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Ferrisburgh News for Feb. 2, 2018

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Friday, Feb. 2: Friday Night Movies Bixby 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3 and 17: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card party 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 5: Ferrisburgh Central School PTO at FCS 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 20: Ferrisburgh Town Selectboard meeting 6:30 p.m.

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

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

 

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Ferrisburgh selectboard proposes increase in town spending

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Wednesday adopted a roughly $1.935 million town spending proposal for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that would raise spending by about 4.1 percent, assuming voters also back charitable contributions on the ballot.

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Ferrisburgh board wants meeting with farmers about tree-cutting

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Jan. 16 met for an hour behind closed doors with town attorney James Carroll and tree warden Cliff Mix to discuss what one board member called “the Vorsteveld tree-cutting issue,” but took no official action.

But Selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence this week acknowledged the board asked Carroll to set up a meeting with the members of the Vorsteveld family who own the farm along Arnold Bay Road — and this past spring paid to have the east side of its 0.75 mile in Ferrisburgh clear-cut.

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Ferrisburgh property transfers for 2017

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Ferrisburgh in 2017 (Note: Due to changes in Vermont property-transfer forms only one buyer and seller are listed in most transactions):

•  Jan. 5: Town & Country Homes to Scott and Alysha Jo Curtis, home at 53 Pierce Lane, $249,500.

•  Jan. 6: Alexander and Michelle Brace to Vermont Green Line Devco, easement, $20,837.02.

•  Jan. 6: Raymond and Donna Brands to Vermont Green Line Devco, easement, $39,732.66.

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ANWSD eyes level-funded budget with staffing cuts

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board on Wednesday leaned toward adopting a level-funded $21.1 million spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

It’s a budget that ANWSD officials said would mean elementary school and support staff personnel cuts, but would also maintain educational programming and limit a property tax increase to less than the 9.4 cents expected statewide.

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Ferrisburgh News for Jan. 4, 2018

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



January 2 and 16: Ferrisburgh Town Selectboard meeting 6:30 p.m.

January 5 and February 2: Friday Night Movies Bixby 6:30 p.m.

January 6 and 20: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card party 6:30 p.m.

January 10: Commodore Parent Teacher Group VUHS 6:30 p.m.

 

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Top 10, No. 9: Vermont Green Line short-circuits

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



For about two years the towns of New Haven and Ferrisburgh, and to a much lesser extent Waltham, had talked with a consortium of companies that had hoped to build an underground transmission line running from upstate New York to New Haven.

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New director at Ferrisburgh's Rokeby Museum has strong experience in marketing history

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum’s board of directors did not have to search far and wide when museum director Jane Williamson announced this summer she would retire at the end of 2017 after 22 years leading the Ferrisburgh nonprofit.

Instead, the board looked around the table toward its president, Vergennes resident Catherine Wood Brooks, and she agreed to assume the title of Rokeby director, effective Dec. 3.

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School food earning higher marks in Addison Northwest

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Earlier during her Vergennes Union High School years senior Emma Husk was not exactly thrilled with the school food, either its taste or its quality.

“It wasn’t just that I didn’t like it, but it made me feel like gross and slow and groggy,” Husk said.

Her friend and classmate Kaitlyn Brace, one of a group of seniors and juniors that usually eats lunch in a room off the school library, also gave a thumbs-down review of what used to be served in the VUHS cafeteria.

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Addison Northwest likely to consider $7.6 million bond to update school facilities

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board will probably propose to voters a $7.6 million bond on Town Meeting Day that would fund a long list of energy efficiency, fire safety and security upgrades at all four district schools.

And board members believe that bond can be mostly or even completely paid for without increasing taxes.

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