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Woodstock approves climate change articles

Incumbent select board member John Doten, Jr. defeated challenger Eden Marceau-Piconi 436-310 on Tuesday.

Woodstock voters unanimously approved the $3.9 million budget from a floor vote on Saturday March, 2.  The budget will raise the tax rate approximately 1.6 cents per $100 assessed value, or 3.7 percent.

Two climate change articles were also approved at Town Meeting. One article urges the state to halt any new or expanded fossil fuel infrastructure and commit to 90 percent use of renewable energy by 2050,

The second climate change article asks the town to prohibit fossil fuel facilities or pipelines on town lands, to weatherize town buildings and schools, to encourage landowners and farmers to implement practices mitigating flooding and drought.

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