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Vergennes Police Log: Police issue two citations for drug-related impaired driving

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police this past Saturday cited two motorists for impaired driving, with marijuana involved in both cases.

First city police cited Kayla Zeno, 25, of Bridport for driving under the influence of alcohol after pulling her vehicle over for allegedly failing to honor a stop sign at the intersection of School and South Maple streets.

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Tamara Wight weaves nests from found objects

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Emma Cotton



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Many artistic endeavors start in a studio, but basket-weaver Tamara Wight begins her creative process outdoors. On walks through the forest and along Sunset Lake in Brookfield, Vt., her home town, Wight gathers rocks, pebbles and interesting pieces of wood.

She takes these ingredients home and holds onto them until she has a moment of creative inspiration, usually during the night. Then, the rocks and branches become the foundation for her baskets, many of which are on display at Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes.

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Vergennes readies plan to recruit new city manager

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Alderman Jeff Fritz, whose tenure as deputy mayor was reconfirmed at the beginning of Tuesday’s city council meeting, updated the council March 27 on plans to find a replacement for City Manager and Zoning Administrator Mel Hawley, who will leave in late July.

Ads will run from April 2 to 16 online, in several publications and through the Vermont League of Cities and Towns. The search committee is seeking candidates with at least five to 10 years of experience and a degree in business and/or public administration.

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Vergennes zoning regs moving forward; no move to smaller lot sizes yet

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — With little comment, proposed new Vergennes zoning and subdivision regulations that would, among other things create Solar Energy Overlay District, took another step forward at the March 27 city council meeting.

The council on Tuesday held the first of at least two required hearings on the proposed amendments, which would also ban street-level and basement apartments in the downtown business district and make another 20-plus changes, many minor but some significant.

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City Manager Mel Hawley speaks out on complaint at meeting

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — City Manager Mel Hawley at Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting read a 600-word statement addressing the December complaint filed against him by a downtown business owner.

The statement, technically a memorandum addressed to the council, detailed why Hawley believed his specific actions outlined in the complaint — such as copying City Clerk Joan Devine with email correspondence and making sure that a privately organized effort to install holiday lights on the city green was properly insured — were appropriate.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police receive recognition for DUI help

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Department’s Drug Recognition Expert Jill Grant twice recently helped Vermont State Police with driving-under-the-influence-of-drugs cases.

In a March 24 case, according to Police Chief George Merkel, Grant offered guidance to VSP in their Middlesex barracks over the phone. Merkel said the DRE provided questions and procedures to VSP on the phone call that enabled VSP to gather enough evidence to require a DUI-drug suspect to submit to blood testing.

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Vergennes Lions Club gives dictionaries to school kids

Posted on March 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES/ADDISON — Members of the Vergennes Lions Club last month handed out dictionaries to the 30 third-graders at Vergennes Union Elementary School and to the 17 combined second- and third-graders at the Addison Central School.

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Bixby Library course aimed at aspiring writers

Posted on March 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — How do you go from writer to author? How do authors find publishers? What is a hybrid publisher? Should writers consider self-publishing their work? What about e-books? What are the potential pitfalls, costs and benefits of each approach? How do you spot a scam? How do books get distributed to stores? How much do authors make? Do you need an agent? Where do you start?

Best-selling Vermont author Megan Price will answer these questions and more in a four-week course at the Bixby Library in Vergennes.

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Vergennes sets zoning hearing on Armory Lane affordable housing

Posted on March 22, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A proposal for 24 affordable housing units in a 23,000-square-foot building on Armory Lane will get a public hearing before the Vergennes Development Review Board at 7:10 p.m. on Monday.

The project, a joint proposal of the Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) and Housing Vermont, could be built as soon as 2020 on a 6.52-acre parcel across the road from the Armory Lane senior housing facility.

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Vergennes gallery has 'Everything All Together'

Posted on March 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Northern Daughters gallery in Vergennes welcomes “Everything All Together,” a solo exhibit of large scale oil paintings from Hannah Secord Wade. The exhibit features Wade’s newest work from her current project. Wade’s loose gestures and repeated color palette create a visually pleasing body of work.  Arranged on a consistent horizon her work is composed of recognizable elements, seemingly discarded from a still life, and unrecognizable bits that are blurred or partially buried. 

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