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VUHS grads bid farewell to school...and Harry Potter

Posted on June 16, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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VERGENNES — Speakers at this year’s Vergennes Union High School graduation invoked figures as varied as Harry Potter, Harvey Fierstein and Walden Project founder Matt Schlein.

Following advice, reflection and music from peers and teachers, 91 seniors crossed the auditorium stage this past Friday evening to accept their diplomas and move on to the next stage in their lives.

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Vergennes overall tax rate seen likely to fall

Posted on May 30, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their May 24 meeting got their first look at a draft 2011-2012 budget that City Manager Mel Hawley said should mean no increase in the municipal portion of the city tax rate if they adopt it as proposed in the weeks to come.

And Vergennes homeowners might be looking at a lower tax rate overall.

The current municipal tax rate rounds to 60.3 cents. The city’s full 2011 residential rate including school taxes is $1.8895, and the non-residential rate is $1.9641.

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WWII vet Richard Poquette to lead Memorial Day parade

Posted on May 26, 2011 |
By Ian Trombulak



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VERGENNES — The annual Memorial Day parade in Vergennes is a tradition that honors the men and women of the armed forces who died overseas in service of America.

This year the parade marshal will be longtime resident and World War II veteran Richard Poquette.

Like many of his generation, the Vermont native was swept up by the monumental events that rocked the globe. He answered the call and served his country in some of the biggest battles in both the European and Pacific theaters of World War II.

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Vergennes voters reverse field, go against unification

Posted on May 19, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — Once again, one of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union communities has defeated the proposal to unify district governance under one 12-member board.

On Tuesday, Vergennes residents reversed their Town Meeting Day approval of what would have been a groundbreaking school consolidation measure in Vermont, rejecting unification, 261-162.

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Rep. Clark takes health lessons to heart

Posted on May 19, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — It was a chilly Feb. 15, and Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, knew he shouldn’t be perspiring. But he was.

Clark, 63, had just returned to his room in the Hilltop Inn in Berlin, where he stays during the legislative session. He had just attended a GOP caucus, ironically on the issue of health care legislation, and was starting to feel ill.

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137K grant to boost student portfolio plan

Posted on May 19, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School has won a $137,700 grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation to further the school’s effort to require students to demonstrate proficiency in self-designed portfolios before graduation.

VUHS hopes to switch to “Performance-Based Graduation Requirements” (PBGRs) by 2016, according to its grant application to the foundation.

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Worden brings Charles Dickens stories to life

Posted on May 19, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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VERGENNES — “The Very Dickens,” a theatrical production that will be staged at the Vergennes Opera House this weekend, has few props, one actor and no set. Over the course of two hours, however, members of the audience meet some 20 characters and participate in a sing-along.

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Webbley named state's top principal

Posted on May 16, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vermont Principals’ Association announced last week that Vergennes Union High School Co-Principal Ed Webbley has been chosen as the organization’s Robert F. Pierce Vermont Secondary Principal of the Year.

Webbley becomes the second VUHS principal in the past decade to earn that honor: The VPA presented former VUHS school head Peter Coffey with the same award in 2002.

VPA Executive Director Ken Page noted not only that repeat recognition, but also that:

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Unification debated at Vergennes forum

Posted on May 12, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At Tuesday’s Vergennes forum in advance of the May 17 revote on Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification, opponents questioned what tax impact the switch to one-board governance would have on city residents.

Meanwhile, backers focused on unification’s potential benefits to ANwSU students, especially those from elementary schools coming into Vergennes Union High School, and to residents from long-range stability of tax rates.

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Recycling fees to drop for Addison Northwest towns

Posted on May 2, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 

VERGENNES — Expenses for operating the Vergennes recycling center are dropping and costs will be lower for not only the city, but for surrounding towns as well, City Manager Mel Hawley told Vergennes aldermen at their April 26 meeting.

Hawley said Casella Inc. has dropped fees for accepting recycled material, allowing him in turn to lower charges at the West Street recycling center. Aldermen approved the lower rates at the meeting.

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