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Notes of appreciation: Community made the food drive a success

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Larry Simino



The Vergennes Lions Club has expressed sincere thanks to the folks in Bristol and Vergennes who made their annual Food from the Heart Food Drive so successful. By individuals buying an extra item or two, over 2,600 pounds of needed items were collected in total from generous local shoppers, as well as over $530 in monetary donations.

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It's official: Daniels wins Vergennes mayor's race recount

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A Monday afternoon recount at Vergennes City Hall confirmed the March 7 results of the race for city mayor: former three-term Mayor Mike Daniels edged two-term incumbent Bill Benton, 270-265.

That margin, one less that 1 percent of the votes cast on Town Meeting Day, remained unchanged after two hours of painstaking counting by five members of the Vergennes Board of Civil Authority, including Aldermen Lowell Bertrand and Mark Koenig.

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Girls at VUHS make their presence known

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — It’s not unusual for more than 200 Vergennes Union High School students and staff members to meet in the school auditorium at an assembly. After all, 462 students attend VUHS.

But this past Wednesday morning’s meeting was different.

Almost all of those gathering in the auditorium were female, almost all wore red, and they represented a large majority of the girls and women who attend or work at the school.

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City man charged with burglary

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vermont State Police with help from the Vergennes Police Department on Thursday arrested a Vergennes resident and charged him in connection with a Feb. 27 Ferrisburgh burglary and possession of what a VSP press release called a “host of stolen property from car smash-and-grabs at local trailheads” and “property from other area burglaries.”

On March 9 troopers arrested Jake F. Desjadon, 30, and cited him into court for burglary, grand larceny, selling stolen property, resisting arrest and unlawful mischief.

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Windsong Woodwind Quintet to play at Bixby

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — On Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m., the Bixby Memorial Library welcomes back the classical woodwind quintet “Windsong” for another late winter concert under Bixby’s beautiful glass dome. This year’s concert features works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel and Paquito D’Rivera. The event is free and open to the public, who are sure to be amazed by the Bixby’s sound acoustics.

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Recount in mayoral race scheduled

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



UPDATE: The results of the recount are in. Click here to see what happened at Monday's vote recount.

VERGENNES — A recount has been scheduled of the close March 7 vote for mayor in Vergennes, in which former mayor Michael Daniels edged two-term incumbent Bill Benton, 270-265.

The recall will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday at Vergennes City Hall.

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Business ownership workshop to be held in Vergennes

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered on Wednesday, April 19, from2 p.m. to 5 p.m.atthe Kennedy Brothers Co-working & Conference Center, 11 Main Street in Vergennes. Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning.” There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.

In this seminar, participants will learn the basics of how to choose a path for ownership succession in their business. Four different ways of selling a business will be examined:

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Vergennes to recount ballots in mayor's race with five-vote margin

Posted on March 10, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — A recount has been scheduled of the close March 7 vote for mayor in Vergennes, in which former mayor Michael Daniels edged two-term incumbent Bill Benton, 270-265.

The recall will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday at Vergennes City Hall.

City officials said Benton requested the recount on Friday morning. Legally, he had 10 days after the election in which to file such a request.

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Police jail Vergennes man found with loads of stolen property

Posted on March 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vermont State Police with help from the Vergennes Police Department on Thursday arrested a Vergennes resident and charged him in connection with a Feb. 27 Ferrisburgh burglary and possession of what a VSP press release called a “host of stolen property from car smash-and-grabs at local trailheads” and “property from other area burglaries.”

On March 9 troopers arrested Jake F. Desjadon, 30, and cited him into court for burglary, grand larceny, selling stolen property, resisting arrest and unlawful mischief.

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Daniels edges Benton in mayor's race: Former city leader topples incumbent

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The race on Tuesday for Vergennes mayor between two-term incumbent Bill Benton and former three-term mayor Mike Daniels went to Daniels by a slim margin, 270-265, in turnout of about 31 percent.

The win marked the second time Daniels, 69, unseated a sitting Vergennes mayor. He first won the job in 2007 by defeating incumbent April Jin, and then served for six years.

Daniels has also served five years in two separate stints on the Vergennes City Council, the second of which ended this past March.

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