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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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Vergennes plans to extend downtown parking limits

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes-area residents and visitors to the city’s downtown should soon have more time to run errands, shop and dine with less worry of finding a paper ticket tucked under their windshield wipers indicating a $10 fine.

At the Vergennes City Council’s request, Vergennes City Manager Matt Chabot is preparing an amendment to the city’s parking ordinance that would extend from two hours to three hours the legal daytime limit to remain in a downtown parking space. Neither the current nor expected new limit applies to evenings or Sundays.

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'Age Well' will debut tai chi classes Jan. 14

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Age Well is sponsoring tai chi classes in Vergennes beginning Jan. 14 andrunning through April 10. Tai chi is a discipline that gets you moving, helps reduce stress and hypertension, builds strength, improves balance and promotes mental clarity and mindfulness.

Some of the classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays:

• Beginner Tai Chi for Fall Prevention (Parts 1 and 2): Monday & Wednesday, 10-10:50 a.m., Jan. 14-April 10. Instructor: Dan Bagley. Contact: [email protected].

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Vergennes Police Log: Authorities investigate graffiti incident at city skate park

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating a Dec. 21 incident of racist, sexist and anti-Semitic graffiti at the city’s skate park off East Street.

Police Chief George Merkel said a vandal or vandals applied offensive language and images, some of them graphic, to several structures at the park. The park is in the middle of the East Street Vergennes recreation area near Vergennes Union Elementary School and includes the ice-skating rink/tennis courts, basketball hoops and city pool.

Merkel said town workers have covered the words and images.

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New contract keeps Vergennes recycling viable

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes recycling center will be staying open to serve all residents in the region, and starting on Jan. 2 it will offer expanded services, according to Vergennes City Manager Matt Chabot.

Chabot said the city has awarded R&L Rubbish of Middlebury an “itinerant vendor’s license” to do business for one year at the city’s Canal Street recycling center.

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Vergennes Police Log: Traffic stops land drivers with serious citations

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The continuing efforts by Vergennes police to crack down on traffic violations also netted a more serious offense last week.

During one of the special directed patrols the city department has been running to combat speeding and other traffic offenses, police on Saturday, Dec. 15, cited Amanda Nichols, 26, of Vergennes for driving with a criminally suspended license. Police stopped Nichols’ vehicle because they alleged she failed to yield at a stop sign, and they also cited her for that offense.

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Lions will collect Toys for Kids in Vergennes

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club is collecting Toys for Kids to be distributed to needy families in the Vergennes and Bristol area. Collection barrels are located at A & D Automotive, Dollar General, Jackman Fuels-Vergennes, Kinney Drugs-Vergennes, Long Trail on the Falls Physical Therapy, One Credit Union and Sheer Cuts.

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Peter Quinn, respected coach and counselor, recalled fondly

Posted on December 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WALTHAM — The Saturday death of highly respected Vergennes Union High School clinician and basketball coach Peter Quinn sent waves of shock and sadness through the students and athletes he served, his colleagues and fellow coaches, former hoop teammates and fellow pick-up game competitors, and all those who respected his dedication to his work, love of basketball and quick wit. 

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'Zig Zag' magazine is looking for artists

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — “Zig Zag Lit Mag” is looking for local artists and writers to submit work for their sixth issue. “Zig Zag” has published dozens of Addison County residents — amateurs and professionals alike. 

The editing board, comprised of local designers and educators, is looking for a wide range of material. If you make it, they’ll take it. Full submission guidelines can be found at zigzaglitmag.org. 

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Fire destroys Vergennes grain business, 10 fire departments respond

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — An early-morning blaze on Saturday that could be seen for miles around reduced the Vergennes Feed Commodities International Inc. plant on Meigs Road to a pile of smoldering ruins.

The building, essentially a metal shell that covered almost an acre with a small office area in one end, went up quickly. Vergennes Fire Chief Jim Breur said there were combustible materials inside a wide-open space filled with grain bins, conveyor belts, processors, mixers and other equipment.

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