Waltham tax rates drop

After a major tax increase two years ago and then a more modest tax hike in the fall of 2021, Waltham taxpayers are looking at significant decrease in their 2022-2023 (Fiscal Year 2023) property tax bills. 

City eyes fire budget; two towns to get money back

City Counselor Mel Hawley and Ferrisburgh Town Clerk Pam Cousino determined Vergennes was undercharged by $6,357 and Waltham by $482, while Ferrisburgh was overbilled by $5,707 and Panton by $2,005.

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)

No contests, but Vergennes to see new faces in office

Barring write-in candidacies, there will be no races for major offices in Vergennes and its four surrounding towns, but four of the five communities will see new faces in office after the Town Meeting Day elections, while some long-serving officeholders h … (read more)

ANWSD spending up, but taxes seen falling

VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board this week adopted a $22,327,585 spending plan for the next school year. If backed on Town Meeting Day, it would increase spending by 3.35% over the currently approved level. Despite the proposed high … (read more)

Waltham tax rate rises 2.66 cents

After a year that saw a more significant tax increase, Waltham residential taxpayers are looking at a more modest hike in their 2021-2022 property tax bills.

George Evarts Memorial Service

WALTHAM — Please join the family of George Evarts, who died April 15, 2021, in celebrating his life on Sunday, July 18, at the American Legion in Vergennes from 1-4 p.m.

Juliet Burroughs, 86, of Waltham

WALTHAM — Juliet Burroughs of Waltham passed away June 21, 2021, at the UVM Medical Center after a brief illness.“Julie” was born March 23, 1935 — the third born of six children to Phelps and Editha Burroughs. She was a very talented woman — her favorite … (read more)

Property transfers: Waltham

WALTHAM — The following real estate sales were recorded in the town of Waltham in 2020 and in the first four months of 2021: 2020: • Jan. 10: Farnsworth Trust to Joris De Boer and Anja Wurm, 109 acres with farm buildings on Route 7, $395,000. • Jan. 17: B … (read more)

Waltham hires a clerk-treasurer for the first time

WALTHAM — The Waltham selectboard has appointed its first non-elected clerk/treasurer. It picked Panton’s assistant clerk and treasurer, Linda Devino, out of a field of about a half-dozen applicants. Selectboard Chair Andrew Martin said Devino, who has be … (read more)

Waltham looking for new clerk

WALTHAM — As Waltham still mourns the deaths of its two main elected officials, former longtime Vergennes Union High School teacher Roberta “Cookie” Steponaitis is subbing in temporarily for both jobs in the Waltham Town Clerk’s Office. Selectboard Chair … (read more)

ANWSD board to vote on budget & consider what to do with $1.6M surplus

VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board on Monday, Jan. 11, looked at a $21.6 million final 2021-2022 budget draft that comes in at about $238,400 less than the spending level ANWSD residents approved for the district this past March. ANWS … (read more)

ANWSD towns releasing new homestead tax rates

VERGENNES — When in mid-August Addison Northwest School District Director of Operations and Finance Elizabeth Jennings discovered a state error in establishing the district’s homestead tax rate, the residential tax rates already calculated by ANWSD commun … (read more)

Vergennes-area leaders fill protective gear holes, coordinate mental health and other efforts

VERGENNES — Obtaining enough protective gear for first responders, police and volunteers, and offering help for the psychological well-being of local residents were focal points of the latest online meeting of municipal, school and nonprofit officials fro … (read more)

Town meeting results: Waltham

WALTHAM — Waltham residents from the floor of town meeting on Monday evening picked a new selectboard member — who also becomes the first woman to serve on the Waltham selectboard, according to town officials — and approved town spending measures. On Mond … (read more)

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