By ANDY KIRKALDY
VERGENNES — Facing a $224,000 deficit due to last winter’s soaring fuel bills and to trouble with the school’s heating and ventilation system, Vergennes Union High School officials slashed almost $200,000 of supplies, equipment and materials from a December draft budget in order to keep their proposed 2009-2010 spending increase at 4.9 percent.
By KATHRYN FLAGG
VERGENNES — Struggling to find a name for their newly formed band, Doug Hawley, Billy Yantz and Pat O’Brien stood on O’Brien’s driveway in Vergennes one night in 1964. They were teenagers — Yantz, the oldest of the three, was only 15.
The guys tossed around a few names, but as Yantz remembers it, nothing sounded quite right.
By JOHN FLOWERS
BRISTOL — Hundreds of Bristol residents were expected to bid a final farewell to Fred Jackman on Wednesday morning in a very public salute to a dedicated public servant, shrewd businessman, WWII veteran and iconic figure in Addison County’s firefighting community who died on Saturday at the age of 84.