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Apartments now OK in first floor of Vergennes buildings

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After one final debate on downtown housing regulations, this past Tuesday night, the Vergennes City Council adopted new zoning laws as proposed by the city’s planning commission.

The section in question as approved on Nov. 10 will allow property owners in the Central Business District to install first-floor or basement apartments, but only if the units do not front on streets, cannot be seen from streets, and do not take up more than 20 percent of a building’s footprint.

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Bid the Klopfensteins farewell at Vergennes Opera House

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Residents of the Vergennes area and all those who knew and worked with Joe and Nancy Klopfenstein are invited to a Nov. 22 reception to bid the Little City couple adieu before they leave their home of more than three decades and relocate to Oregon.

Joe Klopfenstein, a popular and busy large animal veterinarian, has been elected to four 2-year terms on the Vergennes City Council, earning the most votes of any alderman on the ballot last spring.

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Police officers tell Lions about drug problem

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel and Detective Sergeant Jason Ouellette spoke at the last Vergennes Lions meeting about the problem of drugs in all of our communities.

Sgt. Ouellette described the various kinds of drugs, their appearance and the costs, in terms of both purchase price and the effects on the user and community. He said there had been over 100 arrests locally since 2011 for drug possession or sales. One alone involved between $30,000 and $40,000 worth of heroin.

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Local woman to share images of Syria

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Opera House will host a book launch for local photographer and author Deborah Harte Felmeth and her new book, “Syria, Remember Me,” on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 3-5 p.m.

At this event, titled "Storytelling for Syria," Felmeth will speak about her photographs and about the "birth" of this book.

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Koenig picked to replace Klopfenstein on Vergennes City Council

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After a brief closed-doors session on Tuesday, the Vergennes City Council opted for a newcomer to city government, South Water Street resident Mark Koenig, to replace soon-to-depart Alderman Joe Klopfenstein.

Council members picked Koenig over a candidate with more experience in Vergennes, former alderman and current Vergennes Development Review Board member Peter Garon.

Koenig and Garon were the only two residents who put their names forth in letters to Mayor Bill Benton before the Nov. 5 deadline.

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Spooky+Tasty=Fun at Bixby Halloween banquet

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — A creative cast of volunteers turned Bixby Library into the spooky domain of the Addams Family this past Halloween, when they hosted a special fundraising dinner-for-12 in the library lobby under the dome.

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City teen club to upgrade center

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes is about to start a renovation of its leased School Street clubhouse that will build a critical kitchen, create handicap accessibility and a dedicated homework area, and give the entire space a facelift. The work comes at a face value of close to $90,000, according to Executive Director Mike Reiderer.

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Vergennes schools locked down until police find woman with gun

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes schools were locked down for almost 90 minutes on Monday morning while about a dozen Vergennes and Vermont State police officers, a VSP canine, and one Department of Fish and Wildlife warden searched for and found a woman seen with a gun near Vergennes Union Elementary School.

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Vergennes council debates downtown apartments

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After debate at an Oct. 27 Vergennes City Council public hearing over one amended section in proposed zoning laws, the council put a hold on adopting the new ordinance.

The section in question would allow property owners in the Central Business District to install first-floor or basement apartments, but only if the units do not front on streets, cannot be seen from streets, and do not take up more than 20 percent of a building’s footprint.

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DAR members make blankets for local homeless

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution took part in the National DAR Day of Service on Oct. 11 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Members of the local Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter made warm fleece blankets for the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes.

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