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City manager talks about his (eventual) retirement

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley could step down as soon as August 2018, it was made public in Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting.

Hawley has said openly in the past year or so that his second term as Vergennes city manager could be nearing a close, but rarely in detail in such a public forum.

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VUHS student nets Land Steward Award

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Local student Howie Vander Wey received the Land Stewards Award from the Vermont Land Trust. The award, now in its twelfth year, acknowledges the hard work of tomorrow’s agricultural and forestry leaders with an unrestricted cash prize of $250. Eleven qualified students across Vermont received the Land Stewards Award this year.

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Lions donates $3,500 to five local charities

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club is wrapping up their 2016-17 year by helping several local organizations. The club has several fundraisers throughout the year to support these donations, including the vehicle raffle, the Red Sox ticket raffle, scholarship raffle, Lions Charity Auction and Memorial Day sale items. President Jim McClay says, “This would not be possible without the tremendous support of everyone in our greater Vergennes area communities.” 

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City council cites 'thin cushion,' adds 2 cents

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday added two cents to the tax rate needed to support city services and adopted a $2,290,291 municipal budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1; the budget will increase city spending by about $58,000.

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Bench in city park dedicated to Vietnam veterans

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Seth Warner — Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the DAR has been an active partner with the Vietnam War Commemoration Committee for the past three years. This spring, the group purchased a park bench to dedicate local Vietnam veterans. A plaque attached by the chapter thanks and honors Vietnam veterans for their service. The bench has been placed in MacDonough Park in Vergennes, in a shady spot with a view of the falls.

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Bixby to host table read of local man's play

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday, June 27, from 6-8:30 p.m., Zig Zag Lit Mag continues its monthly Table Read Series at Bixby Memorial Library with a reading of work by A. Jay Dubberly of Vergennes.

The format for the table read is simple: the author’s work is read aloud by peers, and then discussed, all while the author remains silent; the author exists like a fly on the wall, observing others interacting with their work.

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Fireworks and concert are set for July 3rd in Vergennes

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 3801 and the Vergennes American Legion Post No. 14 will co-sponsor a fireworks display at the Vergennes Union High School athletics fields on Monday, July 3, beginning at dusk.

Prior to the fireworks, the public is invited to come and enjoy music provided by the Vergennes City Band, directed by Susan O’Daniel. Refreshments will be available from food vendors, and the Vergennes Fire Department will be on site to keep everything safe.

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Local Lions distribute donated eyeglasses

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — From July 2016 to June 2017 Vermont Lions Club members have been quietly collecting eyeglasses from the public and stashing them away in the basement of Vergennes Lion Brad Howe, the chairmen of the effort. 

On June 14, under Howe’s direction, members of the Vermont clubs delivered about 15,000 pairs of eyeglasses to the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC) in West Trenton, N.J. More than 3,000 of those glasses were from the Lions Club donation boxes in Brandon, Middlebury and Vergennes.

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From cyberspace to city space; Online local-foods business to get Vergennes storefront

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In an era when many brick-and-mortar businesses are trying to create an Internet presence, a year-old Vergennes venture is working to reverse that trend — with help from an online fundraising site.

City couple Mona and Jon Sullivan has been operating their online local-food business, Provisionary, out of a 400-square-foot space at 7 South Maple St., just off Main Street.

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City board to rule on Green Street development in July

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After an April site visit and a three-session public hearing that closed on Monday, the Vergennes Development Review Board will decide next month whether to approve a six-unit Planned Unit Development at 186 Green St. that would feature small, energy-efficient pre-built homes and common-owned land on 1.85 acres.

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