New art adorns Vergennes bus stop

The re-imagination of the Tri-Valley Transit bus shelter in downtown Vergennes is blooming into reality. 

Council eyeing 3- or 4-cent city rate hike

At their next-to-last meeting to discuss the city budget and tax rate for the upcoming 2024-2025 Fiscal Year (FY25), Vergennes City Councilors on Tuesday edged toward adopting a spending plan that would raise the city’s current $1.06 municipal tax rate by … (read more)

Vergennes considers winter parking changes

One plan discussed during both June 11 and June 18 Vergennes City Council budget deliberations would change how the city would handle overnight winter parking on its streets. 

City juvenile facility plan questioned at meeting

A June 5 gathering of about 40 city residents and officials at the Vergennes Opera House heard leaders of the Department for Children and Families and the Department of Buildings and General Services make the case for siting a locked facility for “justice … (read more)

$316K renovation transforms Sam Fishman pool in Vergennes

Major improvements to the city of Vergennes Sam Fishman Memorial Pool wrapped up on Saturday included upgrading the filtration system, a new pool lining, improved lighting, new roofing on the pool house, and a second handicap access to the pool itself.

Bixby Library over the moon after fundraiser

Bixby Free Memorial Library Director Catharine Findiesen Hays called the institution’s May 31 “Celestial Soiree” fundraiser at the Main Street library “an astronomical success” in a Monday interview with the Independent.

Civic-minded teens build raised bed for disabled

The latest project for the Vergennes Leos club, a civic-minded youth group sponsored by the Vergennes Lions Club, will help aging and/or disabled city residents more easily pursue their passion for gardening, and it’s also teaching carpentry skills to clu … (read more)

Juvenile center meeting on tap in Vergennes

The Department for Children and Families next week will hold a public meeting about its recently announced plans to build a secure youth treatment center, called the Green Mountain Youth Campus, in Vergennes. 

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.