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Commodore girls' soccer takes down Tigers

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Tuesday’s girls’ soccer game at Vergennes Union High School pitted visiting Middlebury, a team that graduated nine valuable seniors and now features a half-dozen freshmen, against the Commodores, who returned two all-stars to their lineup after they missed most or all of the 2017 season.

And on Tuesday those all-stars, senior striker Ciara McClay and junior center midfielder Emily Rooney, combined for five goals and an assist in their team’s 5-0 victory over a Tiger team that is understandably still seeking its identity.

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Newcomer picked for Vergennes City Council

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council said goodbye to longtime City Manager Mel Hawley at its Aug. 28 meeting, Hawley’s last as manager, and welcomed a new council member by appointing David Small to replace Alderman Matt Chabot, who the council had hired the week before to replace Hawley. 

Small’s appointment will run through this coming March, when if he wishes to continue on the council he will have to stand for election. 

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Kelly Sweeney's Main Street flowers show her love for the Little City

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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VERGENNES – When Kelly Sweeney moved to Vergennes in 1979, there weren’t a lot of young people — and there weren’t flowers on Main Street. 

In fact, she says, businesses struggled to stay open in the historic downtown. 

“Now there are dads pushing strollers up and down Main Street and kids in every café. It’s incredible,” says Sweeney. 

There are also flowers, lots of flowers.

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Bixby Library offers fiction class

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Bixby Memorial Library is offering a new writing workshop beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4 and running from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday nights for eight weeks. 

“The Writing Life: Fiction 2018” will be led by Kris Johannesson MFA. She is a frequent lecturer at UVM and she has taught for over twenty years and worked with students of all ages. Her writing has been published in literary journals, web journals and literary anthologies. This offering follows her popular Memoir 101 and Horror Writing workshops at the Bixby in 2017.

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Vergennes: Alcohol plays role in incidents

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Alcohol issues were among the cases that kept Vergennes police busy between Aug. 20 and 26, including issuing two citations for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and helping a man they found passed out in the road with a significantly elevated blood-alcohol count.

On Aug. 20 police stopped a vehicle on First Street because its owner had an expired license and at that traffic stop cited Laurie Murphy, 64, of Vergennes for DUI.

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St. Peter’s to host Tai Chi class that aims to improve one’s balance

Posted on August 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Starting in September, Age Well is offering classes in Sun Style Tai Chi in Vergennes at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Both a beginner and an intermediate class will be offered every Monday and Wednesday starting Sept. 10 and continuing until Dec. 5. In addition, an advanced class will meet once a week on Wednesdays and a 73 Form class will meet once a week on Mondays.

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Water damage puts Vergennes middle school gym out of service

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — For the second time this year Vergennes Union High School is looking at operating for a number of months without one of its two gymnasiums.

A sudden downpour that had not been forecast struck on Aug. 15 while workers were re-roofing the VUHS middle school gym as part of the ongoing $7.63 million upgrade of the four Addison Northwest School District schools (see story by clicking).

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Energy & security upgrades at ANWSD schools wrapping up in time for the start of school

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When Addison Northwest School District students return to school this Wednesday they might not see dramatic changes, but district officials believe work this summer, funded by the $7.63 million bond voters approved in March, will make them safer and more comfortable in their schools.

Certainly, said ANWSD Superintendent Sheila Soule, the project came in on budget and on time: The district is ready to welcome its students.

“Everything went as planned, and we’re fully prepared to have our kids back,” Soule said.

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Alderman Chabot picked to be Vergennes City Manager

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The six-month search to find a replacement for retiring Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley ended with a third-act surprise.

After three finalists recommended to the city council by the search committee dropped out, a last-minute in-house candidate emerged to become the new Vergennes city manager and will take over officially on Aug. 31.

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Vergennes to host road races on Aug. 25

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Whether you are fleet of foot or just enjoy getting out and toddling along, the Little City invites you to join the 5K, 10K and 15K races at Vergennes Day this coming Saturday morning.

The 37th annual Little City Road Races and Fun Run will kick off the Saturday morning activities. Hundreds of participants are expected to take part.

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