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Vergennes Police Log: Break-ins keep city police busy

Posted on February 7, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police between Jan. 28 and Feb. 2 dealt with a number of new home and car break-ins around the city and also conducted a number of patrols in areas that had been hit by a number of attempted break-ins and other suspicious activity late last month.

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Fate of VUHS bonds at stake on Tuesday

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes voters will pick a new mayor in March, as Mayor Michael Daniels made good on his pledge made early in 2012 not to seek re-election for a fourth term.

City residents will also decide a four-way race for three city council seats among three incumbents and a former two-term alderman.

The marquee race for mayor will pit incumbent Alderman Bill Benton against former mayor and Alderwoman April Jin.

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Editorial: Double whammy for Vergennes?

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Angelo Lynn



Vergennes residents are eyeing a double-whammy if a city bond to build a new $1.85 million police station is approved as well as two separate bonds for improvements to the Vergennes Union High School that could total $6.2 million. The school bonds will be voted on this coming Tuesday, while a vote to approve the police station bond would be held on Town Meeting Day.

That the bonds land in the taxpayers’ laps at virtually the same time is bad enough, but there are also elements to both the city’s and school’s projects that are less than critical.

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Forum on two-tiered VUHS bond vote set

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union residents on Thursday, Jan. 31, will have a chance to ask Vergennes Union High School board members about the upcoming two-tiered vote on whether to fund upgrades the VUHS building and grounds.

The board will hold a 7 p.m. forum at VUHS on that Thursday to present information and allow for questions on the two bonds that residents will decide the fate of on Feb. 5. There will be a walk through of the building areas to be renovated and/or upgraded at 6 p.m.

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Vergennes Police Log: Investigation leads to felony pot charge

Posted on January 17, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 9 cited a 20-year-old city resident for a felony count of selling marijuana.

Cited was Chelsea Barrows of West Street. Police said the citation was the result of a lengthy investigation.

In other action between Jan. 7 and 13, Vergennes police:

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UPDATE: Vergennes police make big heroin bust in Ferrisburgh

Posted on January 15, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Editor's note: This story has been updated since it was originally posted to add information on other drug busts in the county.

FERRISBURGH — Vergennes and Vermont State Police on Monday arrested two Ferrisburgh men and one Cornwall man on a number of drug charges, most notably the sale of heroin.

This was the latest in a string of arrests involving the sale of heroin in Addison County.

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GOP to select its nominee to replace the late Rep. Greg Clark

Posted on January 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Addison County Republicans will meet this week to determine who they will nominate to replace Rep. Greg Clark, the Vergennes-area House member who was killed in a traffic incident on Nov. 30.

The Addison, Ferrisburgh and Vergennes Town Republican committees will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Otter Creek Room of Bixby Library in Vergennes. They will select up to three persons to recommend to the governor to fill the vacancy in the office of state representative for the Addison-3 district.

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Aldermen to finalize city police station plan Jan. 29

Posted on January 10, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley on Wednesday said the city council must make a couple more decisions on their proposal for a new police station before it is ready for a Town Meeting Day vote.

Aldermen plan to meet on Jan. 29 to make final a bond amount and prepare a warning for residents’ approval in March, Hawley said, with it almost certainly intended to finance a 5,940-square-foot, 24-room station on the former North Main Street home of Vergennes Auto Sales.

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Shelter, landlords work together to help homeless

Posted on January 3, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — It was only a couple of months ago that Dave Huntley was jobless, homeless and living out of his car.

“I’d been working on a farm in Barton,” Huntley said during a recent interview at the John W. Graham Emergency Shelter in Vergennes, where he eventually landed. “There weren’t too many farm jobs out there.”

But thanks to the efforts of the shelter, other area nonprofits and a Vergennes landlord, Huntley is a now a rent-paying tenant at a local residence.

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Kennedy Brothers Marketplace sold in family deal

Posted on January 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Kennedy Brothers business, including the landmark 11 North Main St. building in Vergennes, changed hands in a late-December family deal that will allow its long-time principal owner to retire.

The transaction also means the 41,724-square-foot Kennedy Brothers Marketplace building will no longer be for sale for $1.2 million, as it has been in recent years; its new owners have taken it off the market and will continue to look for tenants.

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