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Man with knife robs Vergennes bank; police seek leads

Posted on March 13, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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UPDATED: VERGENNES — Someone robbed the People’s United Bank on Main Street in Vergennes on Friday afternoon, Vergennes police said.

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Aldermen stand behind playground after city vote

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday confirmed their support for an East Street preschool playground, an action taken despite a Town Meeting Day vote against the project.

All five aldermen at the meeting said the 303-202 tally on March 3 on the $42,000 project was not representative because the petitioned language on the article failed to make clear that residents would not pay to build the playground.

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After debate on school spending, VUHS board looks to decide on Tuesday

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday took steps toward an April 14 budget revote and picked a new chairperson. But, despite debate among its members and the 20 attendees, board members did not settle on a new spending plan.

In a paper ballot of the board members, Addison representative to the VUHS board Laurie Childers unseated sitting chairman Kurt Haigis, one of two VUHS directors from Ferrisburgh, as the board’s new leader.

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City council picks Perry as senior alderman

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — In addition to deciding to move ahead with a city park for preschoolers, Vergennes aldermen at their meeting Tuesday evening also:

•Elected Renny Perry as senior alderman. Perry will stand in as mayor if needed at meetings when Mayor Bill Benton is absent. Randy Ouellette held the post in recent years, but chose not to run for another term.

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Town Meeting Recap 2015: Vergennes

Posted on March 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — While the annual March municipal meeting in Vergennes does not include the typical Town Meeting Day votes on municipal and road budgets — the city council sets those spending plans in June — this week saw a lot of action in the Little City on Town Meeting Day.

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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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