VERGENNES — At an online Vergennes-area Regional COVID-19 Meeting on Tuesday morning officials heard that the Ferrisburgh Shaw’s Supermarket has taken steps to protect customers and employees.
They also worked to pool local municipal and nonprofit email lists to better reach residents and discussed easing late fees on payments for property taxes and dog licenses.
Officials from Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Addison Northwest School District, city and county nonprofits, and Rep. Matt Birong, D-Vergennes, were among the 18 attendees at a meeting hosted by Vergennes City Manager Dan Hofman....
NEW VERGENNES CITY Manager Daniel Hofman started work at city hall on Jan. 2. At the age of 29 the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., native already has an extensive résumé in municipal government, including managing two communities roughly the same size as Vergennes.
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VERGENNES — It took a few years after earning his 2012 undergraduate sociology degree from the University of Albany for new Vergennes City Manager Daniel Hofman to find what he calls his true calling — government work.
After putting himself through college, Hofman, a Poughkeepsie, N.Y., native, at first was not sure of his career path. With jobs for sociology majors scarce at the tail end of the recession, Hofman ended up handling paperwork for an Albany trauma center.
“The helicopters would fly in and drop off these crazy traumas, and I would have to be in rooms once in a while with them,”...