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VUHS board again backs decreased spending

Posted on January 20, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School board members have adopted a 2011-2012 budget for Town Meeting Day approval that would drop spending from the current level by almost $94,000, or 1.06 percent.

Their $8.8 million proposal is the second in two years that would drop spending. The current year’s spending plan of about $8.9 million came in almost $11,000 lower than the previous year’s.

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Aldermen cool to new commission

Posted on January 17, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Members of the Vergennes City Council at their Jan. 11 meeting said they were skeptical of the possible creation of a Vergennes conservation commission, which some said might create an unwanted layer of bureaucracy.

However, the municipal plan aldermen adopted in September 2009 calls for one to be established.

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City Council, Boys and Girls Club discusses future of land

Posted on January 17, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — At a Jan. 11 City Council meeting, aldermen, City Manager Mel Hawley and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes board member Bill Benton together discussed the city-owned 8.13-acre parcel that lies behind homes on the east side of New Haven Road.

The Vergennes ID School District deeded that land to the city last year when that board dissolved. The youth club board remains interested in some of the land, which is near city schools and recreation facilities, as a potential site for a permanent headquarters and clubhouse.

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Latest set of ANwSU unification public forums begin on Tuesday

Posted on January 6, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — The first of five forums on Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification under one-board governance will be held on Tuesday at Vergennes Union High School.

The meeting on the proposal to operate the four ANwSU schools under one 12-member board will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run for a scheduled 90 minutes.

The five ANwSU towns will vote on unification on Town Meeting Day. All five towns must vote yes if the change is to be adopted.

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City youth club, partners work to fight teen alcohol abuse

Posted on December 30, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — As the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes enters the home stretch of its three-year community-wide effort to address substance abuse among teens and young adults, club and local officials are convinced their work and partnerships with schools, state and local health providers, and police have paid off.

The effort began in January 2008, when the Vermont Department of Health awarded the club a three-year, $360,000 Strategic Prevention Framework grant from a pot of federal funds.

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Vergennes Guard member glad to be back home for Christmas

Posted on December 23, 2010 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Christmas will be an even warmer occasion than usual in the Genau household in Vergennes, and indeed throughout Addison County this year.

Vermont National Guard Staff Sgt. Eric Genau and around 40 of his colleagues from the Vergennes armory are finally back, safe and sound, from an almost year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

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Block grant to fund repairs at city homeless shelter

Posted on December 23, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — The John Graham Shelter and the city of Vergennes on Tuesday received a $327,000 Community Development Block Grant that will fund more than half of a $627,000 renovation to the Monkton Road homeless shelter, the first major project in its 30-year history.

Shelter Executive Director Elizabeth Ready said the organization already had in hand a $197,000 grant from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, and that other private donations will fund the balance of a project that she hopes will begin in June.

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Vergennes looks at drug paraphernalia law

Posted on December 16, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday tabled until at least their next meeting a proposal to create a city law that would allow Vergennes police to issue city tickets for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mayor Michael Daniels said there were enough questions from city council members that they decided to wait until Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel could attend a meeting in person to make the case for an ordinance he is proposing.

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City 'Laundry' bakes up brick oven cuisine

Posted on December 16, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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VERGENNES — Near the back of Vergennes Laundry, the brushed metal walls of the industrial oven flickered orange with the light from the fire inside.

The bakery, which opened on Main Street this month, is full of eclectic combinations — the traditional, two-hearth brick oven with a sleek modern finish is a start. But even more noticeable upon entering the bright, airy space are the two fur-draped folding lawn chairs and the wall-mounted antique caribou head.

“Its name is Benjamin,” said owner Julianne Jones last Thursday evening. “He’s pretty friendly.”

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City mulls sewer rate break for seniors

Posted on November 29, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Nov. 16 in a 5-0 show of hands backed creating a discount for seniors on their annual sewer bills, but officials acknowledged it would probably be a year before the rate break could take effect.

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