Vergennes police study recommends changes

The Vergennes City Council late last summer agreed to spend $30,000 to hire the International Association of Chiefs of Police, or IACP, to conduct a study of the Vergennes Police Department’s staffing levels, work and policy planning, efficiency, training and community relations.

Summer begins in Vergennes with berry bash

How passionate are berry-lovers about getting back to eating their summer fruits in the company of a fun community event? Very passionate, if Monday’s 48th annual strawberry festival in Vergennes is any indication.

Vergennes Lions honor members

At a recent Vergennes Lions Club meeting, Past International Director Tom Broughton installed the new slate of officers for the 2022-23 Lions Club year, with Lion Debbie Brace coming in as club president.

Vergennes City Council talks budget

The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday edged closer to approving a draft budget of roughly $2.74 million that, because of an infusion of cash from a surplus and from city funds not supported by taxpayers, would not trigger an increase in the community’s 91 … (read more)

Ethan Allen passenger train to debut in Middlebury, Vergennes on July 29

State officials said the Ethan Allen’s fare structure will allow a passenger to travel from Burlington to New York City starting at $75 — which, with gasoline prices currently hovering around $5 per gallon — is offering folks an affordable transportation … (read more)

City police report to offer staffing recommendations

After a six-month study of the force, the International Association of Chiefs of Police praise the professionalism and training of the Vergennes Police Department, City Manager Ron Redmond told the city council on Tuesday. But the organization also recomm … (read more)

City Council sees draft Vergennes budget that wouldn’t hike taxes

VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday looked over a budget draft that, if adopted, would raise spending, but thanks to a fund balance would not raise the 91-cent municipal portion of the city’s tax rate. With that news it appears almost certai … (read more)

VUHS sends seniors into the future

On June 10 a happy crowd in the Vergennes Union High School gymnasium helped send 61 graduates off to their destinies.

Legion honors city police sergeant

The Vermont American Legion has chosen Detective Sergeant Jason Ouellette of the Vergennes Police Department to receive its annual award as the state’s Law Officer of the Year.

Four Vergennes-area youths earn Eagle Scout honor

These young men were awarded the rank in a ceremony involving their family, friends, members of Troop 539, representatives of the Green Mountain Council, and the surrounding community. 

Summer Guide: Vergennes farmers market set to return

After the city council gave its unanimous blessing to the venture, beginning on June 16 the market will again set up shop along Main Street on Thursdays from 3 to 6:30 p.m. It will run through Oct. 6.

Cost of city sewer fix could climb to $34M

The cost to overhaul the Vergennes sewer collection and treatment system could end up being as much as 33% higher than estimated on the Town Meeting Day ballot, City Manager Ron Redmond and Hoyle & Tanner and Associates Project Manager Jennie Auster told … (read more)

City council backs new zoning

After two years of mostly favorable public feedback and a long delay for a rewrite, the Vergennes City Council on May 24 approved, 6-1, new zoning and subdivision laws that, among other items, would ease density and parking requirements in downtown neighb … (read more)

Public-service-minded vet to lead city parade

“At first I said no, I’m not a public figure,” Bub Crosby told the Independent. “I’ve always been kind of under the wire; I don’t like the publicity, I just like doing good.”

City council will make minor tweaks to zoning regs, not big changes

Editor’s note: This story was updated to include more information on what could happen if the council makes substantial changes. VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council has agreed to make small changes to the zoning and subdivision regulations update await … (read more)


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