Wildlife and forestry experts to offer training on woodland health

A weekend retreat provides an opportunity for those who care about woodlands and wildlife to learn about the resources to help them define and reach their land management goals.

Vergennes Champs split swim meets

VERGENNES — Before this Tuesday’s friendly rivalry meet with the Middlebury Marlins, the Vergennes Champs split two Champlain Valley Swim League outings last week, defeating visiting Essex on July 11, 360-122, but coming up short at St. Albans on July 9, … (read more)

Vergennes Police Log: Policer nab man with outstanding warrant

VERGENNES — While handing over a domestic assault suspect to Vermont State Police on July 11, Vergennes police ended up citing a Brandon man for driving with a criminally suspended license and processed him for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear … (read more)

Local firefighters rescue Central Vt. flood survivors

Firefighters from Vergennes, Ferrisburgh and Middlebury who were specially trained in water rescues took their boats to Central Vermont on Thursday and put their skills to good use.

Champs hold their own against BTC

Despite the fact that the Vergennes Swim Team had less than half the number of swimmers as host Burlington Tennis Club in a July 3 meet, the Champs made a decent showing in the Burlington pool and fell to the Barracudas by only 288 to 211.

Take a walk to learn about city’s history

The history of Vergennes dates back to September of 1788, when leaders of the surrounding towns made final an agreement to carve a city out of their lands, basing it around Otter Creek’s falls and the river basin below.

City officer wins Legion award

Longtime Vergennes Police Department Sgt. Mark Barber was recently honored by the Vermont American Legion with its 2023 Robert H. Vincelette Vermont Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

Swim season starts with a win for Vergennes youngsters

The youth swim team in Vergennes handily defeated the team from Winooski in a Thursday meet.

Surplus gives Vergennes a modest tax increase

In the 11th hour for adopting a budget for Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25), Vergennes officials calculated there would be enough of a surplus left over from the current fiscal year to limit the increase in the city property tax rate needed to support municipal sp … (read more)

St. Peter’s marks 150th with celebration & renovation

In addition to celebrating its 150th anniversary, the parish is also embarking on a major fund-raising effort for a project that echoes the labor of its parishioners in the early 1870s, when they built the church with their own hands on its current 85 Sou … (read more)

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.

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