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Vergennes residents sound off about truck traffic

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — As might be expected, the topic of up to 800 tractor-trailer trucks rolling through downtown Vergennes dominated a Monday Vermont Transportation Board public hearing in Vergennes on “Vermont’s Transportation Future,” including passenger rail expansion, railroad safety and other railway issues as well as truck traffic.

About 30 local citizens attended the hearing at the Bixby Library in Vergennes, the first of seven planned around the state by the Vermont Transportation Board to take testimony on railroad and truck issues.

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Piemaking brings Vergennes bakers closer to the community

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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VERGENNES — “The first step was to figure out, do people want my pies?” said Chris Reck, Vergennes resident and founder of the three-month-old Route 7 Pie Company.

The answer was a firm and resounding “yes.”

In the past, Reck has made pies for family and holiday occasions, but when he saw a program on Vermont Public Television chronicling the stories of small pie vendors, he decided to try something more elaborate than home cooking.

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Vergennes Legion to host trunk or treat costume dance party

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The American Legion Auxiliary 14 in Vergennes will be hosting a Trunk or Treat and Costume Dance Party! The Costume Karaoke Dance party with DJ Amanda Rock is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. It will be followed by Trunk or Treat in the parking lot from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Bar Antidote owner to open new brew pub in Vergennes

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Chef-owner Ian Huizenga of Vergennes establishment Bar Antidote will soon double the collection of hyphens before his name.

Huizenga, a Bristol-area native, is set to become the chef-brewer-owner of Hired Hand Brewing Co. when it officially opens this weekend at the corner of School and Green streets, upstairs from Bar Antidote — Friday is the target date.

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State seeks public feedback on railroad plans

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Transportation Board will host seven public forums — including on in Vergennes — for the purpose of gathering public comment about state transportation policy associated with trains, both passenger and freight.

The only Addison County stop will be in Vergennes on Monday, Oct. 17, at Bixby Library, 258 Main St., 6:30 p.m.

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Vergennes church seeks power from above ... solar power

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes will soon be getting a direct connection to the heavens — through 87 solar panels that Bristol Electronics will start installing on the south-facing roof of St. Peter’s Parish Hall this month.

After The Rev. Yvon Royer, who serves both St. Peter’s and the St. Ambrose Parish in Bristol, learned that Rutland’s St. Peter’s Parish earlier this year had such an array installed, in early August he proposed the idea for the rooftop array to the Vergennes Parish.

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Literacy program rewards readers with bikes

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Greater Vergennes Rotary Club in partnership with the Bixby Memorial Free Library celebrates with the 2016 winners of the “Booked for Bikes” program. “Booked for Bikes” is a joint literacy program designed to empower children ages 5-15 to read books during the summer months.

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ANwSU leader taking charge of renovated city Boys and Girls Club

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A familiar face is greeting new and current members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes this fall.

Vergennes resident and former city afterschool program director Jill Strube took over as executive director of the city youth club on Aug. 31. She became just the club’s third executive director since it was founded in the Vergennes National Guard Armory in the late 1990s.

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City looks to loan fund to help restaurant and youth club

Posted on October 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Tapping a two-decade-old revolving loan fund, the Vergennes city council on Sept. 27 agreed to loan $95,000 to the owner of the School Street building that houses Bar Antidote and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes to allow expansion of the restaurant’s space and creation of handicap access to the youth club.

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Watercolors depict forest fires

Posted on September 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Until the end of the month, original watercolor paintings of Lake Champlain’s Button Bay are on display at Vergennes Wine, which is on Main Street in Vergennes.

All of the money raised from any sale of a painting will go to The Wildland Firefighter Foundation, a nonprofit that helps support families of firefighters who die while battling forest blazes. Artist Vanessa Hampton will mark proceeds for Justin Beebe of Bellows Falls, who died last month while fighting a forest fire with the U.S. Forest Service.

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