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Governor not sold on pot legislation

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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VERGENNES — At Monday’s legislative breakfast in Vergennes, Gov. Phil Scott and one of his constituents discussed their opposing viewpoints on the possible legalization of small amounts of marijuana.

It appears the 2017 legislative session will wrap up without passage of a bill that would have allowed Vermont to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and up to two mature plants.

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Bixby Library makes pitch for city funds

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At their Tuesday meeting, Vergennes city council members heard a pitch from Bixby Library board President Paula Moore for $8,000 of increased support, but deferred a decision.

The council also decided to keep level the rates for using the city pool, while at the same time dipping deeper into the city’s Watershed Fund to cover a projected operating deficit.

Moore told the board the Bixby represents “a phenomenal value” to the five communities it serves.

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VUHS senior honored with DAR's Good Citizen award

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Brandon Cousino was awarded this year’s Good Citizen by the Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the DAR at its annual Good Citizen ceremony on March 11. The Good Citizens program encourages and rewards a high school senior who demonstrates the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Candidates for the reward are nominated by the faculty and then voted on by members of their VUHS senior class.

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Bridport woman crowned Miss Vermont 2017

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Bridport resident Erin Connor, 22, was crowned Miss Vermont 2017 at the Vergennes Opera House on Friday evening.

Connor, a 2013 graduate of Middlebury Union High School, is a student at the University of Vermont, where she is studying Public Communication. She performed American Sign Language to the song “The Greatest Love of All” in the talent portion of the competition. Members of the deaf community from Vermont and Massachusetts attended the show to see her perform.

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Vergennes students tuned in to Vermont history

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — On April 8, more than 300 students from around the state gathered at Montpelier High School to participate in the state’s annual Vermont History Day. Students were tasked with researching and presenting a topic relating to this year’s theme, “Taking a Stand.”

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Nathanial Electronics sold; locals jobs safe

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — New signs will soon pop up outside the Panton Road headquarters of 30-year-old Vergennes technology firm Nathaniel Electronics.

Firm founder Joel Melnick, 59, on April 5 sold the privately held engineering and manufacturing firm he founded in 1987 to laser maker Necsel IP Inc.

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Poetry readings to be hosted on Saturday

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — In celebration of National Poetry Month, Northern Daughters, on 221 Main St., will host a poetry reading by two local poets on April 22 at 5:30 p.m. Karla Van Vliet and Karin Gottshall will give readings for their new work.

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Middlebury Police Log: Police look into bombing threat

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police interviewed two Champlain Valley Academy students who had allegedly talked about bombing the Catamount Park school after having been disciplined for behavioral issues on April 13.

Police said they believed the students were not serious about carrying through on the alleged threat, and they called Counseling Service of Addison County officials to intervene in the case. School officials vowed to take further action against the students, police said.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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Proposal would put 7 homes on city property: PUD pitched for Green Street site

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A seven-home Planned Unit Development, known as a PUD, proposal for a Green Street parcel in Vergennes would be the first to make use of city zoning provisions for “density bonuses,” which would allow more homes on the lot than otherwise permitted.

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Teacher contract talks break down in Addison Northwest and Rutland Northeast

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By John S. McCright and Lee J. Kahrs



VERGENNES / BRANDON — School boards and teachers unions in two more local districts have declared impasse in their negotiations over teacher contracts.

Negotiators in the Addison Northwest district in the Vergennes area and in the Rutland Northeast district in the Brandon area are both seeking the aid of third-party mediators to help them get over the hump in discussions to replace contracts that end July 1.

RNeSU declared an impasse last week, Addison Northwest School District this Monday.

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