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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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Vergennes Police Log: City police respond to speeding with increased patrols

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police between Sept. 18 and 24 dealt with a variety of incidents, including child custody disputes, driving under the influence of alcohol, two issues at Vergennes Union High School, an arrest on an outstanding warrant, and a runaway juvenile.

City police also continued to run a number of patrols in areas from which they have received citizen complaints about speeding, including during that seven-day span on Hopkins Road and Main Street.

In that week, Vergennes police:

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VUHS students promote acceptance, diversity at annual event

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School students Siobhan Eagan and Sarah Rathbun had a message for their peers when they took to the podium at the school’s annual Peace One Day celebration held Thursday.

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Mount Abe still seeking schoolboard members

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — When members of the Mount Abraham Union High School board gathered on Aug. 22 with the intent to vote on a proposed $35 million bond to renovate the school, the meeting had to be cancelled. The board lacked a quorum.

One week later the board met, with nine members present, and the proposal passed. But the delay put an exclamation point on a community concern: getting residents to serve on what is a lame-duck school board.

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City police remind drivers about speed limits

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — As well as handling a variety of incidents between Sept. 11 and 17, Vergennes police also conducted a number of directed patrols in response to citizen concerns about speeding within city limits.

During that seven-day period city police made a dozen such targeted patrols, including multiple patrols on Mountain View Lane, School Street and in the general downtown area. Other areas patrols included Panton Road, West Main Street, New Haven Road, Booth Woods and Green Street.

In other action between Sept. 11 and 17, Vergennes police:

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Mary Johnson proceeds with Vergennes child care proposal

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A project that Middlebury’s Mary Johnson Children’s Center officials have eyed for almost two decades could be coming closer to becoming a reality — a childcare center in Vergennes to serve up to 30 preschoolers, toddlers and possibly infants.

Mary Johnson officials are now seeking proposals, as their recent ad reads, “for architectural and engineering services to support a physical feasibility study of creating the Vergennes Children’s Center on Armory Lane,” with a Sept. 29 deadline to respond.

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City pool, boosted by swim team, ends year in black

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Thanks to what Vergennes officials called good management and a successful summer for the Vergennes Champs swim team, the city pool will end 2017 about $12,000 in the black, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.

Hawley said during the Sept. 12 city council meeting that the current fund balance for the Sam Fishman Pool stands at $15,660, with a few bills outstanding. Immediately after the meeting he estimated that once those bills are paid roughly $12,000 would remain.

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