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Meet the chef: Christian Kruse from Vergennes Laundry CK

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When you imagine a meal in a Laundromat it’s not glamorous. Maybe you have a candy bar and a bottle of warm soda as you watch your clothes spin around, or perhaps a smashed hamburger from a fast food joint down the road. Either way, it’s not awesome.

That is, it wasn’t awesome until 2010, when Didier and Julianne Murat transformed the original Vergennes Laundromat at 7 Main St. into a French-inspired bakery.

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Vergennes city manager Hawley gives retirement date

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — It will be July 24, said Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley.

Hawley, 64, whose two tenures as city manager total more than three decades, had informed the Vergennes City Council months ago that he would be stepping down no later than August.

At the council’s Feb. 27 meeting Hawley finally pinned down a date — the council’s only meeting in July, which comes on the 24th. Typically he and City Clerk Joan Devine are reappointed at the beginning of the Vergennes fiscal year, which starts in July.

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ANWSD makes cuts to control spending

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes-area residents on Tuesday will weigh in on a $21.1 million Addison Northwest School District budget that reduces current spending by $10,000, eliminates three teachers and about four other full-time jobs, reduces the hours of two principals, and could raise residential school tax rates by about 8 cents in the five district towns — a year after rates dropped by more than that in three of them.

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Addison Northwest seeks $7.6M school bond

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents of the five Addison Northwest School District communities will be asked on March 6 to support $7.6 million of energy-efficiency, security, safety and kitchen improvements to the four district schools, with most of the spending devoted to Vergennes Union High School.

If voters back this measure in Australian balloting held in each ANWSD community on Town Meeting Day, ANWSD officials said the work would be done this summer.

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BigTown Gallery prepares to leave Vergennes

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BigTown Gallery will end its one-year pop-up residency in Vergennes at the end of March. Opening on March 3, the gallery will bring a final exhibition of work by Rick Skogsberg a visionary mixed-media exhibit artist from Vermont. An opening reception for “Can’t Lose Shoes” will be held on Saturday, March 3, 3-6 p.m. Then on Thursday, March 15, at 6 p.m., the gallery will host Gregg Blasdel (their art expert in the field of visionary artists) to give a talk on the final exhibit. The gallery will close its doors with a party on Friday, March 30, 3-6 p.m.

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Fifth annual Carnevale Vergennes goes wild

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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The Vergennes Opera House will welcome intricately masked guests into a fantastical scene on Saturday for its fifth annual Carnevale Vergennes. Like last year, the event will ring with festive music as partygoers feast on local food and drink, play games for the chance to win prizes and enjoy a late night of partying with friends. No need to feel guilty for this night out on the town — all proceeds benefit the Vergennes Opera House, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes and the Vergennes Partnership.

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2018 Vergennes city meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A big question — one worth $500,000 — on the March 6 ballot in Vergennes is whether residents will support the purchase of a new pumper truck for the Vergennes Fire Department.

The Vergennes City Council is asking voters to back a bond in that amount to fund a new fire truck to replace the department’s Engine 1, a 24-year-old pumper. Department leaders said the 1994 truck is becoming unreliable and expensive to repair.

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Vergennes Police Log: 'Science experiments' land city man with three citations

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited a city resident with three counts of reckless endangerment on Feb. 19, charges that police said stemmed from Feb. 14, when the man conducted what they alleged he called “science experiments” with his three children that included starting fires with hand sanitizer.

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Vergennes city officials evaluate grievance against town manager, clerk

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — It remains uncertain exactly how new Vergennes Mayor Renny Perry and the city council will handle a citizen complaint against City Clerk Joan Devine and City Manager Mel Hawley, but Perry said the matter could be settled privately among the parties or behind closed doors at a city council meeting.

Perry outlined several options in a recent interview, the first of which would be a direct meeting with downtown business owner Shannon Mahoney.

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'Never Felt Better' fiber art exhibit on view in Little City

Posted on February 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Explore the creative potential of the world’s earliest textile technique at Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes this week. “Never Felt Better,” a special exhibition featuring work by member artists Deb Allen and Marsha Chase (of Panton), and guest artists Kathy Giroux, Kim Goodling, Nancy Hayden, Muffy Kashkin-Grolier (of Orwell), Lynn Ocone, Susi Ryan and Linda Veilleux, opens on Friday, Feb. 23.

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