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Ferrisburgh news for Nov. 1

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Nov. 2: Movie showing “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Bixby, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 5: FCS PTO meeting at FCS, 6:15 p.m.

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

Nov. 6: VUHS Booster Club VUHS Library, 7 p.m.

Nov. 7: Commodore Parent Teacher Group VUHS Library, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 8: Community Engagement meeting for ANWSD VUHS, 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 10 and 24: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card parties, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 11: Capt. Sherman Lecture LCMM Vergennes Opera House, 3 p.m.

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Ferrisburgh picks site for solar array

Posted on October 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh town officials have decided on a site for a small solar array that will be given to the town. 

The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Oct. 16 chose a site behind the town’s Route 7 office building for the 15-kilowatt solar array the town will receive from GroSolar and Green Mountain Power. The solar array will go to Ferrisburgh as part of an arrangement for the town’s support of the companies’ proposed 4.99-megawatt solar array near the intersection of Route 7 and Greenbush Road.

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Vorstevelds granted Right Of Way permit

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Oct. 16 issued the Vorsteveld Farm a permit to work in the town right of way along Arnold Bay Road — where the board maintains the farm owners acted illegally when they hired a contractor to remove 0.75 mile of trees and shrubs on the road’s east side 18 months ago without obtaining permission.

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Ferrisburgh offers deal to McGregor

Posted on October 22, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard last week agreed to make a formal offer to former Sand Road dog rescuer Sheila McGregor that could bring to a close what had been a costly and at times heated legal dispute.

The board adopted a motion that the town would be willing to forego all pending town fines and penalties against McGregor — if she drops her appeals of Ferrisburgh health and zoning board actions filed against her Heidi’s Haven dog rescue operation.

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Ferrisburgh site eyed for trash center

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District board of supervisors has voted to negotiate with Ferrisburgh about possibly purchasing or leasing the town’s 34.91-acre parcel outside of Vergennes for a regional recycling and trash collection site.

With the Vergennes recycling center probably closing on Dec. 31, Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) Manager Teri Kuczynski said the district board believes the best long-term answer to Vergennes-area trash and recycling handling is a regional drop-off center.

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Vorstevelds spar with Ferrisburgh over roadside tree cutting

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — At an occasionally testy Oct. 2 Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting, the owners of the Vorsteveld Farm and board members continued to spar in what is now a 17-month dispute over the farmers’ April 2017 decision to remove without permission almost 2,000 trees and a hedgerow in the town right-of-way along Arnold Bay Road.

About a dozen Ferrisburgh farmers showed up at the Tuesday meeting to support the Vorsteveld brothers and their right to cut the trees and shrubs in a three-quarter-mile stretch of road running north from Panton near Lake Champlain.

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Legal issues remain in dog rescue case

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh officials said at the Oct. 2 selectboard meeting that although Sand Road dog rescuer Sheila McGregor has moved her controversial dog-rescuing operation to Williamstown, legal issues between her and the town remain.

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Ferrisburgh officials offer ideas to improve library

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — At the Oct. 2 Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting, town officials met with Bixby Memorial Library Head Librarian Masha Harris, who has been visiting the towns the Vergennes library serves to seek input on how it can better serve them.

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Ferrisburgh news for Oct. 4

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Oct. 6: Fire Department Open House Fire Station Rt. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct 6- 7: Lois McClure of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at Burlington

Oct. 10: Soup to Nuts at Bixby Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Oct. 13 and 27: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card parties, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 14: Ferrisburgh Historical Society “Colonial Meetinghouses” 2 p.m. 

Oct. 27: Pancake Breakfast, Ferrisburgh Fire Station 7:30-10:30 a.m.

 

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Warren Rinehart deftly turns hot metal into cool sculpture

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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When visitors to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh come to the museum’s blacksmith shop to see how metal rings, nails, knives and other steel items were made for the maritime trades, they might see Warren Rinehart giving them a short demonstration using a piece of clay that is maybe one inch by four inches. With more than four decades of blacksmithing behind him, Rinehart is methodical and precise as he wields his hammer.

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