$18 million city elderly housing project at risk

THESE IMAGES SHOW Vergennes Residential Care at 34 North St., with a dwelling at 40 North St. back to the left, and what it could look like if Daniel and Rebecca Hassan’s plans to expand the business with a new building and renovation project are completed, with the second building removed. Neighbors have appealed the city permit for a senior assisted-living project that could also pump economic life into downtown Vergennes, and the Hassans say their plans are in jeopardy.

VERGENNES — In early July the Vergennes Development Review Board unanimously approved Charlotte residents Daniel and Rebecca Hassan’s plans for a major expansion of Vergennes Residential Care, thei

Couple offers takeout pizza, beverages and groceries in Vergennes

BILLY LARROW AND Natalie Salley on Sept. 9 opened Community Market, a deli, beverage store and grocery at 15 Main St., Vergennes, that also offers pizza and hot food. The Ferrisburgh residents are confident they can carve a niche in the city even starting a new business during a pandemic. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — Ferrisburgh residents Natalie Salley and Billy Larrow said some of their friends and even some of their vendors were surprised to learn they were starting a new business du

Teen centers adapt their services

AMERICORPS VISTA MEMBER Mikayla Humiston, left, and Cicilia Robison, executive director of the Addison Central Teens center in Middlebury are among the staff at local teen centers that are welcoming back students now that schools are open. Independent photo/John Flowers

MIDDLEBURY — Slowly but surely, parts of Addison County are seeing a return to the “old normal,” aka pre-COVID-19 conditions. Some restaurants are starting to offer limited indoor seating.


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