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City police remind drivers about speed limits

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent and Addison Independent



VERGENNES — As well as handling a variety of incidents between Sept. 11 and 17, Vergennes police also conducted a number of directed patrols in response to citizen concerns about speeding within city limits.

During that seven-day period city police made a dozen such targeted patrols, including multiple patrols on Mountain View Lane, School Street and in the general downtown area. Other areas patrols included Panton Road, West Main Street, New Haven Road, Booth Woods and Green Street.

In other action between Sept. 11 and 17, Vergennes police:

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VUHS students promote acceptance, diversity at annual event

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School students Siobhan Eagan and Sarah Rathbun had a message for their peers when they took to the podium at the school’s annual Peace One Day celebration held Thursday.

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Mount Abe still seeking schoolboard members

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — When members of the Mount Abraham Union High School board gathered on Aug. 22 with the intent to vote on a proposed $35 million bond to renovate the school, the meeting had to be cancelled. The board lacked a quorum.

One week later the board met, with nine members present, and the proposal passed. But the delay put an exclamation point on a community concern: getting residents to serve on what is a lame-duck school board.

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Mary Johnson proceeds with Vergennes child care proposal

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A project that Middlebury’s Mary Johnson Children’s Center officials have eyed for almost two decades could be coming closer to becoming a reality — a childcare center in Vergennes to serve up to 30 preschoolers, toddlers and possibly infants.

Mary Johnson officials are now seeking proposals, as their recent ad reads, “for architectural and engineering services to support a physical feasibility study of creating the Vergennes Children’s Center on Armory Lane,” with a Sept. 29 deadline to respond.

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City pool, boosted by swim team, ends year in black

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Thanks to what Vergennes officials called good management and a successful summer for the Vergennes Champs swim team, the city pool will end 2017 about $12,000 in the black, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.

Hawley said during the Sept. 12 city council meeting that the current fund balance for the Sam Fishman Pool stands at $15,660, with a few bills outstanding. Immediately after the meeting he estimated that once those bills are paid roughly $12,000 would remain.

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Vergennes to hold first annual Eat on the Green this Saturday

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent and Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — It should be no surprise that the close-knit little foodie city of Vergennes has been organizing an unprecedented event that is inspiring its restaurant owners to work together for the benefit of the community. They will be doing just that on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 3-9 p.m. on the Vergennes City Green.

The mission of the first annual Eat on the Green is to gather and give back to the people of greater Vergennes by providing a venue to enjoy local food, music, games and neighbors while raising funds for four non-profits.

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VUHS teacher gets award as New England's 'most promising': Lauded for concern for, motivation of students

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School English teacher Allison Mahoney remembers in May when colleague Michael Thomas nominated her for the New England Association of Teachers of English Marian Gleason Award, which goes to the “Most Promising New Teacher” in the field.

Mahoney, a 31-year-old Burlington native and Grand Isle resident beginning her third year at VUHS, was grateful to Thomas for the nomination.

But, as a young teacher in her first job, she never thought she would receive the honor.

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Zig Zag Mag to celebrate new release on Sept. 24

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Zig Zag Lit Mag, Addison County’s arts and literature magazine, will release the third issue of their semiannual publication at Stonecutter Spirits on Exchange St. in Middlebury on Sept. 24 at 2pm. This reading and release party is free and open to the public of all ages.

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City chief defends Vergennes police anti-bias efforts

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel defended his department’s equal treatment of all citizens at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Merkel was invited to speak because questions arose at the Aug. 22 council meeting about the January University of Vermont study that stated the Vergennes department pulled over vehicles driven by African-Americans at a much higher rate than by whites.

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Addison Northwest teachers ink new two-year contract

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) and the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) board have both ratified a new, two-year contract for the district’s approximately 100 teachers that guarantees them annual raises and requires them to pay a greater share of their health insurance premiums.

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