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Re-Imagining Town Meeting

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Voters in Cornwall cast ballots at their 2014 Town Meeting.

We think of Town Meeting as a hallowed institution and a hallmark of local democracy in action, but the fact is fewer of us are participating.

Town meeting attendance continues to decline despite efforts to boost participation. 

What else can we do?

We talk with Susan Clark and Frank Bryan whose revised edition of All Those In Favor, a study of Vermont's Town Meeting tradition, has just been released.

Post your questions or comments here or email vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also, our Dorothy's List series continues as we visit Barre City School where students have been reading The Center of Everything by Vermont author Linda Urban.

Broadcast live on Monday, March 2, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.