Ferrisburgh sets public hearing on cannabis zoning

The Ferrisburgh selectboard has scheduled a public hearing on proposed new zoning laws that would govern where sellers, growers and manufacturers of cannabis could work within town limits.

Ferrisburgh news for Jun. 2

The Ferrisburgh Climate and Energy Committee is now activated after a five-year hiatus. Its first meeting was held on May 24 to discuss aspects of the town energy plan and the starter kit from the Addison County Regional Planning Commission.

Changes sought in terms for sale of Ferrisburgh farm

The Ferrisburgh selectboard last week again declined to support the sale of the DeVos Farm on Ashley Road to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, but could soon consider whether to back revised version of the deal that could also include a neighboring … (read more)

New Route 7 lights installed in Ferrisburgh, will be activated soon

FERRISBURGH — Work to install traffic lights at the North Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 and Stage and Old Hollow roads resumed on Wednesday, and the lights could start flashing as soon as this weekend and be fully operational by next week. The proje … (read more)

Ferrisburgh eyes zoning for cannabis ventures

By August, or possibly November, Ferrisburgh could have new zoning in place to establish where in the town cannabis retailers can set up shop and growers can plant their crops. A public vote on any new zoning laws is required.

Dangerous junction gets traffic light at last

After months of delays, Agency of Transportation officials now say traffic lights at a problematic Route 7 intersection in North Ferrisburgh should be activated within a matter of weeks.

Farm purchase delayed again in Ferrisburgh

The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday reiterated its need for more information before it can decide whether to support the proposed sale of a 320-acre North Ferrisburgh farm to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Ferrisburgh news for May 5

Summer Camp Registration is in full swing at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes.

Volunteers needed for tree planting

Lewis Creek Association is looking forward to planting trees on about 3.5 acres of land along Lewis Creek in Ferrisburgh.

Ferrisburgh eyes pot shop panel

With Ferrisburgh residents in March backing legal retail cannabis sales in their town and Vermont law allowing that activity to begin in October, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday began considering the town’s permitting process.

City eyes fire budget; two towns to get money back

City Counselor Mel Hawley and Ferrisburgh Town Clerk Pam Cousino determined Vergennes was undercharged by $6,357 and Waltham by $482, while Ferrisburgh was overbilled by $5,707 and Panton by $2,005.

DeVos farm sale remains unresolved

The Ferrisburgh selectboard said it still needs more information before it can decide whether to support F&W’s proposed purchase of a 320-acre North Ferrisburgh farm.

Prominent Route 7 intersection could host two new ventures

One is a maker of artisanal shortbread now based in Shelburne, and the other is a founder of Caledonia Spirits, who would process and grow grain and could also open a distillery on the site.

New FCS head looks to support staff and students

The next Ferrisburgh Central School principal, Rae Donovan, will arrive in July from the Mount Abraham Union School District, where she has served as the district’s Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator since 2019.

Ferrisburgh to revisit DeVos farm sale

The Ferrisburgh selectboard on April 5 said it would revisit its March 15 decision not to endorse a potential Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department purchase of a tract of former agricultural land and wetland owned by the DeVos family on Ashley Road.


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