Work on city condos begins anew after permitting delay

Cornerstone Solutions LLC of Vergennes has resumed construction on two condominium/apartment buildings at 1-3 West Main St.

Vergennes youth club gets grant, has big plans

Back on July 5, 1999, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes first opened its doors under the guidance of founder Sam Allo. It was then based in the Vergennes National Guard Armory on Monkton Road.

Memorial Day: Jackman named marshal of Vergennes parade

Michael Jackman served in the Coast Guard from 1965-1969, including a tour in Vietnam.

Celebration with Mexican food, speakers, in Vergennes

After nearly three years in the making, the water project sponsored by Vergennes Rotary and the Catholic Migrant Ministry of Addison County in San Jose Monteverde, Mexico, is now completed.

Letter to the editor: Fill empty space before building new juvenile facility

It’s important for the state of Vermont to have a safe and comfortable facility to treat traumatized juveniles. Addison County and the City of Vergennes may well be the best location for that to occur.

Vt. officials explain juvenile center plan

Two high-ranking state officials told the Independent last week there would be a thorough public process before a secure 14-bed facility to offer treatment to traumatized “justice-involved” juveniles would be built on Comfort Hill in Vergennes.

Third ANWSD vote set for Tuesday

After rejecting two budget proposals, Vergennes-area residents on Tuesday will again make a decision on proposed school spending for the 2024-2025 school year.

City to hold hearing on zoning change

The Vergennes City Council will hold a public hearing on a zoning change that could pave the way for 130-unit workforce housing development.

Kruger Brothers concert to benefit the Verg. Opera House `All Access Project’

Brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger were raised in a family in Switzerland where music was an important part of life. The Kruger Brothers now are a fixture within the world of acoustic music with their unique ability to infuse classical music into folk music.

Vergennes Police Log: City police investigate car theft

Vergennes police are looking into the Sunday afternoon theft of a Buick Encore from Champlain Farms. They have a photo of the suspect.

Vermont State Police Log: Troopers cite drivers for DUI

A two-vehicle crash on Route 22A just north of Town Line Road in Addison on April 15 netted a drugged driving charge for a Vergennes driver.

Juvenile facility may be in the works for Vergennes

Vermont officials are considering putting a secure juvenile detention facility on state-owned land in Vergennes, but City Manager Ron Redmond said it is not a done deal. 

City council backs workforce housing with loan & letters

The Vergennes City Council recently took two actions intended to help developer Peter Kahn build workforce housing in the city.

Betsy Sullivan is new city clerk

The newest Vergennes city clerk not only brings extensive office and accounting experience, she should also be a familiar and friendly face to many city residents.

Vergennes Opera House funds come through

A $1.64 million effort to upgrade accessibility to the Vergennes Opera House and to Vergennes city offices originally scheduled to start this May will instead likely break ground during the spring of 2025, according to Gerianne Smart, the president of the … (read more)

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