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September 16th, 2010
FERRISBURGH — The town of Ferrisburgh has placed on the market the 35-acre parcel it owns at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A, just outside Vergennes, with an asking price of $375,000.
The price might have been higher for an open site with permitted wastewater capacity, level topography, high traffic volume, easy access to rail transportation and frontage on two of the state’s busiest highways.
But despite those pluses the land, zoned industrial with retail uses conditionally permitted, does come with some baggage for potential buyers.
BRANDON — In a recent presentation at the Otter Valley Union High School auditorium, a mother detailed how she dealt with a case of Internet bullying affecting her own daughter. A teenage girl described how a family friend’s daughter killed herself after repeated bullying online.
FERRISBURGH — In the wake of a new Environmental Court ruling, the Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment will almost certainly handle this fall an amended Champlain Oil Co. (COCO) application for a Route 7 gas station, convenience store and fast-food restaurant.
On Sept. 8, Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin made a site visit and then issued a decision that COCO, a South Burlington firm that operates a string of similar facilities, must go back to the ZBA with its proposal to increase the acreage in its application.
MIDDLEBURY — The Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team took advantage of early offensive pressure to earn a 2-0 win at Middlebury on Tuesday in a Division II match-up.
The Commodores got the game-winner in the 13th minute from junior Kenadi Dattilio, and early on also hit the post and crossbar and saw Tiger senior back Megan Myers make a goal-line save on a shot by VUHS junior midfielder Lily Haigis.
The Middlebury Union High School football team will play its home opener against Mount Mansfield on Friday night, but the 2-0 Tigers will also close an era.
It’s no secret that longtime announcer Dick Bullock is seriously ill with cancer, to the point he has a checklist of things he would like to accomplish before he checks out.
Bullock has done play-by-play or color work for Tiger football for 33 years in all, many with former partner Ziggy Livingston before Ziggy reached the end zone a few years back.
ADDISON COUNTY — A freeze that descended over the region for four nights in early May destroyed a substantial amount of the early apple crop at Happy Valley Orchards in Middlebury, as well as a large number of apples at other orchards in the county.
NEW HAVEN — New Haven Republican Harvey Smith is seeking to reclaim the Addison-5 House seat he held for eight years prior to being unseated in 2006.
Smith, 65, was first elected to the House in November of 1998 and served through 2006. He was defeated that year by Rep. Chris Bray, D-New Haven, who last month lost a close contest to Steve Howard of Rutland County in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor.
MIDDLEBURY — The nearly 40 people gathered in Middlebury last Wednesday for a forum on local dairy agreed on many lingering issues holding back the industry, but solutions proved to be harder to come by.