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Rokeby Museum is looking for volunteer tour guides

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh celebrates volunteers every April — National Volunteer Month — with an orientation session for new recruits. Interested volunteers are invited to the museum on Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m. to check out the opportunities. Volunteering at Rokeby offers a unique opportunity for personal education and service rolled into one.

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Power line talks moving forward in Ferrisburgh

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — While some specifics of negotiations between Ferrisburgh officials and the companies proposing a major new underground power line from New York state to New Haven will probably remain undisclosed, selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said the issue will be discussed at the board’s Tuesday meeting.

Lawrence said residents will be able to learn more on Tuesday about where things stand with the town and the proposal to run some of the 60-mile, $650 million Vermont Green Line (VGL for short) underground along Ferrisburgh roads.

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Sewage violations at Button Bay State Park

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The state agency in charge of Vermont parks last week admitted to two violations of its sewage treatment and disposal system permit at Button Bay State Park in Ferrisburgh and one violation of its permit at Lake Carmi State Park in Enosburg Falls. The violations occurred in summer 2014.

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Brodie to take charge as principal of Ferrisburgh Central School

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Central School board on Thursday chose to offer a principal’s contract to a current Burlington middle-school language teacher who has three years of experience as an assistant middle school principal and seven years of experience as an elementary school board member.

Edmunds Middle School French and Spanish teacher Beth Brodie and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent JoAn Canning began discussing contract details immediately for Brodie to take over as the new educational leader at Ferrisburgh Central this summer.

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Ferrisburgh talking deal with developer of power line

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — As higher profile and higher stakes talks have gone on between New Haven and the companies proposing a major new underground power line from New York state to New Haven, quieter negotiations have also been held in Ferrisburgh, another critical link in the planned 60-mile, $600 million project.

Massachusetts companies Anbaric Transmission and National Grid, the developers of the 400-megawatt Vermont Green Line, hope to bring hydro and wind power from upstate New York by cable under Lake Champlain and into the New England power grid via New Haven.

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2016 Ferrisburgh Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — On Saturday at Ferrisburgh Central School, about 100 Ferrisburgh residents backed the selectboard’s $1,803,427 town spending proposal, agreed to spend $40,000 to buy a pickup truck for the highway department, and voted to make the delinquent tax collector an appointed and salaried position.

Including charitable contributions approved by residents, the budget will total $1,834,267. The first payment on the pickup truck should add about another $10,000, depending on the final price.

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2016 Ferrisburgh Town Meeting Preview

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — When Ferrisburgh residents gather at Ferrisburgh Central School on Saturday at 10 a.m. for town meeting, they will decide whether to back or amend the selectboard’s $1,803,427 budget proposal, buy a pickup truck, and make the delinquent tax collector an appointed and salaried position.

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Ferrisburgh children's theater to perform March 5

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Ferrisburgh Children’s Theater cast of 30 students will present “Wagon Wheels a-Rollin’” by Tim Kelly at the Vergennes Union High School auditorium on Saturday, March 5. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for adults and $3 for children.

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Ferrisburgh plan hearing on tap

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard will take the town’s next step in what has been a three-year effort to update the Ferrisburgh Town Plan.

At 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, the selectboard will hold its first, and possibly only, hearing on the document at town offices, which will focus on how the town should grow along Route 7.

“There was some expansion of the Route 7 corridor for mixed uses,” said planning commission chairman Bob Beach, “so there was more opportunity for business growth along Route 7 in a mixed variety.”

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Ferrisburgh considers recreation area

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURH — In Ferrisburgh, a key issue as the March 1 Addison Northwest Supervisory Union unification vote approaches is the ongoing use of the school property by community recreation programs.

Those include youth soccer, baseball and softball teams, and the addition in recent years of a skating rink used by students and residents alike, to which the town’s recreation committee plans to add a concrete pad with basketball hoops and a roof.

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