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Hannaford students build traditional Vermont trapper boats

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — For the fourth year, students in Jackson Burnham’s Engineering Design class at Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center participated in a historical research project on the maritime history of our region. Students measured and documented a traditional Lake Champlain boat, a fishing and trapping skiff originally from Putt’s Creek in Crown Point, N.Y., then built three replicas.

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Rokeby director to give talk on abolitionists Nov. 14

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Long before the Civil War commenced, another war was taking place in the U.S. Historian and Rokeby Museum director Jane Williamson will give an illustrated presentation on the philosophies, strategies, and tactics of the 1830s abolitionists of Vermont on Nov 14, at 7 p.m., at Bixby Memorial Library. The talk will compare the efforts of Vermont abolitionists with those of earlier antislavery movements and explore their impacts on American society.

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Man arrested after Vermont probe is cited in New Jersey killing

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PERTH AMBOY, N.J. — Back in November and December of 2015 Vergennes police and local citizens contributed to an investigation that led to the arrest and conviction of a New Jersey man on felony federal weapons charges.

On Oct. 30, shortly after his release from prison on those charges, Middlesex County, N.J., authorities are charging that man, Arun Aftab, 34, of Perth Amboy, with allegedly fatally shooting his sister.

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Vergennes man kept Army choppers flying in Vietnam

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When Vergennes native and city resident Ralph “Sonny” Torrey enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 at the age of 19 he had a good reason.

“It was because of my father. My father was an infantry soldier in World War II in the Philippines, and he saw a lot of action. He was a very good soldier, a decorated soldier,” Torrey said. “I wanted to do what he did. I wanted to make him proud.”

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Vergennes Police Log: City police deal with alcohol-related issues

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A number of alcohol-related incidents, including issuing citations for driving under the influence of alcohol and helping Vermont State Police process DUI cases at the city station, helped keep Vergennes police busy between Oct. 23 and Nov. 5.

On Oct. 24 backed up VSP at a DUI stop on Monkton Road in Ferrisburgh. That stop resulted in state police citing a 33-year-old Bridport man for drunk driving.

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Local DAR group honors VUHS senior

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The local Daughters of the American Revolution, Seth Warner-Rhoda Farrand Chapter have announced that the 2018 DAR Good Citizen is Mason Charlebois the son of Marcel and Cathy Charlebois of Vergennes.

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VUES to hold Dec. 2 Holiday Fair

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes Union Elementary School will hold its 17th annual Holiday Fair on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 .m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school on 43 East St. The fair, which has vendors of all stripes from ceramics to soap, will benefit the VUES after school fusion program. More than 60 booths will be showing off their wares, with items for those into specialty foods, jewelry, and handcrafted items like handmade pens, socks, quilts. Blacksmiths, photographers and woodworkers will also be present, among others.

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City not ready to give up on rail trail

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At the Oct. 24 Vergennes City Council meeting, the city councilors:

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City earmarks $3,880 for repairs to Vergennes swimming pool

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At the Oct. 24 meeting of the Vergennes City Council, board members took a concrete action that should prove popular: They approved $3,880 in repairs to the city pool.

Many residents in the past two years have urged the council to pay more attention to the pool, calling it probably the city’s most valuable recreation asset.

On this past Tuesday, the council unanimously backed City Manager Mel Hawley’s recommendation to spend $3,880 to caulk the joints around the edge of the pool and all the joints in the decking around the pool.

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New chef takes reins at the 'Laundry'

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Indpendent



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VERGENNES — Award-winning Chef Christian Kruse takes the helm of the popular local eatery, Vergennes Laundry, on Oct. 31. Owners Didier and Julianne Murat transformed the original laundromat on 257 Main Street in Vergennes to a French inspired bakery in 2010. Seven years later, Didier and Julianne are moving on to new adventures, entrusting the beloved Laundry to the capable hands of Chef Kruse, who aims to bring high-quality, locally inspired dining to the Vergennes community.

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