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Ferrisburgh news for April 5

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



April 5: Choral Concert, Grades 7-12, VUHS Auditorium 7 p.m.

April 6: Friday Night Movies “Miss Potter” Bixby 6:30 p.m.

April 6: All School Dance at FCS

April 9: ANWSD Regular Board Meeting, Addison Central School 6 p.m. 

April 10: Vermont Jazz Educators Festival, Commodore Jazz at Middlebury Union HS.

April 13 -14: VUHS Musicians Cultural Trip to New York City.

April 14: Edible Book and Tea Party, Bixby Library 11 a.m.

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Ferrisburgh hazmat event first of three in rural precincts

Posted on March 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh and Panton residents will have a chance to dispose of hazardous household waste locally on May 19, instead of having to take the garbage to the Addison County Solid Waste Management District transfer station in Middlebury.

At some point the trash district also plans temporary drop-off stations to serve two groups of outlying towns; one hazardous household waste collection day will serve Lincoln, Starksboro and Monkton in the northeastern part of the county, and the other will serve Whiting, Goshen and Orwell on the southern end.

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Ferrisburgh land back on market, but broker says Act 250 could be obstacle

Posted on March 26, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A 34.91-acre parcel in Ferrisbrugh next to Vergennes is formally back on the market, but its listing agent said it could be a tough sell due to a four-year-old Act 250 provision.

The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday last week signed a new agreement with real estate broker Duncan Harris of Burlington’s Kingsland Company to market the property for $375,000. That’s the same asking price that has attracted three buyers, none of whom has been able to close a deal, since 2011.

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Ferrisburgh looks to help neighbors of dog rescuer

Posted on March 22, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — With at least 30 residents watching, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday talked about three different approaches to handle longstanding neighborhood complaints about a Sand Road dog rescue operation that currently houses not only about 30 dogs and 10 cats, but now has a rat infestation.

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After years, Ferrisburgh could act on dog rescuer; neighbors complain about noise, rats

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Sand Road resident Lauren Fisher told the Ferrisburgh selectboard last week the barking is worse in the summer.

“It’s all hours of the day and night,” Fisher said. “It wakes us up at 2 a.m.”

Family friend Ziggy Comeau described how the smell hit her when she got out of her car in the Fishers’ driveway, a few yards away from a small ranch home that hosts up to 30 dogs.

“My eyes were burning,” Comeau said. “It was bad.”

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Ferrisburgh town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents at Saturday’s town meeting supported town spending, including a major equipment purchase, and in Tuesday’s Australian balloting chose a new selectboard member and backed Addison Northwest School District bond and budget proposals.

The Ferrisburgh selectboard race was created because Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence chose to step down after 17 years on that board, a tenure that followed seven years on the Ferrisburgh zoning board.

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Ferrisburgh town news for March 1

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



March 2: Friday Night Movies Bixby 6:30 p.m.

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

March 3 and 17: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card party 6:30 p.m.

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

March 6 and 20: Ferrisburgh Town Selectboard meeting 6:30 p.m.

March 11: FHS and Dr. Will Amidon Lecture Ferrisburgh Town Hall 2 p.m.

March 15: VRED Dinner & Community Night, VUHS Cafeteria 5:15 p.m.

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2018 Ferrisburgh town meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
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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, and town residents will also weigh in on a major truck purchase as well as the selectboard’s proposed 2018-2019 budget.

A Ferrisburgh selectboard race was created because Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence chose to step down after 17 years on that board, a tenure that followed seven years on the Ferrisburgh zoning board.

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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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