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VUHS 'Workshop' allows students to pursue projects on their own

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By Marin Howell



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VERGENNES — As the bell rings to begin 8th block at Vergennes Union High School, a dozen students head out into the community rather than into the classroom, all embarking on a separate project and each doing so for credit in a new project-based learning class.

They are enrolled in a pilot class called Project Workshop that allows students at VUHS to study topics that interest them, and they say it is unlike any other classroom experience.

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Mahaiwe drops third Grist Mill Island appeal

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Mahaiwe LLC principal owner David Shlansky has dropped his Vermont Supreme Court appeal of two setbacks in Environmental Court, both of which came when he appealed a Vergennes Development Review Board decision.

At issue has been a condition the DRB imposed on a September 2016 permit that allowed Mahaiwe to add five apartments to four existing apartments on Grist Mill Island in the Otter Creek falls.

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Johnny Cash tribute band plays in the Little City

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Back in the late ’80s, George Richard actually met Johnny and June Cash in person when they performed at the Flynn Theater in Burlington. Ever since then he had the dream of one day forming his own Johnny Cash tribute  band.  With the help of some amazing local musicians (and some good fortune), Richard met the wonderful people that shared his vision. The Johnny Cash Tribute Show will perform at the Vergennes Opera House on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7-9 p.m.

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Vergennes Police Log: Naked driver cited for DUI-drugs

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police recently issued citations to a city resident for driving under the influence of drugs and driving with a criminally suspended license, and soon afterward helped him get into a Burlington program to treat drug addiction.

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Car slams into city clinic; nobody injured

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes patients, doctors and UVM Health Network officials were scrambling late last week after a car on Thursday rammed the front of the Vergennes UVM Health Network Primary Care practice on North Street and wound up partially entering its waiting room.

Porter Medical Center spokesman Ron Hallman and Vergennes police confirmed nobody was hurt in the noontime accident, which forced the office to close and to reschedule Thursday afternoon and Friday appointments and send patients to UVM network practices in Bristol and Middlebury.

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Historic spotlight falls on steamboat pioneer

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When you look at a painted portrait, say for example the Mona Lisa, what comes across your mind? Do you admire the painting for it’s artistic mastery? Or do you find yourself staring at her face, wondering who was this woman and what was life like at that time?

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Patti Casey returns home to play at Vergennes Opera House

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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After many years touring nationally with Woods Tea Co, Patti Casey has reunited with longtime musical collaborator Colin McCaffrey and former Bluegrass Gospel Project bandmates Steve Light and Kirk Lord. Together The Wicked Fine Players will bring  their music to Patti’s hometown — Vergennes — on Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. This reunion puts a little more blue in the bluegrass, adds a little more swing and a whole lotta fun.

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MUHS, Mt. Abe pull in Otter Creek rowing race

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — This past Saturday, Nov. 3, was a bone-chilling, yet heart-warming day for 142 youth rowers from Chittenden and Addison counties who participated in the Otter Creek Challenge, a three-mile rowing race on Otter Creek.

It was 40 degrees and pouring rain at race time but rowers were fired up to go. The course started at the Vergennes Basin on Otter Creek just below the waterfall in downtown Vergennes and wandered 1.5 miles downstream and then back to a 180-degree turn in the Vergennes Basin at the finish line.

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Birong joins veteran Lanpher in painting Addison-3 blue

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes restaurateur Matt Birong will join veteran legislator and fellow city resident Diane Lanpher in the Vermont House this fall to give the Addison-3 District two Democratic representatives for what is believed to be the first time.  

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Habitat for Humanity buys four building lots in Vergennes

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Habitat for Humanity of Addison County has big future plans for the Little City.

Those plans are being made possible by the Oct. 16 purchase of four Booth Woods building lots from the Raymond Danyow Family Trust. And the sale came at a price that Habitat officials said will make it easier for the nonprofit to turn around and sell volunteer-built homes to Vergennes-area working families at an affordable cost.

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