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Vergennes officials seek solutions to wastewater overflow woes

Posted on October 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The long-term solution to the occasional, but persistent, problem of the Vergennes wastewater collection system overflowing into Otter Creek could be a large holding tank — or tanks — to collect stormwater that can overwhelm a key pump station.

That’s what Vergennes wastewater plant supervisor Rick Chaput and public works head Jim Larrow told the city council at its Oct. 23 meeting.

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Shacksbury Cider gets a loan from Vergennes

Posted on October 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Oct. 23 agreed to lend $50,000 from a city revolving loan fund to Shacksbury Cider, funds city officials said company owners want to use as part of a larger loan package.

That financing package, according to city officials, will help fund expansion of Shacksbury’s production capacity on North Main Street.

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Trash district eyes Ferrisburgh deal

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) board of supervisors have asked its attorney to draft an offer for Ferrisburgh’s town-owned, 34.91-acers just outside of Vergennes, according to ACSWMD manager Teri Kuczynski.

If Ferrisburgh and ACSWMD officials make a deal and ACSWMD obtains permits, the site would be used for a regional recycling and trash collection site to replace the Vergennes recycling center, which is probably closing on Dec. 31.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police focus on speeders, ticketed five

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police recently conducted a number of directed patrols designed to control speeding within city limits, with the result that they issued the most tickets on West Main Street.

On Oct. 15 they patrolled both West Main and South Maple streets and issued five tickets on West Main, but found no offenders on South Maple.

On Oct. 16 city police operated patrols on West Main, South Maple and South Water streets and ticketed three motorists after stops on West Main, but did not stop any vehicles on the side streets.

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VUHS students raise $4K for an injured classmate

Posted on October 22, 2018 |
By Marin Howell



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LINCOLN — On Monday morning, Oct. 15, 60 seniors from Vergennes Union High School walked 8.7 miles through Starksboro and Lincoln in support of their classmate, Michael Alexopolous, and the Love Your Brain Foundation.

The walk marked the 11th time VUHS seniors walked for a charity tied to a greater Vergennes community member; the annual tradition started in 2008. This year’s walk raised $4,000.

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In girls' soccer, VUHS, OV and Mt. Abe all net wins

Posted on October 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — As the high school girls’ soccer regular season concluded last week Vergennes and Mount Abraham picked up a key victories, Otter Valley split two games, and Middlebury came up short.

The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to announce playoff pairings on Monday morning. First-round games are set for Tuesday or Wednesday.

COMMODORES

On Friday the Commodores blanked winless Missisquoi, 5-0, apparently giving VUHS the No. 6 seed in Division III with a 6-5-2 record.

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VUHS girls' soccer falls in OT

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Division III Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team on Tuesday dropped an overtime game to D-II title contender, Rice, 1-0.

In other action on Tuesday, Middlebury hosted Mount Abraham; see story on Page 1B. Otter Valley was set to entertain Green Mountain Union on Wednesday after the deadline for the print edition.

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Vergennes Police Log: Two motorists cited for DUI

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police in the past two weeks cited two out-of-town motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol, both after traffic stops in the heart of the city.

On Oct. 3 police issued a DUI citation to Christine Costa, 42, of Brandon after pulling her vehicle over on School Street for allegedly failing to signal a turn from Green Street. Police allege her roadside blood-alcohol content tested at 0.240, exactly three times the legal limit of 0.08.

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Snowboarder with brain injury inspires VUHS community

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — On Tuesday morning a rapt audience of all Vergennes Union High School students and staff members listened to a man who was once one of the world’s best snowboarders talk about how his life changed “in the blink of an eye” about 10 years ago. He spoke about how he has dealt with that change and is trying to help others face similar adversity.

Speaking in a packed VUHS auditorium was Kevin Pearce, a Vermonter who was once a medal favorite for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and is the co-founder of the Love Your Brain Foundation.

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