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Lower federal grant challenges Boys & Girls club

Posted on December 3, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A smaller-than-expected annual federal grant award has left the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes scrambling in the middle of its fiscal year and will probably mean closing the club’s center for younger members.

Club executive director Mike Reiderer said when he and the organization’s board sat down and came up with this year’s budget, they had counted upon the same roughly $100,000 bequest from a federal program that had been awarded in the past two years.

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Funeral service for Rep. Greg Clark set for Tuesday

Posted on December 3, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The family of longtime state Rep. Greg Clark of Vergennes, who was killed in a highway accident on Friday, have set a date and time for his funeral service.

Visiting hours will be at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Monday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Vergennes Congregational Church, where Clark was a member.

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Editorial: Treatment center good fit for the county

Posted on December 3, 2012 |
By Angelo Lynn



Vergennes residents might initially be wary that a 19-bed residential treatment facility for young women who are battling drug addiction and/or “self-injury behaviors” might soon occupy the former Briarwood Manor nursing home in Vergennes, but initial reports look promising and we think area residents will be comforted as they learn more about the operation and its plans.

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Panton leading lake Byway effort

Posted on November 19, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — The town of Panton is leading an effort to extend the Lake Champlain Byway from Vergennes through Panton and Addison to the Lake Champlain Bridge and back to the Little City, and the other two communities have both signed on.

The Addison selectboard on Oct. 2 agreed to support the new Byway, and on Oct. 23 the Vergennes city council also came on board.

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Vergennes EMTs, ambulance provide relief on New Jersey shore

Posted on November 15, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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VERGENNES — At 6 p.m. on Nov. 6, one week after Superstorm Sandy devastated long stretches of the Eastern seaboard, a convoy of seven Vermont ambulance crews left the Green Mountain State bound for New Jersey.

The convoy, which included personnel from Vergennes Area Rescue Squad (VARS), responded to a call made in anticipation of a second storm, which on Nov. 7 hit stretches of coast already crippled by the hurricane with more wind, rain and snow.

Some towns in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts lost power for a second time.

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City picks North Main Street site for police station

Posted on November 15, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday revealed a 0.6-acre North Main Street parcel that is the former home of Vergennes Auto Sales as their choice on which to build a new station for the city’s police department.

Vergennes officials said they have discussed purchasing the land with its owner, but discussed details Tuesday only behind closed doors at the end of their open session.

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City seeks feedback on recreation options

Posted on November 15, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their Nov. 13 meeting urged residents of the city and surrounding towns to fill out a survey that focuses largely on the city’s current and potential recreation offerings.

Mayor Michael Daniels and City Manager Mel Hawley said the survey would not only give city and partnership officials guidance on what to focus upon in improving recreation in Vergennes, but also that the results would support efforts to obtain grant funding to meet that goal.

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Students honor local veterans with program in Vergennes

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VERGENNES — Champlain Valley Christian School students in Vergennes recently honored 26 veterans during the school’s sixth annual Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 9. The morning began with a breakfast served by volunteer parents, and was followed with student presentations that included songs and poems. Each veteran was presented with a certificate and a gift from the students to show the school’s appreciation for their sacrifice and time of service.

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Vergennes Police Log: Citizens volunteer help in battling drug crime

Posted on November 15, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



 VERGENNES — Vergennes police continue to get citizen cooperation in their efforts to fight drug crime in the city, as they received seven tips about illegal narcotic activity between Nov. 5 and 11.

Three of the tips came on one day, Nov. 8. Citizens came forward with other information twice on Nov. 6, and one time each on Nov. 7 and Nov. 10.

In incidents between Nov. 5 and 11, Vergennes police:

•  On Nov. 5 dealt with loose cows near West Main Street; police put the word out in the farm community, and the cows were collared.

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Lanpher, Clark re-elected as Vergennes-area lawmakers

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Incumbent Reps. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, and Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, easily won re-election to their respective House seats representing the Addison-3 district amid heavy voting in Tuesday’s General Election.

Lanpher, 56, was the top vote-getter in securing her third consecutive term representing the communities of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham. She finished with 2,635 votes, compared to 2,355 for Clark, who secured his fifth consecutive two-year term.

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