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Peter Quinn, respected coach and counselor, recalled fondly

Posted on December 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WALTHAM — The Saturday death of highly respected Vergennes Union High School clinician and basketball coach Peter Quinn sent waves of shock and sadness through the students and athletes he served, his colleagues and fellow coaches, former hoop teammates and fellow pick-up game competitors, and all those who respected his dedication to his work, love of basketball and quick wit. 

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VUHS coach, leader Peter Quinn dies unexpectedly

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WALTHAM — Highly respected school-based clinician and Vergennes Union High School basketball coach Peter Quinn died unexpectedly on Saturday morning of natural causes, stunning the VUHS and Vergennes community he had served for two decades and saddening the many who knew him statewide for his dedication to the welfare of teens and his love of basketball.

A native of Concord, Mass., and a 1971 graduate of Middlebury College, Quinn started his career in social work at the former Weeks School in Vergennes.

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Vergennes man killed in crash

Posted on October 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WALTHAM — A 25-year-old Vergennes man was killed this past Friday night in a car crash off Green Street in Waltham.

Casey “CJ” Poquette, the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at Porter Hospital shortly after the crash, which took place a little after 9 p.m.

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Panton and Waltham residential taxpayers see modest decreases

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON/WALTHAM — Homeowners in both Panton and Waltham saw modest decreases in their property tax bills when they opened them recently compared to their 2017-2018 bills. Owners of commercial property and second homes in both towns saw essentially level taxes compared to a year ago.

Panton’s residential rates remain lower than those from two years ago, although non-residential rates have risen by about 5.5 cents. A drop in the town portion of the tax bill is offsetting higher school rates.

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Water damage puts Vergennes middle school gym out of service

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — For the second time this year Vergennes Union High School is looking at operating for a number of months without one of its two gymnasiums.

A sudden downpour that had not been forecast struck on Aug. 15 while workers were re-roofing the VUHS middle school gym as part of the ongoing $7.63 million upgrade of the four Addison Northwest School District schools (see story by clicking).

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Energy & security upgrades at ANWSD schools wrapping up in time for the start of school

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — When Addison Northwest School District students return to school this Wednesday they might not see dramatic changes, but district officials believe work this summer, funded by the $7.63 million bond voters approved in March, will make them safer and more comfortable in their schools.

Certainly, said ANWSD Superintendent Sheila Soule, the project came in on budget and on time: The district is ready to welcome its students.

“Everything went as planned, and we’re fully prepared to have our kids back,” Soule said.

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Waltham man pleads innocent to domestic assault

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A Waltham man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to a charge of aggravated domestic assault after being cited into court on Sunday for allegedly holding a knife against the throat a woman police identified as his girlfriend and then pushing her down a flight of basement stairs.

After entering his plea, Judge Helen Toor released Stephen H. Walter, 34, with conditions that include Walter not make contact with or harass the victim, buy or use firearms or other deadly weapons, or enter 150 Crosby Heights Road.

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Waltham town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WALTHAM — Waltham residents at their town hall on Monday backed town spending, returned officials to office, filled a selectboard vacancy, and supported potential future spending on Waltham Town Hall.

Those returned to office from the floor of town meeting included Selectman Andrew Martin, Town Clerk Mary Ann Castimore and Treasurer Lucille Evarts.

Residents’ backed the selectboard proposal of a 2018-2019 budget of $235,084 that is down almost $20,000 from current spending. That budget includes charitable donations, which were also supported.

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2018 Waltham town meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WALTHAM — Waltham residents will gather at Waltham Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 5, and make decisions from the floor on town spending, one selectboard vacancy, and potential spending on town hall repairs.

Selectman Andrew Martin’s term will expire at town meeting, and Martin reportedly is open to being nominated to serve again.

The selectboard is proposing a 2018-2019 budget of $235,084 that is down almost $20,000 from current spending. That budget includes charitable donations.

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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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