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'Never Felt Better' fiber art exhibit on view in Little City

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Explore the creative potential of the world’s earliest textile technique at Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes this week. “Never Felt Better,” a special exhibition featuring work by member artists Deb Allen and Marsha Chase (of Panton), and guest artists Kathy Giroux, Kim Goodling, Nancy Hayden, Muffy Kashkin-Grolier (of Orwell), Lynn Ocone, Susi Ryan and Linda Veilleux, opens on Friday, Feb. 23.

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VUHS Q2 honor roll

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The following students achieved honor roll recogtniation for the second quarter at Vergennes Union High School.

Grade 12

High Honors: Ally Atkins, Lance Bergmans, Anneke Boelens, Lillian Brinkman, Sierra Chamberlain, Mason Charlebois, Lillian Clark, Adelaide Cushman, Norah Deming, Kayla Gevry, Nora Hatch, Emma Husk, Kristina Jochum, Erin Lawrence, Benjamin Praamsma, Aaron Premont, Bailey Smith and Megan Tarte.

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City officials and local church talk about sidewalk upgrades

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council last week agreed to pay at least a quarter of the cost of a $92,500 Park Street sidewalk project and support a grant proposal by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church — which lies between Park Street and city hall — for half of its cost.

Council members on Feb. 13 approved a motion that would loan the church the remaining 25 percent of its cost, or $23,125, from the city’s Water Tower Fund, but also agreed they would consider upping the city’s share of the project.

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Meet Mr. Bixby – legendary Vergennes philanthropist

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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This past Sunday afternoon some lucky history buffs got to meet a 188-year-old Vergennes icon. Adorning his classic brown suit and tie and capped off with his fez, Mr. William Grove Bixby gave a tour of his namesake, the Bixby Memorial Library.

Not buying it?

OK, neither are we.

Of course the original Bixby is dead. In fact he died way back in February of 1907. But his legacy is very much still alive in the Little City.

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Vergennes City Council supports Perry as new mayor

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Senior Alderman and former Vergennes City Manager Renny Perry on Tuesday night told the other members of the city council that after a weekend of thinking it over he would be willing to serve out the remainder of recently resigned Mayor Michael Daniels’ term.

As senior alderman Perry automatically took over as mayor as called for in the Vergennes city charter when Daniels, citing conflicts with his fellow council members, resigned on Feb. 8. But Perry said he would only stay on until March 2019 if council members agreed.

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City to keep voting hours the same – for now

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Board of Civil Authority (BCA) on Jan. 31 decided not to expand the city’s voting hours for primary and general elections, as some residents and city council members have suggested. But an ongoing city council update of the Vergennes city charter could still expand the community’s voting hours.

Unlike the rest of the county’s towns, Vergennes voting hours begin at 9 a.m., not 7 a.m. They then run to the universal closing hour of 7 p.m.

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Fed up with city council, Mayor Daniels says he won't be a 'puppet' and quits

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In an unexpected and unprecedented move, two-time Vergennes Mayor Michael Daniels resigned on Thursday, alleging in a statement a poor working relationship with the Vergennes City Council and citing a disagreement with council members on how a recent complaint against city hall employees was handled.

“I was told right at the beginning by several council members that we are all equal; stop running out in front and work with the council. I will no longer be a puppet,” read one sentence in Daniels’ statement.

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Vergennes Mayor Michael Daniels resigns

Posted on February 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Michael Daniels on Thursday resigned as mayor of Vergennes.

Daniels, 70, defeated incumbent Bill Benton by just a few votes 11 months ago. It was his third stint as mayor.

But he said in a resignation letter supplied by City Manager Mel Hawley that he felt he had been unable to work with the city council.

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Bixby to reveal secrets under the dome

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Ever wonder why the vergennes five-town library is named the bixby? Or why it has such a beautiful and unusual stained-glass dome? Find out this Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., during an entertaining and informative “reenactment” of how the library came to be and what it is currently doing to be a vital resource for the community. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more info call Gail at (802) 425-4505.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police stop rolling car

Posted on February 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of incidents between Jan. 22 and Feb. 4, including dealing with child custody disputes, helping motorist who had locked themselves out of vehicles, issuing citations following an alleged fight, investigating several car break-ins, stopping a rolling car from doing damage, and continuing to issue tickets to vehicle owners who neglect to obey the city’s wintertime ban on overnight street parking.

During those two weeks, Vergennes police:

On Jan. 22:

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