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Sale of land at Routes 7 and 22A falls through

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — For the third time since putting it on the market in September 2010 the town of Ferrisburgh has seen a potential sale of its 34.91-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A collapse.

Town officials learned late during business hours this past Wednesday that Andrew Peterson, owner of Monkton’s Peterson Quality Malts, was ending his $337,500 deal to buy the prominent parcel based on the financing contingency in his purchase contract.

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Two candidates vie for a Ferrisburgh selectboard seat

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Three candidates for the Ferrisburgh selectboard are on the March 6 Town Meeting Day ballot, but one of them is running unopposed — incumbent Michael “Red” Muir.

The other two candidates are both seeking to become first-time members of the board — and to replace long-time chairwoman Loretta Lawrence, who announced in January she would not file papers for another term.

Those seeking to replace Lawrence are Dennis Armell, who has twice run before for the Ferrisburgh selectboard, and first-time candidate Jessica James.

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Ferrisburgh, farmers eye mediation in tree-cutting

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said last week that the owners of the Vorsteveld Farm have accepted the town’s offer of mediation as a way to resolve the dispute over whether the farm had the right to clear-cut trees and shrubs this past spring in the town right-of-way along Arnold Bay Road’s east side.

The selectboard met behind closed doors on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and Lawrence confirmed on Wednesday the board discussed the Vorstevelds’ acceptance of the board’s offer of mediation.

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Rokeby's tiny boat poses historic puzzle

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — A couple months back volunteers at Ferrisburgh’s Rokeby Museum were going through the historic landmark’s outbuildings, evaluating them for possible conservation work or repairs, when they made a discovery — a small, painted wooden boat, just short of six feet long and in rough shape.

A more perfect match of treasure hunters and bounty would be hard to imagine.

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28 mistreated pets find a haven after police take them from Ferrisburgh home

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — At approximately 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, cheers could be heard throughout the county’s animal shelter. What prompted the celebration was a call from the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office, notifying them that the animals seized 115 days prior in an animal cruelty case had been ordered surrendered and were now theirs to re-home.

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Bixby Library plans big space changes, but won't ask for tax dollars to pay for it

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Bixby Library is about to embark on almost a quarter-million dollars of renovations, repairs and reconfigurations that its board members and director think will not only help preserve the Vergennes landmark, but also enhance the library’s ability to meet the needs of the five communities it serves.

Board members said funding for what will in fact be three separate projects will come from the library’s maintenance endowment, grants, donations, and the sale of tax credits.

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Ferrisburgh faceoff is top item on ANWSD-area ballots

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh offers the only major contested race for office among the communities that make up the Addison Northwest School District. But in addition to weighing in on the usual selectboard budget proposals and a $21.1 million school-spending plan, on Town Meeting Day residents of Vergennes and the four towns will be facing questions about fire and highway trucks and town hall repairs.

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Ferrisburgh News for Feb. 2, 2018

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Friday, Feb. 2: Friday Night Movies Bixby 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3 and 17: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card party 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 5: Ferrisburgh Central School PTO at FCS 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 20: Ferrisburgh Town Selectboard meeting 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3: Town Meeting at FCS: 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 6: Voting at Town Hall 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

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Ferrisburgh selectboard proposes increase in town spending

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Wednesday adopted a roughly $1.935 million town spending proposal for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that would raise spending by about 4.1 percent, assuming voters also back charitable contributions on the ballot.

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Ferrisburgh board wants meeting with farmers about tree-cutting

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Jan. 16 met for an hour behind closed doors with town attorney James Carroll and tree warden Cliff Mix to discuss what one board member called “the Vorsteveld tree-cutting issue,” but took no official action.

But Selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence this week acknowledged the board asked Carroll to set up a meeting with the members of the Vorsteveld family who own the farm along Arnold Bay Road — and this past spring paid to have the east side of its 0.75 mile in Ferrisburgh clear-cut.

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