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City manager says Vergennes budget is in good shape

Posted on April 28, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on April 22 heard good budget news from City Manager Mel Hawley on two fronts, annual spending and the city’s new police station.

Hawley said despite what he called a rough winter, Vergennes Public Works Department spending is under budget — even its $50,000 line item for sand and salt, which has $9,000 remaining.

“I think we’re in good shape,” he said. “That’s not the sort of story you hear from other municipalities.”

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Three VUHS juniors selected for Girls' State

Posted on April 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary has selected three junior girls from Vergennes Union High School to attend Green Mountain Girls’ State this year. The Auxiliary will sponsor Arianna Duprey, Hannah Hatch and Tia Hunt as they spend the week of June 15 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont.

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American Legion choses VUHS delegates to Boys' State

Posted on April 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Post 14 will be sponsoring four Vergennes Union High School delegates to Green Mountain Boys’ State, held June 15-20 on the campus of Lyndon State College in Lyndonville.

Dana Ambrose, Erik Eisenhower, Liam Hayes and Lucas Paquin were nominated by faculty and staff based on leadership, character and honesty, cooperativeness, community participation and service, and scholarship.

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Basin Harbor Club to host annual Bixby Gala

Posted on April 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The annual Bixby Gala hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Ferrisburgh is scheduled for Friday, May 16, this year. Gala co-chairs Julie Adams and Shanon Atkins, along with Bixby board members and Basin Harbor staff, are once again planning a festive event packed with value and fun. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and time to schmooze, a four-course sit-down dinner with dinner music, live and silent auctions, a raffle for Red Sox tickets and, for those who choose to get out on the dance floor, dancing to the inimitable sounds of The Grift.

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Vergennes schools net $767,000 grant for afterschool, summer programs

Posted on April 24, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Although hurdles must still be cleared, the Vermont Department of Education has jointly awarded Vergennes Union elementary and high schools a five-year, $767,426 grant to establish an afterschool program at VUES, preserve and enhance the VUHS afterschool and summer school programs, and enhance the VUES summer school program.

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Vergennes makes river basin, business, infrastructure key priorities

Posted on April 21, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — About 100 Vergennes-area residents gathered at the Vergennes Opera House on Wednesday and pledged — with the help of the Vermont Council on Rural Development — to improve the city’s economic climate, Otter Creek river basin, and transportation infrastructure.

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Local UVM student wins national scholarship

Posted on April 20, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON/VERGENNES — A Vergennes resident who is a junior at the University of Vermont has been awarded a prestigious national academic award.

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VUHS spending plan will cut teacher jobs

Posted on April 17, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



VERGENNES — In a packed high school library that has become characteristic of recent board meetings, the Vergennes Union High School board on Monday evening warned a new budget that will force administrators to lay off staff.

The spending proposal totals $9,417,197, which is $316,725 less than the budget Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters rejected on Town Meeting Day. It is also less than the budget for the current fiscal year.

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City council readies for loss of cell tower revenue

Posted on April 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their April 8 meeting heard from City Manager Mel Hawley that the city will lose one cell phone contract, from Nextel Partners, to hang broadcast equipment on the city’s former water tower behind city hall. The city now has four contracts that contribute about $100,100 a year to the Water Tower Fund that helps pay for downtown improvements.

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Bub's Furniture Barn on the block

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Bub’s Furniture Barn has been in Edgar “Bub” Crosby’s family for 65 years, but Bub and wife Meg Crosby have decided the time has come to find new ownership for a prominent property that greets those who enter Vergennes on New Haven Road.

They have listed the 5.36-acre commercial property, which Bub Crosby notes has more than 900 feet of frontage on New Haven Road and Green Street as well as the classic gambrel barn roof, for $699,000 with Lang McLaughry and Spera.

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