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Vergennes dealing with three issues

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — In Vergennes, City Manager Mel Hawley said officials want to tie up three loose ends before school property is transferred to a new unified union under one-board control, something that would happen on July 1, 2017, if Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification passes on March 1.

One loose end Hawley recently uncovered while researching deeds. The city’s Green Street fire station was once the Vergennes High School gym, and the city bought it for that purpose from the former Vergennes ID School District per a 1957 citywide vote.

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City eyes Falls Park maintenance

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Feb. 9 heard from Mike Winslow, the chairman of the city’s Otter Creek Basin Task Force, about its volunteer efforts to maintain Falls Park, which is on the west bank of the river.

Winslow sought a long-term commitment from the council to fund maintenance of the park, which he called a top task force priority.

“We identified Falls Park as the place we wanted to invest our energy,” Winslow said.

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Addison County readers get boost from Lions Club

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — At the last meeting of the Vergennes Lions Club, Margo Grace of Addison County Readers spoke to the group about how the program got started in 2008 using Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Through Addison County Readers, from the time a child is born until they are 5 years of age, they receive a book each month. When children are born at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, they get registered for the program. If they are born in other hospitals or at home, parents can register them by going online to www.imaginationlibrary.com.

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As Vergennes works on truck bypass, area towns question proposal

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With a Town Meeting Day vote set in Vergennes to see whether city residents would support a measure to re-route half the truck traffic that rolls through their downtown, selectboards of the towns that would host those trucks are expressing early opposition.

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Estimates call for lower school taxes in most ANwSU towns

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residential school tax rates are now expected to drop in four out of five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union communities, according to new estimates released this week by ANwSU officials.

They revised their estimates — which are lower than those published in ANwSU annual town reports — after the Legislature agreed late in January to make changes to school-funding provisions in Act 46, Vermont’s new education law that also promotes school consolidation.

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Google's search ends at local school; Addison boy wins national contest

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Eleven-year-old Addison resident Louis Provencher spent plenty of time this past weekend playing his favorite video games, including “Clash of the Clans.”

It was a little more fun than usual because he could load the games on his brand-new computer tablet, which he got on Friday from Google. That’s right, representatives from the Internet behemoth on Friday morning surprised Provencher in a school-wide assembly at the Champlain Valley Christian School in Vergennes.

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Google honors Addison County fifth-grader

Posted on February 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — A talented student in Addison County could soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see.

Google on Friday announced the 53 state and territory winners in its eighth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “What makes me...me”

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Aldermen tax petition filed too late

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Members of the Vergennes City Council meeting, at their Jan. 26 meeting, deemed untimely a petition submitted by former Alderwoman Clara “Ziggy” Comeau and declined to place an article she requested on the Town Meeting Day ballot.

Petitioned articles had a Jan. 14 deadline, earlier than the Jan. 25 deadline for submitting paperwork for those wishing to run for elective office. Comeau presented her petition on Jan. 21, Hawley said, saying she had been confused about the dates.

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Vergennes Lions to collect food for their annual drive

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Shoppers at Champlain Discount Foods in Vergennes and at Shaw’s in both Vergennes and Bristol will see the familiar green vests of Vergennes Lions Club members on Saturday, Feb. 13. Assisted by local Boy Scouts, the club will sponsor its annual Food From the Heart event, a major food drive to benefit food shelves in Vergennes and Bristol.

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Tweaks to Act 46 will help ANwSU

Posted on February 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Lawmakers huddled in the wee hours of Saturday morning and, after weeks of discussions, agreed on a measure to soften Act 46 provisions that penalized school districts — and their taxpayers — for excessive spending.

Locally, school officials in the Addison Central and Addison Northeast supervisory unions said the changes would have little impact.

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