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Vergennes depot moving to commuter lot

Posted on October 1, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — About a dozen years after the idea was first floated by a Vermont Agency of Transportation official, the historic, roughly 160-year-old former Vergennes train station will apparently soon be on the move from North Main Street to a site about a quarter-mile north, next to the agency’s Ferrisburgh commuter lot.

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Changes afoot for historic city burial ground

Posted on September 24, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen are asking neighbors and other parties interested in the city’s oldest cemetery to help create a new sign for the historic burial ground, for which the city assumed maintenance responsibilities this year.

An older sign now identifies it as “Vergennes First Cemetery,” and the site, at the end of Mountain View Lane, is commonly known as the First Cemetery or as the Old Cemetery.

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Vergennes Police Log: City man cited for attacking his mom

Posted on September 13, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police arrested a 34-year-old man on Sept. 6 and charged him with domestic assault after he allegedly attacked his mother at a First Street home that evening.

Charged was Scott Murphy, who police said shares the home with his mother. Police lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center after an incident they alleged began with a dispute over how much Murphy had been drinking.

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Vergennes Police Log: Game warden call ends in citations

Posted on August 30, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday night issued a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol after responding to a call for aid from a Vermont game warden.

City police said they first got a call from the dispatcher that the warden had stopped a car on Basin Harbor Road in Panton. When the warden did not respond to police calls to ask what the issue was, they went to the scene and discovered the warden had stopped a car driven by Philip Myers, 24, of Shelburne.

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Aldermen discuss sites, cost of new city police station

Posted on August 23, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday crossed a couple potential sites for a new police station off their list, but also discussed two new possibilities and addressed a station’s potential cost.

Taken off the list at the recommendation of the council’s police station committee were two properties on North Main Street, the Kennedy Brothers building and a 14-acre parcel owned by Vermont Industrial Parks, a subsidiary of Carrara & Sons Inc.

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City’s civic clubs make big mark

Posted on August 23, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Civic organizations make a big impact in the Little City, where five secular nonprofit clubs collectively have an annual membership of more than 1,300 and make annual charitable donations of almost $150,000.

According to Vergennes Mayor Michael Daniels, the Addison County Eagles, American Legion Post 14, the Vergennes Lions Club, the city’s Masonic Lodge, and the Vergennes Rotary club do more than donate money to charity. Daniels said they are integral parts of the city’s fabric.

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Students get credit for skateboard bench

Posted on August 23, 2012 |
By Kaitlyn Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES –– Fourteen-year-old Damian Bougor knew the Vergennes skate park needed seating and decided to do something about it.

“I go there every day and we just needed something to sit on after we’re done skating, so I figured we needed a bench,” he said.

His friend Ian Shalek took the idea further and suggested a bench made out of skateboards.

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City OKs new policy for park displays

Posted on July 19, 2012 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday, July 17, unanimously approved new rules for use of the city green for religious displays and special events, a policy that sets a specific application process and timeline for placement of such features as the longstanding Christian nativity scene.

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Court upholds Vergennes election recount

Posted on March 26, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Superior Court Judge Helen Toor on Thursday ruled against incumbent Vergennes Union Elementary School board director Cheryl Brinkman’s appeal of her 239-238 Town Meeting Day election loss to challenger Susan Ferland.

That tally had been confirmed by a March 12 Board of Civil Authority recount, but city officials also acknowledged a transcription error that day resulted in confusion over the total amount of votes cast.

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VUHS principal charged with DUI

Posted on February 7, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Updated 2/7/12, 3pm

BRISTOL — Vermont State Police on Monday evening cited Vergennes Union High School Co-Principal Edwin Webbley for driving under the influence of alcohol, an action taken after VSP received a call from his wife at their Bristol home and were told Webbley’s car had struck the back of their garage.

According to a VSP press release, Webbley’s wife, Carrie Askren, told VSP at about 6:50 p.m. on Monday that Webbley was “intoxicated and that he was a danger to himself and others.”

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