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Vergennes to host city-wide yard sale

Posted on March 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — About 5,000 visitors come to Brandon for its annual community-wide yard sale, an event coordinated by that town’s chamber of commerce, which in turn reaps close to $1,000 for promoting and organizing the day.

That success caught the attention of downtown Vergennes merchant Linda Cook, owner of Linda’s Apparel and Gifts on Main Street.

Cook brought the idea of trying to duplicate those results to someone who knows the idea works in Brandon: new Addison County of Chamber Executive Director Susan Hoxie, who is a Brandon resident.

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Former VUHS principal accused in Danville theft

Posted on February 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



DANVILLE — Former Vergennes Union High School Co-Principal Edwin Webbley has been cited by Vermont State Police for allegedly taking cash and checks out of a safe at The Danville School. Webbley has served as the Danville School co-principal since this past summer.

VSP cited Webbley, 60, to appear in Caledonia Court on March 23 to answer to the charge of embezzlement.

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Leadership positions up for grabs in northwest part of county

Posted on February 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes and Ferrisburgh have more than their fair share of contested races on Town Meeting Day, while most — but not all — incumbents in those towns and in Addison, Panton and Waltham have decided to continue their public service.

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Town Meeting Preview 2015: Vergennes

Posted on February 25, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Town Meeting Day ballot will offer two contested races, including a rematch of a 2012 contest decided by one vote, and a petitioned article.

The annual city meeting, at which issues will be discussed, but not decided, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in the Vergennes Opera House. The city’s annual dessert social will begin in the theater an hour earlier.

Voting will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at the city fire station.

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City to offer recreation survey

Posted on February 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen have given the go-ahead for a recreation survey to be distributed at the city’s annual meeting at the Vergennes Opera House on the evening of Monday, March 2, and made available at the Vergennes Fire Department polling station during voting hours on March 3.

At their Feb. 17 meeting aldermen reviewed a draft of the 10-question survey, which is being written by Mayor Bill Benton; Dustin Hunt, a Vergennes resident who works for the Middlebury recreation department; and city resident Kathy Rossier.

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Bixby Library groups get creative minds thinking

Posted on February 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library has committed to a long-term program of support for local writers and creative minds. This program includes two weekly writing workshops, a monthly movie club, and a guest writer’s lecture series. Each program is scheduled to be ongoing and is open to the public.

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Two square off for seat on VUES board

Posted on February 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — One race on the Vergennes Town Meeting Day ballot offers a rematch of a 2012 contest decided by a single vote: Former multi-term incumbent Vergennes Union Elementary School board director Cheryl Brinkman is challenging incumbent Susan Ferland, the woman who unseated her three years ago, 329-328.

This time around, both are seeking a three-year term on the VUES board. A two-year term on the VUES board is also coming open, with Sue Rakowski running unopposed for that seat.

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DRB approves city's preschool playground

Posted on February 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Development Review Board agreed on Monday, Feb. 16, to approve a preschool playground on city-owned land on East Street, City Manager and zoning administrator Mel Hawley told Vergennes aldermen at their Feb. 17 meeting.

Hawley said in a Wednesday interview that all DRB members supported the city’s proposal for a boat-like climbing structure and a swing set on about a quarter acre next to the city pool.

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Area students place in Vt. poster contest

Posted on February 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Five local Addison County students were selected by the Alliance for a Healthier Vermont as winners of the statewide “ReThink Your Drink” poster contest. The contest challenged students to use their artistic abilities to illustrate a poster showing healthy drink choices and the importance of choosing healthy beverages — water, low-fat or fat-free milk, and 100-percent fruit juices.

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Four candidates seek three city council seats

Posted on February 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Town Meeting Day ballot will offer a race among four candidates — two incumbents and two newcomers — for three seats on the Vergennes City Council.

The race will not include Senior Alderman Randy Ouellette, who chose to step down after a decade.

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