Shuffle continues on the city council

For the second time in two months the Vergennes City Council will get a new face. And it will see another new member in the near future.

City council to make small zoning changes, not big ones

Councilors want to make the zoning regs “as close to perfect as we can get them,” but don’t want to delay implementation.

City Council accepts Vergennes police study

The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 25, accepted the final draft of a committee report that recommends some form of civilian oversight of the Vergennes Police Department, but said councilors would not immediately consider its contents.

Vergennes council still looking at poultry law

VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council once again on Tuesday chose not to act on a proposed law to regulate poultry within city limits, but inched closer to what such an ordinance could look like.The latest version presented by Councilors Jill Murray-Kill … (read more)

City Council moves meeting times

VERGENNES — Vergennes City Council meetings will begin at 6 p.m. for the foreseeable future following a vote taken at the council’s Tuesday, three-hour-and-45-minute, March 23, meeting. In recent years the council has been meeting at 5:30 p.m., a change m … (read more)

Rakowski joins Huizenga, Hawley on city council

VERGENNES — Former Addison Northwest School District Board Chair Susan Rakowski was the top vote getter in Tuesday’s five-way contest for three seats on the Vergennes City Council. Two incumbents also retained their seats, but a multi-term councilor fell … (read more)

Five vie for three city council seats

VERGENNES — Vergennes residents are seeing another crowded ballot for the city council, with three incumbents facing two challengers for two-year terms. The top three vote-getters in the five-way race will win seats. Former councilor Matt Chabot is alone … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Rakowski supported for Vergennes City Council

We are writing to support Susan Rakowski for Vergennes City Council. We have all served with Sue in one of her many leadership positions.  In her many years as a Vermont resident, Sue has served this community well in so many capacities. Whether it was th … (read more)

City residents question Donnelly and Hawley

VERGENNES — In a five-minute exchange of views at Tuesday’s city council meetings, two Vergennes residents questioned Mayor Lynn Donnelly and Deputy Mayor Mel Hawley on issues that included her recent allegations of corruption and what one called a Hawley … (read more)

Tensions flare at City Council meeting

VERGENNES — After a divided Vergennes City Council on Tuesday night supported her effort to return to her seat on the council through March 2022, Mayor Lynn Donnelly on Wednesday morning announced she would not seek to retain the two-year term to which sh … (read more)

Vergennes City Council affirms sidewalk project

VERGENNES — A grant-funded Main Street sidewalk project that Vergennes officials have long said will better help link the city’s downtown with its Otter Creek basin area and public docks is back on track after a summer controversy. The proposed 400-foot s … (read more)

Council to interview manager candidates

VERGENNES — After an executive session on Tuesday to evaluate applications for a new permanent city manager, the Vergennes City Council selected seven for preliminary interviews. Interim City Manager Renny Perry said the council has scheduled three more p … (read more)

City council to evaluate candidates for manager

VERGENNES — City offices have received resumes from 17 candidates seeking to become the next Vergennes City Manager, Interim Manager Renny Perry told the Vergennes City Council at its Tuesday meeting. Most of those had applied through online job site Inde … (read more)

City Council picks Perry as interim manager

VERGENNES — Former Vergennes city manager and city council member Renny Perry will come out of retirement and serve as the city’s interim manager, the Vergennes City Council announced on Monday after a closed-door portion of its meeting. That executive se … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Small earns youth support

We are young people who grew up in Vergennes and we know what is at stake.  We have witnessed our local and national leaders fail to collaborate on the most important issues of our time, fail to put the people’s interests first, and fail to act with integ … (read more)