Radio Free Vermont: Three Petitions Cause Controversy In Bethel

Friday, January 28, 2005

Three Petitions Cause Controversy In Bethel

The Bethel Selectboard stirred controversy—and the direct intervention of Secretary of State Deb Markowitz—last Monday when it refused to place an article about Iraq on the Town Meeting ballot.

The article had been petitioned lawfully, but international relations are was not something the Town of Bethel had any authority over, the board reasoned.

However, on Tuesday of this week, the Board held a special meeting to place the item on the warned agenda after all.

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