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Age Well offers Tai Chi classes

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Age Well, formerly CVAA Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, is offering classes in Sun Style Tai Chi in Vergennes at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Both a beginner and an intermediate class will be offered every Monday and Wednesday starting Jan. 23 and continuing until April 5.

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Benton confirms he'll run for a final term as city mayor

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Mayor Bill Benton last week said he would run for a third — and what he called a final — two-year term as the city’s top elected official.

Benton said a number of efforts are about to pay off — including Otter Creek basin projects, city pool upgrades, and work to improve downtown pedestrian and bicycle safety — and he wants to see them through.

“We’ve gone through all this planning. Hopefully the fun begins now because the implementation will happen,” he said.

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Vergennes-area unified school budget draft is unveiled

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) administrators on Dec. 28 presented a $21.59 million draft budget for the 2017-2018 school year, the first year that all four district schools will operate under one board and one spending plan.

If approved as is, Superintendent JoAn Canning said that plan would boost spending over the current level — the combined total of this year’s combined Vergennes Union high and elementary schools and Addison and Ferrisburgh Central schools, including central office expenses — by 3.97 percent.

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City works to make pedestrians and bikes safer

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes City Council members on Dec. 20 continued to discuss their ongoing effort to make the city’s downtown safer for pedestrians and cyclists, an effort triggered by a November discussion at a council meeting attended by about a dozen residents.

Alderman Matt Chabot reported on the first meeting of the task force the council recently created to focus on the issue and make recommendations to city officials. Chabot said he was encouraged by what was a get-together to assess the task and marshal resources.

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DAR citizen's award goes to VUHS senior

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Each year a Vergennes Union High School senior is chosen for the DAR Good Citizen’s Award by faculty members nominating three seniors, and then the senior class elects one of those three as their Good Citizen.

We are proud to announce that the 2017 DAR Good Citizen is Brandon Cousino. He is the son of Kirk and Lynn Cousino of Ferrisburgh. Congratulations Brandon!

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Vergennes gets favorable audit, but sees changes in future procedures

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen last week discussed how future city audits should be conducted, but not because the one on the table in front of them was unfavorable.

“The audit is a good audit,” said Alderman Renny Perry at the De. 20 Vergennes City Council meeting. “We’re in good financial condition, and everything is being handled appropriately.”

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City hopes to map sewer system

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Dec. 20 agreed to apply for a $50,000 grant to help map the city’s aging sewer and stormwater system, a task that City Manager Mel Hawley said is important to help the city fix the system’s overflow problems.

Vergennes has been operating for years under “Combined Sewer Overflow” (or CSO) orders from Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to stop its sewer system from overflowing into Otter Creek.

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Sweet Charity receives $250 donation

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Each year the committee members of the Vergennes Day Race choose a recipient to receive a donation from their race proceeds. For 2016, the Sweet Charity store located at 141 A on Main St. in Vergennes was the recipient of a $250 donation. Sweet Charity is a local nonprofit that is managed by the Women of Wisdom, which helps empower women and children in need in the local community. For more information on this great local nonprofit, go to www.sweetcharityvt.com.

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City-area educators propose salary hike

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) on Monday presented what it believes is a solid starting point in its salary negotiations on behalf of Vergennes-area educators for the next academic year: a 10.95-percent increase.

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Addison Northwest board to get look at first unified spending plan

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham can get their initial look on this coming Wednesday at what will be first-ever unified Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) budget to include spending for all four local schools and their central office.

A draft budget for the 2017-2018 school year of the soon-to-be-unified district, formerly known as Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, will be unveiled in the Vergennes Union High School library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

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