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VUHS social studies teacher Pam Taylor reflects on 43 years in front of the classroom

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A teacher inside a one-room Ira schoolhouse who taught eight grades within its walls sparked one of its 1964 graduates to follow in her footsteps.

Fifty-three years later, the past 43 of those spent teaching social studies and some English classes at Vergennes Union High School, that former Ira Central School student — Pam Taylor — is ready to step away and spend more time reading, painting, playing music, relaxing in her North Ferrisburgh home, and traveling.

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Vergennes Boys and Girls Club to be open for meals this summer

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes will be an Open Meal site for breakfast and lunch this summer. The club is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the following sites and times:

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, 55 School Street, Vergennes:

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City partnership sets goals to improve Vergennes

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Efforts to enhance the economic viability and preserve the beauty and character of downtown Vergennes took center stage at the annual meeting of the Vergennes Partnership, held June 1 at Falls Park on the banks of Otter Creek.

Partnership President Renny Perry and others updated the more than a dozen people in attendance that the three-minute video promoting Vergennes and its environs has been viewed 14,000 times from the Vermont Department of Tourism Facebook page, which shared the video after it was released last month.

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Where are they now? Vergennes Union High School - Ellen Dulsky Watkins, 2010

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Ellen Dulsky Watkins



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Where are they now? Vergennes Union High School - Ellen Dulsky Watkins, 2010

Hometown, current residence, age: I grew up in Ferrisburgh, I’m 24, and I live in Brooklyn.

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Where are they now? Vergennes Union High School - Ben Eddington, 2007

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Ben Eddington



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Vergennes Union High School - Ben Eddington, 2007

Hometown, current residence, age: I grew up in Waltham, Vt.; currently living in Sydney, Australia; age 28.

Family: Son of Deb and Dave Eddington of Waltham, brother of Kristin Eddington of New York City.

What I am up to: I’m currently working for a large energy company in Australia, and am about to graduate with a Master’s of Economics from the University of New South Wales.

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Where are they now? Vergennes Union High School - Genevieve Cohn, 2010

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Genevieve Cohn



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Vergennes Union High School - Genevieve Cohn, 2010

Hometown, current residence, age: I grew up in Ferrisburgh and attended Ferrisburgh Central School. I just finished my Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) program in Bloomington, Indiana, and will be moving to Chicago this next year. I am 24 years old.

Family: My mom and dad, Anne and Arthur Cohn, my brother, Nathan Cohn, and my boyfriend, Peter Slothower — I’m so lucky to have them!

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Speaker tells VUHS graduates that time is on their side, so use it

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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VERGENNES — For the 86 graduating seniors in the Vergennes Union High School gym last Friday evening, time was both an ally and an enemy.

Shay Pouliot, president of the Commodore class of 2017, summed up the sense opposition to time in salutatorian’s address.

“Our parents always warned us that time would go by fast, but none of us could truly understand what they meant until now,” she said.

Classmate Eva Kamman amplified that point when she delivered her challenge to the junior class.

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Country Home Products to close Winooski plant

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes outdoor power equipment firm Country Home Products and its parent company, Generac Holdings Inc. of Wisconsin, have decided to close CHP’s Winooski manufacturing plant, according to a statement released on Friday morning by Gov. Phil Scott.

Repeated efforts on Friday to reach CHP or Generac officials for comment were unsuccessful. CHP is the second-largest private employer in Vergennes, trailing only United Technologies Corp. on Panton Road.

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Panton girl named as VUHS valedictorian

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Addison Indpeendent



VERGENNES — Sadie Kass, daughter of Alexander Smith and Susan Kass of Panton, has been named class Valedictorian of this year’s Vergennes Union High School graduating class. Kass, who holds the highest overall average of her class, will deliver the valedictory speech at graduation.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police investigate possible false reporting of alleged Northlands assault

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police are continuing to investigate an alleged June 1 assault at Northlands Job Corps that they now believe more likely involved false reporting.

Police and Northlands officials were told that one male student punched another male student, and Northlands sent the alleged assailant home. But city police said further investigation showed that the student who was punched might instead have asked his girlfriend to strike him for reasons of sexual gratification, and that they possibly concocted the story of an assault.

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