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Wheeling resigns from Ferrisburgh zoning post

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Longtime Ferrisburgh zoning administrator Ken Wheeling resigned his post in a letter to the Ferrisburgh selectboard that the town received on Aug. 14.

Wheeling, 79, had since July 17 been on what Ferrisburgh selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence described “as an indefinite leave of absence” for undisclosed reasons.

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City council rejects bigotry in Vergennes; resolution supports inclusivity, rights for all

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After hearing from about a dozen-and-a-half citizens at its Tuesday meeting, the Vergennes City Council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting “the rights of people in our nation to love whom they choose; to practice the religion of their choice; to support their families; to be free from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations; and to be safe and secure in their homes and communities.”

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Awe and community unite eclipse viewers; a diverse crowd of young and old gather at Mount Abe

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — Monday afternoon in Bristol saw clear skies that were slightly less sunny than usual as a crowd approaching 100 stood next to the Mount Abraham Union High School track, their eyes turned upward.

Spectators of all ages had united at a solar eclipse party to watch the moon gradually block their view of about three-quarters of the sun.

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It's all fun and games for seniors who stay active

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — On a recent Tuesday morning at Project Independence, the Blueberries tennis team relied on winners from all seven members, including overheads and drop shots from Mary Wedge, Margaret Hutchins and Tillie Brown, to defeat Ken Schoen, 7-0, 4-7, 7-3.

The match was held in the ground-floor dining room at Elderly Services Inc. in Middlebury.

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Rabies bait dropped on county smells like food to attract wild animals

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — Vermont is once again taking part in a nationally coordinated effort to halt the spread of rabies. The annual Rabies Bait Drop began this past Monday, Aug 7.

The weeklong bait drop is part of a cooperative effort between Vermont and the USDA Wildlife Services to stop the spread of the potentially fatal disease.

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Ferrisburgh board to decide on contentious truck depot

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The clock has started ticking for the Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment to make its decision on a proposed trucking depot on Tuppers Crossing that has generated strong neighborhood opposition.

The board has taken testimony four times — one each in December, June, July and on Aug. 2 — on the DeVos family application to move its trucking business off its Greenbush Road farm and onto a lot on Tuppers Crossing, just off Route 7, in Ferrisburgh’s Industrial District.

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Swimmers warming up to Middlebury pool: Town repairs are now making a difference

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s one thing to persuade members of a summer swim team between the ages of 6 and 18 to attend 8 a.m. practices every weekday.

It’s another if the water in the pool barely reaches 70 degrees on a sunny morning, never mind if it’s rainy and cool.

For decades the swimmers and coaches of the Middlebury Swim Team faced that dilemma, even after solar panels and heating sheets that float on the water’s surface overnight were installed in 2013 at the town’s pool in the Middlebury Recreation Park.

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Malt maker, Ferrisburgh strike deal for prime land

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday agreed on a $337,500 deal to sell the town-owned 34.91-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A to Andrew Peterson of Monkton, owner of Peterson Quality Malt.

Peterson plans to build a 10,000-square-foot, barn-like malt-processing house and to grow barley on the land. He said he is optimistic the deal can eventually close despite the hurdles that remain, such as permitting and financing contingencies that are due to be met in January and November, respectively.

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Ferrisburgh seeking zoning help: Wheeling on leave as workload rising

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — With Ferrisburgh zoning administrator Ken Wheeling out on a leave of absence, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday voted to advertise for what Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence on Wednesday described as an “alternate assistant zoning administrator.”

When asked, Lawrence confirmed that alternate assistant would in all likelihood remain on the job on some basis even when and if Wheeling, 78, returns from his second leave of absence in 18 months.

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Local swimmers nab league titles: Champs claim eight, MST takes five

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ST. ALBANS — Vergennes Champs swimmers won eight events at the Champlain Valley Swim League championship meet this past weekend, four of them by 8-year-old Will Clark. And the Champs set two records, one by Clark and one by the eight-and-under boys’ 100-yard freestyle relay team of Clark, Cohen Howell, Juan De La Cruz and Clark Clary.

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