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Vergennes officials adopt revised city plan

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After a second public hearing, the Vergennes City Council on July 18 adopted amendments to the city plan that would create a Solar Overlay District and related energy policies, fold the Vergennes Downtown-Basin Master Plan into the city plan, and ban ground-floor and basement apartments in the city’s Central Business District.

The Vergennes Planning Commission had written and then adopted the amendments in May after holding its own hearings.

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Vergennes-based program offers bikes for foster kids

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By EMILY GREENBERG of VTDigger.org



VERGENNES — What’s a more quintessential Vermont childhood experience than riding a bicycle in the summertime? Yet for more than 1,000 children within the state’s foster care system, having a bike of their own may not be the norm.

That’s why Vergennes used bike shop Little City Cycles founded Green Mountain Foster Bikes, a volunteer-run, non-profit program that refurbishes discarded bicycles and donates them to foster kids.

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Kickstarter goal reached, Vergennes food market to open

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — In mid-June, Vergennes couple Mona and Jon Sullivan turned to fundraising website Kickstarter as a way not only to obtain capital to add a downtown brick-and-mortar component to Provisionary Market, their online local-foods business, but also to learn whether demand existed for that expansion. 

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Vergennes Police Log: City police look into alleged child abuse

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police capped a busy week on Sunday by issuing citations for driving under the influence of alcohol and for theft. They also that day began two investigations, one involving a man who allegedly physically abused children and another involving a sex offender.

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Major changes in food service, new hires arrives at ANWSU

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Several changes have come this summer to Addison Northwest School District.

 ANWSD has made final its long-discussed food-service collaboration with Addison Northeast School District, bringing ANWSD schools’ food programs under the leadership of former Ferrisburgh Central School food service director Kathy Alexander; hired Panton business owner Kenneth Sullivan as its new building and grounds supervisor; and brought former Addison Northeast and Burlington accounting supervisor Elizabeth Atkins on board as the new ANWSD business manager.

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Program marks 30 years of summer fun for kids

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERGENNES — This year marks important milestones in the full-day summer camps of the Mary Johnson Children’s Center. The program has operated for 30 years in Middlebury, 25 years in Bristol, and 15 in Vergennes.

Maybe 30 years ago, kids weren’t wiring bananas into piano keyboards or making solar robots, as they’ll do this summer? But then as now, the pioneering program provides an important resource for local families.

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County natives deepen their love of art with their own gallery

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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VERGENNES — “You have the best office in all of Addison County.”

That’s what clientele often say to Justine Jackson and Sophie Pickens, the owners of Northern Daughters, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of downtown Vergennes.

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Maritime Museum seeks to raise historic Revolutionary War gunboat than sunk in 1776

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Twenty years after researchers found the Revolutionary War gunboat Spitfire in its watery grave, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum officials are recommending that it be raised, conserved and perpetually exhibited as a cultural treasure offering a direct link to the birth of the United States.

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City panel rejects Green Street housing development

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Development Review Board on July 3 denied a proposal for a six-unit Planned Unit Development (known as a PUD) at 186 Green St., the former home of the Fisher Flower Farm.

The DRB cited a number of shortcomings in the plan put forth by New Haven resident Scott Hardy, who had hoped to install six small, energy-efficient VerMod modular homes on the 1.85-acre parcel and eventually add a seventh unit.

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'Women of Wisdom' helps city nonprofits

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — As its 10th birthday approaches on Aug. 10, the Main Street Vergennes nonprofit Sweet Charity and the group that supports it are enjoying their most productive year.

The charitable venture and other fundraising efforts of the members of Women of Wisdom, all area residents, have seen steadily increasing success in the past few years.

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