Windham Southeast towns to vote May 11 on Academy School building project

BRATTLEBORO — On Tuesday, May 11, voters in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Putney will be asked to approve financing for renovations to the Academy School in Brattleboro, which will include an addition and updates to learning environments for students in kindergarten through grade 6.

According to a news release, included in project, estimated at $2 million, are a new wing, replacement windows, updated heating, and ventilation improvements.

Energy-efficient products, processes, and mechanical equipment and designs will be used.

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, voters are strongly encouraged to vote through absentee ballot.

A virtual public information meeting on the proposed renovation project is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, via Zoom, at 7 p.m. The link to the information meeting agenda and how to call in, as well as other documents related to the project, can be found on the school district's website at

To request an absentee ballot, go to “My Voter Page” at; be sure to update your physical and mailing address.

You can also contact your town clerk:

• Brattleboro: 802-251-8157, [email protected];

• Dummerston: 802-257-1496, [email protected];

• Guilford: 802-254-6857, [email protected];

• Putney: 802-387-5862, ext. 13, [email protected].

Absentee ballots must be returned to your town clerk not later than 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11 to be counted.

If you are not registered to vote, visit the online voter registration page at, or contact your town clerk.

For in-person voting on May 11, polls in each town will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

• Brattleboro: Drive-thru/walk-thru at the Windham Regional Career Center, 80 Atwood St., Brattleboro;

• Dummerston: Town Office, 1523 Middle Rd., Dummerston Center;

• Guilford: Town Office, 236 School Rd., Guilford;

• Putney: Fire Station, 21 Carl Snyder Dr., Putney.

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