Crosby wins lone Arlington race, all articles approved

ARLINGTON — Linda P. Crosby won the race for delinquent tax collector, Arlington's only contest Tuesday night, and all of the articles that went before voters were approved.

Crosby received 210 votes, while her challenger, Kendell Jennings, received 94.

Select Board members Cynthia Browning (268 votes) and Daniel Harvey (262 votes) ran unopposed for re-election to a two-year seat and a three-year seat, respectively. There were several uncontested races: John Whalen for moderator, Joseph Garger for lister, Bill Budde for auditor, John Wilcox for cemetery commissioner, Darlene Young for grand juror, and Susan Jennings for trustee of public funds. Nobody ran for town agent or a second trustee of public funds position.

All of the articles passed by a wide margin.

Articles 10 through 18 were requests to put a total of $138,000 into the town's Capital Reserve Fund for a variety of projects. The projects include the replacement or repair of the town's fire and highway department trucks and equipment, resurfacing of roads, maintaining bridges and culverts, and the purchase or repair of computers.

Articles 19 through 39 were community appropriations requests, totaling $75,154. The largest requests came from the Arlington Rescue Squad, which was seeking $32,500, and the Martha Canfield Library, which was seeking $19,000. All other requests were under $5,000.

The final three articles asked voters whether or not the following community organizations should be granted an exemption from property taxes for the next five years: Arlington Fire Company #1, the Arlington Lions Club, and the Arlington Community House.

On Monday night, residents at the annual floor meeting approved the town's $1.43 million municipal budget.

Derek Carson can be reached at, at @DerekCarsonBB on Twitter and 802-447-7567, ext. 122.


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