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County natives deepen their love of art with their own gallery

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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VERGENNES — “You have the best office in all of Addison County.”

That’s what clientele often say to Justine Jackson and Sophie Pickens, the owners of Northern Daughters, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of downtown Vergennes.

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Maritime Museum seeks to raise historic Revolutionary War gunboat than sunk in 1776

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Twenty years after researchers found the Revolutionary War gunboat Spitfire in its watery grave, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum officials are recommending that it be raised, conserved and perpetually exhibited as a cultural treasure offering a direct link to the birth of the United States.

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City panel rejects Green Street housing development

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Development Review Board on July 3 denied a proposal for a six-unit Planned Unit Development (known as a PUD) at 186 Green St., the former home of the Fisher Flower Farm.

The DRB cited a number of shortcomings in the plan put forth by New Haven resident Scott Hardy, who had hoped to install six small, energy-efficient VerMod modular homes on the 1.85-acre parcel and eventually add a seventh unit.

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'Women of Wisdom' helps city nonprofits

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — As its 10th birthday approaches on Aug. 10, the Main Street Vergennes nonprofit Sweet Charity and the group that supports it are enjoying their most productive year.

The charitable venture and other fundraising efforts of the members of Women of Wisdom, all area residents, have seen steadily increasing success in the past few years.

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Meet the chef: Vergennes eatery 3 Squares Cafe celebrates 10 years

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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At 9:30 a.m. on a recent morning in the back of a café on Main Street in Vergennes, Matt Birong flies between two sides of the kitchen. On one side, square, plastic containers hold an array of colorful vegetables and condiments: peppers, chives, cheddar, cucumbers. On the other side, a fiery stove fries eggs, chorizo and French toast.

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Vergennes overall tax rate rising 1.8 percent

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With the Vermont Department of Taxes release late on Friday, June 30, Vergennes officials said the overall city residential tax rate will rise by about 4.25 cents, or about 1.8 percent.

For fiscal year 2017-2018, owners of city homes will be taxed at a rate of $2.4375 per $1,000 of assessed value.

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Vergennes Union High School honor roll

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Vergennes Union High School has released the names of students achieving honor roll for its fourth quarter. Those students are as follows.

Grade 12

High Honors: Brandon Cousino, Ian Gramling, Anna Huppuch, Caroline Johnston, Sadie Kass, Shay Pouliot and Rebecca Unger.

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Lions auction to be held July 12

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club will hold their annual live auction to raise money for the many projects in the area communities on Wednesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. (preview at 5 p.m.), in the Vergennes Union School gym.

Prior to the auction, there will be a flea market table and a silent auction, both of which will run through much of the regular auction. Members are soliciting items from merchants and individuals in the form of goods, services and/or gift certificates.  Each Lion has also been asked to contribute one item for the auction.

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See You at the Lake' solo exhibit opens at Northern Daughters

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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See You at the Lake, a solo exhibit of new work from Anne Cady comes to Northern Daughters gallery at 221 Main Street in Vergennes next Thursday, July 13. The exhibit will be on view through Aug. 27 with an opening reception on Friday, July 21, from 5-8 p.m.

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Funds sought for crosswalk lighting in Vergennes

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council last week voted to seek a Vermont Agency of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Program grant to help fund five sets of flashing pedestrian lights at heavily used crosswalks, mostly on Main Street.

The lights cost $11,000 a pair, and City Manager Mel Hawley said required site work, such as metal roadside pedestrian grates, will add to the final cost of installation.

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