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Annual regatta raised $1,000 for Maritime Museum

Posted on August 27, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH/CHARLOTTE — A record 26 boats, hailing from Canada to southern Lake Champlain, took part in the third annual Diamond Island Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 22. The benefit race, sponsored by the Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) and Point Bay Marina (PBM), raised more than $1,000 for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) in Ferrisburgh.

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Farmer ready to fire air cannon to protect crop, but talks with neighbors set

Posted on August 20, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Although there is still time for a negotiated solution, the Ferrisburgh farmer who upset his lakefront neighbors a year ago by firing a propane cannon to protect his sweet corn crop said this week he is prepared to use the cannon again as soon as next week.

Wayne Stearns, owner of Crazy Acres Farm on Schoolhouse Road, said if the flock of starlings that lives on his farm starts attacking his corn, he is considering deploying a cannon that in 2014 fired thousands of times a day for about a month.

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New Rokeby Museum book gives a peek into 19th century farm life

Posted on August 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Today, “eating local” is all the rage, from school cafeterias to four-star restaurants. But not that long eating local was theonlyway. It was a way of life and a matter of necessity.

Rokeby Museum announces publication of a new book: “Farming & Feasting with the Robinsons,” with text by Jesse Natha and drawings by Rowland Evans Robinson. This unusual pairing — the work of an artist who died more than 100 years ago illustrating the words of a contemporary writer — works together seamlessly.

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Ferrisburgh to purchase new fire truck

Posted on August 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Aug. 4 signed a contract to purchase a new firetruck for $397,100 in 2016.

According to town officials, the new pumper truck will replace what the Ferrisburgh Volunteer Fire Department calls its “primary attack engine.” 

The department has already set aside $90,000 in its capital fund over the past three years, and Ferrisburgh Fire Chief Bill Wager said the department will add another $30,000 in the next fiscal year for a total down payment of $120,000.

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Michel Mahé services set for Aug. 3, restaurants to operate as usual

Posted on July 30, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — Managers of the four area restaurants founded by the late Michel Mahé confirmed that the businesses will continue to remain open and operate as usual during this difficult period following his death.

Mahé, 50, died suddenly of natural causes at his Ferrisburgh home last Tuesday, July 21. A public service in his memory is slated for 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at the Old Lantern in Charlotte.

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College student investigates efficacy of science writing

Posted on July 27, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Mary Langworthy, the daughter of Charles and Margaret “Meg” Langworthy of Ferrisburgh, and a rising junior at Hamilton College, is spending her summer analyzing how science writing informs or fails to inform the public.

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Driver in bike case cited only for DUI, not charged in cyclist's death

Posted on July 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Holly Gonyeau, 36, of Ferrisburgh pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division in Middlebury to driving under the influence of alcohol during the June 17 accident that claimed the life of a cyclist on Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh. Family of the cyclist wonder why she did not face more severe charges that could have included vehicular homicide.

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Michel Mahé, chef/owner of area restaurants, dies

Posted on July 23, 2015 |
By Addison Indepenent



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FERRISBURGH — Michel Mahé, arguably Addison County’s most prominent chef and successful restaurateur, died on Tuesday. The native of France was 50.

Details of his passing were not available as of Wednesday morning. According to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, Vergennes Area Rescue Squad personnel responded to Mahé’s Ferrisburgh home at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

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Driver whose car killed bicyclist charged only with DUI

Posted on July 21, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — Holly Gonyeau, 36, of Ferrisburgh pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, in Middlebury to driving under the influence of alcohol during the June 17 accident that left a cyclist on Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh dead, but she did not face more severe charges.

That DUI charge on which Gonyeau was arraigned on Monday carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $750 fine.

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Arraignment delayed again in DUI case involving death of bicyclist

Posted on July 16, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The arraignment of a 41-year-old woman charged with striking and killing a man on a bicycle while she was allegedly driving under the influence in Ferrisburgh on June 17 has been delayed for a second time, this time at the request of the victim’s family.

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