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Boston Celtics official and VUHS alum tapped to speak at Vergennes graduation

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School Class of 2017 has selected as its graduation speaker a member of the VUHS Class of 1973 whose employer is in the headlines right now — at least in sports sections.

Jeff Twiss, the Boston Celtics vice president of Media Services and Alumni Relations, will be the featured speaker at the June 9 commencement at VUHS. The Celtics, of course, entered Wednesday night tied 2-2 with the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Vergennes Union High School honor roll

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The following students at Vergennes Union High School were recognized for academic achievement during the third  marking period of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Grade 12

High Honors: Alyse Beauchemin, Brandon Chamberlain, Brandon Cousino, Breanna De Smit, Ian Gramling, Anna Huppuch, Caroline Johnston, Eva Kamman, Sadie Kass, Jacob LaFleche, Nicholas LaFleche, Shay Pouliot, Lauren Scott and Rebecca Unger.

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Eye for art comes from Big Apple to Little City

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Anni Mackay, who has shown and sold high-end art at her BigTown Gallery in Rochester for more than a decade, has roots in the art world of the Big Apple. Now she has brought those skills and that history to the Little City.

She has opened BigTown Gallery Vergennes at 245 Main St., next to Vergennes Laundry, and will hold an official grand opening this Saturday, May 13, 3-6 p.m.

Mackay has promoted art, artists and community in Rochester, and successfully run BigTown Gallery there since 2003. Then the spot in Vergennes caught her eye.

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Gardener Charlie Nardozzi to speak at the Bixby library May 17

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Join fellow gardeners on Wednesday, May 17, at the Bixby Library in Vergennes for a special spring evening focusing on how you can optimize your garden’s edible yield and beautiful look.

Gardener and VPR personality Charlie Nardozzi will be at Bixby Library to talk about his favorite landscape edibles and share techniques on how to integrate them into your gardens and landscape. Be sure to bring your own gardening questions and challenges, as there will be a Q&A session following his presentation. The talk starts at 7 p.m.

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Vergennes sets plans for city's Memorial Day Parade

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Memorial Day this year is observed on Monday, May 29. The American Legion Post 14, sponsor of the parade for 50 years, and one of the organizers for 40, has announced that the theme of this year’s Vergennes parade is “Service, Honor, Sacrifice.”

“This is a real community affair,” say Henry Broughton, a member of the Vergennes Memorial Day Committee. The parade attracts as many as 10,000 people each year.

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Gov. Scott urges restraint on health care reform: Seeking more clarity on Obamacare

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Gov. Phil Scott used Monday’s legislative breakfast in Vergennes to lobby for state lawmakers’ support for some of his budget priorities, and to note differences between him and fellow Republican President Donald Trump on such issues as immigration and health care reform.

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Vergennes farmers' market on the move

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Farmers Market is making plans to move this spring from its longtime home on the city green to the Kennedy Brothers building parking lot further north on Main Street, according to new volunteer managers Christopher and Sandy Reck.

The Recks — who sell pies at the market — met with the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday to discuss any city permissions that might be needed and to explain their decision.

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Scott supports renewable energy bill

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — The governor of Vermont backs the notion of increasing the state’s commitment to energy produced from renewable sources, but he said at Monday’s legislative breakfast in Vergennes that he isn’t in favor of all kinds of renewable energy here.

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Governor not sold on pot legislation

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — At Monday’s legislative breakfast in Vergennes, Gov. Phil Scott and one of his constituents discussed their opposing viewpoints on the possible legalization of small amounts of marijuana.

It appears the 2017 legislative session will wrap up without passage of a bill that would have allowed Vermont to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to two mature plants.

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Bixby Library makes pitch for city funds

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At their Tuesday meeting, Vergennes city council members heard a pitch from Bixby Library board President Paula Moore for $8,000 of increased support, but deferred a decision.

The council also decided to keep level the rates for using the city pool, while at the same time dipping deeper into the city’s Watershed Fund to cover a projected operating deficit.

Moore told the board the Bixby represents “a phenomenal value” to the five communities it serves.

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