UPDATED: Juvenile shoots, kills Waltham woman; school mourns loss of beloved bus driver

Police have not yet determined whether they will charge a youth in the killing of a Waltham woman during a fight this past Friday.

Waltham property transfers

The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Waltham between January 2022 and May 2023.

Work to begin on Waltham Town Hall floor

Work should begin any day to shore up the foundation of Waltham Town Hall’s meeting wing, which has walls with a noticeable tilt.

New faces dot city-area ballots

A few new faces and one contested race will dot the March 7 ballots in the four towns surrounding Vergennes, while also some incumbents, including the chair of the Ferrisburgh selectboard, will be stepping away.

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)

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