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Windsong Woodwind Quintet to play at Bixby

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — On Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m., the Bixby Memorial Library welcomes back the classical woodwind quintet “Windsong” for another late winter concert under Bixby’s beautiful glass dome. This year’s concert features works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel and Paquito D’Rivera. The event is free and open to the public, who are sure to be amazed by the Bixby’s sound acoustics.

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Recount in mayoral race scheduled

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



UPDATE: The results of the recount are in. Click here to see what happened at Monday's vote recount.

VERGENNES — A recount has been scheduled of the close March 7 vote for mayor in Vergennes, in which former mayor Michael Daniels edged two-term incumbent Bill Benton, 270-265.

The recall will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday at Vergennes City Hall.

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Business ownership workshop to be held in Vergennes

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered on Wednesday, April 19, from2 p.m. to 5 p.m.atthe Kennedy Brothers Co-working & Conference Center, 11 Main Street in Vergennes. Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning.” There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.

In this seminar, participants will learn the basics of how to choose a path for ownership succession in their business. Four different ways of selling a business will be examined:

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Vergennes to recount ballots in mayor's race with five-vote margin

Posted on March 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A recount has been scheduled of the close March 7 vote for mayor in Vergennes, in which former mayor Michael Daniels edged two-term incumbent Bill Benton, 270-265.

The recall will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday at Vergennes City Hall.

City officials said Benton requested the recount on Friday morning. Legally, he had 10 days after the election in which to file such a request.

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Police jail Vergennes man found with loads of stolen property

Posted on March 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vermont State Police with help from the Vergennes Police Department on Thursday arrested a Vergennes resident and charged him in connection with a Feb. 27 Ferrisburgh burglary and possession of what a VSP press release called a “host of stolen property from car smash-and-grabs at local trailheads” and “property from other area burglaries.”

On March 9 troopers arrested Jake F. Desjadon, 30, and cited him into court for burglary, grand larceny, selling stolen property, resisting arrest and unlawful mischief.

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Daniels edges Benton in mayor's race: Former city leader topples incumbent

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The race on Tuesday for Vergennes mayor between two-term incumbent Bill Benton and former three-term mayor Mike Daniels went to Daniels by a slim margin, 270-265, in turnout of about 31 percent.

The win marked the second time Daniels, 69, unseated a sitting Vergennes mayor. He first won the job in 2007 by defeating incumbent April Jin, and then served for six years.

Daniels has also served five years in two separate stints on the Vergennes City Council, the second of which ended this past March.

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Bluegrass Gospel Project making a sweet farewell

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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VERGENNES — Musicians are a tricky bunch. Passionate — yes. Playful — absolutely. Committed to their music — more than anything. So why is it that so many of our beloved bands break up?

In the case of the Bluegrass Gospel Project, their lead vocalist Colby Crehan is moving west for her husband’s new job at Grand Teton National Park, and the band figured it was as good a time as any to call it quits. They’re playing their last concert this Saturday evening at the Vergennes Opera House.

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Vergennes

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The race on Tuesday for Vergennes mayor between two-term incumbent Bill Benton and former three-term mayor Mike Daniels went to Daniels, 270-265, in turnout of about 31 percent (See story, Page 1A). 

No other races were contested. Incumbent Vergennes City Council members Lowell Bertrand, Jeff Fritz and Mark Koenig won re-election in March without opposition, as did candidates for Vergennes-Panton water commissioner, lister and auditor.

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Daniels wins squeaker in Vergennes mayor's race

Posted on March 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Once a mayor, now a mayor again. Former Vergennes Mayor Mike Daniels defeated incumbent Mayor Bill Benton by a mere five tallies in Town Meeting Day voting in the Little City.

The Independent received word from the city clerk that Daniels, who served three terms as mayor between 2007 and 2013, defeated Benton, a two-term mayor, by a tally of 265-270.

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National DAR honors Steponaitis for community service

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Roberta “Cookie” Steponaitis of Waltham received the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award on Feb. 4. The award was presented to her by Joy Minns, Regent of the Seth Warner-Rhoda Farrand Chapter.

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