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Vergennes Champs put up a fight but fall to visiting Essex

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs held their own against the visiting Town of Essex Swim Team on Thursday, but the larger TEST squad prevailed, 255-214, in a chilly Champlain Valley Swim League meet. 

Will Clark, Carson Hoffmann and Max Ratti-Bicknell won three races each for the Champs, and Jordan Jewell prevailed twice. 

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Optimism seen in Ferrisburgh for sale of land

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard met in executive session on Tuesday to discuss an offer to buy the town-owned, 34.91-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A.

According to Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence, members are optimistic about a sale of a property that the town has marketed for $375,000 since September 2010.

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Ferrisburgh truck depot plan draws fire; fourth hearing scheduled

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
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FERRISBURGH — After three Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment hearings — one in December, one on June 7 and one on July 5 — the DeVos family application to move its trucking business from its Greenbush Road farm to Tuppers Crossing remains in limbo — and continues to spark opposition among local homeowners.

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City panel rejects Green Street housing development

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Development Review Board on July 3 denied a proposal for a six-unit Planned Unit Development (known as a PUD) at 186 Green St., the former home of the Fisher Flower Farm.

The DRB cited a number of shortcomings in the plan put forth by New Haven resident Scott Hardy, who had hoped to install six small, energy-efficient VerMod modular homes on the 1.85-acre parcel and eventually add a seventh unit.

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'Women of Wisdom' helps city nonprofits

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — As its 10th birthday approaches on Aug. 10, the Main Street Vergennes nonprofit Sweet Charity and the group that supports it are enjoying their most productive year.

The charitable venture and other fundraising efforts of the members of Women of Wisdom, all area residents, have seen steadily increasing success in the past few years.

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Tax rates in Waltham and Panton are going down

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON/PANTON/WALTHAM — The June 30 Vermont Department of Taxes release of 2017-2018 school tax rates brought mostly good financial news for owners of residential and commercial property in Addison, Panton and Waltham.

Homestead school tax rates in Addison and Waltham dropped by more than 13 and 10 cents, respectively, while the rate in Panton rose, but by less than a cent, according to a spreadsheet released by the Department of Taxes. See below for exact rates.

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Vergennes overall tax rate rising 1.8 percent

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With the Vermont Department of Taxes release late on Friday, June 30, Vergennes officials said the overall city residential tax rate will rise by about 4.25 cents, or about 1.8 percent.

For fiscal year 2017-2018, owners of city homes will be taxed at a rate of $2.4375 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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Ferrisburgh school taxes drop

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh homeowners will be getting a financial break on their taxes. According to school property tax numbers released by the Vermont Department of Taxes late last week, Ferrisburgh’s 2017-2018 homestead rate is 13.92 cents lower than this past year’s.

For the owners of a $300,000 home in Ferrisburgh who pay based on its assessed value and not on their income, that decrease means a school tax bill that will be $417.60 lower.

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Bristol Financial proves it has the penthouse of outhouses at Bristol's fun 4th of July race

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — One team’s command of West Street’s central crown might have decided the outcome of Tuesday’s Great Bristol Outhouse Race. 

In the championship heat of what Bristol Fourth of July celebration organizers unofficially (and not so modestly) call the World Championship Outhouse Race, the winning Bristol Financial Services team of pushers Coleman Russell and Chris Wood and rider Sophie Wolak lined up their rolling port-a-potty right next to the street’s double yellow lines.

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Girls' lax players net postseason honors

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — Fourteen local high school girls’ lacrosse athletes earned postseason recognition for their efforts, including one who earned USA Lacrosse All-American honors and another who earned not only Academic All-American honors, but also an award from USA Lacrosse honoring her contributions to the sport.

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