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Vergennes shopkeeper ventures into some familiar territory

Posted on December 6, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In October 1982, Linda Cook, then 20, went to work as a retail clerk for Fishman’s Department Store owner David Coen at the corner of Main and Green streets, right in the center of Vergennes.

Since then, Cook’s career has never left the heart of downtown, although she did switch sides of the road: She worked from 1997 to 2005 at Classic Stitching, on the other side of Green Street, after Coen closed Fishman’s in 1997.

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Now-vacant Vergennes nursing home eyed as treatment center

Posted on December 3, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — The former Briarwood Manor nursing home at 1 Alden Place in Vergennes could soon be the headquarters of a 19-bed residential treatment facility for adolescent girls and young women who are battling drug addiction and/or “self-injury behaviors.”

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Lower federal grant challenges Boys & Girls club

Posted on December 3, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A smaller-than-expected annual federal grant award has left the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes scrambling in the middle of its fiscal year and will probably mean closing the club’s center for younger members.

Club executive director Mike Reiderer said when he and the organization’s board sat down and came up with this year’s budget, they had counted upon the same roughly $100,000 bequest from a federal program that had been awarded in the past two years.

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Funeral service for Rep. Greg Clark set for Tuesday

Posted on December 3, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The family of longtime state Rep. Greg Clark of Vergennes, who was killed in a highway accident on Friday, have set a date and time for his funeral service.

Visiting hours will be at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Monday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Vergennes Congregational Church, where Clark was a member.

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Vergennes Legion to host children's Christmas party

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VERGENNES — Vergennes American Legion Post 14 is again this year offering several holiday events for all ages, starting with the annual Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 16.

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UPDATED 2:06 p.m.: Rep. Greg Clark mourned by colleagues, friends

Posted on November 30, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Longtime state Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes, died on Friday, Nov. 30, after being struck by a southbound vehicle while scraping ice off his windshield at the side of Route 7 on Woodman’s Hill just south of Vergennes. He was 65.

Emergency responders were called to the scene at around 7:30 a.m. and immediately performed CPR on a critically injured Clark, who was taken to Porter Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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Rep. Greg Clark killed in Route 7 car accident

Posted on November 30, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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Editor's note: For full details on the accident and community reaction, see our update here.

VERGENNES — Rep. Greg Clark, 65, a long-time Republican legislator from Vergennes, was killed in a car crash this morning.

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City reveals more info about proposed police station

Posted on November 29, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at a Tuesday public information meeting at the city fire station released for the first time purchase price details of their proposed North Main Street site for a new police station, and they updated funding plans for what is estimated as a $1.75 million project.  

They told a gathering of about two-dozen residents, plus Police Chief George Merkel and several members of his department, that the chosen parcel could cost up to $259,000.

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Vergennes gears up for Saturday's Holiday Stroll

Posted on November 29, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Little City of Vergennes will be in full holiday spirit at the annual Holiday Stroll this Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants will enjoy a festive collection of activities ranging from a breakfast with Santa Claus at the VUHS cafeteria to the annual Winter Craft Fair at Vergennes Union Elementary School, to a stroll down Main Street ringing bells and singing songs with Santa and his elves.

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VUHS board to decide on bond at Dec. 10 meeting

Posted on November 26, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board will meet on Dec. 10 to create a new bond proposal for voter approval, said board chairwoman Kristin Bristow on Wednesday.

Bristow spoke the morning after the board met for two hours in front of about 10 residents to discuss its options after its initial $6.5 million proposal to pay for needed repairs and major upgrades to the school and grounds lost on Election Day, by a tally of 2,244-1,653.

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