City police chief reads to kids at library Tue, 11/26/2019 - 11:30pm meganj VERGENNES POLICE CHIEF George Merkel is joined by Children’s Librarian Rachel Plant during a presentation to more than a dozen kids at Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes last week. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Login using the form below. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print subscription, you can now add an online subscription at no additional charge! Just email us with your name and mailing address to set it up.