BRATTLEBORO -- Town Meeting Reps on Saturday rejected a 1 percent local option tax. The article was overwhelmingly turned down after almost two hours of debate.

Earlier in the day, Reps have amended an article to move $95,000 from agriculture land fund to defray taxes and start Energy Efficiency Fund. Brattleboro will instead use $45,000 for energy fund and keep $50,000 for farmers.

Following along with folks from Saturday's Town Meeting, from those on the scene ...