As these have been sort of popular of late...if I were voting on this, I'd just want the replacement name to be mono-syllabic as well.http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/953 ... -will.html
Mont Vernon voters decide Jew Pond will be renamed
By DEAN SHALHOUP
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Staff photo by Bob Hammerstrom
Jew Pond in Mont Vernon is created by the small dam at left. Voters decided Tuesday night to rename the pond, but left it up to selectmen to decide on a name.
Mont Vernon 2012
The Mont Vernon Town Meeting meeting was held on March 13, 2012
Please check The Telegraph's Mont Vernon Town Meeting page for election results.
MONT VERNON – Mont Vernon voters approved changing the name of Jew Pond late Tuesday night, although they haven’t yet decided what to change it to.
After a long evening that included a badly timed fire alarm, the town voted by secret ballot to petition the U.S. Geological Survey to rename tiny Jew Pond, and charge the Board of Selectmen to determine the process by which the name will be changed.
The proposal to rename the pond drew national attention.
The article, amended from an original proposal to rename the pond “Grand Hill Pond,” was approved 124-33, by secret ballot. Raucous cheers met the announcement of the vote at 10:40 p.m.
That vote came after a three-hour Town Meeting, which started by racing through the budget and other warrant articles before bogging down on the high-profile question of Jew Pond. The name debate was halted for more than a half hour when a fire alarm went off just as discussion began.