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Vergennes youth club takes swing at gift challenge

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes is no stranger to challenges, but is now looking to the community to help with a fund-raising challenge.

Over the past three years, the club has renovated its existing space in downtown Vergennes and according to club statistics experienced an upsurge in membership and begun serving much-needed meals to its members at the rate of 4,190 meals in the past year.

With more young people coming through the doors than ever before, providing much needed space became its latest challenge.

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Vergennes Police Log: Officers persuade naked man with bike to get dressed

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Late this past Saturday Vergennes police dealt with a man who they said admitted drinking too much and was arguably wearing too little: He was naked when they first encountered him outside a First Street home.

City police responded to a call late on Saturday saying there was a naked man with a bicycle on Panton Road. When they arrived they found the man unclothed in a First Street yard. He then, police said, went onto the home’s porch and put on a pair of shoes.

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Hawley to extend stay as City Manager

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley has agreed to remain at his job — but only on a part-time basis until Aug. 31 — to allow the city council a little more time to find his permanent replacement.

Deputy Mayor and search committee chairman Jeff Fritz said good candidates have emerged from a search coordinated by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, but none would be able to take over in time, even on an interim basis, before Hawley planned to step down after this Tuesday’s council meeting.

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Vergennes Lions announce raffle winners, look toward Aug. 1 auction

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club wrapped up the 2017-18 year with President Debbie Brace announcing winners of several fundraisers and planning the 2018-19 year. President-elect Paul Bessette will take the helm for the coming year. New officers were installed by past District Governor Larry Myott.

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Vergennes Police Log: Illegal driving, threats are among city incidents

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police between July 9 and 16 dealt with incidents that included driving with suspended licenses (DLS), reports of erratic driving, an alleged assault, a missing persons report, and threatening behavior.

In the course of the week police also four times helped motorists locked out of their vehicles, on Hillside Drive, East Street and Monkton Road and in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.

During those seven days, Vergennes police:

On July 9:

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Bixby starts new chapter with Masha Harris at helm

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The new Bixby Memorial Library executive director has a Dachshund named Lemon and a Toyota Camry with more than 200,000 miles she insists is not a lemon; she enjoys cribbage and embroidery, plays the oboe, has published a couple pieces of short fiction, is working on a novel, and has visited all 251 Vermont towns.

And, yes, she loves books, especially Victorian literature.

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Vergennes school tax rate level; overall levy up by 1 percent

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After all the dust settled in Montpelier in late June, Vergennes residential taxpayers will not see an increase in the school portion of their property taxes.

The city’s new 2018-2019 homestead property tax rate, according to city hall employees on Tuesday, is $1.6187, a half-cent lower than the 2017-2018 rate of $1.6237.

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VUHS honor roll

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The final honor roll for the Vergennes Union High School 2017-2018 school year has been announced. Below are the VUHS students named to the roll for the fourth quarter.

12th Grade

High Honors: Ally Atkins, Lance Bergmans, Anneke Boelens, Sierra Chamberlain, Lillian Clark, Adelaide Cushman, Nora Hatch, Olivia Hawkins, Kristina Jochum, Brody King, Erin Lawrence, Benjamin Praamsma, Lianna Sargent-Maher, Dakota Spear and Megan Tarte.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police return dog frightened by fireworks

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 4 went off the beaten track to help a dog owner retrieve a pet that had fled from a Comfort Hill home when frightened by holiday fireworks.

Police received a call that a possibly injured dog was behind the Otter Creek falls, and an officer climbed over rocks and behind the falls to help calm the animal and reunite it with its owner.

In other incidents between July 2 and 8, Vergennes police:

On July 3:

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New vodka distillery pitched in Vergennes

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — If all goes as planned, by next year Vergennes could add a distillery to its manufacturers of adult beverages, a growing list that already includes Shacksbury Cider and Hired Hand Brewery, although for now the latter still produces its ales in Bristol.

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