May 14th, 2015
VERGENNES — The City of Vergennes and the Vergennes Police Department on May 7 jointly presented a commendation to a young Panton resident for turning over to police money that he found immediately after a March 27 bank robbery in Vergennes.
Police said Isaac Preston, 8, came across three $20 bills near the Vermont Federal Employees Credit Union branch in the United Technologies Corp. building on Panton Road just after the robbery, showed them to his father, Eric Preston, and then gave them to a Vergennes police officer on the scene.
VERGENNES — Vergennes officials revealed at Tuesday’s city council meeting that if aldermen approve a proposed purchase of a small riverfront parcel from Mayor Bill Benton and his sister the sale price would be $20,000.
City Manager Mel Hawley also said on Wednesday that the appraised price of the 0.4-acre parcel, which is next to the city docks and also fronts on Macdonough Drive, came in at $30,000.
MIDDLEBURY — More than two dozen Addison County nonprofits will be available to explain their programs and forge new collaborations as part of a Human Services Open House to be held in three separate Middlebury venues on Thursday, May 21.
VERGENNES — In Vermont it is a fact of life that people help each other out; they pitch in and work together to make something special or better. Thus it has been our privilege to plan and coordinate the Vergennes Union Elementary School’s (VUES) second Read-a-Thon to help inspire kids to read and make money for their school along the way.
I may have a somewhat unhealthy relationship with computers. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the fact that for seven years I worked for a magazine called PC Week, and before that I covered the information technology industry for the Boston Business Journal. In that work I uncovered information on these electronic beasties and exposed their vulnerabilities; perhaps now computers seek to turn the tables and expose mine.
I agree with your view that as the 2015 Legislature winds down that lawmakers and the governor must “hone in on just what is essential to Vermonters’ lives and what are the most pressing state priorities” (Angelo Lynn editorial, May 4).
From my perspective job growth and job creation is the most pressing priority for the state, and its future.
There have been substantial differences between poll projections and election results in many nations in recent months.
Before last week’s British election, the consensus of all reputable pollsters was that the governing Conservative Party and the opposition Labour Party would each receive around 33 percent of the vote and between 260 and 290 seats in the House of Commons. The Conservatives ended up with 37 percent of the vote and 331 seats, compared with Labour’s 30 percent of the vote and 232 seats.
On behalf of the Middlebury Union High School Music Department, I would like to thank our incredible community for their support in our hosting of the 88th annual Vermont All State Music Festival.