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VUHS teacher gets award as New England's 'most promising': Lauded for concern for, motivation of students

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School English teacher Allison Mahoney remembers in May when colleague Michael Thomas nominated her for the New England Association of Teachers of English Marian Gleason Award, which goes to the “Most Promising New Teacher” in the field.

Mahoney, a 31-year-old Burlington native and Grand Isle resident beginning her third year at VUHS, was grateful to Thomas for the nomination.

But, as a young teacher in her first job, she never thought she would receive the honor.

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Zig Zag Mag to celebrate new release on Sept. 24

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Zig Zag Lit Mag, Addison County’s arts and literature magazine, will release the third issue of their semiannual publication at Stonecutter Spirits on Exchange St. in Middlebury on Sept. 24 at 2pm. This reading and release party is free and open to the public of all ages.

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City chief defends Vergennes police anti-bias efforts

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel defended his department’s equal treatment of all citizens at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Merkel was invited to speak because questions arose at the Aug. 22 council meeting about the January University of Vermont study that stated the Vergennes department pulled over vehicles driven by African-Americans at a much higher rate than by whites.

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Addison Northwest teachers ink new two-year contract

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) and the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) board have both ratified a new, two-year contract for the district’s approximately 100 teachers that guarantees them annual raises and requires them to pay a greater share of their health insurance premiums.

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Vergennes Police Log: City man is cited for domestic assault

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 5 cited Patrick. A. Durfee, 39, of Vergennes into court for domestic assault.

Police allege that Durfee struck a 13-year-old boy in the leg, an incident that they said was reported by the teen. Police also notified the Department for Children and Families of the allegation.

In other action between Sept. 4 and 10, Vergennes police:

•  On Sept. 5 checked the welfare of a Monkton Road woman, who was fine and promised to call her mother and tell her.

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Northlands Job Corps director out after less than a year

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The head of the Northlands Job Corps Center in Vergennes has been replaced after less than a year on the job.

An official of the company that operates the federally funded job training center confirmed in an email to Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley last week that center director Shirma Ferguson has been replaced by an interim director.

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Vergennes Police Log: City man cited for driving under the influence of drugs

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Police on Aug. 31 cited a Vergennes resident for driving under the influence of drugs after stopping his car on School Street for erratic operation.

Russell Hulst, 57, was processed for DUI-drugs and also ticketed for driving with a civilly suspended license, police said.

In other incidents between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3, Vergennes police:

•  On Aug. 28 persuaded an upset teenage girl to go to Porter Hospital and meet with Counseling Service of Addison County personnel.

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ANWSD negotiators strike a deal on a new teachers contract

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) and Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association have tentatively agreed on a new, two-year contract. Mark Koenig, a leader of the ANWSD board negotiating team, said the two sides reached the tentative deal at around 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, following a mediated session that lasted more than 11 hours.

The last teachers contract ran through June 30.

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'The Strong and the Weak' paintings on exhibit at Northern Daughters

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Northern Daughters welcomes “The Strong and the Weak,” a solo exhibit of paintings from Patrick Shoemaker. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main Street location in Vergennes, from Sept. 1 through Oct. 15. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, from 5-8 p.m.  

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New teachers and other employees on the job at ANWSD schools

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Every year when our students return to the 23 area schools there are some new faces among the teachers and administrators. Here the Independent introduces our readers to the new faces in the Addison Northwest School District, including Vergennes Union Elementary School (VUES), Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS), Addison Central School (ACS), Vergennes Union High School (VUHS) and the central office (ANW). Pictured, left to right, are:

 

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