Vergennes organist bids farewell with a concert

For the past seven years, Jenny Bower has been sitting at the Vergennes Congregational Church’s 1879 Hook and Hastings organ, playing hymns and more for congregants.

USDA to award Vergennes $17.5M for sewer project

The feds will cover more of the $25.5 million city sewer upgrade than perviously expected.

Ferrisburgh inks deal to sell land at corner of Routes 7 & 22A

Two businesses will buy town-owned land near the Park-and-Ride in Ferrisburgh just north of Vergennes.

Key funding boosts Vergennes trails

A $159,978 grant will fund the final elements for a major link of the Vergennes Connector Trail, which may one day loop throughout the city.

Council eyes infrastructure, including $715K salt shed

A new salt shed with a price tag that is now just short of $715,000 topped the list of a number of infrastructure items facing the Vergennes City Council at its Tuesday, March 22, meeting.

‘The Price of Safety’ talk to be held at the college Apr. 7

This feature-length film documents ballooning police budgets and racial bias in Vergennes.

Iris L. Whitney, 52, of Vergennes

IRIS L. WHITNEY VERGENNES — Iris L. Whitney, 52 of Vergennes, passed peacefully on Sunday, March 27, at UVM Medical Center following a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. Iris is survived by her siblings, Brian Whitney of Vergennes, Angela Whitney of Pa … (read more)

Selma (Levinson) Ruskin, 97, of Vergennes

  SELMA (LEVINSON) RUSKIN VERGENNES — Selma Ruskin (Levinson) mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, former wife and friend left this world on March 13, 2022, at age 97. She was born to Saul and Gussie Ruskin on January 23, 1925, in Brooklyn … (read more)

Allen Earl Farnsworth, 85, of Vergennes

VERGENNES — Allen Earl Farnsworth, 85, of Waltham, Vt., passed away March 15, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. Allen is survived by his wife, Carol; sons Jeffrey and Paul; Paul’s children, Piper and Walter; his sister Joanne Woolery; and her son Wayne and their famil … (read more)

Opera House planning $1M project to include elevator

As Friends of the Vergennes Opera House President Gerianne Smarts tells it, the last building in downtown Vergennes that currently lacks full handicap access is the very space that sparked the city’s revitalization during the 1990s.

Vergennes council accepts police report

The Vergennes City Council at its Tuesday, March 22, meeting formally accepted the 70-plus page report from the Citizen Review Board Exploratory Committee, but members said they needed more information before they act on its recommendation to create a vol … (read more)

New work by Hannah Sessions on view at NoDa

Northern Daughters is excited to present “Life in the Valley,” a solo exhibit of new work from Hannah Sessions.

Habitat for Humanity looking for families in need

Finding candidate families for the next home remains difficult even as Vermont’s and Addison County’s lack of affordable and workforce housing continues to make headlines.

City police evaluation continues

The International Association of Chiefs of Police analysis of the Vergennes Police Department is entering a new phase, one that actively seeks feedback about the operations of the department from those who live or work in the city.

Rusty DeWees returns to Vergennes

Vermont comedian, storyteller and musician, Rusty DeWees, returns to the Vergennes Opera House on Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m.

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