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St. Paul's working with city to finance sidewalk upgrade

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Representatives of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church met with the Vergennes City Council early last year about a joint sidewalk and landscaping project.

Sarah Stroup and Sarah Cowan, members of the church’s Strategic Investment in Sacred Places committee, said they were thinking strategically about how the St. Paul’s west lawn is a pleasant community resource, and pitched upgrades in that spirit.

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Abortion bill spurs emotional debate

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Activists turned out in force at Monday’s legislative breakfast at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes, many, but not all, of them to deride a House bill they claimed would expand the use of abortion in Vermont.

But local lawmakers however rejected their claim, saying bill H.57 would simply recognize reproductive choice as a “fundamental freedom” and keep public entities from interfering with, or restricting, women’s existing right in Vermont to end pregnancies.

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VUHS Walden Project serving as a model

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Marin Howell



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VERGENNES/MONKTON — On a cold November day in the woods of Monkton, students from Vermont and New York sat gathered around the fire, deeply engaged in conversation.

Each of these students was a member of an alternative-learning program from either the Green Mountain State or the Empire State. These programs, according to their organizers, share a unique approach to schooling — getting students outside and connecting them with their education in a way that desks and textbooks do not always allow.  

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Lions' 'Toys for Kids' is a huge success

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions report that this year’s Toys for Kids Drive was a huge success, with over 185 children in the Vergennes area receiving toys or gift cards at Christmas. Such success would not have been possible if it had not been for the many generous people dropping toys and money at  A&D Automotive, One Credit Union, Dollar General, Jackman Fuels, Kinney Drugs, Long Trail Physical Therapy, Middlebury College and Sheer Cuts. WOW Toys also donated many toys toward the effort.

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New herbicide bill in the offing

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Strong emotions were on display at at Monday’s legislative breakfast at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes when the topic turned to abortion. But the half-dozen lawmakers and several dozen citizen also talked about other issues.

Other discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast focused on:

•  A proposal for a ban the use of glyphosate, a chemical used in some herbicides. Addison resident John Ball called it an “extraordinarily toxic chemical not only for plants, but humans as well.”

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Thaw your winter blues with LC Jazz this Saturday

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Starting to get a little tired of the grey, cold days of winter? Well, nothing warms the soul more than a room full of familiar faces, playing and singing familiar songs.

Come warm up at the Vergennes Opera House this Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m., with the LC Jazz Band Winter Thaw Concert “Olde Tyme Radio Show.” Best part: it’s free.

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Vergennes Police Log for Feb. 7

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police conducted seven special directed patrols between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3 as part of their ongoing effort to deter speeding and enforce traffic laws within city limits.

Three of the patrols did not result in any stops: on Panton Road on Jan. 29, on Monkton Road on Feb. 1, and on West Main Street on Feb. 2.

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Forest management course offered

Posted on February 4, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Improving habitat for wildlife, looking to maintain connected landscapes and improving forest health are all goals of attendees at the Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife Cooperator Training Workshop. The program works with landowners and others concerned about wildlife and land management in Vermont.

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Addison race tops Vergennes-area ballots

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Barring a write-in campaign the only Town Meeting Day race for a major town office in the Vergennes area will come in Addison, according to petitions for offices filed by the deadline this past Monday.

In Addison multi-term incumbent Selectman Peter Briggs will face a challenge for a two-year seat from Alden Harwood.

Briggs, a farmer who has also mounted challenges for the Vermont House and Senate as a Republican, first won a spot on the Addison selectboard in 2015.

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Triolo guilty of Vergennes armed robbery

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Mike Donoghue



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BURLINGTON — A serial armed robber, who used a handgun to steal more than $6,100 from a clerk at the Small City Market in Vergennes this past May, has pleaded guilty to robberies at three Vermont convenience stores.

Mark Triolo, 46, pointed a pistol at the head of a clerk at the Small City Market during the May 1, 2018, robbery, authorities said. The robber stole about $6,115 before fleeing the store at the corner of Main and South Water streets at about 9:05 p.m., Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said.

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