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Breezes blow for 22 boats in 6th annual Diamond Island Regatta

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH / CHARLOTTE — A light rain was falling early on Saturday, Aug. 18, as boats and sailors gathered at Point Bay Marina in Charlotte for the sixth annual Diamond Island Regatta. It was a cool, overcast, blustery morning, with a stiff wind from the north blowing down Lake Champlain. The automated weather station on the race’s namesake, Diamond Island, was registering steady winds of 15 knots with gusts over 20.

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Youth group aids low-income folks

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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NORTH FERRISBURGH — North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church sent fourteen youth and adults on the church’s ninth service Mission trip with United Methodist Reach Out Action by Youth (U.M. ARMY). The youth did everything from yard work to painting to stair and ramp construction for low-income residents of Claremont, N.H. The people these missions serve do not have the funds to have these services done any other way.

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Rep. Van Wyck wages successful write-in campaign to get on ballot for re-election

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — Rep. Warren Van Wyck, R-Ferrisburgh, has decided to postpone his legislative retirement plans.

The three-term incumbent waged a successful, eleventh-hour write-in campaign leading up to Tuesday’s primary election, which will allow his name to appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot in the race for one of the Addison-3 district’s two House seats.

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Sixth-annual Diamond Island Regatta goes 'clean'

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Now in its sixth season, the Diamond Island Regatta, hosted by Charlotte’s Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) and Point Bay Marina, will for the first time be a certified “Clean Regatta” — helping educate and mobilize sailors to protect the world’s lakes and oceans.

Sailboats of all kinds will gather at Town Farm Bay (between Charlotte and Ferrisburgh) for an 11 a.m start on Saturday, Aug. 18. The courses will range in length from 6.6 to 13.8 nautical miles, and can run from Charlotte and Essex, N.Y., in the north to Basin Harbor in the south.

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Body of Burlington man discovered near Lewis Creek Fishing Access

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Vermont State Police on Thursday morning identified 56-year-old Peter J. Tolis of Burlington as the man found deceased in the water near the Lewis Creek Fishing Access off Long Point Road on Aug. 5.

VSP said the four-day delay in identifying Tolis was due to notification of next of kin. Police have ruled out foul play as the cause of death.

According to VSP, Tolis’ body was discovered by two kayakers at about 3 p.m. that Saturday afternoon. Rescue workers and an assistant medical examiner responded to the scene.

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Ferrisburgh seeking Route 7 traffic light

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Residents’ complaints about a dangerous intersection and speeding honey wagons on Tuesday prompted the Ferrisburgh selectboard to act in one case and promise to take action in the other.

The action on the dangerous intersection could potentially have a wider effect. Residents who live on Hollow, Stage and Long Point roads pressed the board to lobby the Agency of Transportation and the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) for a traffic light on Route 7.

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Farmers cut more trees in town right of way

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After the Vorsteveld Farm recently paid a contractor to cut more trees in the town right of way along Arnold Bay Road, an issue about which the farm and Ferrisburgh officials are already involved in a legal dispute, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday promised upset neighbors it would take legal action.

After neighbors — and Selectboard Chairman Rick Ebel — said they were frustrated with the farmers’ actions, the board met with town attorney Jim Carroll behind closed doors for 20 minutes.

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Pie and ice cream at Rokeby August 12

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Having a great day is as easy as pie at Rokeby Museum’s annual Pie & Ice Cream Social — coming up this Sunday, Aug. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Friday morning fire claims Ferrisburgh barn; no injuries

Posted on August 4, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — An early-morning fire on Friday destroyed a hay barn and its contents at 1535 Monkton Road, a Ferrisburgh farm owned by Allan Brisson.

About 40 firefighters and 14 pieces of equipment from Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, New Haven, Addison and Monkton responded to the 2 a.m. fire, according to Vergennes Fire Chief Jim Breur, speaking from the scene at about 9:15 a.m. on Friday.

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Man cited for sex assaults on unconscious relative

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



NORTH FERRISBURGH — A New York man pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison County Superior Court’s criminal division to two felony counts of sexual assault, stemming from allegations he had non-consensual sex with an extended family member on two separate occasions while she was in a deep sleep while recovering from seizures.

Aaron Candido, 34, of St. Johnsonville, N.Y., faces a prison term of three years to life, as well as a fine of up to $25,000, on each of the two sex assault charges, if convicted.

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