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Addison race tops Vergennes-area ballots

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Barring a write-in campaign the only Town Meeting Day race for a major town office in the Vergennes area will come in Addison, according to petitions for offices filed by the deadline this past Monday.

In Addison multi-term incumbent Selectman Peter Briggs will face a challenge for a two-year seat from Alden Harwood.

Briggs, a farmer who has also mounted challenges for the Vermont House and Senate as a Republican, first won a spot on the Addison selectboard in 2015.

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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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Waltham eyes moves to aid housing, forest

Posted on January 3, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — The Waltham Planning Commission is studying ways of amending town zoning to allow more affordable housing on Maple Street near Vergennes and to protect more forest and wildlife habitat, mostly around Buck Mountain.

Planners’ work comes on the heels of an August rewrite of town zoning that according to Planning Commission Chairman Phil Nowell dealt with mostly technical issues and brought the laws into compliance with many provisions of Waltham’s 2016 town plan.

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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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VUHS coach, leader Peter Quinn dies unexpectedly

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WALTHAM — Highly respected school-based clinician and Vergennes Union High School basketball coach Peter Quinn died unexpectedly on Saturday morning of natural causes, stunning the VUHS and Vergennes community he had served for two decades and saddening the many who knew him statewide for his dedication to the welfare of teens and his love of basketball.

A native of Concord, Mass., and a 1971 graduate of Middlebury College, Quinn started his career in social work at the former Weeks School in Vergennes.

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Vergennes man killed in crash

Posted on October 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WALTHAM — A 25-year-old Vergennes man was killed this past Friday night in a car crash off Green Street in Waltham.

Casey “CJ” Poquette, the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at Porter Hospital shortly after the crash, which took place a little after 9 p.m.

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Panton and Waltham residential taxpayers see modest decreases

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON/WALTHAM — Homeowners in both Panton and Waltham saw modest decreases in their property tax bills when they opened them recently compared to their 2017-2018 bills. Owners of commercial property and second homes in both towns saw essentially level taxes compared to a year ago.

Panton’s residential rates remain lower than those from two years ago, although non-residential rates have risen by about 5.5 cents. A drop in the town portion of the tax bill is offsetting higher school rates.

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Water damage puts Vergennes middle school gym out of service

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — For the second time this year Vergennes Union High School is looking at operating for a number of months without one of its two gymnasiums.

A sudden downpour that had not been forecast struck on Aug. 15 while workers were re-roofing the VUHS middle school gym as part of the ongoing $7.63 million upgrade of the four Addison Northwest School District schools (see story by clicking).

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Energy & security upgrades at ANWSD schools wrapping up in time for the start of school

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When Addison Northwest School District students return to school this Wednesday they might not see dramatic changes, but district officials believe work this summer, funded by the $7.63 million bond voters approved in March, will make them safer and more comfortable in their schools.

Certainly, said ANWSD Superintendent Sheila Soule, the project came in on budget and on time: The district is ready to welcome its students.

“Everything went as planned, and we’re fully prepared to have our kids back,” Soule said.

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Waltham man pleads innocent to domestic assault

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A Waltham man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to a charge of aggravated domestic assault after being cited into court on Sunday for allegedly holding a knife against the throat a woman police identified as his girlfriend and then pushing her down a flight of basement stairs.

After entering his plea, Judge Helen Toor released Stephen H. Walter, 34, with conditions that include Walter not make contact with or harass the victim, buy or use firearms or other deadly weapons, or enter 150 Crosby Heights Road.

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