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St. Peter’s to host Tai Chi class that aims to improve one’s balance

Posted on August 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Starting in September, Age Well is offering classes in Sun Style Tai Chi in Vergennes at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Both a beginner and an intermediate class will be offered every Monday and Wednesday starting Sept. 10 and continuing until Dec. 5. In addition, an advanced class will meet once a week on Wednesdays and a 73 Form class will meet once a week on Mondays.

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Water damage puts Vergennes middle school gym out of service

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — For the second time this year Vergennes Union High School is looking at operating for a number of months without one of its two gymnasiums.

A sudden downpour that had not been forecast struck on Aug. 15 while workers were re-roofing the VUHS middle school gym as part of the ongoing $7.63 million upgrade of the four Addison Northwest School District schools (see story by clicking).

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Energy & security upgrades at ANWSD schools wrapping up in time for the start of school

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When Addison Northwest School District students return to school this Wednesday they might not see dramatic changes, but district officials believe work this summer, funded by the $7.63 million bond voters approved in March, will make them safer and more comfortable in their schools.

Certainly, said ANWSD Superintendent Sheila Soule, the project came in on budget and on time: The district is ready to welcome its students.

“Everything went as planned, and we’re fully prepared to have our kids back,” Soule said.

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Alderman Chabot picked to be Vergennes City Manager

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The six-month search to find a replacement for retiring Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley ended with a third-act surprise.

After three finalists recommended to the city council by the search committee dropped out, a last-minute in-house candidate emerged to become the new Vergennes city manager and will take over officially on Aug. 31.

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Vergennes to host road races on Aug. 25

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Whether you are fleet of foot or just enjoy getting out and toddling along, the Little City invites you to join the 5K, 10K and 15K races at Vergennes Day this coming Saturday morning.

The 37th annual Little City Road Races and Fun Run will kick off the Saturday morning activities. Hundreds of participants are expected to take part.

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Vergennes Day to feature street dance, food and family-friendly activities

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The 37th annual Vergennes Day slated for this Saturday, Aug. 25, will kick off a day early on Friday, Aug. 24, with a street dance on the City Green featuring the music of “The Hitmen” from 7 to 10 p.m. After Friday night’s dance party, activities on Saturday take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and culminate at dusk with a lighting of the Otter Creek Falls.

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VUHS hoop star Connor Merrill is back in town

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Connor Merrill describes the first stop on his basketball journey after graduating from Vergennes Union High School in 2010 as both the most challenging and most valuable.

Merrill, a Panton native and former Independent Player of the Year, has landed back in Addison County after an all-star hoop career at Skidmore College (he scored 1,000 points there and at VUHS), followed by stints assisting successful Vermont Academy and Springfield College programs.

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Vergennes: Police arrest man suspected in series of break-ins

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes and Vermont State police teamed up on Aug. 15 to arrest the man Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said is responsible for the wave of recent car break-ins in the city, as well as other thefts in Ferrisburgh, Addison and Panton.

Merkel said Matthew Porcaro, 31, who was living in a Main Street apartment in Vergennes when he was arrested, but has a Rutland City permanent address, now faces 37 counts in several different citations from city police and state police. Authorities lodged him last week in the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.

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Opinion: Vergennes city manager will be sorely missed

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By George Merkle



Reaching the age of retirement for a dedicated and long-time community servant and leader undoubtedly heralds the passing of an era and is always bittersweet. On one hand we are happy for the person for reaching such a cherished life’s milestone, and on the other hand we are sad to see them go. 

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Future of trash, recycling challenges Vergennes area, county

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — While the Addison County Solid Waste Management District works toward a long-term replacement for the Vergennes recycling center, selectboards of three of the other towns that it serves have agreed to pay higher costs to keep the center open until the end of the year.

The fourth, Waltham, is set to take up the question this Monday, Aug. 13, and Selectboard Chairman Michael Grace said his recommendation to the board “probably will be to stay with Vergennes at this time,” given the lack of other options.

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