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Vergennes overall tax rate rising 1.8 percent

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With the Vermont Department of Taxes release late on Friday, June 30, Vergennes officials said the overall city residential tax rate will rise by about 4.25 cents, or about 1.8 percent.

For fiscal year 2017-2018, owners of city homes will be taxed at a rate of $2.4375 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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Vergennes Union High School honor roll

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Vergennes Union High School has released the names of students achieving honor roll for its fourth quarter. Those students are as follows.

Grade 12

High Honors: Brandon Cousino, Ian Gramling, Anna Huppuch, Caroline Johnston, Sadie Kass, Shay Pouliot and Rebecca Unger.

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Lions auction to be held July 12

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club will hold their annual live auction to raise money for the many projects in the area communities on Wednesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. (preview at 5 p.m.), in the Vergennes Union School gym.

Prior to the auction, there will be a flea market table and a silent auction, both of which will run through much of the regular auction. Members are soliciting items from merchants and individuals in the form of goods, services and/or gift certificates.  Each Lion has also been asked to contribute one item for the auction.

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See You at the Lake' solo exhibit opens at Northern Daughters

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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See You at the Lake, a solo exhibit of new work from Anne Cady comes to Northern Daughters gallery at 221 Main Street in Vergennes next Thursday, July 13. The exhibit will be on view through Aug. 27 with an opening reception on Friday, July 21, from 5-8 p.m.

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Funds sought for crosswalk lighting in Vergennes

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council last week voted to seek a Vermont Agency of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Program grant to help fund five sets of flashing pedestrian lights at heavily used crosswalks, mostly on Main Street.

The lights cost $11,000 a pair, and City Manager Mel Hawley said required site work, such as metal roadside pedestrian grates, will add to the final cost of installation.

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Middlebury and Vergennes set municipal tax rates

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Boards in the town of Middlebury and city of Vergennes this week set their municipal tax rates. Click below to read each story.

City council cites ‘thin cushion,’ adds 2 cents

In Middlebury, town rate rises by a half-cent

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City manager talks about his (eventual) retirement

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley could step down as soon as August 2018, it was made public in Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting.

Hawley has said openly in the past year or so that his second term as Vergennes city manager could be nearing a close, but rarely in detail in such a public forum.

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VUHS student nets Land Steward Award

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Local student Howie Vander Wey received the Land Stewards Award from the Vermont Land Trust. The award, now in its twelfth year, acknowledges the hard work of tomorrow’s agricultural and forestry leaders with an unrestricted cash prize of $250. Eleven qualified students across Vermont received the Land Stewards Award this year.

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Lions donates $3,500 to five local charities

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club is wrapping up their 2016-17 year by helping several local organizations. The club has several fundraisers throughout the year to support these donations, including the vehicle raffle, the Red Sox ticket raffle, scholarship raffle, Lions Charity Auction and Memorial Day sale items. President Jim McClay says, “This would not be possible without the tremendous support of everyone in our greater Vergennes area communities.” 

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City council cites 'thin cushion,' adds 2 cents

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday added two cents to the tax rate needed to support city services and adopted a $2,290,291 municipal budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1; the budget will increase city spending by about $58,000.

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