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)

ANWSD spending up, but taxes seen falling

VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board this week adopted a $22,327,585 spending plan for the next school year. If backed on Town Meeting Day, it would increase spending by 3.35% over the currently approved level. Despite the proposed high … (read more)

Vorstevelds settle issue with fine, remedial work

The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Tuesday announced that Vorsteveld Farm LLC agreed to pay a five-figure fine and perform corrective and remedial actions for unpermitted activities associated with its Large … (read more)

Panton neighbors take farm to court, alleging pollution

Panton lakefront residents allege in a civil lawsuit that changes made by one of the biggest dairy farms in Addison County over the past eight years have polluted their property and Lake Champlain.

Migrant farmworker to be deported

The United States Attorney’s Office in Burlington says that a migrant farm laborer at a Panton farm will be sent home to Mexico after he pleaded guilty to domestic assault charges.

City water district eyes ARPA funding

Officials from the Vergennes-Panton Water District are researching the extent and cost of needed upgrades to the water lines that serve more than 5,500 customers in five communities.

Laurel (Reed) Jackson, 83, of Panton

PANTON — Laurel (Reed) Jackson, 83, of Panton, passed away on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. She was born on Aug. 5, 1938, in Middlebury, Vt., to Louellen and Guy Reed.Laurel was a 1956 graduate of Bristol High School. Laurel retired from Peter Morris Architects … (read more)