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Aldermen give more money to Vergennes Partnership

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After hearing a list of recent Vergennes Partnership accomplishments from its president, Renny Perry, also an alderman, the Vergennes City Council on Aug. 30 unanimously agreed to support the city’s downtown organization with $7,500 from the Vergennes Water Tower Fund. Perry abstained from the vote.

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City council reconsidering Vergennes overnight winter parking ban

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council at their Aug. 30 meeting continued to discuss amending the winter ban on overnight parking on city streets, a law that allows the city’s public works department to easily plow and sand roads during snowstorms. Some landlords and business owners have told the council it has posed problems for their tenants, clients and employees.

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Ferrisburgh board, workers at odds with town treasurer

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The work of a Ferrisburgh official has come under scrutiny and opened the question of whether the 19th century form of small town government is appropriate to Addison County’s third-largest municipality.

Ferrisburgh town workers have recently told the Ferrisburgh selectboard they are not happy with the performance of Town Treasurer Garrit Smits, alleging that Smits is working too few hours to do his job, leaving his co-workers to perform his work and subjecting the town to late fees.

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Dead Creek, dead tree

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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LATE-AFTERNOON SUN SHINES on a dead tree and calm water at the south end of Addison’s Dead Creek Wildlife Refuge this past Sunday. In the background Snake Mountain and Mount Abraham reach toward the nearly cloudless sky.

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VUHS girls' soccer shows promise in season opener

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer season got off to a promising start on Saturday, when the Commodores controlled most of the play vs. visiting Green Mountain Valley School and earned a 1-0 victory.

The Commodores in particular dominated the first half of the opener for both teams. They outshot the Gumbies, 10-0, in the first 40 minutes and scored the game’s only goal.

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Vermont Gas says Vergennes lines will be in place in 2017

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vermont Gas Systems now plans to complete installing gas lines throughout the city of Vergennes by the end of 2017,  a company official told the Vergennes City Council at its Aug. 30 meeting.

Vermont Gas Director of Sales and Marketing Thomas Murray told the council that the company expects to begin work in earnest in Vergennes next spring.

“Our goal is to hit the ground running next year,” Murray said.

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Eagle football to play under the lights this Friday

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes union high schools’ cooperative football program will on this Friday host its first-ever night game on the Mount Abe campus.

“Friday Night Lights In Bristol” will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, when the Eagle football team will host Division II rival and perennial contender Bellows Falls.

Admission for adults will be $5 and for students $2, while senior citizens and children will be admitted free. Food and beverages will be available.

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ANwSU, O'Brien settle embezzlement case

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Former longtime Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Thomas O’Brien has returned disputed unused vacation pay to his former school district and written a letter of apology to the ANwSU board, and a felony embezzlement case against him has been dropped as part of a settlement of a legal case against him. 

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Fall sports seasons set to start at local high schools

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The 2016 high school fall sports season kicks off this weekend, and by the end of next week all the Middlebury, Mount Abraham, Otter Valley and Vergennes teams will have had their first taste of action.

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Addison to launch solar siting rules

Posted on August 29, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Interim regulations governing the siting and screening of solar arrays in Addison will take effect during the first full week of September.

The Addison selectboard adopted the regulations on July 5, with a 60-day lag before they became law.

Planning commission chairman Frank Galgano said last week the selectboard wanted to get something in place to guide potential applicants while planners are working on a new Addison Town Plan.

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