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VUHS budget earns support on second try after teacher cuts

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



VERGENNES — It took two tries, but voters in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union on Tuesday approved a 2014-2015 budget for Vergennes Union High School.

“I’m happy for all of us that the budget passed,” ANwSU Superintendent Tom O’Brien said. “It sets the stage for us to move forward.”

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Vergennes to have natural gas by 2015

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vermont Gas Systems said barring surprises it plans to have natural gas supply lines running throughout the city of Vergennes by late 2015, according to company spokesman Steve Wark.

Vermont Gas intends to begin construction in June of the pipeline extension to bring gas from its main pipeline route through Addison County in Vergennes. Wark said that extension should be complete by August, with work also ongoing in Vergennes to prepare for distributing the company’s product.

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Vergennes Union High School, Ferrisburgh Central School budgets pass

Posted on May 13, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters on Tuesday approved revised budget proposals for Vergennes Union High School and Ferrisburgh Central School. Both budgets had been rejected on Town Meeting Day.

The vote for the VUHS budget was 687-584. The FCS vote was closer, 246-217.

Voters also approved the tech fund at FCS, by a vote of 270-194, and the capital improvement fund at VUHS, by a vote of 773-498.

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Vergennes folks seek input on improving life in the Little City

Posted on May 13, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Through the Community Visit process Vergennes community members have settled on three areas in which to build new initiatives to improve the city. Later this month, some of Vermont’s top experts in those areas will visit the city for a Resource Meeting, at which they will work with citizens to set up action plans to make these goals possible.

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ANwSU towns to cast ballots on lower VUHS budget

Posted on May 8, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



VERGENNES — Residents of the five towns in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote for the second time on a budget for Vergennes Union High School.

In the first vote, on Town Meeting Day, voters rejected a 2014-2015 spending proposal of $9.73 million by a tally of 961-747. A majority of voters in each of ANwSU’s towns voted “no.”

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Bixby library catalogs a wealth of historic artifacts

Posted on May 5, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — On the west side of the Bixby Library’s second floor, one room overflows with donated items that range from thousands of mostly Abenaki projectile points to two bass drums that once served as the backbeat of the Vergennes High School band.

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Staging a benefit concert is elementary for sixth-grader

Posted on May 1, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — It’s not unusual for Vergennes residents to stage benefit concerts at the Vergennes Opera House. For example, Main Street innkeeper Bill Walsh brings his former New York stage colleagues to the Little City annually for the well-received “Broadway Direct” shows.

And at least one student, Vergennes Union High School’s Matteo Palmer, now a senior, organized a 2012 event with local musicians to help fill the theater’s coffers.

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Vergennes OKs 50-home cluster off West Main Street

Posted on April 28, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Development Review Board this month approved a 50-lot housing subdivision on a 94-acre parcel that borders West Main Street, Hopkins Road, Otter Creek, and homes and apartments on Hillside Drive.

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City manager says Vergennes budget is in good shape

Posted on April 28, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on April 22 heard good budget news from City Manager Mel Hawley on two fronts, annual spending and the city’s new police station.

Hawley said despite what he called a rough winter, Vergennes Public Works Department spending is under budget — even its $50,000 line item for sand and salt, which has $9,000 remaining.

“I think we’re in good shape,” he said. “That’s not the sort of story you hear from other municipalities.”

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Three VUHS juniors selected for Girls' State

Posted on April 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary has selected three junior girls from Vergennes Union High School to attend Green Mountain Girls’ State this year. The Auxiliary will sponsor Arianna Duprey, Hannah Hatch and Tia Hunt as they spend the week of June 15 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont.

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