UPDATED: ANWSD budget defeated again; this time by 18 votes

For the second time this month, residents of the five communities on Tuesday rejected a spending plan — this time by 18 votes.

A tower of ice grows in Panton — but why?

Back in the pandemic winter of 2020-2021 Panton’s David Clevenstine was looking to cool off from a case of cabin fever — not the COVID kind, but the variety resulting from being cooped up too long. 

Gerard Vorsteveld charged in boat accident that critically injured sister-in-law

State police say that Gerard Vorsteveld was under the influence when the boat he was driving hit Lydia Vorsteveld, causing life-threatening injuries.

BJ’s Farm Supply in Panton is much more than a hardware store

“Someone has said before, there’s not very many places that you can get your pet food, your fishing rod, your bait, your grain, your steak and beer, and walk out the door,” co-owner Mikayla DeGraaf said. 

Panton property taxes rise, but less than in other ANWSD towns

As is the case in other Addison Northwest School District towns, Panton homeowners’ property tax rates are going up for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year (FY24). 

Panton property transfers

The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Panton between January 2022 and May 2023.

UPDATE: Missing Panton man found safe

Colby Johnson was last seen leaving his Panton residence with his dog, Koko, at around 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25.

New faces dot city-area ballots

A few new faces and one contested race will dot the March 7 ballots in the four towns surrounding Vergennes, while also some incumbents, including the chair of the Ferrisburgh selectboard, will be stepping away.

VanZandt connects to the land through painting

Thinking back to an art class she took as a 4- or maybe 5-year-old, Nadie VanZandt remembers painting a big leaf; finely outlining the veins with the most delicate strokes.

Two towns ask sheriff to resign

The selectboards of at least two Addison County communities have joined the chorus of calls for Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton’s resignation in wake of his arrest last month on two felony sexual assault charges.

Panton property tax rates drop

The trend of lower property tax rates in Addison Northwest School District communities also includes Panton, where the town’s overall homestead and non-residential property tax rates are decreasing by about 9 and 8 cents, respectively.

Panton resident experiences an unusual attack by a coyote

Local resident took appropriate steps to scare off a coyote when attacked.

City eyes fire budget; two towns to get money back

City Counselor Mel Hawley and Ferrisburgh Town Clerk Pam Cousino determined Vergennes was undercharged by $6,357 and Waltham by $482, while Ferrisburgh was overbilled by $5,707 and Panton by $2,005.

Rhonda Cousineau Jackson Celebration of Life

PANTON — While Rhonda Cousineau Jackson passed away in early December, her spirit lives on. Come celebrate the wonderful life of Rhonda Jackson on her 52nd heavenly birthday on Sunday, April 10, from 1-4 p.m. at the Middlebury VFW, where food and drinks w … (read more)

No contests, but Vergennes to see new faces in office

Barring write-in candidacies, there will be no races for major offices in Vergennes and its four surrounding towns, but four of the five communities will see new faces in office after the Town Meeting Day elections, while some long-serving officeholders h … (read more)