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Vergennes finalizes moving farmers' market to N. Main Street

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Farmers’ Market will officially open this week in and around the north end of the Kennedy Brothers building on North Main Street, an action made possible when on May 23 the Vergennes City Council signed off on the proposal.

The market plans to open this Thursday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and operate during those hours every Thursday through Oct. 4. The market operated indoors at Kennedy Brothers this past winter.

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Staging the huge Vergennes Memorial Day parade takes military precision

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Memorial Day Parade, a production of American Legion Post 14, is generally acknowledged as Vermont’s largest.

But according to Post 14 Service Officer and longtime parade organizer Henry Broughton, the parade got off to a humble start: It ran along just a short stretch of Main Street.

“It went from the memorial service down to the bridge,” said Broughton, now 85. “We only had two bands. We had a little band from the high school, and the Weeks School had a pretty good-sized band.”

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Vergennes-area youths selected for Girls' State

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Vermont and Unit 14 of Vergennes will sponsor seven junior girls as delegates to Vermont Girls’ State, June 17-June 22, at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont.

Selectees include Ally Atkins, Anneke Boelens, Norah Deming, Peighton Duprey, Nora Hatch, and Anya Sonwaldt, from Vergennes Union High School and Kristin DeGraaf who is attending Rice Memorial High School.

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D-Day vet to lead Memorial Day parade in Vergennes

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — American Legion Post 14 has chosen Ron Hadley of Middlebury as the grand marshal of the Vergennes Memorial Day Parade this year. Hadley joined the U.S. Navy in the midst of World War II, completed his training in the fall of 1943, and then served all over the world before rounding out his duty in June 1946. He gave this account of his war service:

My war experiences started with my assignment as a junior officer (ensign) to an attack transport ship destined for the invasion of Normandy. Our cargo was 900 Army men and 20 landing craft.

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City farmers market starting season at new home

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — This summer the Vergennes Farmer’s Market will move to a new site with new hours. Chris and Sandy Reck, the new managers of the market, have set the start of the 2017 summer market on June 1 at its new home at Kennedy Brothers on Main St.

Last summer, Chris, and Sandy started Route 7 Pie Co. as a means to get to know more Vergennes residents. Sales were good and they enjoyed the experience. In part because of their success, Chris and Sandy were approached to start an indoor winter farmer’s market at Kennedy Brothers.

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Vergennes Police Log: Vergennes police reunite 4-year-old with family

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The case of a wandering toddler preoccupied Vergennes police and state officials for several hours on May 15.

Police that Monday morning responded to a report of a 3- or 4-year-old boy walking barefoot down the middle of North Green Street and brought him to the station. Eventually, they were able to identify him through an item in his pockets and contact his father in an apartment not far from where he was found. They also contacted the Department for Children and Families.

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New video promotes big doings in Little City

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A new three-minute video boosting Vergennes and its environs made its world premiere at the May 9 city council meeting.

Alderman and Vergennes Partnership President Renny Perry screened for the first time the new video designed to promote Vergennes and its surroundings to prospective visitors, residents and businesses.

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City developer appeals court ruling

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vermont Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin on April 28 denied the owner of Grist Mill Island’s appeal of a Vergennes Development Review Board zoning permit condition, but on May 8 the owner’s attorney petitioned the judge to reconsider elements of that decision.

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VUHS juniors selected for Green Mountain Boys' State

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes American Legion Post 14 will be sponsoring five VUHS delegates to this year’s Green Mountain Boys’ State, held June 18-23, at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont: Lance Bergmans, Mason Charlebois, Casey Kimball, Aaron Premont, and Ethan Sausville. Alternate Ethan Sausville will also attend in place of Ben Praamsma, who was also selected but is unable to attend. 

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Vergennes Police Log: Police deal with several driving violations

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERGENNES — Vergennes police this past weekend cited two motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Saturday, May 13, city police stopped a driver after he failed to honor a stop sign at the intersection of South Maple and School streets. Police said Noah Myott, 31, of Burlington showed evidence of intoxication, but refused DUI testing. They cited him for DUI refusal and for failure to stop at the stop sign.

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