City zoning scales back housing units

The Vergennes City Council on Nov. 22 accepted new zoning regulations from the planning commission with just one tweak to the laws councilors approved back on May 24

Northern Daughters opens ‘Solace’

What do you turn to? This is the question that Northern Daughters asked eight artists to explore while creating work for NoDa’s winter exhibit, Solace.

City debates police review panel

With an overall collaborative tone, city councilors and citizens last week discussed whether a civilian committee should field complaints — if they occur — about the city police force.

City officials look at rearranging Vergennes municipal offices

The reworked layout could move the office’s customer service counter out to the edge of the hallway that now runs to the right of the city clerk’s office and leads to the city manager’s office to the rear and add a service window.

Vergennes has lots of holiday spirit

Tradition returns to the Little City as Vergennes readies to kick off the holiday season.

Vergennes eyes plan for a police committee

The Vergennes City Council has reviewed City Manager Ron Redmond’s first draft of how a community panel to work with city officials on Vergennes Police Department operations could operate.

Volunteers in action: A new home & garden come to life

It was a special day last summer when a young family was able to move into their brand-new Vergennes home — the latest project undertaken by Habitat for Humanity of Addison County. 

City council recognizes Chief Merkel for transformative work

Vergennes Councilors thanked retiring Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel for his 13 years of “dedicated service” to the city.

County chamber finds a new HQ in Vergennes

After having spent all of its 53-year history based in Middlebury — the county’s shire town — the chamber next month will begin transitioning its offices and visitors’ center to the historic Ferrisburgh-Vergennes train station at 49 Park Lane, Ferrisburgh … (read more)

Vergennes energy panel created

The newly created Vergennes Energy Committee is holding its first public event this Saturday, Oct. 29, with cooperation from Efficiency Vermont, Aubuchon Hardware and civic volunteers from Ferrisburgh and Waltham. 

Lions have busy fall, add new members

The Vergennes Lions Club is having a busy fall after the organization welcomed new faces to the fold in 2022.

Vergennes Habitat home receives garden

The Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA) volunteered to design and install landscaping at a Habitat for Humanity of Addison County single family home located at 14 Booth Woods in Vergennes.

City police committee report to get its turn in the spotlight

The Vergennes City Council has agreed to schedule a community-wide meeting to allow the city’s Citizen Review Board Exploratory Committee to present its study. 

Public forum next stop in Vergennes truck saga

The next major step in the year-old “Planning & Environmental Linkages Study” that is evaluating options to soften the impact of truck traffic on downtown Vergennes will be a public meeting at the Vergennes Opera House on Nov. 3 at which the Agency of Tra … (read more)

The Little City roars into the ’20s with a gala

Mark your calendars for a roaring night of dance, drink, food, bag raffles and “best dressed” prizes during The Little City Gala on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8-11 p.m.

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