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Future of trash, recycling challenges Vergennes area, county

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — While the Addison County Solid Waste Management District works toward a long-term replacement for the Vergennes recycling center, selectboards of three of the other towns that it serves have agreed to pay higher costs to keep the center open until the end of the year.

The fourth, Waltham, is set to take up the question this Monday, Aug. 13, and Selectboard Chairman Michael Grace said his recommendation to the board “probably will be to stay with Vergennes at this time,” given the lack of other options.

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Property transfers in Vergennes

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The following real estate sales were recorded in Vergennes during the first six months of 2018:

•           Jan. 19: Anita Hayden to Arlen Flynn, home at 282 Main St., $139,500.

•           Feb. 13: Richard Esty to Kelly Boelens, condo at 3C Country Commons, $184,500.

•           Feb. 16: Russell Hulst to Lori Brinkman, home at 25 New Haven Rd., $163,000.

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City manager search nearing its conclusion

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials remained optimistic about finding a new city manager after the city council on Tuesday met to conduct online interviews with candidates, but were reluctant to identify those candidates.

“Out of respect for our candidates we are unable to yet release names,” said Deputy Mayor Jeff Fritz, chairman of the committee charged with finding a replacement for retiring City Manager Mel Hawley.

Fritz said the committee hopes to interview a candidate or candidates in person either later this week or early next week.  

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Former Vergennes Union all-star joins Panther staff

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Former Vergennes Union High School and Skidmore College standout basketball player Connor Merrill has been hired as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Middlebury College.

The Panton native joins the Panther program after spending the last two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

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Vergennes: Police dealt with a variety of crime

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — In an otherwise mostly quiet week between July 30 and Aug. 5, Vergennes police dealt with cases of alleged threats, citizens feeling suicidal, and unwanted nude pictures.

In those seven days, Vergennes police:

On July 30:

• Heard from a Short Street resident that her boyfriend had threatened her and was also possibly feeling suicidal. City police could not immediately find the man, but Vermont State Police later did and took him to Porter Hospital for counseling.

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Friday morning fire claims Ferrisburgh barn; no injuries

Posted on August 4, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — An early-morning fire on Friday destroyed a hay barn and its contents at 1535 Monkton Road, a Ferrisburgh farm owned by Allan Brisson.

About 40 firefighters and 14 pieces of equipment from Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, New Haven, Addison and Monkton responded to the 2 a.m. fire, according to Vergennes Fire Chief Jim Breur, speaking from the scene at about 9:15 a.m. on Friday.

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Committee chooses city manager finalists

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After a series of video interviews on Tuesday night the committee charged with recommending candidates to be the new Vergennes city manager to the city council has narrowed the field from six semifinalists to three finalists, according to search committee chairman and Deputy Mayor Jeff Fritz.

Fritz said plans call for those three finalists to do another round of video interviews, this time with the entire city council, at a special meeting next week.

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Vergennes Police Log: After thefts, city police urge vigilance

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — After three bicycles were stolen from Vergennes homes between July 25 and 29, a rash of thefts that followed a series of earlier car break-ins throughout the city, Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel is again asking residents to be careful about property security.

Merkel earlier this week urged residents to lock their cars, homes and garages, especially at night, and also asked anyone who sees anything suspicious to call Vergennes police at 877-1152.

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Vergennes eateries Hired Hand and Shuen Lee eyeing expansion

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The owners of two restaurants, one in downtown Vergennes and one just outside the city limits in Ferrisburgh, are making plans to expand, and in one case move, their operations.

The Vergennes Development Review Board on Aug. 20 will hold public hearings on proposals for Hired Hand Brewing Co. to begin taking over School Street space now occupied by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes and for Shuen Lee Chinese Restaurant to move from the Aubuchon Plaza to 10 Main St., Vergennes, and build a 625-square-foot addition to allow for eat-in dining.

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'Opportunity' seen for Vergennes

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A new federal program could help the economy in Vergennes, and 16 other communities in Vermont and thousands around the nation, but details are still being worked out and its impact is not yet known.

What is known is that this spring the Vergennes City Council successfully applied through the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development to become a federally recognized “Opportunity Zone.”

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