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Co-working center opens in Vergennes

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The KB Coworking and Conference Center has recently opened in the historic Kennedy Brothers factory building in Vergennes. The space is designed to provide a collaborative and professional office for Addison County telecommuters and small businesspeople who want flexible lease options.

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Local author to share story of African Americans in Vermont at Bixby Library

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vermont folklorist Jane Beck will present “Daisy Turner’s Kin”at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. Beck will share the story of the Turner family, a multigenerational saga spanning two centuries, played out across three continents.

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City residents to vote on truck bypass plan

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes residents will get a chance on Town Meeting Day to vote on the plan backed by the city council to reroute half of the truck traffic that now goes through Vergennes around the city via Routes 17 and 7.

The city council on Tuesday agreed to put that question on the March 1 ballot in response to a concern raised by Alderman Mike Daniels, who noted a majority of the council had a potential conflict of interest in supporting the proposal.

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Candidates sought for unified school board in ANwSU

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns who are interested in serving on the proposed 12-member board to govern all four ANwSU schools if district unification passes on March 1 must act quickly to get their names on their Town Meeting Day ballots.

Candidates for the position of “Union School Director” for what would become the “Addison Northwest School District” must hand in petitions, signed by 1 percent of their communities’ residents, to their town clerks on or before Monday, Jan. 25.

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VUHS making cuts to reach $10 million budget

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday adopted a $10,026,000 budget proposal for the 2016-2017 school year that represents a 2.23 percent spending cut from current spending.

In what Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent JoAn Canning on Tuesday called an oversight during a lengthy budget discussion, the board did not take up a separate $100,000 capital fund article.

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ANwSU schools mull late voting on spending plans

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — As Addison Northwest Supervisory Union elementary school boards wrestled with budget challenges last week, they also began considering whether to move voting on their proposed spending plans from Town Meeting Day to a later date.

That idea, first suggested by Vergennes Union High School board member Neil Kamman on Jan. 4, gained traction at Vergennes Union Elementary, Ferrisburgh Central and Addison Central school board meetings later last week, said ANwSU Superintendent JoAn Canning.

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VUES eyes surplus to retain programs

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union Elementary School board on Jan. 5 looked at two spending proposals for the 2016-2017 school year, one that would cut about $31,000 from the current $4.7 million spending level and another that would subtract another $55,000, which would mean residents won’t have to pay penalties under Act 46.

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VUHS budget meeting on Monday

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — While the boards representing the three Addison Northwest Supervisory Union elementary schools met last week to deal with budget challenges, the Vergennes Union High School board was getting ready for its second meeting to deal with its own tough budget problems.

Issues include a 30-student drop in its equalized student count and a drop in state funding support that are combining to drive per-pupil costs — and projected tax rates — higher.

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Student wrestles to boost charity

Posted on January 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School junior Brandon Cousino is going to the mat for charity this winter — literally.

Cousino, a 17-year-old Ferrisburgh resident, is recruiting businesses and individuals in the Vergennes area to donate to the Vergennes Lions Club’s charitable initiatives, with the final amounts depending on how well he fares during his third season as a member of the VUHS wrestling team.

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VUHS board gets a look at challenging budget

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday looked at a $10.3 million budget proposal for next year that, despite a proposed spending increase of only $37,000, could increase the VUHS tax rate by about 20 percent.

That is, it could see the rate increase unless the Legislature acts to remove or delay the Act 46 spending penalty.

This coming Monday, the board will look again at a budget that could call for cuts. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at VUHS.

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