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Vergennes Police Log: Convenience store stop ends with citation

Posted on January 15, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 8 cited a Huntington man for refusal to submit to testing for driving under the influence of alcohol, an action taken after he allegedly pulled into the Champlain Farms convenience store and approached two members of the department and asked them to help him pump gas.

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Opinion: Stone wrong to chastise clergy on pipeline decision

Posted on January 9, 2014 |
By Alice Eckles



Paul Stone had a lot of nerve to accuse seven of our local clergy of not taking the time to understand what they are preaching about. Their letter to the editor was a collaborative sermon on a matter they have studied.

Stone’s statement that “emotional anecdotes are not particularly helpful” was insulting and untrue. How people feel about things does matter and the development of our emotions is the path to intelligent actions.

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Vergennes Police Log: Cops respond to multiple accidents

Posted on January 8, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — This past weekend’s icy, snowy weather kept Vergennes police busy: On Saturday alone, city police responded to three accidents.

Two were within or near city limits. A car slid off Panton Road, and another minor accident occurred on Route 22A right on the Vergennes-Panton line. Also that evening, Vergennes police helped the Addison County Sheriff’s Department at the scene of a one-car accident in Panton on Route 22A.

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Vergennes Police Log: Holidays bring fewer incidents to city

Posted on January 2, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police found their caseload reduced during a slow holiday week. Between Dec. 23 and 29, city police:

•  On Dec. 26 helped the Addison County Sheriff’s department process a drunk-driving case.

•  On Dec. 26 aided Vermont State Police at a Ferrisburgh home with a suicidal man; VSP took him to Porter Hospital for counseling.

•  On Dec. 26 took a dog back to a South Maple Street home; a citizen had found the canine wandering loose.

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Police plan patrols for New Year's Eve

Posted on December 27, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Police Department, in cooperation with other Addison County law enforcement agencies, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint, as well as saturation patrols, on New Year’s Eve, Chief George Merkel announced on Friday. This initiative is in support of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s Holiday Safety campaign.

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Vergennes to recieve planning help

Posted on December 23, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes City Council members and planning commission chairman Shannon Haggett at this past Tuesday’s council meeting discussed the city’s recent award by Vermont Council on Rural Development of free facilitation for a four-month public-forum process that will be offered either next spring or fall. City Manager Mel Hawley said Vergennes was one of two Vermont towns to earn the honor for 2013.

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Vergennes police chief updates drug fighting efforts

Posted on December 23, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel spoke to the Vergennes Lions at their meeting on Dec. 4. He commented that he is working with “some of the best police officers he has ever known.” He commented that they work hard and take offenses personally, trying hard to solve whatever crime has taken place. He said there are 10 officers (six full-time and four part-time) plus one dog in the department. He said a number of his officers are course instructors for many different aspects of police work.

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Vergennes Police Log: Winter snows bring accidents and parking ban violations

Posted on December 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with three one-car accidents during Sunday’s major snowstorm, all between midnight and about 8 a.m.

First, city police responded on behalf of Vermont State Police to a car reported to be off Monkton Road in Ferrisburgh, and called a wrecker to help out.

Later that morning, police went to a Main Street accident in which a car struck a utility pole. The operator told police he was forced off the road by a car coming from the other direction.

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Voters back $2.88 million VUHS bond

Posted on December 11, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on Tuesday backed, by 682-487, a $2.88 million bond request from the Vergennes Union High School board to fund work at the 55-year-old school, the major elements of which will be a new kitchen and cafeteria and upgrades to the school auditorium that would return it to full use.

Officials said most of the project should be completed during summer months.

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City residents support council on gas pipeline

Posted on December 11, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — By a 345 to 143 margin Vergennes residents on Tuesday backed the city council’s stance in favor of the Vermont Gas Systems Inc. pipeline extension into Addison County that, if approved, could also serve up to 929 of the 932 properties in Vergennes.

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