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Lanpher, Clark re-elected as Vergennes-area lawmakers

Posted on November 8, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Incumbent Reps. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, and Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, easily won re-election to their respective House seats representing the Addison-3 district amid heavy voting in Tuesday’s General Election.

Lanpher, 56, was the top vote-getter in securing her third consecutive term representing the communities of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham. She finished with 2,635 votes, compared to 2,355 for Clark, who secured his fifth consecutive two-year term.

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ANwSU towns to vote on $6.5M VUHS bond

Posted on November 1, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns on Tuesday will decide whether to support a $6.5 million bond that will fund repairs and major upgrades to Vergennes Union High School.

The biggest ticket items are improvements to the school’s auditorium, installation of a track and an artificial turf playing field, upgrades to the kitchen and cafeteria, and roof repairs to several areas of the building.

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Vergennes man walks away from prison work crew, is caught

Posted on October 31, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vermont Department of Corrections announced that a Vergennes man and a Rutland man escaped state custody on Wednesday while on a work crew outside of prison. Within a few hours the men were apprehended.

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Vergennes sets public forum on 6,000-square-foot police station

Posted on October 25, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen agreed on Tuesday to adopt a 6,076-square-foot, 24-room building as a working model for a new police station, and they set a Nov. 27 public informational meeting to explain to residents why city officials believe the building is necessary and hear feedback from taxpayers.

Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said the draft plan has won approval from law enforcement officials around Vermont and is designed to meet the needs for a 10-man city department now and for the foreseeable future.

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City mulls options for police HQ

Posted on October 15, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen met behind closed doors on Oct. 9 to discuss the final few choices for a police station site, and there also heard from City Manager Mel Hawley that a station that meets all the criteria Police Chief George Merkel gave to aldermen earlier this year would probably cost more than $2 million.

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Volunteers needed to support children of the military

VERGENNES — Reintegration after deployment can be stressful for a military family, especially for kids who may experience anxiety and need assistance to cope during what can be a long adjustment period as their lives begin to return to normal at home and school.

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Local inventor to unveil new baby carrier

CHARLOTTE — Vergennes resident Doug Hartwell this week will introduce the first product of his new company, Bitybean, at a trade show in Louisville, Ky.

On Oct. 14-17, the Charlotte-based startup company will launch its simple, lightweight baby carrier at the All Baby and Child Expo in Louisville. The carrier is a finalist for a Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association 2012 Innovation award at the show.

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City council readies for celebration

Posted on October 11, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES —Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday officially renamed a city-owned cemetery on Mountain View Lane the “Vergennes Burying Ground.”

In other business, aldermen:

•  Went into an executive session to discuss potential purchases of properties for a new police station. City Manager Mel Hawley said on Wednesday that per the laws governing such sessions “no minutes were taken,” and no decisions were made after the session.

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Ancient cemetery dubbed 'Vergennes Burial Ground'

Posted on October 11, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After receiving a thorough history lesson from a resident, Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday officially agreed on Tuesday to name a city-owned cemetery on Mountain View Lane the “Vergennes Burying Ground.”

Resident Susan Ferland, whose research has also been instrumental in having Vergennes re-assume maintenance of what is the city’s oldest cemetery, told aldermen at their Oct. 9 meeting that what is the final resting place of most Vergennes founders has undergone several name changes since it was created in 1790.

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Schooner brings piece of history to Vergennes

Posted on October 8, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) officials were planning this year’s four-month trip through New York, Canada and Vermont for the museum’s replica canal schooner, the Lois McClure, there was little debate about the final stop.

The journey through canals, rivers and Lake Ontario, which ends this coming Friday, has recognized the region’s pivotal role in the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States, which had recently won its freedom from the crown — and the 200 years of peace that followed.

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