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Ferrisburgh considers cover for ice rink, basketball court

Posted on June 20, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Recreation Committee has undertaken a $35,000 fundraising effort to support the first phase of building a year-round facility near Ferrisburgh Central School that would serve as a covered skating rink in the winter and a basketball court in the summer.

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Plan for new Route 7 traffic light unveiled

Posted on June 20, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Vermont Agency of Transportation officials at Tuesday’s Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting unveiled a new traffic light and flow design for the intersection of Route 7 and Little Chicago and Middlebrook roads that they said will resemble that for the junction of Route 7 and Monkton Road a few miles south.

Project manager Joshua Schultz described the plan as only a rough draft that could be changed after feedback from town and Ferrisburgh Central School officials, residents and area business owners.

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Ferrisburgh school offered two acres, board passes offer to selectmen

Posted on June 17, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Central School board on Thursday left open the door to buying a 2-acre parcel next to the school, but decided first to approach the selectboard on this Tuesday to see if the town is interested in the land, which school board members said could be used as parking for the nearby town office building and community center.

However, on Friday morning selectboard chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said the town already has a plan in place to expand the limited onsite parking for its Route 7 building.

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Central school in Ferrisburgh entertains a solar array plan

Posted on June 17, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — At their Thursday meeting, the Ferrisburgh Central School board heard a proposal for a roughly 120-kilowatt solar array that would produce about the same amount of electricity needed to power FCS for a year.

Jon Budreski of Waterbury’s SunCommon outlined an arrangement for a solar array that would not provide electricity directly to the school, but through net-metering would earn FCS a credit of about $2,500 a year on its power bill.

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New film documents 250 years of Ferrisburgh history

Posted on June 10, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — From the critical — the town’s involvement in the War of 1812 — to the whimsical — in the 20th century a Burlington-bound train crunched a loaded manure truck — a new professionally crafted film offers a comprehensive look at Ferrisburgh’s history.

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Ferrisburgh teacher ready for next step after three decades

Posted on May 23, 2013 |
By Trent Campbell



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FERRISBURGH — Like many teachers, Ferrisburgh Central School’s Alana Lilly grew up with a strong educational role model in her family: Her mother, the late Ferrisburgh resident Dorothy Tracy, taught for 34 years.

Lilly, 52, who in June will step down from her FCS teaching job after 30 years, said she started following her mother’s path early on.

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Ferrisburgh News: School hosts film on obesity

Posted on May 6, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh Central School, as part of its commitment to the continual improvement of the health and nutrition of the community, will host a screening of “Consequences,” part 1 of the four-part HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation” on Monday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the FCS gymnasium. The series features case studies and interviews with leading experts and with individuals and families struggling with obesity. It shows how obesity affects the nation and what individuals and communities can do.

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Two men plead innocent to multiple charges in heroin bust

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — A Philadelphia man and a Burlington man both pleaded innocent on Tuesday in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division to heroin sales and trafficking charges that stemmed from their Monday arrest in Ferrisburgh by Vergennes police, a bust made with assistance from Vermont State and Bristol police.

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Rokeby Museum to open new education center on May 19

Posted on May 2, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh will open its new Education Center and exhibit on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. The ribbon cutting celebrates a decade of planning and fundraising for the $1.2 million project. The center provides much-needed facilities, including rest rooms and meeting space, and houses the new 2,500-square-foot exhibit, “Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont.”

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Canal barge to ship Vt. food products to NYC

Posted on April 15, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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FERRISBURGH — “Where does our food come from?” is a question to which shoppers concerned about eating local have given careful consideration in recent years.

Ferrisburgh farmer and baker Erik Andrus has a slightly different take on it: “How does our food get to us?”

Long ago waterways, not roads, were the backbone of the Northeast’s regional food system. After decades of reliance on roads and automobiles to get foods to market, Andrus is taking a journey back in time.

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