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Country Home Products to close Winooski plant

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes outdoor power equipment firm Country Home Products and its parent company, Generac Holdings Inc. of Wisconsin, have decided to close CHP’s Winooski manufacturing plant, according to a statement released on Friday morning by Gov. Phil Scott.

Repeated efforts on Friday to reach CHP or Generac officials for comment were unsuccessful. CHP is the second-largest private employer in Vergennes, trailing only United Technologies Corp. on Panton Road.

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Panton girl named as VUHS valedictorian

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Addison Indpeendent



VERGENNES — Sadie Kass, daughter of Alexander Smith and Susan Kass of Panton, has been named class Valedictorian of this year’s Vergennes Union High School graduating class. Kass, who holds the highest overall average of her class, will deliver the valedictory speech at graduation.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police investigate possible false reporting of alleged Northlands assault

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police are continuing to investigate an alleged June 1 assault at Northlands Job Corps that they now believe more likely involved false reporting.

Police and Northlands officials were told that one male student punched another male student, and Northlands sent the alleged assailant home. But city police said further investigation showed that the student who was punched might instead have asked his girlfriend to strike him for reasons of sexual gratification, and that they possibly concocted the story of an assault.

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'Wild Ones' take over Northern Daughters: Reception this Friday

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Northern Daughters presents “Dear Wild Ones,” an exhibit featuring the work of Rebecca Kinkead and Eben Markowski. The exhibition is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, from June 1-July 9, with an opening reception this Friday, June 9, from 5-8 p.m.

The concept for this exhibit, emerged after Kinkead and Markowski first met at Northern Daughters gallery. The two expressed interest in exhibiting together in a show dedicated to the wild animals both so reverently depict in their work.

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Bixby Library's annual plant sale will offer books and a lot more

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Friends of the Bixby Memorial Library will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library, 258 Main St. in Vergennes.

Don’t miss the varied selections for the locavore’s delight — farm fresh eggs, spring asparagus and rhubarb — and a selection of annuals, vegetables, shrubs & berry bushes, perennial plants of all kinds, herbs and gently-used gardening items.

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N.Y. man caught with heroin stash and over $13,000 in cash

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



MIDDLEBURY — About 18 grams of heroin and $13,725 in cash have been seized following a traffic stop by the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, court records show.

Lamont Hudgkins, 35, of Staten Island, N.Y., has pleaded innocent in Vermont Superior Court, criminal division, in Middlebury to charges of heroin trafficking, conspiracy to traffic in heroin and possession of 10 ounces of marijuana — all felonies. He was initially jailed for lack of $75,000 bail, but has since been released on a bail bond with conditions.

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County forester urges city to preserve trees on town green

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Addison County Forester Chris Olson said last week Vergennes officials should look at other methods of helping grass grow in some areas of the city’s central green before considering removing trees, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.

Hawley said when he met with Olson on Wednesday morning that the forester also said none of the trees on the green, including two large maples behind the monument about which city official were worried, were so unhealthy they should be removed.

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Panton poet to be featured at Zig Zag 'Table Read' series May 30 at Bixby

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday, May 30, at 6 p.m., the Bixby Library will host a poetry event sponsored by Zig Zag Lit Mag, Addison County’s arts and literary magazine, as part of their Table Read Series.

Panton poet Michelle L. Mowery will present “Parallel Circuit,” an in-progress chapbook of poetry whose subject the author describes as, “a particular kind of love: There was an electricity between the two / an unwelcomed / untimed / undeniable spark.”

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City council considers amendments to town plan, including Solar Overlay District

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on May 23 accepted from the city’s planning commission amendments to the city plan that would create a Solar Overlay District and related energy policies and fold the Vergennes Downtown-Basin Master Plan into the larger document.

The amendments would also add the state’s new recycling and composting law, Act 148, to the plan’s Solid Waste/Materials Management Section and move two lots along the far end of West Main Street from a Low Density into a neighboring Medium Density Residential Zone.  

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Zig Zag seeks submissions from writers, artists

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Zig Zag Lit Mag, Addison County’s arts and literary magazine, has issued a call for submissions of writing and artwork for its third issue. Submissions will be accepted from June 1 until July 15.Zig Zag’s Issue 3 is expected to be released at an event on Sept. 24 in the barrel room of Stonecutter Spirits in Middlebury.

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