August 23rd, 2010
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday took a step toward determining the value of the 8-acre parcel that the Vergennes ID school board earlier this year deeded to the city — aldermen agreed to fund a topographical survey of the tract off New Haven Road.
The land, which also abuts school property and the city recreation property the ID board also deeded to Vergennes, runs behind homes on the east side of New Haven Road and slopes downward to the rear.
VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen last Tuesday agreed to apply for a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant on behalf of the John Graham Emergency Homeless Shelter.
Shelter officials hope to use those and other private grants and donations within the next year to complete a $500,000 upgrade of the building at the corner of Main Street and Monkton Road.
BRISTOL — Jack Wendel, a long time Bristol resident, painted many local scenes and homes in and around Bristol. His paintings are hanging in the homes of many individuals in the area.
The Bristol Friends of the Arts and The Bristol Historical Society are sponsoring a wonderful show and retrospective of his work at the WalkOver Gallery that will open with a reception this Friday. This is the first time a significant body of his work will be seen together.
Tomorrow is Vermont’s all-important primary. Four of the state’s elected offices have competitive primaries; there are competitive races among Republicans for the right to challenge U.S. Sen. Patrick Leady and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch; and we have a competitive write-in race for one of Addison County’s senate seats among Democrats. (See story, Page 1.)
VERGENNES — Thousands of visitors on Saturday — and Friday evening — will join the city of Vergennes’ roughly 2,750 residents in celebrating Vergennes Day, the community’s annual late-August city-wide celebration.
The event, sponsored and organized by the city and the Vergennes Area Chamber of Commerce, has established itself as a substantial draw since its inception in the late 1970s.
MIDDLEBURY — The College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) late last month honored Middlebury College’s John Dillon as its male “Break-Out Swimmer of the Year.”
Dillon, a two-time 2010 NCAA Division III champion during his junior year, was the only Division III swimmer to receive any of the coaches’ association’s many awards, which were otherwise dominated by D-I athletes.
Seth Kittredge grew up in New Haven, but spent ten years serving in the Vermont National Guard, including a one-year tour in Iraq. When he returned, Kittredge and his wife, Morgan, decided to raise their now 22-month-old son in Vergennes.