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Vergennes Police Log: Defective equipment draws DUI citation

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday cited a Hinesburg resident for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said they pulled over a vehicle driven by Robert Frost, 21, on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh for defective equipment and noticed the smell of alcohol.

Police cited Frost after his blood-alcohol content allegedly tested at 0.169, and they released him to a family member. The legal blood-alcohol limit for driving is 0.08.

In other incidents between Sept. 10 and 16, Vergennes police:

On Sept. 10:

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Vergennes begins revising city plan

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Around 60 Vergennes residents and officials on Thursday discussed the future of the city, including how many new homes to allow and how to make Vergennes more pedestrian-friendly.

The occasion was a public forum in the Vergennes Opera House hosted by the Vergennes Planning Commission. Planners were seeking input on changes they are considering to the city plan, a rewrite of which is due by September 2019.

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Girls' soccer: Eagles split, VUHS rallies

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The local high school girls’ soccer teams saw mixed results late last week, when Mount Abraham split two games, Vergennes fought back for a road tie, Middlebury couldn’t hold a second-half lead, and Otter Valley lost a heartbreaker.

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On Wednesday host U-32 edged the Eagles, 1-0, on Sasha Kennedy’s second-half goal. Goalie Jordan Kellett made four saves for the 2-1 Raiders, while Justice Green stopped eight shots for the Eagles.

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Gov. Scott gets earful on county tour; observes rail project, discusses civility

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday said he’d support a tax-free holiday for Middlebury as part of a broader strategy to help local businesses weather the impacts of a major rail bridges replacement project that will disrupt the community’s downtown for parts of the next three years.

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Vergennes city manager will seek input on sidewalk's fate

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After discussion at Tuesday’s Vergennes City Council meeting, council members decided the fate of about 1,000 feet of South Water Street sidewalk rests in the hands of new City Manager Matt Chabot.

At issue is whether the riverside stretch of sidewalk that runs south from the intersection of South Water and Roberts streets should be repaired or removed. Removing the sidewalk would save future maintenance costs. Chabot said if it were removed it would be sodded over and seeded, but no crosswalks are planned.

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Vergennes hosts music, food and fun on city green

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Come to the Vergennes City Park on Main Street this Sunday, Sept. 16 to enjoy a variety of delicious dishes served up by Vergennes-area eateries, while listening to music performed by three local bands and DJ Fattie B. It’s the annual Eat on the Green event from 12-6 p.m.

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Gov. Scott speaks to VUHS students about civility

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Gov. Phil Scott



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VERGENNES — Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday, Sept. 11, visited Vergennes Union High School to address the student body and speak the need to restore civility and end political polarization. Here is a full transcript of his address:

Gov. Scott: Good afternoon. Thanks for having me here today, and hopefully you won’t have any extra homework because you’re missing your afternoon class!

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Vergennes Police Log: Police respond to family fight

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of incidents between Aug. 27 and Sept. 9, including firearm issues, reports of possibly suicidal people, a search related to an out-of-state murder charge, two thefts, and allegations of harassment and abuse.

During that two-week period, Vergennes police:

On Aug. 27:

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Vergennes public forum to seek input on new plan

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes’ Planning Commission will hold a public forum — with door prizes — that planners say is a crucial step in the state-mandated rewrite of the Vergennes city plan. That plan update is due by September 2019.

The forum is this Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Vergennes Opera House

According to Chairman Shannon Haggett the commission is considering land use zoning and policy changes to the plan.

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Vergennes police to get SUV, not body cameras

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Police Department will be getting a new Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) enforcement SUV, but that purchase will come at the expense of delaying the purchase of body cameras for each of the department’s eight full- or part-time officers.

That delay is the result of an Aug. 28 Vergennes City Council decision to adjust the police budget to allow the purchase of the CMV at a cost higher than expected when the council budgeted for one new police vehicle in June.

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