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Vt. towns to consider resolutions on tar sands oil, assault weapons

MONTPELIER — While Vermonters debate school budgets and whether to buy new equipment on Town Meeting Day, some communities also will take up resolutions opposing the transport of tar sands oil through Vermont and recommending a ban on assault weapons.

The resolutions are nonbinding but petitioners hope they send a message on the annual state holiday, when residents gather to debate and vote on budgets and elect officials.

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