Vergennes gets a new police chief

The promotion of Interim Vergennes Police Chief Jason Ouellette to the permanent head of the city police department became official on Tuesday.

Monkton considers a town forest

Monkton residents are considering whether to purchase a 445-acre parcel of forestland to establish a town forest.

Students to college: ‘Dump Chase’

Local climate activists and students at Middlebury College are asking the institution to stop doing business with JP Morgan Chase Bank, because the financial institution funnels billions of dollars into fossil fuel projects each year. 

County groups eye community kitchen

A handful of Addison County organizations are working to develop a community, commercial kitchen and tortilla factory that would serve as a space for residents to grow their food-related businesses, whip up value-added products or gather with one another … (read more)

Lincoln warns $4.6M budget for school district

The budget for fiscal year 2024 is expected to translate into a 15-cent increase for Lincoln residents who pay education taxes based on the value of their home. 

Ag group connects, helps young farmers

Navigating best management practices and grasping innovative technologies are among the many tasks young farmers in Addison County are asked to juggle, all while learning the ropes of running their own farm business and potentially raising a family. 

By the way for Mar. 16

Most folks have a tried-and-true chili recipe. Well, if you live in Starksboro, you have an opportunity to show off your culinary chops.

New housing in Middlebury wins $6M

The Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) on Monday awarded Summit Properties $6,075,405 to help drive down the costs of building 30-40 units of for-sale “workforce” housing.

VELCO to overhaul its Middlebury substation

The company that builds and manages Vermont’s high-voltage electric transmission system is seeking permission to complete a $14 million overhaul of its Middlebury substation off Quarry Road. 

MUMS’s Dudek gets new responsibility

Co-Principal Michael Dudek will step down from his position in June to become the Addison Central School District’s first-ever “student response coordinator,” a job that will make him the point person on investigations of hazing, harassing and bullying (H … (read more)

City youth club, firm partner to raise funds

As Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Club CEO Alicia Grangent tells it, most things have gone well in the 11 months since she took over as the leader of the city youth club despite the financial uncertainty of running a nonprofit.

Council taps Austin & fills boards

The council heard that new Mayor Chris Bearor would donate his $1,000 annual stipend, honored two newly departed city officials, re-elected its deputy mayor and made a long list of appointments.

City eyes election on opera house, Maple Broadband

On Tuesday the Vergennes City Council discussed a special city election that could be scheduled for late this spring or early summer and have multiple items on the ballot.

Zig Zag Lit Mag to hold release party

Zig Zag Lit Mag will hold its Issue.14 Release Party on Sunday, March 26, from 2-4 p.m., at Tourterelle in New Haven.

City pool needs work — soon

The Vergennes city pool’s pump, electrical system and site drainage all need work before the popular pool can open for the summer, Councilor Sue Rakowski told the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday.