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Changes eyed after VUHS security breach: Procedures, locks among the options

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After the Oct. 5 incident in which two Northlands Job Corps students snuck into Vergennes Union High School during school hours, an evaluation of VUHS security procedures is under way that will almost certainly mean changes to the school’s physical plant and protocols, according to officials.

The male Northlands students entered VUHS through a back door that had been left propped open against school policy, and then talked their way into a classroom by posing as two of the German exchange students now visiting the school.

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Vergennes Boy Scout create display at Bixby

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Addison Indpendent



VERGENNES — Troop 539 in Vergennes welcomes the public to view a new display of Boy Scout rank and advancement material at the Bixby Library in Vergennes until the end of October. The pentagon-shaped glass and wood display sits in the rotunda inside the main entrance. The month-long display also highlights the 60-year relationship with American Legion Post 14 in Vergennes. American Legion Post 14 has been the Troop Sponsor since 1947, the longest Legion/Boy Scout affiliation in the State of Vermont.

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St. Peter's to host craft fair on Oct. 21

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes will host a craft fair and raffle on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall at 83 South Main St.

Crafters will sell a variety of hand-crafted items such as jams and jellies, fleece items, slippers and mittens, sweaters, jewelry, cards, knitted and quilted items, wood toys and ornaments, to name a few.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police deal with two domestic assault cases

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police last week issued two citations in domestic abuse cases, both originating from Hillside Drive apartments.

On Oct. 6 police cited Duane Peacock, 41, of Vergennes into court for aggravated domestic assault, alleging that he choked his wife during a dispute at a Hillside Drive apartment.

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Northland students use open door to enter VUHS

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Two Northlands Job Corps students entered Vergennes Union High School on Thursday afternoon through a door that had been left ajar, according to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, and, in Merkel’s words, approached and made two female VUHS students “uncomfortable.”

Vergennes police issued both Job Corps students no-trespass orders to stay off VUHS property and, according to Merkel, were terminated from the Northlands program later that afternoon.

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City taking on sewer overflows: Efforts ongoing as costly stormwater fix looms

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series. Part 1 described how stormwater infiltration from a variety of sources into the city’s wastewater collection system can outstrip the ability of a pump station on Macdonough Drive to handle sudden surges in flow.

By ANDY KIRKALDY

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Register by Oct. 9 for bridge classes at Bixby Library

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent/Elsie Lynn Parini



VERGENNES — For anyone who ever wanted to learn how to play Bridge, Bixby Library will be hosting a free eight-week Bridge Workshop for beginner players or those who are a bit rusty and want to get back into practice. Those interested must register by Oct. 9. A minimum of 10 people is needed to run the program, so bring friends along.

Teacher Louise Acker is an experienced teacher and player. After completing the course, players can join us the weekly bridge gatherings at Bixby every Monday from 1-4 p.m. — or start a bridge club of their own.

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Vergennes Police Log: City man cited for assault, unlawful mischief

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 28 cited a city man for simple assault and unlawful mischief that they said stemmed from a dispute between two men over borrowing a friend’s car.

Cited was Eddie Mulliss, 23, for allegedly punching another man in the face and causing bruises and abrasions, an incident that occurred at a Mountain View Lane residence.

Police said he and the victim had debated in person and then over Facebook about the terms of Mulliss’s plans for the car once he had borrowed it. Mulliss was cited and released, police said.

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Looking below at overflows; stormwater infiltration plaguing Vergennes sewer system

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes wastewater treatment plant operator Rick Chaput said what he and his crew found under a Main Street manhole during a recent rainstorm typified how hard it is to solve the city’s problem of untreated human waste overflowing into Otter Creek.

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Bixby to offer variety of writing programs

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library will offer a full plate of writing programs this fall and winter that promises to take writings from idea to a finished draft. A new class from local educator and writer A. Jay Dubberly kicks off the program that includes weekly workshops, monthly table read events, dedicated writing periods, and more hosted by the Vergennes library.

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