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Panton http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/68/all en Town Meeting Recap 2015: Panton http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-panton <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; Panton residents on Tuesday decided a number of financial questions, chose several new officers, and weighed in on Vergennes Union High School and Vergennes Union Elementary School spending.</p> <p> Those nominated from the floor of town meeting on Tuesday morning and returned to office by voice vote included selectboard members Beth Tarallo and Howard Hall, VUHS board member Richard Rathbun, and Vergennes-Panton Water District Commissioner David Philbrook.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28948">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-recap-2015-panton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:01:44 +0000 Addison Independent 28948 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Preview 2015: Panton http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-panton <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; Panton residents will gather at Town Hall on Tuesday, March 3, to decide a number of financial questions and to choose several new officers, and on the same day weigh in on Vergennes Union High School and Vergennes Union Elementary School spending.</p> <p> Town meeting itself begins at 10 a.m., while voting will run that day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28793">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-panton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:53:25 +0000 Addison Independent 28793 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton OKs $121,000 for new trucks to plow roads http://addisonindependent.com/201501panton-oks-121000-new-trucks-plow-roads <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; Twenty Panton residents at a 22-minute special meeting Dec. 17 unanimously backed a selectboard proposal for a $121,012, five-year truck loan.</p> <p> They also supported the board&rsquo;s proposal to use a budget carry-over from the past year to make the first year&rsquo;s payment for the truck of $20,192.</p> <p> The selectboard had called the meeting to seek voter approval because the fully equipped, International Viking tandem plow vehicle was not in the board&rsquo;s budget for the current fiscal year.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27785">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201501panton-oks-121000-new-trucks-plow-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton plowing truck Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:15:05 +0000 Zach Despart 27785 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton to vote on truck, fund http://addisonindependent.com/201411panton-vote-truck-fund <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; The Panton selectboard is asking residents to approve a truck loan for $121,012 at a Dec. 17 special meeting, but at the same time the board is making plans for two long-term funds that its members hope will avoid such meetings in the future.</p> <p> If residents say yes to the truck at a Panton Town Hall meeting set to begin at 6 p.m. that Wednesday, the town will get a new, fully equipped tandem plow vehicle, said board chairman John Viskup last week.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27130">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411panton-vote-truck-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton selectboard truck Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:29:05 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 27130 at http://addisonindependent.com Teen earns Scouting's highest honor http://addisonindependent.com/201408teen-earns-scoutings-highest-honor <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24914" style="width: 162px;"><a href="/201408teen-earns-scoutings-highest-honor"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Cook Eagle Scout 3 generations .thumbnail.JPG" alt="Cook Eagle Scout 3 generations .JPG" title="Cook Eagle Scout 3 generations .JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="162" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERGENNES SCOUT TROOP 539 member Joshua Cook, right, was invested with the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at American Legion Post 14 on June 29. Cook is shown at the ceremony with his father, Chris, and grandfather, Dave, who both also earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest distinction in Scouting. Photo courtesy of Charles Kelly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Phoebe Lewis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">VERGENNES &mdash; When Joshua Cook received his Eagle Scout badge this summer, he felt thrilled.</span></p> <p> At age 19, he had finally completed what he had set out to accomplish at the age of 12. When he accepted his Eagle Scout badge in a ceremony at American Legion Post 14 in Vergennes on June 29, it was a culmination of an effort that lasted throughout his teenage years.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24856">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408teen-earns-scoutings-highest-honor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Eagle Scout Featured Panton Scouting vergennes Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:44:08 +0000 Phoebe Lewis 24856 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton workers are re-appointed to jobs http://addisonindependent.com/201407panton-workers-are-re-appointed-jobs <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; Panton&rsquo;s charter change, which residents approved on Town Meeting Day and the Vermont Legislature supported this past winter with only minor language changes, became official on July 1 &mdash; and three key town jobs are no longer elected positions.</p> <p> The Panton selectboard met on Tuesday to choose a town clerk, treasurer and delinquent tax collector, and chose to re-appoint the elected incumbents &mdash; clerk Jean Miller, treasurer Diane Merrill and tax collector Barbara Fleming.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24408">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407panton-workers-are-re-appointed-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:27:17 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24408 at http://addisonindependent.com Retail pro takes chance, follows her dream to Panton General Store http://addisonindependent.com/201407retail-pro-takes-chance-follows-her-dream-panton-general-store <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24273" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201407retail-pro-takes-chance-follows-her-dream-panton-general-store"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/PantonStore7711.thumbnail.jpg" alt="PantonStore7711.jpg" title="PantonStore7711.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LINDA GOODSPEED, WHO has 30 years experience in retail, took over the Panton General Store earlier this month. Goodspeed hopes to grow the business with new products and services. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; For most of her 30 years in retail, about half of them spent working her way up in the Jolley Associates chain of convenience stores, Bridport native Linda Goodspeed dreamed of running her own country store.</p> <p> In the first weekend of June, that dream came true for Goodspeed, 51, who now lives in Vergennes with her husband, John.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s when Goodspeed threw open the front door of the Panton General Store, which former owner Andy Megroz had decided last fall to shut down at least for the winter.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24277">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407retail-pro-takes-chance-follows-her-dream-panton-general-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton business Featured Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:41:32 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 24277 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton fills town positions, records land sales http://addisonindependent.com/201404panton-fills-town-positions-records-land-sales <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; In recent meetings the Panton selectboard made a number of appointments and began considering how to fill two key openings.</p> <p> On April 8, the board began dealing with the vacant Panton seat on the Vergennes Union High School board, a position most recently held by Karrie Beebe, and a vacancy on the joint planning commission/development review board, a position most recently filled by Ben Chamberlain.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22966">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404panton-fills-town-positions-records-land-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:05:10 +0000 John McCright 22966 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton considers having selectboard choose town clerk, treasurer rather than voters http://addisonindependent.com/201402panton-considers-having-selecboard-choose-town-clerk-treasurer-rather-voters <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; Panton residents on Town Meeting Day will decide whether they will continue to elect their own town clerk, treasurer and delinquent tax collector, or give the Panton selectboard the power to appoint people to those town offices.</p> <p> That choice will be framed on March 4 as a potential change to the town&rsquo;s land grant charter. Per state law, if voters back that change, which is being recommended and put forth by the selectboard, the Vermont Legislature would still have to approve it before it could take effect.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21590">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402panton-considers-having-selecboard-choose-town-clerk-treasurer-rather-voters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Featured Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:52:47 +0000 John McCright 21590 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton acreage conserved as farmland http://addisonindependent.com/201401panton-acreage-conserved-farmland <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21300" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201401panton-acreage-conserved-farmland"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Panton Farmland conserved Ed_Biello.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Panton Farmland conserved Ed_Biello.jpg" title="Panton Farmland conserved Ed_Biello.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ED BIELLO STANDS on Panton land that will remain as open farmland after he and his wife, Beverly, sold development rights to the Vermont Land Trust in order to lower the price for a nearby dairy farm that then purchased the property. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; Ed and Beverly Biello were not considering conservation when they bought a home and land in Panton in 2000. Their property had scenic views of Lake Champlain with good access from Adams Ferry Road so they looked into selling house lots.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21301">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201401panton-acreage-conserved-farmland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton farming Featured Panton Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:19:18 +0000 John McCright 21301 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton residents seek answers on rising taxes http://addisonindependent.com/201310panton-residents-seek-answers-rising-taxes <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; A half-dozen Panton residents attended the Oct. 28 Vergennes Union High School board meeting to urge school officials to seek ways to rein in VUHS spending.</p> <p> Many in Panton have been upset that the town&rsquo;s residential school tax rate, although it had been essentially unchanged since 2008-2009, jumped by almost 18 cents for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19833">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310panton-residents-seek-answers-rising-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Panton vergennes VUHS Sun, 03 Nov 2013 22:41:11 +0000 Zach Despart 19833 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton tax increase irks residents http://addisonindependent.com/201310panton-tax-increase-irks-residents <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; When Panton homeowners opened their tax bills late this summer, they found an unwelcome surprise: a school-tax hike of almost 18 cents.</p> <p> That sharp increase &mdash; although it represented basically Panton&rsquo;s first since 2009 &mdash; has sparked reaction by residents and town officials alike, including a Sept. 24 selectboard meeting that was better attended than Panton&rsquo;s town meeting.</p> <p> Residents are upset with the pace of education funding reform, which was an issue in Montpelier even before Act 60 became law in the late 1990s.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19272">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310panton-tax-increase-irks-residents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:23:12 +0000 Trent Campbell 19272 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton leading lake Byway effort http://addisonindependent.com/201211panton-leading-lake-byway-effort <p> PANTON &mdash; The town of Panton is leading an effort to extend the Lake Champlain Byway from Vergennes through Panton and Addison to the Lake Champlain Bridge and back to the Little City, and the other two communities have both signed on.</p> <p> The Addison selectboard on Oct. 2 agreed to support the new Byway, and on Oct. 23 the Vergennes city council also came on board.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14224">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201211panton-leading-lake-byway-effort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Addison Panton vergennes Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:58:51 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 14224 at http://addisonindependent.com Panton working on town projects http://addisonindependent.com/201210panton-working-town-projects <p> PANTON &mdash; Panton selectmen have in recent months been overseeing a number of projects to town properties, many to completion.</p> <p> The most prominent, paving of much of Panton Road, was completed prior to their Oct. 2 meeting. The town also was set to review bids on Oct. 3 for an upgrade of the Dead Creek Bridge, but that meeting was rescheduled.</p> <p> The highway department also improved a stretch of West Road and installed surveillance cameras at the town garage to help deal with what town officials called persistent theft problems.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13814">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201210panton-working-town-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:42:05 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 13814 at http://addisonindependent.com Thieves steal $7,100 in metal from Panton Town Garage http://addisonindependent.com/201208thieves-steal-7100-metal-panton-town-garage <p> &nbsp;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13045">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208thieves-steal-7100-metal-panton-town-garage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Panton Panton scrap metal theft Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:37:29 +0000 John Flowers 13045 at http://addisonindependent.com