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NoDa artists connect with Stone Block Antiques

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes gallery Northern Daughters has a special exhibit up now called “At Home,” which features work from 12 of the gallery’s artists alongside furniture from Stone Block Antiques also of Vergennes. The show features groupings of work that can be imagined as different rooms in a home, punctuated with beautiful antiques pieces.

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Vergennes- and Bristol-area towns narrowly approve school spending

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy and Christopher Ross



VERGENNES / BRISTOL — Residents in two of the county’s three consolidated school districts, encompassing 10 towns, on Tuesday approved their respective school district budgets by a total of 20 votes out of more than 3,600 ballots cast.

The five Addison Northwest School District communities — Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Addison and Waltham — backed a 2019-2020 budget of $22,139,341 to fund the four ANWSD schools and the district’s share of Hannaford Career Center, but only by a 672-665 margin.

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Vergennes Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — In uncontested races, Vergennes residents chose Jeff Fritz as their new mayor, brought former Mayor Bill Benton back to the city council, and returned a half-dozen incumbents to office.

Fritz, the deputy mayor for the past 13 months, ascended to the head of the city council. He replaces Renny Perry, the former Vergennes City Manager who opted to step down after 13 months in office, and also after a number of years on the city council.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police investigate theft of an antique plate

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Feb. 25 began investigating the reported theft of an antique plate valued at about $8,000. City police were told the item was stolen from a Main Street home.

In other action between Feb. 25 and March 3, Vergennes police:

On Feb. 25:

•Ticketed a Vergennes Union High School student for tobacco use.

•Conducted a special traffic patrol on West Main Street and ticketed three drivers and warned a fourth.

On Feb. 26:

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Farmers market returns to downtown Vergennes

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After two years on the North Main Street home of Kennedy Brothers, the Vergennes Farmers Market will return late this spring to its former longtime home on the city’s central green.

City Manager Matt Chabot and Mayor Renny Perry reached out to farmers market organizers to gauge their interest in returning downtown, and according to organizer Christopher Reck they addressed the issues that led the market to move to the Kennedy Brothers parking lot in 2017 — a lack of parking and restrooms downtown. 

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Legos ignite imaginations in a competition at Bixby

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Under the central dome of Vergennes’ Bixby Library on Thursday evening, the Justice League of America battled aliens atop a skyscraper, patrons wandered through a zoo, the schooner Lois McClure plied the waters of Lake Champlain, a submarine suffered a fatal attack from a villain, and a miniature Bixby echoed its bigger sibling.

And those were just some of the roughly 30 entries in what the Bixby and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes jointly billed as their first annual Lego Contest and Exhibit.

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ANWSD spending plan calls for 4.89% increase

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board residents on Tuesday will weigh in on a proposed 2019-2020 spending plan of $22,139,341 that if approved will preserve all existing ANWSD offerings and increase spending by 4.89 percent.

ANWSD Board Chairwoman Sue Rakowski said the board wanted to stand by district students and employees.

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Vergennes' Kyra Bradford plays the victim in a new indie thriller

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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VERGENNES — There is nothing nice about “Garrow” — an independent thriller/noir-style feature film based on the true events of Robert Garrow’s life. Nope, nothing at all. And there’s nothing nice about the role Vergennes actor Kyra Bradford plays either.

Fair warning: “Kyra doesn’t make it out of the movie alive,” said her mom, Sasha Bradford; who likes to set clear expectations for anyone interested in coming to the Vermont premiere at the Middlebury Marquis Theater on March 6.

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ANWSD offers half-dozen ballots

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — When residents of the five Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) communities go to their polling stations this coming Tuesday, they will be handed not just one ballot asking if they approve of a proposed $22,139,341 budget, but a sheaf of six papers.

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Carnevale Vergennes travels through time

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Little City is gearing up to hold its sixth annual Carnevale Vergennes on Saturday, March 2. This event — which benefits three area non-profits, Vergennes Opera House, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, and the Vergennes Partnership— offers an evening of entertainment, music, dancing, games of chance and skill, exquisite costumes, incredible experiences to purchase and raffle items.

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