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Addison country store spans generations — finally

Posted on June 27, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — On Sept. 19, 2009, college sweethearts Cheri Franklin and Scott Petrin tied the knot. While they were fulfilling their dreams of marriage, another plan was also falling into place: They had recently reached an agreement in principle to buy the West Addison General Store from Cheri’s parents, Dana and Lorraine Franklin.

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State police honor local officers, city chief

Posted on June 27, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Police on Friday honored, among many others, Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, Detective Corporal Christopher Campbell of the New Haven barracks, and New Haven barracks commander Lt. Gary Genova.

At the agency’s annual awards and promotion ceremony at the Statehouse, Merkel received one of several VSP “Director’s Awards.” According to a VSP release, Merkel was recognized for his “leadership and efforts to combat drug distribution and abuse” throughout Addison County.

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Ferrisburgh boards to talk about land deal, future plans

Posted on June 24, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on June 18 said it would sit down with the Ferrisburgh Central School board this summer to discuss the $40,000 offer to either board of a 2-acre parcel that abuts both town and central school property.

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VUHS duo tops Independent all-star team

Posted on June 24, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes Union High School softball team made the most headlines among the local squads this spring, and the Commodores are well represented on the 2013 Addison Independent Softball All-Star team — including the Independent Co-Players of the Year, Cat Chaput and Taylor Paquette.

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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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Vergennes mayor and others 'jailed' in city Rotary fundraiser

Posted on June 17, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — After being jailed on Park Street for crimes ranging from being loud — that would be Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley — to impersonating a mayor and allegedly misbehaving in high school — that would be city mayor Bill Benton — a number of Vergennes-area residents on Thursday tapped friends and family members for more than $3,000 to be bailed out.

Those funds were turned over to the Vergennes Rotary Club, which in turn planned to donate the cash to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes.

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Tiger girls' lax falls to undefeated Rebels in championship game

Posted on June 17, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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CASTLETON — In the end, nobody could stop the South Burlington High School girls’ lacrosse powerhouse this spring.

On Saturday at Castleton State College, the top-seeded Rebels capped off their 16-0 season with a 14-7 victory over No. 2 Middlebury, their third straight title-game victory over the Tigers, all at Spartan Stadium.

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