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ANWSD budget recount — one vote off

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A recount late last week of the March 5 Addison Northwest School District budget vote did not change the result favoring the spending plan, but added one vote in opposition.

In commingled balloting on Town Meeting Day, residents of the five ANWSD communities backed a $22,139,341 budget for the 2019-2020 school year, 672-665.

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Rotary Clubs are offering scholarships to teachers

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — Scholarships for teachers are available through a district-wide program of the Rotary Clubs of Middlebury and Vergennes.

Up to $10,000 will be given to educators furthering their education beyond a post-secondary degree. Scholarship monies may be used to cover a variety of expenses incurred by those continuing their education including but not limited to tuition, educational supplies (textbooks, computers, etc.), transportation costs, institutional room and board.

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ANWSD to recount vote of narrowly approved school budget

Posted on March 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The 672-665 Town Meeting Day vote backing the $22,139,341 Addison Northwest School District spending plan for the coming year is headed for a recount.

Ballots are expected to be counted late this week.

As of Monday one registered voter from each of the five ANWSD communities — Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham — had emailed ANWSD clerk Tara Brooks, as required by law, requesting the recount.

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Vergennes Police Log for Mar. 14

Posted on March 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — It appears Vergennes vehicle owners have not even this late in winter gotten the message that it is not legal to park vehicles on city streets overnight between December and March. 

On six nights between March 4 and 10 Vergennes police ticketed vehicles left on city streets overnight in violation of the city’s winter parking ban. In all, police ticketed nine vehicles and ordered one to be towed. 

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U.S. Air Force quintet to perform in Vergennes

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Heritage Bands of the U.S. Air Force is coming back to the Vergennes Opera House on Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. This free concert will feature the five-member Heritage Winds group.

As professional Airmen-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation.

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NoDa artists connect with Stone Block Antiques

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes gallery Northern Daughters has a special exhibit up now called “At Home,” which features work from 12 of the gallery’s artists alongside furniture from Stone Block Antiques also of Vergennes. The show features groupings of work that can be imagined as different rooms in a home, punctuated with beautiful antiques pieces.

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Vergennes- and Bristol-area towns narrowly approve school spending

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy and Christopher Ross



VERGENNES / BRISTOL — Residents in two of the county’s three consolidated school districts, encompassing 10 towns, on Tuesday approved their respective school district budgets by a total of 20 votes out of more than 3,600 ballots cast.

The five Addison Northwest School District communities — Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Addison and Waltham — backed a 2019-2020 budget of $22,139,341 to fund the four ANWSD schools and the district’s share of Hannaford Career Center, but only by a 672-665 margin.

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Vergennes Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — In uncontested races, Vergennes residents chose Jeff Fritz as their new mayor, brought former Mayor Bill Benton back to the city council, and returned a half-dozen incumbents to office.

Fritz, the deputy mayor for the past 13 months, ascended to the head of the city council. He replaces Renny Perry, the former Vergennes City Manager who opted to step down after 13 months in office, and also after a number of years on the city council.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police investigate theft of an antique plate

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Feb. 25 began investigating the reported theft of an antique plate valued at about $8,000. City police were told the item was stolen from a Main Street home.

In other action between Feb. 25 and March 3, Vergennes police:

On Feb. 25:

•Ticketed a Vergennes Union High School student for tobacco use.

•Conducted a special traffic patrol on West Main Street and ticketed three drivers and warned a fourth.

On Feb. 26:

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Farmers market returns to downtown Vergennes

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After two years on the North Main Street home of Kennedy Brothers, the Vergennes Farmers Market will return late this spring to its former longtime home on the city’s central green.

City Manager Matt Chabot and Mayor Renny Perry reached out to farmers market organizers to gauge their interest in returning downtown, and according to organizer Christopher Reck they addressed the issues that led the market to move to the Kennedy Brothers parking lot in 2017 — a lack of parking and restrooms downtown. 

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