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Spooky+Tasty=Fun at Bixby Halloween banquet

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — A creative cast of volunteers turned Bixby Library into the spooky domain of the Addams Family this past Halloween, when they hosted a special fundraising dinner-for-12 in the library lobby under the dome.

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City teen club to upgrade center

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes is about to start a renovation of its leased School Street clubhouse that will build a critical kitchen, create handicap accessibility and a dedicated homework area, and give the entire space a facelift. The work comes at a face value of close to $90,000, according to Executive Director Mike Reiderer.

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Vergennes schools locked down until police find woman with gun

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes schools were locked down for almost 90 minutes on Monday morning while about a dozen Vergennes and Vermont State police officers, a VSP canine, and one Department of Fish and Wildlife warden searched for and found a woman seen with a gun near Vergennes Union Elementary School.

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Vergennes council debates downtown apartments

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After debate at an Oct. 27 Vergennes City Council public hearing over one amended section in proposed zoning laws, the council put a hold on adopting the new ordinance.

The section in question would allow property owners in the Central Business District to install first-floor or basement apartments, but only if the units do not front on streets, cannot be seen from streets, and do not take up more than 20 percent of a building’s footprint.

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DAR members make blankets for local homeless

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution took part in the National DAR Day of Service on Oct. 11 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Members of the local Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter made warm fleece blankets for the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes.

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ANwSU takes a new look at unification

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The third effort to unify governance of Vergennes-area schools formally kicked off this past Wednesday, when about 20 residents met at Vergennes Union High School with the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Study Committee that must create a unification plan by the end of the year.

Act 46, made law this past spring by the Vermont Legislature, offers financial benefits to school districts that unify before this coming July.

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VUHS students to present 'The Addams Family' Nov. 19-21

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The ghoulish and quirky Addams family is coming to town and will be brought to life by the talented cast of Vergennes Union High School as they present “The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy” on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19 and 20, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. in the VUHS auditorium.

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VUHS honored for innovation

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — An education website has named Vergennes Union High School as one of its annual choices for the “41 Most Innovative K–12 Schools in America.”

Noodle.com, which describes itself as “an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning,” cited VUHS — one of only 17 public schools it recognized — for its alternative education program, the Walden Project, and four other “building-wide initiatives”:

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City seeks council member; renovations on tap

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Anyone who wants to replace Alderman Joe Klopfenstein on the Vergennes City Council has until Nov. 5 to send a letter of interest.

Klopfenstein recently announced he would step down at the end of November to teach veterinary science in Oregon.

Members of the Vergennes City Council said at their Oct. 13 meeting that they would like to have his replacement on the job in December. Whoever steps in would only be guaranteed a spot until Town Meeting Day and would have to decide in January whether to take out a petition to get on the ballot in March.

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Public invited to discuss ANwSU unification

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Act 46 Study Committee is inviting residents of the five union towns to an Oct. 28 forum to learn more and ask questions about potential ANwSU unification under Vermont’s new education law, Act 46.

Act 46 created more incentives than were available when ANwSU previously considered unification, and also for the first time created penalties for those that do not do so in a timely manner.

The forum on this coming Wednesday will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Vergennes Union High School library.

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