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Environmental award honors Lewis Creek organization

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Marty Illick and the Lewis Creek Association, a leading Vermont water quality and conservation organization, have been honored with the eighth annual GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award.

The award, named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom of Milton, was presented Wednesday for more than 25 years of work and education to improve the Lewis Creek watershed, which spans Ferrisburgh, Monkton, Charlotte, Hinesburg, Starksboro and Bristol in Addison and Chittenden counties.

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Maritime Museum launches lake tour to deliver history of canals

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — Lake Champlain Maritime Museum officials are used to receiving a lot of visitors who spend hours perusing the LCMM’s many exhibits in Ferrisburgh that capture the storied history and environmental essence of the lake and its tributaries.

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Optimism seen in Ferrisburgh for sale of land

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard met in executive session on Tuesday to discuss an offer to buy the town-owned, 34.91-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A.

According to Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence, members are optimistic about a sale of a property that the town has marketed for $375,000 since September 2010.

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Ferrisburgh truck depot plan draws fire; fourth hearing scheduled

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After three Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment hearings — one in December, one on June 7 and one on July 5 — the DeVos family application to move its trucking business from its Greenbush Road farm to Tuppers Crossing remains in limbo — and continues to spark opposition among local homeowners.

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Ferrisburgh school taxes drop

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh homeowners will be getting a financial break on their taxes. According to school property tax numbers released by the Vermont Department of Taxes late last week, Ferrisburgh’s 2017-2018 homestead rate is 13.92 cents lower than this past year’s.

For the owners of a $300,000 home in Ferrisburgh who pay based on its assessed value and not on their income, that decrease means a school tax bill that will be $417.60 lower.

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Author to discuss his book on Frederick Douglass

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Who was the most photographed American of the 19th century? Not Abraham Lincoln. Not Mark Twain. It was Frederick Douglass, the ex-slave turned abolitionist and orator. Scholar and author John Stauffer will present his groundbreaking new work, “Picturing Frederick Douglass,” at Rokeby Museum on Sunday, July 23 at 3 p.m.

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Upcoming Rokeby exhibit to showcase photos of abolitionists

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum’s 2017 exhibition, “Yours in the Cause: Faces of Radical Abolition,” opens on Sunday, July 9, with a gallery talk by Director Jane Williams at 3 p.m. The talk is free with museum admission.

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Ferrisburgh nears approval of municipal town plan

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard last week at its second public hearing on a proposed new town plan heard debate on what is apparently the final issue holding up its adoption — a proposed mapping change that would move a couple of properties along Route 7 from a Highway Commercial District to a less permissive Conservation zone.

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Route 7 rebuild project draws mixed reviews

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By GAIL CALLAHAN of VTDigger.org



FERRISBURGH/CHARLOTTE — Halfway through a two-year project to rebuild Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and Charlotte, local reaction is mixed, with some supporting the project and others complaining of property damage and increased traffic on the back roads as commuters avoid the construction zone.

The stretch of Route 7 has something of a split personality: a scenic rural road through stunning landscapes, and a suburban commuter pipeline carrying 14,000 cars a day through Charlotte.

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Ferrisburgh will seek to settle tree-cutting case

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — After a June 20 closed-door meeting with the Ferrisburgh selectboard, town attorney Jim Carroll told about 20 residents that he would be working to reach a settlement with the Vorsteveld Farm for cutting down about 1,900 trees and shrubs in the town right of way this spring along a three-quarter-mile stretch of Arnold Bay Road.

But Carroll added that a court case remains possible based on the statute that requires landowners to obtain permission before cutting trees in town rights of way.

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