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Waltham plan envisions city sewer service

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes City Council members made no comment this past Tuesday evening when City Manager Matt Chabot said he had met with the Waltham Planning Commission to discuss a zoning change in Waltham that would require city sewer service to meet its long-range goals.

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Police: VUHS shooting threat 'was not real'

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Tuesday afternoon investigated a report of a student threat to fire a weapon at Vergennes Union High School, but according to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel authorities determined “the ability to carry out the threat was not real,” and “no threat exists to the safety of students or the facility.”

On Wednesday Merkel said a VUHS student told police that another student made the threat during a conversation, and that report triggered the investigation.

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Corporate moves won't affect Vergennes aerospace plant

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Despite recent major changes in the corporate structure of one of Addison County’s largest employers, a company spokesman said this week it should be business as usual on Panton Road in Vergennes.

What in 2012 was a Goodrich Aerospace plant — and until late last year did business under the banner of United Technologies Aerospace Systems — now has a Collins Aerospace sign facing Panton Road after parent company United Technologies Corp. completed a multi-billion-dollar acquisition.

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City Council approves longer downtown parking hours

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday as expected approved an amendment to the city’s parking law that will add an extra hour to the time motorists may leave their cars parked on downtown streets.

Effective 60 days from Tuesday (March 9), the legal daytime limit to remain in a downtown parking space will be extended from two to three hours. Neither the current or new limit applies to evenings or Sundays.

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Vergennes City Hall to get a makeover

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The interior of Vergennes City Hall will in the next two or three months receive a facelift at no direct cost to city taxpayers.

On Tuesday the Vergennes City Council voted unanimously to tap the Vergennes Water Tower Fund for $25,000 to pay for improvements to walls, ceilings and flooring; lighting and wiring upgrades; and completion of work to the meeting room that has been in progress for more than a year.

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Vergennes Police Log: City campaign against DUI nets results

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police wrapped up their holiday campaign against impaired driving on Dec. 31 by issuing a citation to Matthew J. Plankey, 31, of Virginia for driving under the influence of drugs.

Police stopped a vehicle driving by Plankey during the last of three major patrols conducted in the Vergennes during the holiday season, the first of which came back on Dec. 14, according to Chief George Merkel. One was done with the cooperation of Bristol police.

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Top 10 stories from 2018: Leaders leave in the Little City

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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Vergennes officials and residents began the year understanding a replacement would have to be found for longtime City Manager Mel Hawley.

They didn’t know how difficult that task would prove to be, even with a full year’s notice — or that two other civic leaders would unexpectedly step down.

The first surprise in a year full or them came in early February, when two-time Vergennes Mayor Michael Daniels resigned, alleging in a statement that he had a poor working relationship with the Vergennes City Council.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police coordinate county-wide traffic-control effort

Posted on January 3, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A widespread Saturday, Dec. 29, traffic control effort coordinated by the Vergennes Police Department and including 10 Bristol, Vermont State and Vergennes police officers resulted in 34 traffic tickets and 19 written warnings, according to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel.

The patrols were funded by the grant recently awarded to the city department by the Governor’s Highway Safety Council, funding intended to enhance traffic safety around Addison County.

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In Vergennes and Brandon, unseasonable rain caused wastewater overflows

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Gribkoff of VTDigger.org



VERGENNES — Unseasonable rain that fell in Vermont during the weekend before Christmas led to the release of more than 2 million gallons of untreated and partially treated wastewater into rivers around the state.

Brandon, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Albans and Vergennes all reported combined sewer overflows to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. St. Albans also released more than a half million gallons of partially treated wastewater and stormwater. By law, Vermont municipalities are now required to submit public alerts of untreated releases.

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Vergennes Opera House gets new efficient lighting

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The board and officers of the non-profit Friends of the Vergennes Opera House recently announced the completion of a $15,000 installation of a new energy efficient lighting system at the Main Street hall.

The project consisted of 17 new LED downlights and 14 new LED exit signs.

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