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Mary Johnson hopeful about Vergennes childcare plans

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A long-awaited childcare center in Vergennes in Armory Lane that could provide care for up to 40 children, including infants, could be built within the next few years, the Vergennes City Council was told last week.

Barbara Saunders, executive director of Middlebury’s Mary Johnson Children’s Center, and consultant Isaac Wagner told the council a recently completed feasibility study had, as expected, identified the need for at least that many childcare slots in the Vergennes area.

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City recreation panel: Fix rink, hire coordinator

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Members of the Vergennes recreation committee last week asked city council to include in the 2019-2020 budget up to $35,000 to re-grade and pave the skating rink/basketball court off East Street and $15,000 to pay for a part-time recreation coordinator.

Committee representatives Tim Cook and Lynn Rapoport also asked the council for funding for a sign to announce the East Street recreation area as Veterans Park, but attached no specific dollar amount to that recommendation.

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Support grows for new Vergennes truck route

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on June 11 heard from City Manager Matt Chabot that he and Mayor Jeff Fritz had met with Waltham and Addison selectboards to seek support for the proposed new road through northern Vergennes that would reroute most through truck traffic around downtown. Waltham’s selectboards endorsed the plan, he said, as had earlier the New Haven and Ferrisburgh’s selectboards.

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VUHS names valedictorian, salutatorian

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School 2019 Commencement exercises will be held this Friday, June 14. VUHS has announced that Bess Gramling, daughter of Phillip and Julie Gramling, has earned the honor of being Valedictorian of the Class of 2019. Bess will be attending Middlebury College and studying Biology/Pre-medical studies.

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Vergennes Police Log: Man served no-trespass order

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police worked with Rutland police last week to deal with a Rutland man that police allege was making himself an unwanted presence at the Valley Vista facility on Alden Place.

City police said Rutland police on June 5 issued a no-trespass order to the man, who they allege was also creating a disturbance by phone at the mental-health care operation, which helps young women deal with substance-abuse and/or self-harm issues.

In other incidents between June 3 and 9, Vergennes police:

On June 4:

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Vergennes farmers market to reopen after two years

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After a two-year hiatus, the Vergennes Farmers Market official returns to the city green this Thursday.

The market, featuring about 20 vendors, will open for its regular hours of 3 to 6:30 p.m. on the green and will do business every Thursday through Oct. 10, exclusive of July 4.

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VUHS boys chosen for Green Mountain Boys' State

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Six Vergennes Union High School juniors have been selected to represent the school at this year’s Green Mountain Boys’ State, held June 16-21 on the campus of Northern Vermont University-Lyndon in Lyndonville. The Vergennes American Legion Post 14 will sponsor five, and the Sons of the American Legion Vergennes Squadron 14 will sponsor the other.

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VUHS seniors chosen for Vermont Girls' State

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Five Vergennes Union High School students have been selected to attend Vermont Girls’ State, June 16-June 20, at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.

Emily Brinkman, Adelaide Brooks and Emily Rooney are being sponsored by the Vergennes American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14. Kaleigh Campbell and Hannah Wyman are being sponsored by another Auxiliary Unit in the State.

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VUHS students attended leadership program

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Every year, each high school in the United States may choose at least one sophomore to represent them at their state’s Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference. This year, Vergennes Union High School’s HOBY Ambassadors are Aidan Gebo and Summer Chabot.

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Laura Pettibon brought 32 years of creativity to VUES

Posted on June 6, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Soon-to-retire Vergennes Union Elementary School art teacher Laura Pettibon remembers what sparked her interest in art.

The Ohio native, who will step down this month from VUES after 32 years at the East Street school, had moved with her family to Granby, Conn. Pettibon’s fourth-grade art teacher there gave her a simple assignment — draw a goat.

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