BRATTLEBORO -- It's primary election night in Vermont.

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MONTPELIER -- Republican businessman Scott Milne defeated two fellow GOP hopefuls and a Libertarian's write-in bid Tuesday for the chance to face two-term Democratic incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin in November.

Shumlin easily defeated H. Brooke Paige of Washington, who also ran and lost to incumbent William Sorrell in the Democratic primary for attorney general.

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State Sen. Jeanette White and Brattleboro resident Becca Balint won the two Democratic nominations for Windham County Senate on Tuesday, beating out two other Democrats.

With 17 of the district's 20 towns reporting, White had 2,199 votes followed by Balint's 1,639. In third place was Roger Allbee with 1,149, and Joan Bowman had 427.

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In Bellows Falls, village voters approved the article before them on Tuesday and agreed to borrow from a bond bank, three months after an oversight at the village's newspaper of record sent a wastewater improvement project on a detour.

Residents voted 178 to 71 via Australian ballot to borrow $7 million from the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank to fund the improvements . Municipal Manager Willis D.


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"Chip" Stearns II previously told the Reformer the village will have to pay back the money through user fees over a 20-year period. The vote required a simple majority.

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Voters in Westminster on Tuesday rejected all three proposed revisions to the town charter.

Election official Doreen Woodward told the Reformer voters opted 245 to 151 against an article that would have allowed the Westminster Selectboard to appoint the town clerk, a position that will continue to be elected by the people. The Selectboard also was denied the ability to appoint the town treasurer, as citizens voted 233 to 162 against the notion.

The final article shot down by voters was the one that would have stripped much power from the town's three listers by converting Westminster to an assessment form of listing.

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