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Vergennes Police Log: Vergennes police reunite 4-year-old with family

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The case of a wandering toddler preoccupied Vergennes police and state officials for several hours on May 15.

Police that Monday morning responded to a report of a 3- or 4-year-old boy walking barefoot down the middle of North Green Street and brought him to the station. Eventually, they were able to identify him through an item in his pockets and contact his father in an apartment not far from where he was found. They also contacted the Department for Children and Families.

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New video promotes big doings in Little City

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A new three-minute video boosting Vergennes and its environs made its world premiere at the May 9 city council meeting.

Alderman and Vergennes Partnership President Renny Perry screened for the first time the new video designed to promote Vergennes and its surroundings to prospective visitors, residents and businesses.

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City developer appeals court ruling

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vermont Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin on April 28 denied the owner of Grist Mill Island’s appeal of a Vergennes Development Review Board zoning permit condition, but on May 8 the owner’s attorney petitioned the judge to reconsider elements of that decision.

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VUHS juniors selected for Green Mountain Boys' State

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Post 14 will be sponsoring five VUHS delegates to this year’s Green Mountain Boys’ State, held June 18-23, at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont: Lance Bergmans, Mason Charlebois, Casey Kimball, Aaron Premont, and Ethan Sausville. Alternate Ethan Sausville will also attend in place of Ben Praamsma, who was also selected but is unable to attend. 

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Vergennes Police Log: Police deal with several driving violations

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERGENNES — Vergennes police this past weekend cited two motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Saturday, May 13, city police stopped a driver after he failed to honor a stop sign at the intersection of South Maple and School streets. Police said Noah Myott, 31, of Burlington showed evidence of intoxication, but refused DUI testing. They cited him for DUI refusal and for failure to stop at the stop sign.

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City considers cutting down trees on green

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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By ANDY KIRKALDY

VERGENNES — Several trees on the Vergennes downtown green are throwing too much shade, according to officials at last week’s city council meeting, specifically on the park’s struggling grass.

“I want to grow grass in the park,” said City Manager Mel Hawley.

The issue is simply “a tremendous lack of sunlight” choking off grass, Hawley said, adding as a result, “five major trees need to come out of the park.”

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Jenny Bower: Fixed on Baroque music

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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VERGENNES — When you think of a church organist, it’s probably nothing like Jenny Bower. She’s 26, holds two Masters degrees — one in Organ and Harpsichord performance and the other in Geology and Earth Science. She likes Baroque, experimental classical music and is known to rock purple lipstick. And while, she plays the organ for the Vergennes Congregational Church every Sunday, she also plays in Burlington, Montpelier and pretty much any place else that will let her practice on their keys.

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Boston Celtics official and VUHS alum tapped to speak at Vergennes graduation

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School Class of 2017 has selected as its graduation speaker a member of the VUHS Class of 1973 whose employer is in the headlines right now — at least in sports sections.

Jeff Twiss, the Boston Celtics vice president of Media Services and Alumni Relations, will be the featured speaker at the June 9 commencement at VUHS. The Celtics, of course, entered Wednesday night tied 2-2 with the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Vergennes Union High School honor roll

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The following students at Vergennes Union High School were recognized for academic achievement during the third  marking period of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Grade 12

High Honors: Alyse Beauchemin, Brandon Chamberlain, Brandon Cousino, Breanna De Smit, Ian Gramling, Anna Huppuch, Caroline Johnston, Eva Kamman, Sadie Kass, Jacob LaFleche, Nicholas LaFleche, Shay Pouliot, Lauren Scott and Rebecca Unger.

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Eye for art comes from Big Apple to Little City

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Anni Mackay, who has shown and sold high-end art at her BigTown Gallery in Rochester for more than a decade, has roots in the art world of the Big Apple. Now she has brought those skills and that history to the Little City.

She has opened BigTown Gallery Vergennes at 245 Main St., next to Vergennes Laundry, and will hold an official grand opening this Saturday, May 13, 3-6 p.m.

Mackay has promoted art, artists and community in Rochester, and successfully run BigTown Gallery there since 2003. Then the spot in Vergennes caught her eye.

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