Panton farm runoff: Supreme Court denies farm’s request

The Vermont Supreme Court has denied a request from the owners of a Panton dairy farm that would have alleviated the burden of a court order issued in March 2022, which requires the farm to make expensive changes in order to stop runoff from flowing across a neighbors’ land and into Lake Champlain. 

Gerard Vorsteveld charged in boat accident that critically injured sister-in-law

State police say that Gerard Vorsteveld was under the influence when the boat he was driving hit Lydia Vorsteveld, causing life-threatening injuries.

Vorstevelds settle issue with fine, remedial work

The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Tuesday announced that Vorsteveld Farm LLC agreed to pay a five-figure fine and perform corrective and remedial actions for unpermitted activities associated with its Large … (read more)

Panton neighbors take farm to court, alleging pollution

Panton lakefront residents allege in a civil lawsuit that changes made by one of the biggest dairy farms in Addison County over the past eight years have polluted their property and Lake Champlain.

Ferrisburgh, farmers reach deal in tree-cutting dispute

FERRISBURGH — The town of Ferrisburgh and the owners of Vorsteveld Farms LLC have reached a settlement in the legal dispute over their 2017 cutting of more than 2,000 trees in the town’s right of way on Arnold Bay Road. The agreement required the farm’s o … (read more)

Ferrisburgh board backs fine for cutting tree

FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday voted unanimously to support town tree warden Clifton Mix’s recommendation to fine farmer Bernie Dam $500 for cutting down a tree in the town’s Button Bay Road right of way. The board will send notice o … (read more)

Court date looms for tree-cutting farmers

FERRISBURGH — The three-year-old dispute between the town of Ferrisburgh and Vorsteveld Farm LLC sparked by the farm’s extensive tree-cutting along Arnold Bay Road could finally be moving toward an Environmental Court trial. The trial timetable remains un … (read more)

Panton says farmers need a permit before cutting trees

PANTON — The Panton selectboard has requested that the Vorsteveld Farm LLP obtain a permit before cutting down any trees along what is known as South Road trail, which runs eastward from Jersey Street to Dead Creek through farm property. Hans Vorsteveld, … (read more)