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Vergennes property transfers for 2017

Posted on January 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Vergennes between March and December 2017 (Note: Due to changes in Vermont property-transfer forms only one buyer and seller are listed in most transactions):

•  April 14: River’s Edge Associates to Daniel Bachand, home at 84 Commodore Drive, $317,612.

•  April 18: 103-105 Main Street LLC to D&E Apartments LLC, multi-family dwelling at 103-105 Main St., $247,500.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police busy dealing with cold weather crashes

Posted on January 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Accidents, many caused by last week’s snowy weather, kept Vergennes police busy between Jan. 1 and 7.

One accident led to charges for a Glens Falls, N.Y., resident. On Jan. 6 police cited Collin S. Boerem, 19, for driving under the influence of drugs after his vehicle struck two other vehicles at the downtown intersection of Main and Green streets.

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ANWSD eyes level-funded budget with staffing cuts

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board on Wednesday leaned toward adopting a level-funded $21.1 million spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

It’s a budget that ANWSD officials said would mean elementary school and support staff personnel cuts, but would also maintain educational programming and limit a property tax increase to less than the 9.4 cents expected statewide.

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AgeWell offering beneficial tai chi classes at St. Peter's in Vergennes

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Age Well, formerly CVAA Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, is offering free classes in Sun Style Tai Chi in Vergennes at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Both a beginner and an advanced class will be offered every Monday and Wednesday starting Jan. 8 and continuing until April 11.

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Vergennes police bust three holiday grinches

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited two city teens and a 2017 Mount Abraham Union High School graduate on Dec. 29 on charges related to the late Christmas Eve and early Christmas morning spree of car break-ins and vandalism on a number of city streets, most in the city’s southeast quadrant.

Cited into Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on March 12 were Kyle Kingsley, 19, and Bernard Rich, 18, both Vergennes residents who graduated from Vergennes Union High School this past June, and 18-year-old Josh Hardy of St. George.

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Curbside Christmas tree pickup postponed due to frigid weather

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Cold enough for you? It’s been cold, for sure, but after a midweek respite of daytime highs in the teens, temps are forecast to dive well below zero this weekend with Saturday’s high predicted to be only a few degrees above hell freezing over.

As such, those with a little foresight are calling off or delaying some weekend events.

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Vergennes seeking to dole out money from the revolving loan fund

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials are looking for a resident to volunteer to serve on a committee that helps award loans to Vergennes businesses from a city revolving loan fund — and they would like to find a business that might need such a loan.

Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley told council members at their Dec. 19 meeting the fund, formally called the Maynard Building Revolving Loan Fund, has $60,000 available to lend out to city business.

“I’d like to put that money to work,” Hawley said in an later interview.

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City Lions wrap up a busy fall

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club members have been busy this fall doing service projects such as food for Thanksgiving, building accessible ramps, purchasing eyeglasses, testing school children’s eyes, and donating funds for numerous local organizations.

The Vergennes Rotary Club joined with the Lions to collect food for Thanksgiving, which was distributed through the Vergennes Community Food Shelf. Lion President Debbie Brace said more than 70 turkeys, all the fixings and $500 were collected from customers at the local Shaw’s Supermarket.

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Opera House field trip

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Traveling Sightseeing Associates, or TSA, is a travel group exploring local sites and places of interest.

Last month the group visited the Vergennes Opera House on the December TSA trip to Vergennes. Since September, the TSA has been to the Robert Frost Trail in Ripton, the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury and the Bixby Library, in addition to the Vergennes Opera House.

The group has used the ACTR bus whenever possible and visited local businesses when in towns.

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School food earning higher marks in Addison Northwest

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Earlier during her Vergennes Union High School years senior Emma Husk was not exactly thrilled with the school food, either its taste or its quality.

“It wasn’t just that I didn’t like it, but it made me feel like gross and slow and groggy,” Husk said.

Her friend and classmate Kaitlyn Brace, one of a group of seniors and juniors that usually eats lunch in a room off the school library, also gave a thumbs-down review of what used to be served in the VUHS cafeteria.

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