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vergennes http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/294/all en In Vergennes, Shumlin challenged on pipeline stance http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-shumlin-challenged-pipeline-stance <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29362" style="width: 152px;"><a href="/201503vergennes-shumlin-challenged-pipeline-stance"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Suhmlin at StoneCutters for health care story5527.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Suhmlin at StoneCutters for health care story5527.jpg" title="Suhmlin at StoneCutters for health care story5527.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="152" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; In a wide-ranging discussion with locals at the Legislative Luncheon in Vergennes on Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin defended his stance on the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29363">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-shumlin-challenged-pipeline-stance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes pipeline Shumlin vergennes Vermont Gas Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:19:08 +0000 Zach Despart 29363 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes Police Log: Woman charged with drunk driving, resisting arrest http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-police-log-woman-charged-drunk-driving-resisting-arrest <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes police early this past Saturday afternoon arrested and issued multiple citations to a Bristol woman they described as &ldquo;severely intoxicated.&rdquo;</p> <p> After receiving a call just after 1 p.m. on March 21, police cited Tracey A. Cook, 37, for driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense; resisting arrest; disorderly conduct; and simple assault on a police officer. Police allege that her blood-alcohol content tested at 0.223 and lodged her at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29324">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-police-log-woman-charged-drunk-driving-resisting-arrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs police vergennes Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:12:17 +0000 Addison Independent 29324 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes cops seeking man who stole cash from bank http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-cops-seeking-man-who-stole-cash-bank <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29225" style="width: 115px;"><a href="/201503vergennes-cops-seeking-man-who-stole-cash-bank"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Verg bank 1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Verg bank 1.jpg" title="Verg bank 1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="115" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT STATE POLICE posted this still image from the surveillance camera in the People&#039;s United Bank in Vergennes on Friday afternoon. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes and Vermont State police as of Wednesday morning were still searching for the man who stole cash on the previous Friday afternoon from the downtown Vergennes branch of People&rsquo;s United Bank.</p> <p> Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said that at about 2:20 p.m. on Friday a man entered the North Maple Street bank, displayed a knife to the teller and demanded and was given an undisclosed amount of money, and left the bank and headed north on the street. Merkel said police do not know if he continued to flee on foot or by a waiting vehicle.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29228">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-cops-seeking-man-who-stole-cash-bank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs robbery vergennes Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:58:07 +0000 Zach Despart 29228 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes Police Log: Cops investigate assault, alleged sex tape http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-police-log-cops-investigate-assault-alleged-sex-tape <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes police had a busy seven days between March 9 and 15, dealing with theft complaints and drug and alcohol issues, helping several motorists who were locked out of their cars, investigating an assault and an alleged sex tape, and handling a case of a motorist driving off without paying for gas that turned into a multi-town car chase ending with a Vermont State Police arrest in Hancock.</p> <p> Police also earlier this week were still investigating a March 13 robbery of the People&rsquo;s United Bank on Main Street in Vergennes; see story in this edition.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29183">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-police-log-cops-investigate-assault-alleged-sex-tape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs police vergennes Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:39:10 +0000 Addison Independent 29183 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Students of the Week - March 16, 2015 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503students-week-march-16-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29181">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503students-week-march-16-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Middlebury MUHS vergennes VUHS Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:52:48 +0000 Addison Independent 29181 at http://www.addisonindependent.com VUHS, Mount Abe and Bristol school boards tread lightly in reworking budgets http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-mount-abe-and-bristol-school-boards-tread-lightly-reworking-budgets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy and Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Three school boards in northern Addison County met early this week to consider new budget proposals after voters said &ldquo;no&rdquo; to initial proposed spending plans on Town Meeting Day.</p> <p> The Vergennes Union High School and the Bristol Elementary School boards met on Monday evening and the Mount Abraham Union High School Board convened on Tuesday. All three meetings garnered a couple dozen visitors.</p> <p> The boards did not warn any new budgets for revote, but all plan to meet again next week.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29091">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-mount-abe-and-bristol-school-boards-tread-lightly-reworking-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County bristol Featured MAUHS school budgets vergennes VUHS Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:44:00 +0000 Trent Campbell 29091 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes Police Log: U.S. marshals help cops catch suspect http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-police-log-marshals-help-cops-catch-crook <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes police and U.S. marshals on March 6 arrested a third suspect from a Feb. 28 incident involving drugs and attempting to elude police.</p> <p> The marshals arrested Jesse Ware, 21, a North Dakota resident who has been living on Potash Bay in Addison, in Quechee on this past Friday and turned him over to Vergennes police.</p> <p> Vergennes police lodged Ware at the Chittenden County Correctional Center on several citations, including being a fugitive from justice, attempting to elude police, and providing false information to a police officer.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29060">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-police-log-marshals-help-cops-catch-crook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs police vergennes Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:58:43 +0000 Addison Independent 29060 at http://www.addisonindependent.com County voters reject five school budgets http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503county-voters-reject-five-scool-budgets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart and Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Voters in the northern half of Addison County rejected five school budgets in two supervisory unions on Tuesday evening, a sign that voters remain frustrated with the rising costs of education taxes.</p> <p> Residents rejected spending plans for Vergennes Union High School and Ferrisburgh Central School in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, and three schools in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union: Mount Abraham Union High School, Monkton Central School and Bristol Elementary School.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28966">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503county-voters-reject-five-scool-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County bristol budget education Featured Ferrisburgh Montkon Mount Abraham taxes vergennes voters VUHS Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:21:17 +0000 Zach Despart 28966 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Student of the Week - March 2, 2015 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503student-week-march-2-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28901">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503student-week-march-2-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Middlebury MUHS vergennes VUHS Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:26:52 +0000 Anna Harrington 28901 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes to host city-wide yard sale http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-host-city-wide-yard-sale <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; About 5,000 visitors come to Brandon for its annual community-wide yard sale, an event coordinated by that town&rsquo;s chamber of commerce, which in turn reaps close to $1,000 for promoting and organizing the day.</p> <p> That success caught the attention of downtown Vergennes merchant Linda Cook, owner of Linda&rsquo;s Apparel and Gifts on Main Street.</p> <p> Cook brought the idea of trying to duplicate those results to someone who knows the idea works in Brandon: new Addison County of Chamber Executive Director Susan Hoxie, who is a Brandon resident.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28877">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-host-city-wide-yard-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Hoxie vergennes yard sale Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:16:45 +0000 Zach Despart 28877 at http://www.addisonindependent.com VUHS cheerleaders fourth in Division I http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502vuhs-cheerleaders-fourth-division-i <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28764" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201502vuhs-cheerleaders-fourth-division-i"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Cheerleading.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Cheerleading.jpg" title="Cheerleading.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE VERGENNES UNION High School cheerleading team finished fourth in Division I at Saturday&#039;s state championships hosted by the Commodores. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The Vergennes Union High School cheerleading team on Saturday finished fourth in Division I out of nine teams and tied for sixth overall out of 16 D-I and D-III squads at the state championships, which were held in the VUHS gymnasium.</p> <p> The Commodores, who had earlier won the Lake Division championship in a separate competition, scored 144 points, trailing only Rutland (196), Essex (181) and Poultney (163) in D-I.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28765">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502vuhs-cheerleaders-fourth-division-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports cheerleading vergennes Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:06:25 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 28765 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes Police Log: Obstructed windshield stop ends with citations http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502vergennes-police-log-obstructed-windshield-stop-ends-citations <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes police made an arrest and issued a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol following Sunday traffic stops.</p> <p> On that day, city police arrested Ricky Relyea, 45, of Ticonderoga, N.Y., after stopping his vehicle because of an obstructed windshield. They discovered Relyea was wanted on an outstanding warrant for DUI and possession of marijuana, and they also cited him for driving with a suspended license before lodging him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28750">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502vergennes-police-log-obstructed-windshield-stop-ends-citations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs police vergennes Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:23:27 +0000 Addison Independent 28750 at http://www.addisonindependent.com City to offer recreation survey http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502city-offer-recreation-survey <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Vergennes aldermen have given the go-ahead for a recreation survey to be distributed at the city&rsquo;s annual meeting at the Vergennes Opera House on the evening of Monday, March 2, and made available at the Vergennes Fire Department polling station during voting hours on March 3.</p> <p> At their Feb. 17 meeting aldermen reviewed a draft of the 10-question survey, which is being written by Mayor Bill Benton; Dustin Hunt, a Vergennes resident who works for the Middlebury recreation department; and city resident Kathy Rossier.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28716">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502city-offer-recreation-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes City council vergennes Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:31:36 +0000 Zach Despart 28716 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bixby Library groups get creative minds thinking http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502bixby-library-groups-get-creative-minds-thinking <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">VERGENNES &mdash; Bixby Memorial Library has committed to a long-term program of support for local writers and creative minds. This program includes two weekly writing workshops, a monthly movie club, and a guest writer&rsquo;s lecture series. Each program is scheduled to be ongoing and is open to the public.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28714">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502bixby-library-groups-get-creative-minds-thinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Bixby Memorial Library vergennes workshops Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:29:06 +0000 Zach Despart 28714 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Four candidates seek three city council seats http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502four-candidates-seek-three-city-council-seats <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The Vergennes Town Meeting Day ballot will offer a race among four candidates &mdash; two incumbents and two newcomers &mdash; for three seats on the Vergennes City Council.</p> <p> The race will not include Senior Alderman Randy Ouellette, who chose to step down after a decade.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28650">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502four-candidates-seek-three-city-council-seats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes City council election vergennes Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:36:36 +0000 Zach Despart 28650 at http://www.addisonindependent.com