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City OKs several summer events

Posted on June 19, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Members of the Vergennes City Council move forward on planning for the coming year’s municipal budget, which they hope to finalize next week (see story, Page 1A).

In other business on Tuesday, aldermen:

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Vergennes officials eyeing 9-cent hike in tax rate

Posted on June 19, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen are leaning toward a adopting a city budget that will call for a 9-cent increase in the municipal tax rate, of which 7 cents will pay for the Vergennes police station.

The new rate aldermen discussed on Tuesday and at their June 10 budget workshop is 72.5 cents, up from the current 63.5-cent rate that pays solely for city services, not for schools.

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VUHS  begins  search  for  interim  principal

Posted on June 16, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A search committee is working already to find an interim principal to replace departing Vergennes Union High School Co-principal Ed Webbley, who resigned his post in mid-May after eight years at VUHS to take a similar position at The Danville School in Caledonia County.

At its regular meeting on Monday, its first since Webbley’s resignation, the VUHS board affirmed the decision to seek an interim rather than a full-time replacement.

Vice chairman Neil Kamman said it’s late in the school-hiring season to find a permanent replacement.

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At VUHS, 89 graduate with songs and speeches

Posted on June 12, 2014 |
By Mary Langworthy



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VERGENNES — This past Friday night, family, friends and community members packed into the hot and sweaty Vergennes Union High School gymnasium to celebrate the graduation of 89 students.

In the class of 2014, eight students graduated with honors, 10 belonged to the National Honor Society, and nine were members of the National Technical or Arts honor societies.

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Vergennes police chief to lead state chiefs association

Posted on June 12, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FAIRLEE — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel was recently elected as president of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police and honored for service to the association.

Merkel was chosen on May 29 as the new head of the association at its annual convention, which was held at the Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee.

According to outgoing president Doug Johnston, Springfield’s police chief, Merkel will serve a one-year term that will expire at the 2015 convention.

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Vergennes takes steps to introduce arts walk

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — June 19 will mark the first of what organizers hope will become a monthly city promotional mainstay — a Vergennes Arts Walk.

Organized by the Vergennes Partnership and city art galleries Creative Space Gallery and Studio V, and backed by more than a dozen businesses and nonprofits, the Vergennes Arts Walk will offer a variety of visual arts and music and try to duplicate the success of similar events in other Vermont towns.

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Vergennes residents meet to tackle future city development

Posted on May 29, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — About five dozen state and local officials and local residents met in the Bixby Library on May 21 to begin the third and most important phase in the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) Community Visit to Vergennes — taking steps to make the city better.

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Gallery: Vergennes Memorial Day parade

Posted on May 28, 2014 |
By Trent Campbell



The Vergennes Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 26th drew thousands of spectators to the state's smallest city. 


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Vergennes schedules infrastructure efforts

Posted on May 26, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes workers and private contractors will undertake at least five significant projects between June and August, including paving two streets, improving two stretches of Main Street sidewalk, and making progress to solve the city’s longstanding sewer-system overflow problem.

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VUHS student artist among those lauded by Welch

Posted on May 26, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Rep. Peter Welch hosted the 33rd annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students at The Gallery at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier on May 15.

Greta Suzette Exeter from Vergennes, a student at Vergennes Union High School, received Congressman Welch’s choice award for her piece “Michelle Dockery.”

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