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Vergennes defeats new police station in close vote

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes residents on Tuesday dealt the $1.85 million proposal for a new North Main Street police station a narrow defeat, 302-292, a result that left city officials up in the air about their next step.

Mayor-elect Bill Benton said aldermen would take up the issue at their next meeting, probably March 26. He does think most residents believe the city’s police force needs to move out of its tiny City Hall headquarters.

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Local police — and dogs — get cameo on network TV show

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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NEW YORK CITY — Three local police officers and two police canines are set to make cameos on an episode of “Golden Boy,” a new CBS television show that made its network debut on Feb. 26 and will next be seen this Friday at 9 p.m.

Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel and his dog, Akido; Vermont State Police Sergeant Eugene Duplissis and his canine, Argus; and Vergennes detective Jason Ouellette were all invited to New York City in October to film brief appearances in the show.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police investigate city assaults

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police investigated two assaults this past weekend and filed charges against a Northlands Job Corps student in one case.

City police cited Sherrelle N. Smith, 19, of Rochester, N.Y., for aggravated assault on March 1 and lodged her at the Chittenden County Correctional Center after Smith allegedly attacked a fellow female Northlands student.

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Benton, Jin vying to lead Vergennes

Posted on February 28, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday, Vergennes residents will choose in a two-person race for mayor between an incumbent one-term alderman and a former multi-term alderwoman and one-term mayor who has thrown her hat back in the ring after several years away from city politics.

Each, Alderman Bill Benton and former mayor April Jin, has been active in the community and is a long-time resident of Vergennes. Both are married with three grown children who have attended city schools.

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City moves closer to solar array

Posted on February 25, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Feb. 19 approved a new letter of intent between the city and Encore Redevelopment that focuses on putting a solar array on a small city-owned parcel near the Canal Street Vergennes-Panton Water District office.

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Council talks about Bixby, police station

Posted on February 25, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At their Feb. 19 meeting, Vergennes aldermen considered a solar array in the city (see story above). In other business, aldermen:

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Community Forum: City police need new quarters

Posted on February 21, 2013 |
By Bill Benton et al.



This week’s community forum was submitted by four Vergennes aldermen: Bill Benton, Joe Klopfenstein, Randy Ouellette, and Renny Perry, who chairs the Police Station Planning Committee.

Last summer, while opera house patrons waited in line to purchase tickets to an event in the downstairs atrium, a Vergennes police officer entered with two people in handcuffs and passed by the line of anxious people to enter the office.

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Life to return to city restaurant: Black Sheep head adds to portfolio

Posted on February 11, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Local restaurateur Michel Mahé will soon have two operations on Main Street in Vergennes — and five in the Champlain Valley.

In April, Mahé plans to open the Park Squeeze, keeping that name, adding it to a restaurant portfolio that already includes the Black Sheep Bistro further west along Main Street, Bristol’s Bobcat Café and Shelburne’s Bearded Frog.

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Monkton hiker to talk about historic gold rush journey

Posted on February 11, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Ivor Hughes of Monkton, an ardent hiker and backpacker, will present “The Klondike Gold Rush — A Nostalgic Journey to Retrace the Prospectors’ Footsteps” at the Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m.

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Van Wyck lands Addison-3 House seat

Posted on February 7, 2013 |
By John Flowers



FERRISBURGH — Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Ferrisburgh Republican Warren Van Wyck to serve out the two-year term of the late Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, in the Addison-3 House district.

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