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Vergennes foresees interim manager

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — It looks increasingly like an interim city manager will replace Mel Hawley when he retires on July 24, Deputy Mayor and search committee chairman Jeff Fritz told the Vergennes City Council last week.

Fritz at the council’s June 12 meeting said the city’s agreement with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns to coordinate the search for a new city manager was signed just the week before.

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Landscape artists come together in Vergennes

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Vergennes gallery Northern Daughters this week puts up a summer show that features the work of Anne Cady, Julia Jensen and Jessica Smith, three artists who use familiar landscapes as an entrance point to creating art, but otherwise have very little else in common. “Blades Will Sprout,” the title of the show, will be on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location from June 14 through July 29. There will be an opening reception on June 22 from 5-8 p.m.

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Bicknell, Hunt receive HOBY honors

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Every year, high schools in the United States may choose at least one sophomore to represent them at their state’s Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference. This year, Vergennes Union High School’s HOBY Ambassadors are Robbie Bicknell and Marlie Hunt.

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Arts and literary mag seeks submissions

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — “Zig Zag Lit Mag,” Addison County’s arts and literary magazine, has issued a call for submissions of writing and artwork for its fifth issue. Submissions will be accepted from June 1 until June 30. “Zig Zag’s” Issue.5 will be released at the end of September.

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Vergennes council facing possible major tax hike

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Facing a draft city budget that could theoretically trigger a 13-cent increase in the Vergennes municipal tax rate, the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday added an extra budget session for this Thursday to work on finding savings.

An increase of that full 13 cents is unlikely because it would assume the council uses none of an anticipated surplus from this fiscal year, which ends on June 30, to offset the tax rate.

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Shacksbury Cider expanding in Vergennes

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The owners of Kennedy Brothers complex in Vergennes struck a deal in May to lease for four years, with an option to buy, the former 14 North Main St. home of Denecker Chevrolet. The move will allow Kennedy Brothers’ biggest tenant, Shacksbury Cider, to continue to expand its operations in Vergennes.

Kennedy Brothers co-owner Bob Feuerstein said he expects the Vergennes Development Review Board to approve a conditional use permit for conversion of most of the former auto dealership into warehouse and storage space for the specialty cider firm.

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Senate Pro Tem Ashe meets with ANWSD board

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



VERGENNES — Vermont Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe, along with Addison County’s two senators, met with Addison Northwest School District board members Monday evening at Vergennes Union High School to explain the Legislature’s school funding plan in the context of their recent budget sent to Gov. Phil Scott.

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Vergennes seeks six-month deal to keep recycling center open

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council at its Tuesday meeting came up with what it hopes will be at least a stop-gap measure to keep the city’s recycling center open — a proposal to enter into a six-month contract with the other four towns the center also serves.

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VUHS names top 2018 graduates

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School has announced the Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Third Honors recipients for 2018. All three will speak at VUHS graduation this Friday, June 15.

Ally Atkins (pictured, right) has been named the class Valedictorian. Atkins strives to do her best in everything she does, which includes maintaining high honor roll while taking an extremely rigorous course load, volunteering, participating in athletics, and contributing as an active member of the VUHS community.

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Affidavits tell backstory of alleged Vergennes robber

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Mike Donoghue



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BURLINGTON — A Texas man who police say stole more than $6,000 during a stick-up at a Vergennes market as part of a cross country armed robbery spree pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Burlington last week.

Mark Triolo, 46, was shot by police in Brattleboro on May 4, three days after the armed holdup at the Small City Market in Vergennes.

Triolo also is a suspect in two armed robberies in Southern Vermont both within an hour before the shooting by Brattleboro and Vermont State Police, records show.

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