Vergennes Police Log: Alleged thief filmed by store video camera

Police cited a minor for allegedly walking out of the Vergennes Maplefields while refusing to pay for goods he had taken off its shelves — twice.

Roaring generosity

Look who the Vergennes Lions are supporting with donations.

City pool rates rise; work set

Vergennes residents and their neighbors this summer will be paying more to use the city’s pool, and it will only open after a series of repairs to the facility that the city council agreed last week to finance with $34,050 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARP … (read more)

City acts to create public engagement with police

In moves that Mark Koenig called “a few years in the making,” the Vergennes City Council has taken concrete steps to create a citizen panel to work with the city’s police department. 

City police officers get raises in new deal

Vergennes police and the city of Vergennes have agreed on a new three-year contract that increases officers’ pay by 10% during the current fiscal year, 9% next year, and 8% in the final year of the deal. 

ANWSD, teachers reach impasse

The Addison Northwest School District Board and the union representing teachers in the Vergennes-area schools have reached an impasse in their collective bargaining negotiations.

30 area youths become members of new Vergennes Leo Club

At the end of February, through the sponsorship of the Vergennes Lions Club, the Vergennes Leo Club became a reality.

Jim Breur, Vergennes fire chief, dies of cancer

Jim Breur, who has served the City of Vergennes as member and eventually chief of the fire department, died this past Friday. He is shown here leading his department in the annual Vergennes Memorial Day Parade.Photo by Mark Bouvier VERGENNES — After 45 ye … (read more)

Locals help get clean water to a small town in Mexico

Some Addison County philanthropists and people of faith helped a Mexican town with links to migrant farm workers here.

Birong works to legalize funeral pyres

Vergennes Rep. Matt Birong’s effort to make open cremation, or funeral pyres, legal in Vermont has roots in Star Wars.

Vergennes gets a new police chief

The promotion of Interim Vergennes Police Chief Jason Ouellette to the permanent head of the city police department became official on Tuesday.

Council taps Austin & fills boards

The council heard that new Mayor Chris Bearor would donate his $1,000 annual stipend, honored two newly departed city officials, re-elected its deputy mayor and made a long list of appointments.

City eyes election on opera house, Maple Broadband

On Tuesday the Vergennes City Council discussed a special city election that could be scheduled for late this spring or early summer and have multiple items on the ballot.

City pool needs work — soon

The Vergennes city pool’s pump, electrical system and site drainage all need work before the popular pool can open for the summer, Councilor Sue Rakowski told the Vergennes City Council on Tuesday. 

Vergennes picks three councilors, three school directors and a new mayor

Vergennes voters on Tuesday decided two contested races for major city offices, while also confirming that Chris Bearor will be the city’s new mayor.