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Trustees defend planned sale to VEC

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by Joseph Gresser

BARTON—Nate Sicard, the chair of the Barton Village Trustees started Sunday’s information meeting on the two Articles that will be voted by Australian ballot on May 10 with a small joke.  He suggested that the 40 or so village residents showed up to discuss the burning question of whether the village should turn responsibility for the parts of Route 16 and Route 5 that run through the village back to the state.

No one laughed.

Everyone knew the central issue to be decided is whether or not to sell the Barton Electric Department’s assets to the Vermont Electric Cooperative.

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