will offer a workshop to “Button Up” and make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, as well as electricity displays featuring Energy Star. Continue reading

Lost hiker returns safe

STRATTON — A 17-year-old reported lost on the Appalachian Trail found his way back to the trail head, state police said.
Justin Furstoss of Toms River, N.J. went hiking with his family from Manchester to Stratton-Arlington Road on Monday. Several family members ended their hike after several miles but Furstoss continued.
A search was conducted when Furstoss did not reach his destination at 5 p.m. He hiked out on his own and arrived at Stratton-Arlington Road around 9:30 p.m.
Furstoss was in good health and said he was lost on the trail. Wardsboro and Stratton Fire Departments assisted State Police in the search.

Town Meeting: Arlington

Town budget
Proposed $1,178,129, $76,305, or 6.5 percent, more than this year’s budget of $1,101,824. The amount to be raised by taxes, however, will increase $750, to $917,041 from this year’s $916,291.
The biggest increase is for the fire department, where the budget has increased nearly $22,000.

School budget
Proposed $5,848,738, $273,344, or 4.9 percent, more than this year’s budget of $ 5,575,394.
Budget includes an increase of about $152,500 for salaries at the elementary school after teachers accepted a pay freeze last year.

Special articles
To vote to purchase a new fire truck in 2012. This will require expensing the Fire Truck Fund and up to $50,000 of additional funds from the Capital Fund?
There are seven questions on the school ballot, asking voters to place money from previous years’ unexpended fund balances, for a total of $511,000, in various funds, including the general fund and the capital expenditure fund, “so as not to have to raise additional taxes for that purpose.”

Contested races
Incumbent Linda Crosby is facing challenger Susan Jennings for a one-year term as delinquent tax collector.
Incumbent Leroy Hush is facing a challenge from John Wilcox in a race for a three-year seat on the cemetery commission.

Meeting location
Arlington’s floor meetings, town and school, will be at Arlington Memorial High School at 7 p.m. on March 5 to vote on the municipal budget. Election of town and school officials, the school budget and appropriations will take place by Australian ballot from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., also at the high school.