Jim Breur, Vergennes fire chief, dies of cancer

Jim Breur, who has served the City of Vergennes as member and eventually chief of the fire department, died this past Friday. He is shown here leading his department in the annual Vergennes Memorial Day Parade.Photo by Mark Bouvier VERGENNES — After 45 years with the City of Vergennes Fire Department, the past 14 as its chief, Jim Breur succumbed to a long battle with cancer on this past Friday. He died at his Addison home with his family at his side, according to a Saturday morning post on the Vergennes Fi … (read more)

Real estate market appears to be stabilizing

Brokers say demand is still strong, but higher interest rates can be a drag.

Skiers, wrestlers rule winter sports

While all the local high school teams had their memorable moments this winter, the athletes who ended up taking home titles prevailed in the most elemental of the season’s sports, both requiring the maximum stamina and determination. 

Vergennes gets a new police chief

The promotion of Interim Vergennes Police Chief Jason Ouellette to the permanent head of the city police department became official on Tuesday.

City youth club, firm partner to raise funds

As Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Club CEO Alicia Grangent tells it, most things have gone well in the 11 months since she took over as the leader of the city youth club despite the financial uncertainty of running a nonprofit.

Council taps Austin & fills boards

The council heard that new Mayor Chris Bearor would donate his $1,000 annual stipend, honored two newly departed city officials, re-elected its deputy mayor and made a long list of appointments.

City eyes election on opera house, Maple Broadband

On Tuesday the Vergennes City Council discussed a special city election that could be scheduled for late this spring or early summer and have multiple items on the ballot.

City pool needs work — soon

The Vergennes city pool’s pump, electrical system and site drainage all need work before the popular pool can open for the summer, Councilor Sue Rakowski told the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday. 

Women’s lacrosse starts rolling again

In 2019 and 2022 the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse program won NESCAC and NCAA Division III titles. 

Plattsburgh sends Panther women’s hockey home from NCAA tournament

The Middlebury College women’s hockey team’s effort to repeat as NCAA champion came to an end on Saturday.

Panther hockey proves they deserve to be in NCAA tourney by demolishing Suffolk

The Middlebury College women’s team were excited to get a playoff berth, and they showed it in Round 1.

Vergennes picks three councilors, three school directors and a new mayor

Vergennes voters on Tuesday decided two contested races for major city offices, while also confirming that Chris Bearor will be the city’s new mayor.

Residents show strong backing for their schools

Addison County residents showed strong support for education on Tuesday, when all local school budgets passed, four out of five by large margins. 

Lego contest draws a crowd at Bixby

The fifth annual Bixby Free Memorial Library Lego Contest once again drew a large field of contestants and then a big crowd to the city landmark to celebrate the presentation of their creations and hear the announcement of the winners on Feb. 25. 

Men’s hoop bested in NCAA regional

The dance came to an end on Saturday night for the Middlebury College men’s basketball team, when a relentless Nichols College used its quickness to shrug off an early Panther surge and prevail, 73-66, on the Panthers’ home court in an NCAA Division III r … (read more)