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Vergennes Police Log: City police help 'masked man'

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A report of a masked man outside of a Vergennes lending institution last week proved to be a false alarm, city police said.

Police on Friday, Jan. 25, were called because a man was walking back and forth near a credit union wearing, according to police, a white mask that covered his entire head, a black jacket and white boots. Police said they recognized him when he complied with their request to remove the mask, and he told police he was acting out because he was unhappy.

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Cold weather and snow result in full homeless shelters

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Recent heavy snowfall and consistently frigid temperatures have resulted in Addison County shelters working overtime to make sure the local homeless population stays warm, fed and properly attired to face the worst Mother Nature has to offer.

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Vergennes-area residents to vote on $22 million school spending plan

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After being thrown a last-minute curveball by state education officials, the Addison Northwest School District Board on Thursday adopted a proposed budget for next school year that would raise the education property tax to five Vergennes-area municipalities by about 5.6 percent.

A majority of those board members present OK’d a 2019-2020 spending plan of $22,139,341 that if approved in March could raise taxes in the five ANWSD communities by about 9 cents.

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Vergennes seeks money for $7M affordable housing project

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to apply for a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant that will support a planned 24-unit affordable housing project on Armory Lane.

The action followed a sparsely attended public hearing held during the council’s Jan. 22 meeting. The hearing included a presentation of project details by officials from the nonprofits planning it, the Addison County Community Trust and Housing Vermont.

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Vergennes mayor to step down; Fritz to run

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Mayor Renny Perry has decided not to seek another two years in office. That means, barring the filing of another petition by the Monday afternoon deadline, Deputy Mayor Jeff Fritz will almost certainly succeed him in office.

Plus, five of the six city council seats will be up for election on Town Meeting Day.

And it looks likely that former Vergennes mayor Bill Benton will return to the city council, again unless other candidates emerge before Monday’s petition-filing deadline to get on the Town Meeting Day ballot.

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Local law enforcement to crack down on Super Bowl day

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



Vergennes Police Officer Mark Stacey, the Governor’s Highway Safety Patrol coordinator for Addison County, is alerting locals that law enforcement agencies are mounting a Super Bowl Drunk Driving Prevention Campaign.

The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging football fans to plan ahead a safe ride home.

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Vergennes Police Log: Four ticketed for wintertime city parking ban

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police are looking into the reported theft of $1,500 of cash from a city apartment. Police this week described an investigation as ongoing.

Police between Jan. 14 and 20 also conducted two directed patrols aimed at controlling speeding, one on West Main Street on Jan. 14 and one on South Maple Street on Jan. 15. They issued two tickets and a warning on the second outing. 

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No charges filed in VUHS case; threat still under investigation

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School student who on Jan. 8 allegedly told another student he might bring a gun to school and shoot it there while other people were present had not as of this week been charged with a crime, according to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel.

Merkel on Tuesday said, however, he had conferred with Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans, and they agreed the case should remain open and under investigation.

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Kids' basketball free-throw competition coming up

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Knights of Columbus will hold a basketball free throw competition for boys and girls ages 9-14 years old at the Vergennes Union High School Gym on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m.

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Vergennes Police Log: State safety program nets DUI citation in Vergennes

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 13 cited a Bristol man for driving under the influence of alcohol during a special DUI patrol that began late on Saturday, Jan. 12, and was funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

Cited was Jordan Pike, 21, of Bristol. Police allege he failed to yield at a stop sign, and they pulled his vehicle over on Route 7 south of Vergennes. Police allege Pike’s blood-alcohol content tested at 0.146; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

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