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Volunteers needed to support children of the military

VERGENNES — Reintegration after deployment can be stressful for a military family, especially for kids who may experience anxiety and need assistance to cope during what can be a long adjustment period as their lives begin to return to normal at home and school.

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Local inventor to unveil new baby carrier

CHARLOTTE — Vergennes resident Doug Hartwell this week will introduce the first product of his new company, Bitybean, at a trade show in Louisville, Ky.

On Oct. 14-17, the Charlotte-based startup company will launch its simple, lightweight baby carrier at the All Baby and Child Expo in Louisville. The carrier is a finalist for a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association 2012 Innovation award at the show.

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City council readies for celebration

Posted on October 11, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES —Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday officially renamed a city-owned cemetery on Mountain View Lane the “Vergennes Burying Ground.”

In other business, aldermen:

•  Went into an executive session to discuss potential purchases of properties for a new police station. City Manager Mel Hawley said on Wednesday that per the laws governing such sessions “no minutes were taken,” and no decisions were made after the session.

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Ancient cemetery dubbed 'Vergennes Burial Ground'

Posted on October 11, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After receiving a thorough history lesson from a resident, Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday officially agreed on Tuesday to name a city-owned cemetery on Mountain View Lane the “Vergennes Burying Ground.”

Resident Susan Ferland, whose research has also been instrumental in having Vergennes re-assume maintenance of what is the city’s oldest cemetery, told aldermen at their Oct. 9 meeting that what is the final resting place of most Vergennes founders has undergone several name changes since it was created in 1790.

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Schooner brings piece of history to Vergennes

Posted on October 8, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) officials were planning this year’s four-month trip through New York, Canada and Vermont for the museum’s replica canal schooner, the Lois McClure, there was little debate about the final stop.

The journey through canals, rivers and Lake Ontario, which ends this coming Friday, has recognized the region’s pivotal role in the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States, which had recently won its freedom from the crown — and the 200 years of peace that followed.

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Vote on $6.5 bond for VUHS facilities set for Nov. 6

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Tuesday made final its decision to ask voters on Nov. 6 for approval of a $6.5 million bond to fund major repairs and upgrades to the school’s building and site.

Board members said limited feedback since their initial Sept. 25 decision to ask for the project has been largely favorable.

“It’s been more positive than negative,” said board chairwoman Kristin Bristow.

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Bixby library to celebrate first 100 years

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Back in 1907, Vergennes native William Gove Bixby surprised fellow townspeople in his will by leaving much of his estate — the bulk of which he inherited from his sister — for the purpose of building a new public library in his hometown.

Five years later, workers finished building the Bixby Free Memorial Library, and 100 years after that — on Oct. 13, a week from Saturday, to be precise — the Vergennes institution named after Bixby will hold a party to celebrate its 100th birthday.

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Bixby's silent auction to showcase Johnson's art

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
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VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes will hold a silent auction of framed prints and watercolors by Addison artist Tom Johnson starting Oct. 6 and running through Oct. 20.

Born Feb. 22, 1922, in Camden, N.Y., Johnson graduated from Middlebury College in 1948. He studied watercolor painting there with Arthur K.D. Healy. He later studied with Xavier Gonzalez on Cape Cod and Dong Kingman at Columbia University and apprenticed in silkscreen printing to Arthur Young at Columbia.

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Vergennes depot moving to commuter lot

Posted on October 1, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — About a dozen years after the idea was first floated by a Vermont Agency of Transportation official, the historic, roughly 160-year-old former Vergennes train station will apparently soon be on the move from North Main Street to a site about a quarter-mile north, next to the agency’s Ferrisburgh commuter lot.

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VUHS pegs $6.5 million for facilities

Posted on September 27, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday agreed to ask voters in November to approve a $6.5 million bond to fund major repairs and upgrades to the school’s building and site.

Most notably, work would include fixing leaky roofing on the classroom wing; making major improvements and safety upgrades to the school’s auditorium, kitchen and cafeteria; and installing artificial turf on the school’s varsity soccer and lacrosse field and surrounding it with a track.

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