Vergennes city officials foresee FY’23 surplus

VERGENNES — Although an audit that has just begun will tell the final story, the just-concluded Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) will almost certainly end in the black, City Manager Ron Redmond and Treasurer Angela Bolduc told the city council last week. The numbers are still somewhat fluid, Bolduc said. She told the council at its Aug. 8 meeting she believed there would be a fund balance of $10,000, not counting delinquent tax collections that are still coming in that could add another roughly $30,000 or more. “I d … (read more)

Vergennes Day is coming on Aug. 25

BATH TIME CAME early for many area kids when the Vergennes Fire Department followed up its Vergennes Day breakfast with fun in a makeshift pool filled with sudsy foam at Vergennes Day a few years back. VERGENNES — Vergennes Day kicks off its 41st year on … (read more)

Vergennes Police Log: City police investigate sexual assault

Vergennes police are investigating an alleged sexual assault in which they said both the alleged assailant and victim are juveniles.

Habitat to the rescue for city family of four

Amy and James Muir both have jobs, yet for the past six years, they’ve been unsuccessful in finding permanent housing while living with their two children in a transitional apartment in Vergennes provided by the John Graham Shelter.

Act 250 surprise stalling city project

The local company that is developing a nine-unit, two-building condominium and apartment complex in Vergennes next to the Otter Creek bridge halted work on the project in late June when it learned for the first time it needed an Act 250 permit to proceed.

City Council looks to fill open positions

The Vergennes City Council at its July 11 meeting made plans to fill the opening on the council created by Zoe Kaslow’s recent announcement she would step down.

City tax rate, stable for years, jumps up

Vergennes property owners will see substantial hikes in their property taxes in their 2023-2024 Fiscal Year (FY24) tax bills, which should be arriving this week. 

Champs swim past Marlins as all enjoy summer meet

Late on Tuesday afternoon the coaches of the Vergennes Champs and Middlebury Marlins conferred as an iffy forecast threatened the annual renewal of their teams’ friendly Champlain Valley Swim League rivalry. 

City council backs pool improvements

The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday voted to commit up to $360,000 to repairs and upgrades to the city’s popular municipal pool, although officials said the final cost of the work should be less.

Local committees bring Green Energy Fair to Vergennes

While the warm summer sun is shining and thoughts of solar energy are not far from many people’s minds, Vergennes this Saturday will be the site of an expo designed to educate people about ways to power our modern lifestyle without polluting the planet.

Champs win one of two

The Vergennes Champs split two recent Champlain Valley Swim League meets and their record stands at 2-1 heading into a home meet this Thursday against the Town of Essex Swim Team.

Vergennes swim team debuts strong

The Vergennes Champs opened their Champlain Valley Swim League season on Thursday, June 29, with a 291-183 victory at Winooski. 

Vergennes tax rate rises

Pointing to what they called years of underfunding of city services and investment in infrastructure as well as inflation, Vergennes City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved a major hike — 15 cents, or around 16% — in the municipal portion of … (read more)

Vergennes artist advocates for more access

As a consumer of visual and performing arts, Vergennes artist Keilani Lime is very aware of the way art can be less accessible to people with disabilities, despite the fact that laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, encourage public venue … (read more)

Group hosts anti-trans talk at VUHS

More than five dozen people gathered inside the Vergennes Union High School auditorium on Tuesday to hear Walt Heyer, an advocate against gender-affirming healthcare for youth.