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Vergennes receptive to treatment center

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials and some neighbors of the former Briarwood Manor nursing home at 1 Alden Place said they could support the proposed reuse of the property as a 19-bed residential treatment facility for young women dealing with substance abuse and self-injury issues — provided organizers can assure the building will be secure and the program is well-run.

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Vergennes shopkeeper ventures into some familiar territory

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In October 1982, Linda Cook, then 20, went to work as a retail clerk for Fishman’s Department Store owner David Coen at the corner of Main and Green streets, right in the center of Vergennes.

Since then, Cook’s career has never left the heart of downtown, although she did switch sides of the road: She worked from 1997 to 2005 at Classic Stitching, on the other side of Green Street, after Coen closed Fishman’s in 1997.

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State officials to Whiting-area residents: Please take EEE tests

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



WHITING — State health officials hope to conduct blood tests on area residents and determine how many people may possess the Eastern equine encephalitis antibodies without ever having gotten sick. That’s the message from a series of three public information meetings they held in the area to update residents in the wake of the first two human cases of EEE over the summer.

Depending on funding, there is also a plan to expand mosquito surveillance next year and hire additional field assistants to help gather samples.

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Disciplinary hearing set for Bristol police chief

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard will hold a disciplinary hearing in executive session on Dec. 17 related to Police Chief Kevin Gibbs’ handling of a grant over the past three fiscal years.

At issue is a total of $9,754 in town funds that the town of Bristol fronted under the expectation that the money would be reimbursed by a Vermont Department of Health grant.

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Bristol 5/6-grade students demonstrate conscience with no-waste Thanksgiving

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By Chris Mazur



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BRISTOL — Thanksgiving lunch at Bristol Elementary School this year was the traditional meal it is every year: turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, corn, rolls, pickles, cranberry sauce and good friends.

However, in one big way, the meal was quite different. The students in Ms. Murnane’s fifth- and sixth-grade class had a dream to make this annual event completely garbage free. With the help of Kristen Andrews, education coordinator for the ANESU Food Service Cooperative, and the BES kitchen staff, the students very nearly achieved that goal.

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Now-vacant Vergennes nursing home eyed as treatment center

Posted on December 3, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — The former Briarwood Manor nursing home at 1 Alden Place in Vergennes could soon be the headquarters of a 19-bed residential treatment facility for adolescent girls and young women who are battling drug addiction and/or “self-injury behaviors.”

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ANwSU school head sets date for retirement

Posted on December 3, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Tom O’Brien will retire following the 2013-2014 school year after 13 years in Vergennes, and on Nov. 28 he received the ANwSU board’s approval to work less than full-time — on a 60-percent basis — during the upcoming academic year.

Last Wednesday the ANwSU board also gave approval to O’Brien to negotiate with longtime Addison Central School (ACS) Principal Wayne Howe about coming aboard as a part-time ANwSU assistant superintendent next year.

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State creates $1M grant fund for food and forestry firms

Posted on December 3, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MIDDLEBURY — State officials late last week announced that they are soliciting applications from entrepreneurs who want a portion of nearly $1 million in grant funds set aside for food and forestry businesses.

Grants ranging from $3,000 to $100,000 will be awarded later this winter by Vermont’s Working Lands Enterprise Board from a $986,5000 fund designed to fuel the Green Mountain State’s economy and build its local food system while maintaining its open lands and natural vistas.

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Lower federal grant challenges Boys & Girls club

Posted on December 3, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A smaller-than-expected annual federal grant award has left the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes scrambling in the middle of its fiscal year and will probably mean closing the club’s center for younger members.

Club executive director Mike Reiderer said when he and the organization’s board sat down and came up with this year’s budget, they had counted upon the same roughly $100,000 bequest from a federal program that had been awarded in the past two years.

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