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)

William H. Luginbuhl, M.D., 92, formerly of Panton

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — William H. Luginbuhl, M.D., age 92, of Kennett Square, Pa., and formerly of Panton, Vt., died peacefully in his sleep on June 21, 2021. He was born on March 11, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Christian B. Luginbuhl, a physician, and G … (read more)

William H. Luginbuhl, M.D., 92, formerly of Panton

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — William H. Luginbuhl, M.D., age 92, of Kennett Square, Pa., and formerly of Panton, Vt., died peacefully in his sleep on June 21, 2021.He was born on March 11, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Christian B. Luginbuhl, a physician, and Gi … (read more)

Property transfers: Panton

PANTON — The following real estate sales were recorded in Panton in 2020 and in the first four months of 2021: 2020: • Jan. 6: Jody Pierce, Ashley Goodrich and Benjamin Field to Reece and Katelyn Jaring, home at 844 Panton Road, $120,000. • Jan. 17: Eben … (read more)

Small towns eye COVID money

PANTON — Panton Selectboard chair Howard Hall is looking forward to a “Christmas bonus” that his rural, creekside town on the western edge of Addison County expects to receive in June. But that gift — as much as $200,000 from the federal government’s Amer … (read more)

Cutting-edge microgrid coming to Panton

PANTON — Green Mountain Power (GMP) will break ground this spring on what it called a cutting-edge utility microgrid in Panton, pioneering a new way to keep the power on for residents, farms and municipal buildings in the town center during power outages. … (read more)

ANWSD board to vote on budget & consider what to do with $1.6M surplus

VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board on Monday, Jan. 11, looked at a $21.6 million final 2021-2022 budget draft that comes in at about $238,400 less than the spending level ANWSD residents approved for the district this past March. ANWS … (read more)

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