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Vergennes Lions raised generous contributions for three local charities

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club has been very active and generous in recent weeks with donations to three Vergennes organizations.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police remind residents to lock parked vehicles

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police last week took reports of several thefts from parked cars, most of which they said were left unlocked. Police are reminding residents to lock cars left in driveways or parked on streets, especially overnight.

On May 22 change was taken from a car parked on Green Street, and a portable speaker and related equipment was stolen from a car on South Maple Street.

On May 24 a radio and speaker was removed from a pickup on Walker Avenue, and on May 26 $25 was stolen from a car on West Main Street.

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Vergennes recycling center could be shut down

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The future of the Vergennes recycling and trash drop-off center is in doubt after city officials learned this past Tuesday that Casella Inc. in July would increase by 47 percent the cost of processing recycling brought to the center.

That increase, due to larger market forces, would boost the annual cost of the Canal Street center — an expense that is shared by the surrounding towns of Ferrisburgh, Panton, Waltham and Addison — by about $34,600 to roughly $107,600, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.

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City reboots its search for new manager

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The first effort to find a replacement for soon-to-retire Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley (pictured) was not productive, Deputy Mayor and search committee chairman Jeff Fritz told his fellow aldermen at last Tuesday’s city council meeting.

The committee’s efforts resulted in one candidate, according to Fritz, and the committee decided, he said, it would be “inappropriate to move forward just one candidate.”

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Vergennes eyes improving skate park

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Before sitting down for their regular meeting this past Tuesday, Vergennes City Council members visited the city skate park, near the city pool and tennis courts off East Street, and discussed its future and maintenance issues there with two Vergennes Union High School students and staff member Lee Shorey.

They then talked the park over at the meeting at the city fire station.

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ANWSD chooses a new superintendent

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board has reached a verbal agreement with a Harwood Unified School District administrator to become the new ANWSD superintendent.

ANWSD officials confirmed on Wednesday morning that Sheila Soule, the HUSD Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction since 2009, was offered a contract after the ANWSD board met on Tuesday night and reached a verbal agreement.

Current ANWSD Superintendent JoAn Canning said ANWSD Board Chairwoman Sue Rakowski and Soule would meet soon to make final a contract.

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Navy veterans Ron Nimblett, Brian Gebo lead city parade

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Two of the men at the center of the Vergennes Memorial Day parade are both U.S. Navy veterans, but neither served on what most people think of as typical ships.

Ron Nimblett, who will serve as marshal of Vermont’s largest Memorial Day parade, did his tour of duty in the 1970s under the waves in a submarine. Capt. Brian Gebo, who will give the keynote address at the close of the parade, recently completed his 25 years in the Navy flying helicopters above the waves.

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ANWSD articles pass easily in low turnout

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — In light turnout on Tuesday, a total of 261 voters from the five Addison Northwest School District communities backed a series of articles, some of which had originally been approved at the ANWSD annual meeting in February.

Items approved included the creation of a district-wide capital improvement fund, the swap of two small parcels of land between the town of Addison and ANWSD, and the right of ANWSD officials to borrow money in anticipation of future tax revenue.

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Vergennes Police Log: Homeless shelter resident arrested on outstanding warrants

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on May 17 arrested a resident of the John Graham Shelter on three outstanding warrants issued by Chittenden County courts.

City police took into custody Brandon Lawrence, 20, whose last address was at a Burlington residence, and lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. Police said the warrants were for grand larceny, operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, and disturbing the peace by electronic means.

Police also said they were acting on a tip from an acquaintance of Lawrence.

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Supreme Court backs Vergennes DRB ruling

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vermont Environmental Court has for a second time ruled in favor of the Vergennes Development Review Board and against Mahaiwe LLC, the owner of record of Grist Mill Island, in a dispute over perimeter fencing for the island.

The DRB insisted on a railing fence around the island to protect occupants of additional apartments proposed in 2016 by Mahaiwe, of which Ferrisburgh resident David Shlansky is the principal owner.

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