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School is back in session — outdoors


ORWELL VILLAGE SCHOOL kindergarten teacher Josh Martin leads story time for his students in a rustic outdoor learning space. The Orwell community partnered with its school to create the outdoor classrooms as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Independent photo/John Flowers

ORWELL — Teachers have been busy these past few months ordering classroom supplies for the first in-school classes since mid-March.

$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

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