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Addison Northwest warns budget with lower spending, higher taxes

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board on Wednesday agreed to propose a district-wide spending plan of $21,106,261 that if approved by voters on Town Meeting Day would cut current spending by about $10,000.

Because of a projected statewide school tax rate increase of 9.4 cents that budget would still increase the ANWSD property tax rate by 8.33 cents, according to preliminary district estimates provided to the board. Those estimates still hinge on factors that will be determined outside the district.

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Meet the Chef: Andrea Cousineau of The Lobby, Park Squeeze, Black Sheep and Bearded Frog

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When you’re an executive chef, you never know when duty might call. That’s why Andrea Cousineau carries her chef knife in her purse at all times. It’s a MAC in case you were wondering.

“I go between four different restaurants,” said the executive chef of The Lobby in Middlebury, Park Squeeze and Black Sheep Bistro in Vergennes, and The Bearded Frog in Shelburne. “I never know when I’ll need it.”

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Vergennes City Hall sized up for new conference room

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Work could begin soon to convert the former Vergennes police station’s squad room into a city hall conference room that would host meetings of the development review board, planning commission and possibly city council.

Vergennes City Council members last week discussed the final steps of the renovation of the former police station space, a project that Mayor Michael Daniels said would cost no more than $15,000.

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City Scouts thank Legion Post 14 for its support

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Boy Scout Troop 539 recently recognized the American Legion Post 14 of Vergennes for seventy years of support. In 1947 Post 14 chartered the troop and since then has provided storage, transportation and funding support.

Veterans have long supported Boy Scout troops. The American Legion’s support of the Boy Scouts of America began in 1919 at their national convention. Seventy years of support makes the American Legion Post 14/Troop 539 relationship the longest enduring Legion/B.S.A affiliation in the state of Vermont.

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Recipe: Steak With Bleu Cheese & Garlic Butter, Sweet Potato Mash & Brussels Sprouts

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Andrea Cousineau



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John Graham Shelter and Housing Services gets new co-directors

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — John Graham Housing and Services has fresh leadership in the new year, with Peter Kellerman and Kate Schirmer-Smith becoming co-directors Jan. 1.

Longtime executive director Elizabeth Ready stepped aside but remains in the role of chief financial officer.

John Graham Housing and Services provides shelter, housing, services, and prevention and intervention at five sites throughout Addison County. Its flagship emergency homeless shelter is in Vergennes.

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Vergennes City Council preps for new manager as Hawley plans retirement

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday began discussing how it will go about replacing City Manager Mel Hawley, who has been talking for the better part of a year about retiring some time in 2018.

Mayor Michael Daniels said he and council members agreed to reach out to the city’s department heads to gather interview questions, and that he will go online to research appropriate questions.

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Grangent is made permanent head of Northlands Job Corps

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — After a five-month stint as the acting center director, Alicia Grangent has been named as Northlands’ new permanent Center Director, the federal job training center in Vergennes announced last week.

Northlands, which is currently operated by Chugach Education Services Inc. of Alaska, is home to up to 220 low-income youth from around the Northeast, giving them the training and education needed to enter the skilled workforce.

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Vergennes property transfers for 2017

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Vergennes between March and December 2017 (Note: Due to changes in Vermont property-transfer forms only one buyer and seller are listed in most transactions):

•  April 14: River’s Edge Associates to Daniel Bachand, home at 84 Commodore Drive, $317,612.

•  April 18: 103-105 Main Street LLC to D&E Apartments LLC, multi-family dwelling at 103-105 Main St., $247,500.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police busy dealing with cold weather crashes

Posted on January 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Accidents, many caused by last week’s snowy weather, kept Vergennes police busy between Jan. 1 and 7.

One accident led to charges for a Glens Falls, N.Y., resident. On Jan. 6 police cited Collin S. Boerem, 19, for driving under the influence of drugs after his vehicle struck two other vehicles at the downtown intersection of Main and Green streets.

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