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Rokeby breaks ground on $1.4m visitor center

Posted on March 19, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — More than a decade after Rokeby Museum officials first envisioned the concept, workers have broken ground there on a visitors’ center that will house an exhibit on the Ferrisburgh historic site’s pivotal roles in the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement.

If the weather continues to cooperate with general contractor Naylor & Breen Builders if Brandon, the roughly $1.4 million Rokeby Museum Underground Railroad Education Center will be finished by August.

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Ferrisburgh gives potential buyer of town land more time

Posted on March 5, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectmen and the contracted buyer of a town-owned parcel have reached an agreement to extend for a second time a key purchase contingency of the $375,000 contract.

Montpelier’s Eastern Development Corp. now has until June 30 to market its still-undisclosed plans for the town’s 34.9-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A.

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Pupils shine a light on energy use

Posted on January 30, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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FERRISBURGH — Students at Ferrsiburgh Central School are striving to reduce their town’s carbon footprint, and they just took two giant steps toward their goal.

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Ferrisburgh board adopts budget; taxes seen stable

Posted on January 26, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectmen on Tuesday approved a roughly $1.619 million town budget for fiscal year 2013, but on Town Meeting Day Ferrisburgh voters will have the option of adding up to $79,000 to that bottom line.

The selectboard’s spending proposal does not include about $29,000 of charitable donations that Ferrisburgh residents typically back in March, plus two articles that would create capital funds: $30,000 for the town’s fire department and $30,000 for the public works department.

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Ferrisburgh school budget set

Posted on January 26, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectmen on Tuesday approved a roughly $1.619 million town budget for fiscal year 2013, but on Town Meeting Day Ferrisburgh voters will have the option of adding up to $79,000 to that bottom line.

The selectboard’s spending proposal does not include about $29,000 of charitable donations that Ferrisburgh residents typically back in March, plus two articles that would create capital funds: $30,000 for the town’s fire department and $30,000 for the public works department.

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Ferrisburgh farmer turns back time to generate power

Posted on January 19, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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FERRISBURGH — From a distance, the vertical green panels revolving in a back field at Boundbrook Farm in Ferrisburgh look more like an art installation than a piece of farm equipment.

But don’t be deceived: Come spring, the unconventional windmill will pump as many as 150 gallons of water a minute into farmer Erik Andrus’s 5-acre rice paddy, day in and day out.

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Citizen-backed Ferrisburgh rink ready to go

Posted on December 29, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Only a pending delivery and the remote possibility of warm weather remain as hurdles for a planned skating rink next to Ferrisburgh Central School.

Given that it is late December and rink organizer Tim Bicknell said a needed plastic liner should arrive any day, residents from Ferrisburgh and neighboring towns with any luck should be able to lace up their skates for the town’s newest recreation option sometime next week.

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Richardson named to national organic advisory board

Posted on December 5, 2011 |
By John S. McCright



FERRISBURGH —Rural development and environmental policy expert Jean Richardson of North Ferrisburgh has been named to the advisory board that helps set national standards for organic agriculture and products.

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Ferrisburgh land sale deadline extended

Posted on November 23, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectmen and the contracted buyer of town-owned land earlier this month reached an agreement to extend for three months a key purchase contingency of the $375,000 contract.

The original terms of the Aug. 1 deal between the town and Montpelier’s Eastern Development Corp. for a 34.9-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A gave the buyer until Nov. 15 — this past Tuesday — to market its still-undisclosed plans for the property after the sale.

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Vt. struggles to satisfy local meat demand

Posted on September 29, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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FERRISBURGH — It’s not a glamorous industry, but these days, the services of Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing in Ferrisburgh are in high demand.

“Right now, we’re booking into fall of 2012,” said Carl Cushing, owner and a retired state meat inspector. “We turn away about as much as we do.”

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