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ANWSD chooses a new superintendent

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board has reached a verbal agreement with a Harwood Unified School District administrator to become the new ANWSD superintendent.

ANWSD officials confirmed on Wednesday morning that Sheila Soule, the HUSD Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction since 2009, was offered a contract after the ANWSD board met on Tuesday night and reached a verbal agreement.

Current ANWSD Superintendent JoAn Canning said ANWSD Board Chairwoman Sue Rakowski and Soule would meet soon to make final a contract.

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Navy veterans Ron Nimblett, Brian Gebo lead city parade

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Two of the men at the center of the Vergennes Memorial Day parade are both U.S. Navy veterans, but neither served on what most people think of as typical ships.

Ron Nimblett, who will serve as marshal of Vermont’s largest Memorial Day parade, did his tour of duty in the 1970s under the waves in a submarine. Capt. Brian Gebo, who will give the keynote address at the close of the parade, recently completed his 25 years in the Navy flying helicopters above the waves.

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ANWSD articles pass easily in low turnout

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — In light turnout on Tuesday, a total of 261 voters from the five Addison Northwest School District communities backed a series of articles, some of which had originally been approved at the ANWSD annual meeting in February.

Items approved included the creation of a district-wide capital improvement fund, the swap of two small parcels of land between the town of Addison and ANWSD, and the right of ANWSD officials to borrow money in anticipation of future tax revenue.

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Vergennes Police Log: Homeless shelter resident arrested on outstanding warrants

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on May 17 arrested a resident of the John Graham Shelter on three outstanding warrants issued by Chittenden County courts.

City police took into custody Brandon Lawrence, 20, whose last address was at a Burlington residence, and lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. Police said the warrants were for grand larceny, operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, and disturbing the peace by electronic means.

Police also said they were acting on a tip from an acquaintance of Lawrence.

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Supreme Court backs Vergennes DRB ruling

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vermont Environmental Court has for a second time ruled in favor of the Vergennes Development Review Board and against Mahaiwe LLC, the owner of record of Grist Mill Island, in a dispute over perimeter fencing for the island.

The DRB insisted on a railing fence around the island to protect occupants of additional apartments proposed in 2016 by Mahaiwe, of which Ferrisburgh resident David Shlansky is the principal owner.

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Tour de Farms bike ride pedaling to Vergennes

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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In its first 10 years the Tour de Farms has been centered around Shoreham/Orwell and then Bristol/Monkton/New Haven. ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network), which organizes the annual biking farm tour, recently announced that the 11th Annual Tour de Farms will visit farms in the Vergennes area. It’s slated for Sept. 16. The new venue and the later date will allow the Tour to link up with growing local food celebration — that afternoon the Eat on the Green Food and Music Festival will take place in downtown Vergennes.

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ANWSD superintendent candidates to meet public

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Members of the public will have a chance to meet the finalists to become the new Addison Northwest School District superintendent on this coming Tuesday and to give feedback to the ANWSD board about the candidates.

The screening committee charged with finding a replacement for departing Superintendent JoAn Canning was interviewing four candidates this past Wednesday and is expected to advance up to three finalists for consideration next week.

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Ed Cook picked as permanent VUHS assistant principal

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — After a competitive process that drew a number of applicants, interim Vergennes Union High School Assistant Principal Ed Cook last week became the school’s permanent assistant principal.

VUHS Principal Stephanie Taylor announced the decision in an all-school email on May 9, not long after Cook had been chosen as one of two finalists by a search committee that included teachers, staff and community members, and students.

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ANWSD special revote on several items set for Tuesday

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Residents in the five Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) municipalities will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize school officials to take action on several matters — action that was approved earlier this year but through technically impermissible means.

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Vergennes student wins DAR Good Citizen Scholarship

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Mason Charlebois, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Charlebois of Vergennes and a senior at Vergennes Union High School, received the Vermont DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest Winner on May 13.

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