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UPDATE: Vergennes police make big heroin bust in Ferrisburgh

Posted on January 15, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Editor's note: This story has been updated since it was originally posted to add information on other drug busts in the county.

FERRISBURGH — Vergennes and Vermont State Police on Monday arrested two Ferrisburgh men and one Cornwall man on a number of drug charges, most notably the sale of heroin.

This was the latest in a string of arrests involving the sale of heroin in Addison County.

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City jumps on solar deal; Ferrisburgh still investigating

Posted on January 14, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — While Ferrisburgh continues with a cautious approach to a solar array on town property that some estimate could net the town a half-million dollars over the next two decades, the city of Vergennes has jumped in and put making a similar deal on the fast track.

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Post office hours being reduced in rural communities

Posted on January 10, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



ADDISON COUNTY — As U.S. Postal Service officials implement a plan to wring costs out of rural post offices, some local residents have a last opportunity to affect how service will be cut in their towns.

USPS officials will host meetings in Monkton, Orwell, Shoreham, Hancock and Forestdale in coming weeks that will allow residents to give input on four options for cutting costs at their respective post offices — three of which include shutting the facilities down.

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Ferrisburgh officals lukewarm to land lease for solar

Posted on January 3, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The town of Ferrisburgh was presented in November an offer to lease about 3.5 acres of its 34.9-acre parcel next to Vergennes, an offer that according to the company making it could be worth about a half-million dollars over its 20-year term.

But the selectboard has yet to carefully study whether that claim is accurate or enter into serious negotiations with Encore Redevelopment, the Burlington firm proposing to lease the land and put a solar panel array on it that would produce 700,000 kilowatts a year.  

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Vital Rokeby Museum building completed; key exhibit next

Posted on November 21, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — After more than a decade of planning and effort and a few setbacks along the way, the 13-year-old dreams for Ferrisburgh’s Rokeby Museum to become a major Underground Railroad history site and dramatically expand its ability to handle visitors is a giant step closer to reality.

Brandon general contractor Naylor & Breen Builders recently finished a two-story, roughly $1.5 million visitor center on the Route 7 site that will go by the name the Rokeby Museum Underground Railroad Education Center.

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Vermont State Police Log: Local man cited for sexual assault

Posted on November 15, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police cited Todd Clapper, 39, of Ferrisburgh, for sexual assault, for an alleged incident involving a juvenile girl in Ferrisburgh on Burroughs Farm Road on Nov. 9.

It was on that date that state police and officials with the Vermont Department of Children and Families were called to Porter Hospital to investigate a report of a girl who had been sexually assaulted.

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State police cite Ferrisburgh man for sexual assault

Posted on November 12, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



FERRIBURGH — Vermont State Police cited Todd Clapper, 39, of Ferrisburgh, for sexual assault, for an alleged incident involving a juvenile girl in Ferrisburgh on Burroughs Farm Road on Nov. 9.

It was on that date that state police and officials with the Vermont Department of Children and Families were called to Porter Hospital to investigate a report of a girl who had been sexually assaulted.

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Court OKs gas station, restaurant on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh

Posted on November 5, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Environmental Court has ruled in favor of South Burlington firm Champlain Oil Co. (COCO) in COCO’s lengthy effort to build a gas station, a convenience store and fast-food restaurant on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.

Environmental Court Judge Thomas Durkin’s Oct. 10 ruling not only granted COCO a permit for its project, but also overturned conditions that the Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) had placed on the business, notably by allowing COCO to sell diesel fuel and to open earlier and close later.

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Around the region: Ferrisburgh to shutter building; lightning strikes in Waltham

Posted on November 1, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Members of the Ferrisburgh selectboard said at its Oct. 2 meeting that they plan to shut down and seal up the town-owned Union Meeting Hall for the winter. At some point, officials might survey residents asking what the town should do with the prominent building across Route 7 from the former town office building.

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State to put traffic light in Ferrisburgh village

Posted on October 29, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Agency of Transportation has pledged within the next several years to put traffic lights at the Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 with Little Chicago and Middlebrook roads, which is in the heart of the town’s population center and is near Ferrisburgh Central School.

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