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Newscast: Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014, 7:34 a.m.

Unofficial results indicate 15 communities approved a Town Meeting resolution calling on the legislature to establish a public bank.  The non-binding resolution was voted down in four towns.  One of the most contentious municipal races of the year ended Tuesday night when Montpelier Mayor John Hollar defeated challenger Gwen Hallsmith. School budgets were rejected in many communities yesterday, sending a message to local school boards and lawmakers that the proposed tax rates were too high. Lowell voters are standing behind their support for a 21-turbine industrial wind power project.