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City Legion to host trunk or treat

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Trick or treating in rural parts of Addison County can pose a challenge. Over the years, trunk or treat events in town centers have provided families with an alternative to parents driving for miles, children walking on roads with no streetlights, and the hit or miss search for good treats.

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 14 in Vergennes will be holding their trunk or treat and costume dance party on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m.

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Book sale coming up at the Bixby

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Friends of Bixby Library in Vergennes will host their final used book sale of the year beginning Friday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Shacksbury to celebrate its new Vergennes cidery

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Shacksbury Cider will mark the formal opening of its Vergennes cidery and tasting room on Saturday, Oct. 28. The public is invited to come see what the hard cider maker has set up in the Kennedy Brothers Building at 11 Main St.

The event will include hard and sweet cider from Shacksbury, as well as beer from Hired Hand Brewing Co. in Vergennes, food from the Almost Home food truck, and music from The Balladeer & The Bluesman. Festivities will also feature apple pressing and lawn games, as well as an outdoor fire pit. Halloween costumes are welcome.

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Creating art a pressing matter in Vergennes

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirklady



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VERGENNES — Heavy equipment and fine art don’t always go together like, say, peanut butter and jelly, but on Saturday a steamroller in the Kennedy Brothers parking lot on Main Street in Vergennes lured artists from as far away as Burlington and Barre.

Specifically, printmakers showed up, and even more specifically printmakers with bigger pieces that require major pressure to compress two pieces of plywood together to transfer ink from larger wood or linoleum blocks onto paper.

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Vergennes to consider local option taxes

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council at its Tuesday meeting last week agreed to Mayor Michael Daniels’ suggestion to look at the idea of adopting local option taxes in the city.

Local option taxes piggyback on state sales-and-use or rooms-and-meals taxes by adding 1 percent for local revenue to either or both. Daniels said a study conducted a number of years ago, when the city briefly considered the idea, showed that such a tax could raise $100,000 a year for Vergennes.

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Developer proposes 14-unit development in Vergennes; all homes to be energy efficient

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The developer whose proposal for a six-unit energy-efficient Planned Unit Development (PUD) on Green Street was in July denied by the Vergennes Development Review Board now has his eye on a 14-unit PUD on a 7.43-acre Comfort Hill parcel in the Little City.

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Vergennes will get five new lighted crosswalk signs

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — City Manager Mel Hawley told the Vergennes City Council members at their meeting last Tuesday that Vergennes had been awarded a $37,500 grant through a Vermont Agency of Transportation program that will fund pedestrian-triggered flashing lights at five city crosswalks.

By next spring those lights should be installed along Main Street at its intersection with Panton Road, Macdonough Drive and Maple Street, and at Vergennes City Hall.

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Vermont Coverts receives $100,000 to help landowners promote wildlife conservation

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes-based organization Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife has recently received a $100,000 gift from the Charles B. Ewing 2007 Charitable Lead Annuity Trust. This donation was made in support of Vermont Coverts’ work to help educate landowners about stewarding their woodland properties for wildlife conservation.

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Help shape the 'future of farming' at Farm Bureau meeting Oct. 16

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Addison County legislators will present information and answer questions on Monday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Addison County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Vergennes.

Part of this meeting will be used to develop resolutions that will be sent on to the Vermont Farm Bureau for adoption. Those are then forwarded to American Farm Bureau.

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Vergennes sewer rates up 10 percent

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday raised the city’s base per-unit sewer rate by $10 per quarter, or $40 per year, and will calculate a similar increase for Vergennes’ metered commercial sewer ratepayers.

The increase means the quarterly rate for a homeowner — or the owners of business spaces or apartments, per unit — will increase from $96 to $106, or from $384 to $424 per year.

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