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Vergennes Police Log: City man accused of aggravated domestic assault

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sunday, June 18, arrested a city man for aggravated domestic assault after responding to a complaint about a city apartment. They lodged Russell Hulst, 57, at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility following the alleged attack.

Police allege Hulst pushed the victim to the floor and leaned on her throat with his right forearm in the presence of her daughter, and said he was scheduled to be arraigned this past Monday.

In other action between June 12 and June 18, Vergennes police:

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Vergennes sewer-rate hike likely

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At its June 13 meeting the Vergennes City Council discussed a proposed 2017-2018 sewer budget and the higher rates that might be needed to support sewer spending.

City Manager Mel Hawley said on Wednesday they did not make a final decision on either, but it appears a second rate increase after one in 2016 could be inevitable. However, that increase would also be just the second since 2006.  

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After 48 years in the classroom and on the sports fields, VUES teacher to retire

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In his soon-to-end 48 years at Vergennes Union Elementary School, mostly spent teaching 5th- and 6th-grade social studies, Joe Samaritoni has enjoyed plenty of what he calls “aha moments,” coached and refereed countless youth soccer and basketball games, and resisted the advice of many to join the ranks of administrators.

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VUHS social studies teacher Pam Taylor reflects on 43 years in front of the classroom

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A teacher inside a one-room Ira schoolhouse who taught eight grades within its walls sparked one of its 1964 graduates to follow in her footsteps.

Fifty-three years later, the past 43 of those spent teaching social studies and some English classes at Vergennes Union High School, that former Ira Central School student — Pam Taylor — is ready to step away and spend more time reading, painting, playing music, relaxing in her North Ferrisburgh home, and traveling.

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Vergennes Boys and Girls Club to be open for meals this summer

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes will be an Open Meal site for breakfast and lunch this summer. The club is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the following sites and times:

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, 55 School Street, Vergennes:

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City partnership sets goals to improve Vergennes

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Efforts to enhance the economic viability and preserve the beauty and character of downtown Vergennes took center stage at the annual meeting of the Vergennes Partnership, held June 1 at Falls Park on the banks of Otter Creek.

Partnership President Renny Perry and others updated the more than a dozen people in attendance that the three-minute video promoting Vergennes and its environs has been viewed 14,000 times from the Vermont Department of Tourism Facebook page, which shared the video after it was released last month.

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Where are they now? Vergennes Union High School - Ellen Dulsky Watkins, 2010

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Ellen Dulsky Watkins



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Where are they now? Vergennes Union High School - Ellen Dulsky Watkins, 2010

Hometown, current residence, age: I grew up in Ferrisburgh, I’m 24, and I live in Brooklyn.

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Where are they now? Vergennes Union High School - Ben Eddington, 2007

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Ben Eddington



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Vergennes Union High School - Ben Eddington, 2007

Hometown, current residence, age: I grew up in Waltham, Vt.; currently living in Sydney, Australia; age 28.

Family: Son of Deb and Dave Eddington of Waltham, brother of Kristin Eddington of New York City.

What I am up to: I’m currently working for a large energy company in Australia, and am about to graduate with a Master’s of Economics from the University of New South Wales.

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Where are they now? Vergennes Union High School - Genevieve Cohn, 2010

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Genevieve Cohn



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Vergennes Union High School - Genevieve Cohn, 2010

Hometown, current residence, age: I grew up in Ferrisburgh and attended Ferrisburgh Central School. I just finished my Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) program in Bloomington, Indiana, and will be moving to Chicago this next year. I am 24 years old.

Family: My mom and dad, Anne and Arthur Cohn, my brother, Nathan Cohn, and my boyfriend, Peter Slothower — I’m so lucky to have them!

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Speaker tells VUHS graduates that time is on their side, so use it

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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VERGENNES — For the 86 graduating seniors in the Vergennes Union High School gym last Friday evening, time was both an ally and an enemy.

Shay Pouliot, president of the Commodore class of 2017, summed up the sense opposition to time in salutatorian’s address.

“Our parents always warned us that time would go by fast, but none of us could truly understand what they meant until now,” she said.

Classmate Eva Kamman amplified that point when she delivered her challenge to the junior class.

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