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ANWSD school board, staff ink new contract

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Support Staff Association (ANSSA) and the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) Board of Directors have agreed on a new, two-year pact that includes a yearly pay increases and requires them to pay more for their health insurance.

Specifically, the agreement grants support staff a $1.35-per-hour raise during the current academic year (2017-2018) and another 75-cents-per-hour bump during 2018-2019, according to a press release signed by George Gardner, chief negotiator for ANWSD and Jackie Russet, Chief negotiator for ANSSA.

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Evergreen Preschool celebrates 35 years serving Vergennes

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Evergreen Preschool is celebrating 35 years of service to young children and families in the Vergennes area.

Evergreen has cared for and nurtured more than 500 children in the past three and a half decades. The current board of directors includes two founding members, Katrina Matthews of Vergennes and Susan Torncello of Shelburne.

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Red Sox honor recent VUHS grad

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BOSTON — Sophia Parker of Vergennes was recognized as a recipient of the Vermont Red Sox Service Scholarship during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park before the Red Sox-White Sox game on Aug. 5. The program awarded students from public high schools across Vermont with $1,000 scholarships towards their college education based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and demonstrated community service.

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Little City will be a hive of activity this Saturday

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Vergennes Day kicks off its 36th year this Friday, Aug. 25, with the monthly Vergennes Arts Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. and a street dance on the City Green featuring the music of “The Hitmen” from 7 to 10 p.m. The kick-off street dance is sponsored by the Masons’ Dorchester Lodge 1 F&AM.

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City council rejects bigotry in Vergennes; resolution supports inclusivity, rights for all

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After hearing from about a dozen-and-a-half citizens at its Tuesday meeting, the Vergennes City Council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting “the rights of people in our nation to love whom they choose; to practice the religion of their choice; to support their families; to be free from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations; and to be safe and secure in their homes and communities.”

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Rescue workers provide front line community service

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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VERGENNES — When Sara McKirryher joined the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad in August of 2000 she was around 20 years old, and she didn’t know exactly what she was getting into.

“I didn’t know what to expect,” the Vergennes resident said in a recent interview. “My mom (Ann Rivers) was on the rescue squad, and she convinced me to take a healthcare CPR course and join (VARS).

“I just wanted to give back to the community, do something of value,” McKirryher said.

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Vergennes OKs values resolution

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — At the urging of a number of city residents, the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution that affirmed the city’s commitment to the values of inclusion, tolerance and justice for all.

It read:

“RESOLUTION

Reaffirming the Vergennes City Council values of inclusion, respect, and justice.

WHEREAS, the phrase “We the People” encompasses every American from every background and every walk of life, and

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On your marks! Runners and walkers take to the streets this Saturday

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — From the fastest runners to most pedestrian walkers and everyone in between is invited to join the 5K, 10K and 15K races at Vergennes Day this coming Saturday morning.

The 36th annual Little City Road Races and Fun Run will kick off the Saturday morning activities and support a local charity.

The 5K run and walk will take you through city streets, finishing at the City Green. It’s a great opportunity for friends and family to get out and participate in a fun-filled and healthy event.

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Vergennes Police Log: Local man cited for allegedly assaulting woman who was carrying a baby

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — On Aug. 11 Vergennes police arrested a 27-year-old city resident and cited him for aggravated domestic assault.

Police allege Richard T. Brown grabbed his girlfriend’s teenage daughter by the neck and threw her on a couch, while the victim was carrying a baby in her arms. They said the victim was not seriously hurt, but suffered scratches.

Police allege that Brown was intoxicated at the time of the incident, which they said occurred in at School Street residence. Police jailed Brown at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.

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Bixby to host blowout book sale on Vergennes Day

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — What did you spend your summer doing?

Friends of the Bixby have sorted and shelved an array of summer donations of used books and they will open the doors for a two-day sales event at the end of this week.

As part of Vergennes Day celebrations, everyone is invited to come in Friday, Aug. 25, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for first dibs on newly received books. Or, come by on Saturday, Aug. 26, during regular sale hours, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., when many of the offerings will be set up in front of the library (weather permitting).

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