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New ANWSD board starts process of unification

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



VERGENNES — The recently unified Addison Northwest School District held its first official meeting last week at the Vergennes Union High School in the form of a four-hour training session and retreat. 

ANWSD board members representing public schools in Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham were elected March 1, and the unified school district and board became official in April after no one filed a petition to reconsider the vote.  

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Bixby book sale is wrapping up

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — How do you clear a used book sale of 100-plus cartons of newly acquired books? Friends of the Bixby are showing how as they reach the final days of their Humongous Book Sale.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, all books will be on sale by donation. Customers choose the books they want and offer a donation they believe is fair. No questions asked.

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Locals play role in historic convention

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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PHILADELPHIA — The second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week saw an emotional moment for Vermonters as erstwhile presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged his own support for Democratic Hillary Clinton.

Vermont delegate Diane Lanpher of Vergennes, who was caught by a television camera giving Sanders a hug before his big endorsement, was standing in the heart of Vermont delegation on the convention floor.

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More apartments eyed for island

Posted on July 25, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The owner of Grist Mill Island in the Vergennes falls is proposing to add five apartments to the two buildings on the island, for a total of nine overlooking Otter Creek.  

Three of the apartments would replace office space in the Grist Mill itself and two would be carved out of a now empty horse barn.

The June proposal followed the Vergennes Development Review Board’s May rejection of a 10-apartment plan submitted by Mahaiwe LLC, of which major city property owner and Ferrisburgh resident David Shlansky is listed as the manager.

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ANwSD tax rates increase

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Because of a change made late in this past legislative session, residential school tax rates in four of five Addison Northwest Unified Union School District (ANwSD) communities will be between about 2.76 and 3.56 cents higher than ANwSD officials’ good-faith estimates.

The exception is Ferrisburgh, where the estimate is now 1.78 cents lower than anticipated, according to Agency of Education figures released on Monday by ANwSD Superintendent JoAn Canning and business manager Tonia Mears.

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Overall Vergennes tax hike seen at 13 cents

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday used some creative accounting and a new, larger projected fund balance to hold the 2016-2017 increase in the municipal portion of the city tax rate to 4 cents, while adopting a $2.23 million general fund budget. 

The new municipal tax rate will be 79 cents, up from 75 cents in Vergennes’ 2015-2016 fiscal year that ends on June 30.

The municipal tax rate increase of about 5.3 percent will translate to an additional $80 a year in taxes on a $200,000 home.

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City's downtown organization celebrates a big year

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Thanks to the Vergennes American Legion and the Addison County Eagles, there will be fireworks in Vergennes on July 3. 

In addition to the fireworks, the Vergennes City Band under the direction of Susan O’Daniel will be set up on the parade field and will play a number of grand ole tunes all ready for the holiday. In addition, the Vergennes Union High School Friends of Music will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers and cold soda.

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American Legion, Eagles support city fireworks

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Thanks to the Vergennes American Legion and the Addison County Eagles, there will be fireworks in Vergennes on July 3. 

In addition to the fireworks, the Vergennes City Band under the direction of Susan O’Daniel will be set up on the parade field and will play a number of grand ole tunes all ready for the holiday. In addition, the Vergennes Union High School Friends of Music will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers and cold soda.

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Vergennes Lions donate to homeless shelter, counseling service

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Larry Simino



VERGENNES — At the last meeting of the Vergennes Lions Club, a donation was made to Alice Maurer, board member from the John Graham Shelter, in the amount of $750. Maurer said that 250 people were served in one of the three Vergennes facilities last year, and that all of them had ties to Vergennes as residents or relatives of residents of the area.

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Vergennes Partnership recognizes Matt Daniels for volunteer service

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — At its annual meeting at Kennedy Brothers on Monday, June 20, the Vergennes Partnership announced what partnership officials call a “much deserved community service award” to longtime Macdonough Drive resident Matt Daniels.

Almost four-dozen attendees heard praise for Daniels, as well as a wrap-up of the partnership’s projects over the past year and its plans for the future.

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