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Catholic teachings offered in Vergennes

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — St. Peter’s Parish in Vergennes is presenting a Life in the Spirit Seminar led by Deacon Dan Pudvah on the four Sundays of May. The seminars will be held from 1-3 p.m. at 85 South Maple St.

Organizers said this seminar experience offers an opportunity to learn more about Catholic teaching on the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity and how to form, renew or deepen one’s personal relationship with Jesus. These sessions are free, and all are welcome and a special invite goes out to all who have made a Life in the Spirit Seminar previously.

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Bixby requests help with book returns

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Bixby Library is in the process of replacing their circulation software to provide better service to customers and is asking patrons to help with the transition by returning as many books as possible by the end of April. Presently there are 2,665 checked out and the goal is to get that number down to 750 by end of day Saturday, April 28.

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Vergennes Police Log: Addison man cited for drunk driving

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited Erik A. Brands, 28, of Addison for driving under the influence, following a stop for speeding on West Main Street on April 17.

Police said they measured Brands’ blood-alcohol content at 0.126 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

In other action last week, Vergennes police:

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Vergennes pastor Gary Lewis made everyone feel welcome

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Congregational Church Pastor the Rev. Gary Lewis, who will retire on May 6 after almost 29 years shepherding the South Water Street flock, didn’t have a sudden revelation he should pursue the ministry.

Back when Lewis was in his mid-30s he was working his third year as a retail manager at the Weston Country Store, a stint that followed 11 years at the former Burlington J.C. Penney outlet.

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Learn about cottage gardening at the Bixby

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Dreaming of a garden bursting with color and life? We are too! Next week we can all get some expert advice from Charlie Nardozzi of “Vermont Garden Journal” and “In the Garden” fame. The gardener’s gardener will give a talk on Thursday, April 26, at the Bixby Library in Vergennes to help us plan our “cottage gardens.” Hopefully by late next week it will be warm enough for us to take Charlie’s lessons into our own gardens, but if not, his words of advice will help us dream and plan until the weather warms.

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Learn how to manage woodlands

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Did you know the beaver was once eradicated from Vermont and had to be reintroduced? Ever wonder what the big deal is about invasive plant species? Should you have your property logged? If so, what should you be aware of? All these questions and so much more are answered and discussed at a Vermont Coverts Cooperator Training Workshop.

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Mount Abe baseball topples Vergennes

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — On a Thursday afternoon that saw flurries of snow, clutch hits from both high school baseball teams, and — understandably given the 35-degree weather — plenty of miscues, host Mount Abraham outlasted rival Vergennes, 15-14.

After Mount Abe bolted on top, 7-0, the Commodores came charging back. The lead changed hands four times in the final two innings before a bases-loaded, two-out miscue capped Mount Abe’s two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh and allowed the Eagles to win their season opener.

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Vergennes Police Log: Officers cite New Yorker, 70, for DUI-drugs

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sunday cited a 70-year-old resident of New York state for driving under the influence of drugs, specifically marijuana.

The city police department’s Drug Recognition Expert noticed a vehicle allegedly weaving on West Main Street and pulled it over, and after testing the driver, Martin Leffer, alleged he was DUI-marijuana and cited him. Results of a blood test will determine the final charge, police said.

In other incidents between April 9 and 15, Vergennes police:

On April 9:

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Vergennes council balks at issuing permits to City Limits

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With a memo in hand from Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel detailing three $500 fines assessed to the City Limits Nightclub for allegedly over-serving alcohol to patrons, on Tuesday the city council for a second time decided not to act on the Green Street bar owner’s application for its annual liquor and live entertainment license.

Instead the council chose to invite City Limits owner Brett Ward, who was unavailable to attend this past Tuesday, to its April 24 meeting to discuss the issues Merkel raised.

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Vergennes Legion sets city's Memorial Day Parade theme

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — American Legion Post No. 14 has announced that the 2018 theme of Vermont’s largest Memorial Day Parade is “Honor & Commemorate: Freedom Isn’t Free.”

The purpose of the Memorial Day Parade is to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Veterans Capt. Brian Gebo and Ron Nimblett will serving as the keynote speaker and parade marshal, respectively.

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