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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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ANWSD set for vote on first unified budget

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — On Town Meeting Day voters in Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham will vote for the first time on a unified Addison Northwest School District budget to cover operations for all four ANWSD schools and their central office, plus the district’s share of Hannaford Career Center costs.

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ANWSD looks to fill school boards

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Although voters chose the members of the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) board a year ago, there remains some unfinished business for voters on Tuesday and for the boards at Ferrisburgh and Addison central schools and Vergennes union high and elementary schools.

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Vergennes

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A race for mayor between two-term incumbent Bill Benton and former three-term mayor Mike Daniels highlights the March 7 Town Meeting Day ballot in Vergennes.

Voting at the city’s Green Street fire station will run from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7.

The city’s annual meeting to discuss issues will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6, at the Vergennes Opera House, preceded by a dessert-and-beverage social gathering beginning at 7 p.m.

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More input in civic affairs sought for city youth

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A Vergennes resident has asked city council members if they would consider ways to better involve the city’s young adults and students in civic affairs, and council members at their Feb. 14 meeting took seriously the suggestion.

Erin Roche — also the wife of Alderman Mark Koenig — said she had one short-term suggestion and also hoped the council would work to find longer-term solutions about how to create opportunities for younger citizens “to become more engaged in the political process and the work of the community.”

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Homeshare helps local senior

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Sharing their home was something Lauraine Warfield and her husband, George, always loved to do. They often housed graduate students during his career as a professor.

When George became ill, the family thought that Lauraine could benefit from a loving presence in the home and contacted HomeShare Vermont. The day when Lauraine met her first homesharer, George passed away. The family wondered if perhaps George decided his wife would be in good hands.

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Snow date for VUHS Black and White Cabaret is March 1

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School Music Department’s annual Black and White Cabaret that was scheduled for Feb. 13 was snowed out.

The new date for the cabaret is this Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the VUHS Middle School Gym. There will be tasty desserts and hot beverages for the audience to enjoy while hearing music from the Commodore Jazz Ensemble, Commodore Singers and various small vocal and instrumental ensembles.

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