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Bixby offers writing workshop by 'Good Naked' author

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Anyone who has ever tried knows that writing can be a challenge. Enter the Bixby Library.

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Vergennes Police Log: Typical calls occupy city police

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of incidents and violations between Jan. 15 and 21, including continuing violations of the city’s winter overnight parking ban, minor car accidents, a student drug case, an untimely death, and two animal control issues, all while working on a couple more serious investigations on which they were not yet ready to comment.

During those seven days, Vergennes police:

On Jan. 15:

•  Ticketed a car in violation of the parking ban.

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ANWSD voters to decide fate of $7.6 million bond to fix schools

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board has officially adopted a $7.63 million proposal for voter consideration on Town Meeting Day that board members said would address critical energy efficiency, fire safety and security issues at all four district schools.

Board members at a Wednesday meeting also emphasized that payments on a bond to pay for the plan could be funded without increasing taxes.

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Farmer coalition meeting set for Jan. 25 in Vergennes

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition will hold its 2018 annual meeting next Thursday, Jan. 25, at the American Legion hall in Vergennes.

Speakers lined up for the evening include Vermont Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts, Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore and Paul Costello of the Vermont Council of Rural Development/Vermont Climate Action Committee.

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Bursting Vergennes Union High School pipes shut gym, flood halls

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Flooding due to frozen pipes in the Vergennes Union High School sprinkler system has twice struck the building, most recently on Monday in the main VUHS hallway — but more seriously back on Jan. 2, when water damage to the school’s main gymnasium floor will put the gym mostly out of service for the next six weeks.

On Monday, a sprinkler pipe froze and then burst over the VUHS health office, just off the main hallway connecting the school’s two wings, at about 5:30 p.m.

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After weird weather, city sewage over ow among state’s largest

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Weather extremes late last week — heavy rains, warm temperatures that melted existing snow, and then a hard freeze — triggered overflows to municipal sewer systems around Vermont, notably in Vergennes, St. Albans and Rutland.

All plant operators are required to report combined sewer system overflows to the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). That’s because the overflows are mostly storm water after weather events such as those last week, but also contain septic waste.

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Meals on Wheels in need of volunteer help

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Patricia Long, Community Meals Program Coordinator for Age Well, spoke to the Vergennes Lions Club on Wednesday night, Jan. 3. Her message was very clear: the Meals on Wheels Program is in desperate need of volunteer drivers/delivery people in the Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes areas.

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ANWSD Early Education Program gets CLiF grant

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WATERBURY CENTER — The ANWSD Early Education Program in Vergennes was recently one of 10 recipients of a Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) grant. The awards go to organizations serving low-income and at-risk children in Vermont and New Hampshire.

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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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