I would have guessed Herrings would go first in the dissolution effort since the tiny village has trouble filling its board positions....but it's Chaumont that is considering oblivion under a recently passed state law making getting rid of villages easier. The historic Village of Seneca Falls voted itself out of business this past year.
The biggest loss in these actions is identity and the notion that folks living near each other can achieve the economies of scale needed to provide services at a reasonable cost.
Town governments would become the delivery agent for local services....In this case the Town of Lyme.
This is the first case of a local village choosing this path. How this plays out will be a template for other local communities.
How about the Lyme School District ? Oh, not those kind of consolidations.
Watertown Daily Times Chaumont considering dissolution