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Bixby Library plans big space changes, but won't ask for tax dollars to pay for it

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Bixby Library is about to embark on almost a quarter-million dollars of renovations, repairs and reconfigurations that its board members and director think will not only help preserve the Vergennes landmark, but also enhance the library’s ability to meet the needs of the five communities it serves.

Board members said funding for what will in fact be three separate projects will come from the library’s maintenance endowment, grants, donations, and the sale of tax credits.

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Ferrisburgh faceoff is top item on ANWSD-area ballots

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh offers the only major contested race for office among the communities that make up the Addison Northwest School District. But in addition to weighing in on the usual selectboard budget proposals and a $21.1 million school-spending plan, on Town Meeting Day residents of Vergennes and the four towns will be facing questions about fire and highway trucks and town hall repairs.

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Hedy Lamar biopic featured at Vergennes film screening

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Vergennes Opera House hosts two of the “best” films

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) is bringing two of their 2017 “Best of the Fest” award-winning films to various theaters and town halls across Vermont. The Vergennes Opera House will host the films on Friday, Feb. 2, beginning at 7 p.m.

Friday’s features will open with the short, “An Autobiography,” followed by the feature film, “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.”

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Hearing set for Monday on city zoning changes

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at city hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, on proposed zoning amendments that would create a Solar Energy Overlay District, reinstate a full ban on downtown street-level apartments, and make another 20-plus changes — many minor but some significant.

The amendments build on the city’s 2012 zoning laws and are based on the new Vergennes municipal plan that the city council adopted in July upon planners’ recommendation.

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Red Sox looking for teens serving the community

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox Foundation is seeking submissions from inspiring high school seniors who are dedicated to making a positive impact in their communities for the New England Red Sox Service Scholarship.

The annual scholarship honors academically inclined high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Those selected will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and recognition during a special pre-game ceremony at Fenway Park.

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Will Benton joins Vergennes real estate firm as sales agent

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Century 21 Jack Associates, The Jackson Group in Vergennes is proud to announce that they have welcomed Will Benton, a new sales agent, to their team.

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Complaint targets Vergennes city manager and clerk

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Feb. 13 will discuss a formal complaint against City Clerk Joan Devine and City Manager Mel Hawley filed by downtown business owner Shannon Mahoney.

Mahoney outlined her complaint in a Dec. 18 email to Mayor Michael Daniels. It stems from her interactions with Devine and Hawley after she volunteered to organize the placing of lights on the city green this past holiday season, and from her dealings with Devine in the 2016 holiday season regarding alcohol permits for her jewelry story and other businesses.

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Vergennes City Council learns about city manager hiring process

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Mayor Michael Daniels presented information to the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday about the “Strategic Formal Hiring Interview Process” he used while working in management for the state of Vermont.

Daniels believes that process could be helpful in finding a replacement for City Manager Mel Hawley, who plans to step down at some point this year.

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2017 property transfers in Vergennes

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Vergennes between March and December 2017 (Note: Due to changes in Vermont property-transfer forms only one buyer and seller are listed in most transactions):

•  April 14: River’s Edge Associates to Daniel Bachand, home at 84 Commodore Drive, $317,612.

•  April 18: 103-105 Main Street LLC to D&E Apartments LLC, multi-family dwelling at 103-105 Main St., $247,500.

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City seeking $500,000 to buy a new fire truck

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday officially added to the city’s Town Meeting Day warning a request for voter support for a $500,000 bond to fund a new fire truck. That vehicle would replace the Vergennes Fire Department’s Engine 1, a 24-year-old pumper.

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