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Ferrisburgh's Brickyard Enterprises stretches into art scene

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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FERRISBURGH — She worked on Wall Street in New York City; he was a pilot based out of Newark, N.J. Their lives could have easily kept them in the city and away from the arts scene entirely. But somehow Ann and Mike Poskas ended up buying Ann’s 1875 family home in Ferrisburgh, and now the couple creates custom stretchers and panels for artists. Oh, and they’ll transport fine art too. So, how did that happen?

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Basin Harbor solar heads back to court

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A solar array erected on Basin Harbor Club property and opposed by some neighbors, particularly on nearby Mile Point Road, is headed for the second time to Vermont Supreme Court.

Neighbor Mary McGuire and her family are appealing to the Supreme Court an April 24 Public Service Board (PSB) denial of McGuire’s Motion for Reconsideration.

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Maritime Museum to use $600,000 gift for education fund

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Lake Champlain Maritime Museum & Research Institute (LCMM) was recently awarded a substantial gift from the Hoehl Family Foundation. With a $600,000 gift, LCMM has created the Robert & Cynthia Hoehl Memorial Education for All Fund.

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VUHS 8th-grader, mom get ready to go far for a cause

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Fourteen-year-old Kobe Kessler said he was getting restless and wanted to break out of his school-and-sports routine, and not in a small way.

Kessler, a Ferrisburgh resident and Vergennes Union Middle School 8th-grader, found the perfect answer. He; his veterinarian mother, Denise Kessler; and family friend Tom Stuwe, a Barre veterinarian, will this summer ride bicycles 4,200 miles across America and raise money for a good cause while doing so.

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Ferrisburgh farmers could face fine for illegal tree-cutting

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — The Vorsteveld Farm could technically be fined up to $1,088,000 for cutting down 1,870 trees and shrubs with trunks of less than six inches in diameter and another 306 trees with larger trunks, all along a 0.75-mile stretch of Ferrisburgh’s Arnold Bay Road, according to Ferrisburgh Tree Warden Clifton Mix. 
Mix included those calculations in a May 16 letter to the selectboard that the board reviewed at its meeting that evening. 

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Ferrisburgh board to move charter forward following close vote

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday chose to forward the town’s first-ever charter to the Vermont Legislature for approval despite the narrow backing residents gave it in low turnout on May 11.

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Ferrisburgh OKs charter in close vote; If Legislature approves, board authority grows

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents in Australian balloting on Thursday backed a new town charter that would give the selectboard the power to appoint Ferrisburgh’s town clerk and treasurer — but only by a two-vote margin in low turnout.

The tally backing the charter was 61-59, and only about 5.5 percent of Ferrisburgh’s eligible voters showed up at the town’s Route 7 office building to make their opinion known.

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Rokeby Museum to open for the season on May 21

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum will open for its 2017 season onSunday, May 21. Rokeby is a 90-acre National Historic Landmark designated for its exceptional underground railroad history. It will be open daily from 10 to 5 throughOctober 29.

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Map, industrial zoning in Ferrisburgh plan draw fire

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectboard members agreed to research a map issue raised at a Tuesday public hearing on the proposed new town plan. They also heard concerns about the town’s two industrial districts from 23 residents at Ferrisburgh’s Route 7 town hall.

The board could agree to make a change to mapping and zoning along a small stretch of Route 7 north of Lewis Creek, depending on what they find in planning commission minutes — if anything.

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Ferrisburgh board talks to farmers about tree cutting in right of way

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday met with farmers Hans and Gerard Vorsteveld about their extensive tree cutting in the town right-of-way along Arnold Bay Road, work that Board Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence termed as “massive,” and was described in the meeting agenda as “excessive.”

In all, Lawrence said, 200 trees with a trunk diameter of more than 10 inches were cut down, and stumps remain.

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