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Sweet Charity receives $250 donation

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Each year the committee members of the Vergennes Day Race choose a recipient to receive a donation from their race proceeds. For 2016, the Sweet Charity store located at 141 A on Main St. in Vergennes was the recipient of a $250 donation. Sweet Charity is a local nonprofit that is managed by the Women of Wisdom, which helps empower women and children in need in the local community. For more information on this great local nonprofit, go to www.sweetcharityvt.com.

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City-area educators propose salary hike

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) on Monday presented what it believes is a solid starting point in its salary negotiations on behalf of Vergennes-area educators for the next academic year: a 10.95-percent increase.

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Addison Northwest board to get look at first unified spending plan

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham can get their initial look on this coming Wednesday at what will be first-ever unified Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) budget to include spending for all four local schools and their central office.

A draft budget for the 2017-2018 school year of the soon-to-be-unified district, formerly known as Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, will be unveiled in the Vergennes Union High School library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

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ANWSD to hear teacher salary pitch

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Teacher representatives of the Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) are scheduled to present their proposals regarding salary, benefits including health insurance, and grievance procedures for the 2017-2018 school year at the next meeting of the negotiation committee. That meeting will take place next Monday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. in the Vergennes Union High School library.

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Lions gather toys and glasses

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — There are numerous barrels around the Bristol and Vergennes area placed by the Vergennes Lions Club to help support the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Kids program. Every new, unwrapped toy will be going to children in this area. Money donated will be used to purchase gift cards for needy teenagers. At the last Vergennes Lions Club meeting, Betty Kipp, representing the Vergennes Community Forum, presented a check to President Jim McClay to help toward the gift cards.

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Big band benefit to help feed, house the homeless

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY / VERGENNES — Leaders of the non-profit Charter House Coalition (CHC) are counting on the sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and other big band legends to inspire donations to feed and shelter the homeless this winter.

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Vergennes-area teachers discuss new contract

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association on Dec. 19 will present a salary counter-proposal to Vergennes-area school officials in an ongoing effort to forge a new labor contract for district educators.

It is the first negotiation since the five towns in the Addison Northwest school district voted last spring to consolidate governance and budgeting for the district’s four schools under the terms of Act 46.

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Vergennes city council takes steps to improve pedestrian safety

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes officials have begun taking steps they believe will lead to safer downtown crosswalks for pedestrians and schoolchildren.

At the Nov. 29 city council meeting, aldermen agreed the city’s Water Tower Fund could be used to pay for some improvements, possibly sooner than later, and added Aldermen Matt Chabot and Mark Koenig to a task force that is looking at ways to improve pedestrian safety.

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City officials assess pool needs

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At their Nov. 29 meeting, Vergennes aldermen continued to discuss the recent inspection of the city pool, which made some short- and long-term recommendations for upgrades and maintenance, some of which city officials are unsure of. They now agree on the needs to build separate chemical storage, new roofing on the existing building, depth markings on the pool and new starting blocks for the swim team.

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Little City's Holiday Stroll to kick off the season this Saturday

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Citizens and visitors to Vergennes can eat breakfast with Santa Claus, take part in the Bixby Library silent auction, shop at city merchants and at an annual holiday craft fair and generally get in the holiday spirit this coming Saturday, Dec. 3, when the Little City hosts its annual Holiday Stroll.

The full day of activities will kick off when Santa pops up at the Vergennes Union High School cafeteria at a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. in an event sponsored by VUHS students and Friends of Music.

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