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Ferrisburgh closer on VGL deal

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The town of Ferrisburgh and the Massachusetts companies proposing the $650 million, 400-megawatt Vermont Green Line (VGL) — Anbaric Transmission and National Grid — could strike a deal at any time to pay the town for hosting about 5.5 miles of underground power cable between Lake Champlain and on Route 7, according to the head of the committee dealing with the VGL firms on the town’s behalf

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Ferrisburgh residential tax rate is up 3.7 percent

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Monday adopted a fiscal year 2016-2017 residential tax rate that is 7.01 cents, or about 3.7 percent, higher than the 2015-2016 rate.

The town’s new residential rate is $1.9701 per $100 of property value, up from exactly $1.90 in 2015-2016.

For homeowners who pay based solely on the value of their property, the increase will mean another $70.10 in taxes per each $100,000 of assessed value.

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Ferrisburgh development is finally moving forward

Posted on July 25, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — As the owner of some high-profile properties in Vergennes — on Grist Mill Island and on nearby Canal Street — considers updates there, he also looks to move forward with a long planned residential development in Ferrisburgh.

Ferrisburgh resident David Shlansky said the future of a 21-lot planned residential development, or PRD, off the south side of Stage Road in Ferrisburgh, with Lewis Creek at its southern end, looks promising.

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Rokeby talk: Vt. Quaker furniture from 1820 - 1835

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Join us at Rokeby Museum on Sunday, July 31, at 3 p.m., for a discussion of Quaker aesthetics led by scholar Anne Verplanck. The talk is offered in conjunction with the museum’s 2016 exhibit, “Quaker Made: Vermont Furniture, 1820-1835.”

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Little brown bats get big new home at state park

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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FERRISBURGH — The little brown bats of Ferrisburgh’s Kingsland Bay State Park are getting a major housing upgrade thanks to the freely donated efforts of two dedicated bat enthusiasts and the local utility company.

Green Mountain Power lineworkers last Thursday morning planted four tall utility poles near the woods at the park and then used a bucket truck to hoist a 1,140-pound “bat condo” on top of them to create a new home for the flying mammals.

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Ferrisburgh aid society picks officers

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — At the annual meeting of the Rogers and Hazard Relief Society on June 14, the following new officers were elected: Karlene DeVine, president; Art Cohn, vice president; Sally Torrey, secretary; and Shelly Eriksen, treasurer. One director is elected at Town Meeting each year for a two year position. Pennie Beach was elected beginning 2016. Other members are Kim Hornung-Marcy, Anna Husk and Liz Markowski.

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Methodists treat firefighters to BBQ in Ferrisburgh

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh volunteer firefighters were treated to a special thank-you barbecue by the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 22. Bob Jenkins, the retired fire chief who has served with the department for over 54 years, could not remember anyone ever doing this for the Ferrisburgh firefighters.

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Meet Gloria Warden, Ferrisburgh town clerk

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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Gloria Warden is town clerk of Ferrisburgh. She and her husband, Jim Warden, have lived in the town since 1987. Reporter Sam Hartley chatted with her recently in the historic Grange Hall on Route 7 that now serves as the Ferrisburgh town offices.

Q: When did you become town clerk?

A: In 2014 the (former) town clerk retired. I didn’t know about it until it was too late for (nominating) petitions (to run for the office). I was approached by some residents asking me to run as a write-in, and I did. 

Q: Could you explain what a petition is?

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Lake Champlain Challenge to feature human-powered propulsion on July 10

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — On Sunday, July 10, the annual Lake Champlain Challenge Race takes place at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Basin Harbor Road, Ferrisburgh.

This 3-mile race is open to all human-powered boaters who would enjoy the competition and the beautiful scenery on Lake Champlain.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the race begins at 11 a.m. Registration is $25 per person and includes admission to the museum, two extra tickets for guests and a free buffet lunch. Prizes are awarded in each boat class.

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