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Grant will support Vergennes-based traffic-safety officer for county

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Police Department has earned a $195,000 joint state and federal grant that will fund a 12-month countywide traffic safety coordinator.

That coordinator, to be veteran Vergennes Officer Mark Stacey, will be based in Vergennes and work cooperatively with Middlebury and Bristol police to enhance traffic enforcement and officer training in all three communities.

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Local musicians sell songs to Netflix

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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VERGENNES — Netflix — you know that multi-bazillion-dollar company — admittedly, has most of us hooked on one show or another. But have you ever considered all the music that goes along with those TV shows and movies?

Turns out, that Netflix sources its music from all sorts of musicians — sometimes famous, yes, and sometimes from people like Julia Beerworth, a social studies teacher at Vergennes Union High School.

What?

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Art unveiled: The Shermans visit Vergennes

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Portraits of Lake Champlain’s steamboat pioneer, Jahaziel Sherman of Vergennes (1770-1844), and his wife Harriett Daggett Sherman (1792-1873) were unveiled during a party at the Vergennes Opera House on Nov. 11. This is the only known image of Captain Sherman, who was responsible for the construction of six Lake Champlain Steamboats, four of which survive as shipwrecks (two as part of the Underwater Historic Preserves). 

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Vergennes Police Log: City patrols crack down on speeding

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police continue to crack down on speeding within city limits with more extra patrols devoted to traffic control.

Between Nov. 19 and 25 Vergennes police ran three directed patrols mainly designed to control speed. On Nov. 19 they patrolled on West Main Street and Hopkins Road and issued four tickets and a warning. On Nov. 23 they patrolled West Main Street and again issued four tickets and a warning, and also worked on North Main Street and ticketed two drivers and warned a third.

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Bixby offers wreath-making event

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Holiday Stroll is only the kick off of Yuletide events in the Little City.

Everyone is invited the Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Saturday, Dec. 8, to make a festive holiday wreath.

Between 9 and 11 a.m. in the Otter Creek Room (with is handicap-accessible), participants will learn how to make their own wreath to decorate their homes for the upcoming holidays. 

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Vergennes gears up for Holiday Stroll

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Little City has a great tradition to kick off the holiday season; it’s the Vergennes Holiday Stroll.

Join the Vergennes Partnership, the Bixby Memorial Library and the good people of Vergennes this Saturday, Dec. 1, for a full day of holiday festivities at various locations around the Little City. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy musical performances, craft-making, a craft fair, sweets and treats, story time and much more.

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Little City plans additional holiday activities

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Outside the traditional Holiday Stroll activities, Vergennes will be the site of many other happenings to get you in the spirit and ready for the holidays.

The holiday shopping season kicks into high gear with the “Magic on Main” promotion on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m. throughout downtown Vergennes. Magic on Main brings the best of the holiday season to light, as downtown stores will be open into the evening for your shopping pleasure. Shop up and down the Little City streets for family, friends, teachers and more.

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Homeless shelter sees increasing demand

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Charter House Coalition (CHC) is raising $550,000 for major improvements to its warming shelter at 27 North Pleasant St. that will allow the homeless to better access to beds and food at the Middlebury facility, which is already seeing large numbers of clients.

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Horse Traders to play at Vergennes Opera House

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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On Saturday, Nov. 24, the Horse Traders will take the Vergennes Opera House stage as part of Hired Hand Brewing’s Opera House Music Series. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Veteran performers with a wide and rollicking repertoire, the Horse Traders have lit up just about every Addison County venue. Their music ranges from modern pop and oldies to classic rock, soul and country, from artists like the Pretenders, Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones, Pink, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Meghan Trainor, Neil Young, 4 Non Blondes and more.

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Vergennes Police Log for Nov. 22

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Nov. 12, with help from Vermont State Police, investigated a report of gunshots in a wooded area not far from the Evergreen Preschool on South Water Street. 

Authorities found a man target-shooting with a pellet gun, and they reminded him that it is not legal to discharge a firearm within the Vergennes city limits and added it is especially not a good idea near a preschool.

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