VERGENNES — Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Youth of the Year Michael Davis has been selected as Vermont Boys & Girls’ Clubs’ Youth of the Year. According to Vergennes Club Interim Director Cookie Steponaitis, Davis prevailed over “a very competitive field representing all five of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Vermont” in an online event that included interviews. Community service and service to the club are key criteria. Davis, a recent Vergennes Union High School graduate and Addison resident, will next try his hand at the Northeast Competition on Aug. 31. By virtue of...

VERGENNES — An Addison Republican with an extensive history of public service and what he calls a moderate approach to politics has joined the race to represent the Addison-3 district in the Vermont House of Representatives. Barring other entrants into the August primaries, Timothy Buskey, 73, will challenge incumbent Vergennes Democrats Diane Lanpher and Matt Birong for the two House seats representing Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham. Buskey’s résumé includes lengthy terms as chairman of both the Addison and Middlebury selectboards.  He has also served on the Addison...
ADDISON — Mitch Clark of Addison recently received one of nine Land Stewards Awards presented by the Vermont Land Trust, along with a check for $250. Clark was nominated for the award by Bill Van De Weert, his agricultural instructor at Vergennes Union High School, who cited Clark’s work ethic, positive attitude, and farming skills. Clark works for his cousin Ethan Gevry, who owns Champlain Valley Farm and who won the Land Stewards Award himself in 2014. Clark helps Gevry with his hog and cropping operating by feeding, trucking, and haying.  As a member of FFA (Future Farmers of America),...
ADDISON — In Australian balloting on Tuesday, Addison residents favored Amy Kittredge over George Eisenhardt in a race for the Addison Northwest School District Board, supported all town spending measures, and backed Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump in Presidential Primary voting. Kittredge defeated Eisenhardt, 277-154, for the ANWSD board. She will replace George Lawrence, one of several school board members choosing not to seek re-election. Residents backed the tax levy needed to support $774,037 in spending to maintain town roads in the 2020-2021 fiscal year, 348-26. They...
ADDISON — Financial decisions and a contested race to represent Addison on the Addison Northwest School District board highlight Addison’s Town Meeting Day warning. All of Addison’s choices will be made by Australian ballot from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town clerk’s office on Tuesday, March 3. Residents also are invited to gather in Addison Central School’s auditorium at 7 p.m. on the Monday evening before to discuss town issues. The race for the ANWSD board is between George Eisenhardt and Amy Kittredge. They are seeking to replace George Lawrence, one of several board members choosing not to...

A MAN WEARING a black knit cap and sporting a distinctive moustache was caught by surveillance camera during a burglary at the West Addison General Store early Sunday morning.
ADDISON — Vermont State Police are trying to find the burglars who broke into West Addison General Store — WAGS — this past Sunday morning. At around 4 a.m. on Feb. 16, several motion alarms at WAGS alerted state police of an intruder. When troopers got there, they found that someone had forced their way into the story via the front bay window. Their initial investigation indicated that at least two people entered the business and stole an undetermined amount of cigarettes and beer. The subjects quickly departed the area in an older green Subaru, possibly a Legacy or Outback. This incident is...

AMY KITTREDGE AND George Eisenhardt are both running for the Addison Northwest School District board.
ADDISON — Voters in the town of Addison will choose between two local residents — George Eisenhardt and Amy Kittredge — to represent them on the Addison Northwest School District board. The election on March 3 will fill the seat now held by George Lawrence, who announced last month that he would not seek reelection. The two Addison residents are among seven people running for five seats on the ANWSD board on Town Meeting Day. In addition to the two running for one Addison spot, two women are running for one seat representing Vergennes, two are running for two seats in Ferrisburgh and the...
ADDISON — The following real estate sales were recorded in Addison in the final six months of 2019: •  June 26: Timothy and Rebecca Lindenmeyr to Elizabeth Masson, home on 34.2 acres at 2931 Lake St., $460,000. •  July 3: Daniel and Pamela Bedard to Mary Greene, home at 526 Nortontown Road on 10.1 acres, $190,000. •  July 1: Gail and Rheal Gevry to Merrigan Trust, 64 acres of land at 775 Mountain Road, $35,000. •  July 26: John and Linda Carrigan to Armstrong Trust, seasonal home at 16 Fisher Point South, $300,000. •  Aug. 7: Tyler and Kaci Pierce to Brian and Rosanne Bishop, home on 10.1...
ADDISON — The Addison selectboard on Thursday adopted 2020-2021 administrative and highway budgets for voter approval on Town Meeting Day that would together increase town spending from the current year by about 4%, or about $47,500, to $1,157,841. That figure does not include about $57,000 of charitable requests that residents will vote on individually. It does include separately warned proposals to spend $774,037 on town roads and $383,804 on the rest of Addison’s government functions. The tax impact of the spending increases will be offset by fund balances in both the highway budget ($33,...
ADDISON — The stories of Vermont naval history and commercial shipping have been well documented by generations of historians. However, the traditions of small boat building from throughout our state have remained untold. The Addison Town Historical Society plans to remedy that  when they host “From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont's Small Boat Traditions” on Sunday, Feb. 23. The bulk of the state’s historic boatbuilding traditions involve Vermonters building their own boats, whether for pleasure or commercial use. The historical record illuminating this subject resides today...


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