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New teachers and other employees on the job at ANWSD schools

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Every year when our students return to the 23 area schools there are some new faces among the teachers and administrators. Here the Independent introduces our readers to the new faces in the Addison Northwest School District, including Vergennes Union Elementary School (VUES), Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS), Addison Central School (ACS), Vergennes Union High School (VUHS) and the central office (ANW). Pictured, left to right, are:

 

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ANWSD support workers ink new, two-year contract

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Support Staff Association (ANSSA) and the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) board have agreed on a new, two-year pact that includes annual pay increases and requires support staff in the Vergennes-area schools to pay more for their health insurance.

But the ANSWD school board has not seen the last of the bargaining table this year. Board negotiators were scheduled to meet their Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) counterparts on Thursday, Aug. 31, to try to hammer out a new contract for district teachers.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police busy with alcohol-related cases

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A citation for driving under the influence of drugs, an alcohol-related case and a family fight were among incidents that Vergennes police handled between Aug. 21 and 27.

During those seven days, Vergennes police:

•  On Aug. 21 responded to an argument between a man and his girlfriend’s daughter at a Scovil Lane residence. Police calmed the dispute, persuaded the woman to find a place to stay for the night, and told the man, who alleged the woman had struck him, how to obtain a relief-from-abuse order.

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ANWSD school board, staff ink new contract

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Support Staff Association (ANSSA) and the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) Board of Directors have agreed on a new, two-year pact that includes a yearly pay increases and requires them to pay more for their health insurance.

Specifically, the agreement grants support staff a $1.35-per-hour raise during the current academic year (2017-2018) and another 75-cents-per-hour bump during 2018-2019, according to a press release signed by George Gardner, chief negotiator for ANWSD and Jackie Russet, Chief negotiator for ANSSA.

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Evergreen Preschool celebrates 35 years serving Vergennes

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Evergreen Preschool is celebrating 35 years of service to young children and families in the Vergennes area.

Evergreen has cared for and nurtured more than 500 children in the past three and a half decades. The current board of directors includes two founding members, Katrina Matthews of Vergennes and Susan Torncello of Shelburne.

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Red Sox honor recent VUHS grad

Posted on August 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BOSTON — Sophia Parker of Vergennes was recognized as a recipient of the Vermont Red Sox Service Scholarship during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park before the Red Sox-White Sox game on Aug. 5. The program awarded students from public high schools across Vermont with $1,000 scholarships towards their college education based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and demonstrated community service.

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Little City will be a hive of activity this Saturday

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Vergennes Day kicks off its 36th year this Friday, Aug. 25, with the monthly Vergennes Arts Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. and a street dance on the City Green featuring the music of “The Hitmen” from 7 to 10 p.m. The kick-off street dance is sponsored by the Masons’ Dorchester Lodge 1 F&AM.

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City council rejects bigotry in Vergennes; resolution supports inclusivity, rights for all

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After hearing from about a dozen-and-a-half citizens at its Tuesday meeting, the Vergennes City Council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting “the rights of people in our nation to love whom they choose; to practice the religion of their choice; to support their families; to be free from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations; and to be safe and secure in their homes and communities.”

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Rescue workers provide front line community service

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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VERGENNES — When Sara McKirryher joined the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad in August of 2000 she was around 20 years old, and she didn’t know exactly what she was getting into.

“I didn’t know what to expect,” the Vergennes resident said in a recent interview. “My mom (Ann Rivers) was on the rescue squad, and she convinced me to take a healthcare CPR course and join (VARS).

“I just wanted to give back to the community, do something of value,” McKirryher said.

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Vergennes OKs values resolution

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — At the urging of a number of city residents, the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution that affirmed the city’s commitment to the values of inclusion, tolerance and justice for all.

It read:

“RESOLUTION

Reaffirming the Vergennes City Council values of inclusion, respect, and justice.

WHEREAS, the phrase “We the People” encompasses every American from every background and every walk of life, and

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