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Ferrisburgh town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents at Saturday’s town meeting supported town spending, including a major equipment purchase, and in Tuesday’s Australian balloting chose a new selectboard member and backed Addison Northwest School District bond and budget proposals.

The Ferrisburgh selectboard race was created because Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence chose to step down after 17 years on that board, a tenure that followed seven years on the Ferrisburgh zoning board.

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Ferrisburgh town news for March 1

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



March 2: Friday Night Movies Bixby 6:30 p.m.

March 3: Town Meeting at FCS: 10 a.m.

March 3 and 17: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card party 6:30 p.m.

March 6: Voting at Town Hall 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

March 6 and 20: Ferrisburgh Town Selectboard meeting 6:30 p.m.

March 11: FHS and Dr. Will Amidon Lecture Ferrisburgh Town Hall 2 p.m.

March 15: VRED Dinner & Community Night, VUHS Cafeteria 5:15 p.m.

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2018 Ferrisburgh town meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh offers the only major contested race for office among the communities that make up the Addison Northwest School District, and town residents will also weigh in on a major truck purchase as well as the selectboard’s proposed 2018-2019 budget.

A Ferrisburgh selectboard race was created because Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence chose to step down after 17 years on that board, a tenure that followed seven years on the Ferrisburgh zoning board.

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Sale of land at Routes 7 and 22A falls through

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — For the third time since putting it on the market in September 2010 the town of Ferrisburgh has seen a potential sale of its 34.91-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A collapse.

Town officials learned late during business hours this past Wednesday that Andrew Peterson, owner of Monkton’s Peterson Quality Malts, was ending his $337,500 deal to buy the prominent parcel based on the financing contingency in his purchase contract.

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Two candidates vie for a Ferrisburgh selectboard seat

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Three candidates for the Ferrisburgh selectboard are on the March 6 Town Meeting Day ballot, but one of them is running unopposed — incumbent Michael “Red” Muir.

The other two candidates are both seeking to become first-time members of the board — and to replace long-time chairwoman Loretta Lawrence, who announced in January she would not file papers for another term.

Those seeking to replace Lawrence are Dennis Armell, who has twice run before for the Ferrisburgh selectboard, and first-time candidate Jessica James.

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Ferrisburgh, farmers eye mediation in tree-cutting

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said last week that the owners of the Vorsteveld Farm have accepted the town’s offer of mediation as a way to resolve the dispute over whether the farm had the right to clear-cut trees and shrubs this past spring in the town right-of-way along Arnold Bay Road’s east side.

The selectboard met behind closed doors on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and Lawrence confirmed on Wednesday the board discussed the Vorstevelds’ acceptance of the board’s offer of mediation.

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Rokeby's tiny boat poses historic puzzle

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — A couple months back volunteers at Ferrisburgh’s Rokeby Museum were going through the historic landmark’s outbuildings, evaluating them for possible conservation work or repairs, when they made a discovery — a small, painted wooden boat, just short of six feet long and in rough shape.

A more perfect match of treasure hunters and bounty would be hard to imagine.

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28 mistreated pets find a haven after police take them from Ferrisburgh home

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — At approximately 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, cheers could be heard throughout the county’s animal shelter. What prompted the celebration was a call from the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office, notifying them that the animals seized 115 days prior in an animal cruelty case had been ordered surrendered and were now theirs to re-home.

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Bixby Library plans big space changes, but won't ask for tax dollars to pay for it

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Bixby Library is about to embark on almost a quarter-million dollars of renovations, repairs and reconfigurations that its board members and director think will not only help preserve the Vergennes landmark, but also enhance the library’s ability to meet the needs of the five communities it serves.

Board members said funding for what will in fact be three separate projects will come from the library’s maintenance endowment, grants, donations, and the sale of tax credits.

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Ferrisburgh faceoff is top item on ANWSD-area ballots

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh offers the only major contested race for office among the communities that make up the Addison Northwest School District. But in addition to weighing in on the usual selectboard budget proposals and a $21.1 million school-spending plan, on Town Meeting Day residents of Vergennes and the four towns will be facing questions about fire and highway trucks and town hall repairs.

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