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Ferrisburgh board to decide on contentious truck depot

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The clock has started ticking for the Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment to make its decision on a proposed trucking depot on Tuppers Crossing that has generated strong neighborhood opposition.

The board has taken testimony four times — one each in December, June, July and on Aug. 2 — on the DeVos family application to move its trucking business off its Greenbush Road farm and onto a lot on Tuppers Crossing, just off Route 7, in Ferrisburgh’s Industrial District.

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Expert to explain invasive lake weeds on Aug. 12

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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NORTH FERRISBURGH — The summer of 2016 saw near-record low water levels in Lake Champlain due to drought conditions. Those conditions, following a winter of reduced ice cover, produced extreme weed growth along the shoreline. The proliferation of weeds made it difficult, and at times impossible, for residents and visitors to enjoy boating, swimming and other water activities. Although this summer has been much wetter than last, with less nuisance from weeds, the overall increase in weed growth has been apparent in the past several years and will likely continue.

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Rokeby Museum to host annual pie social in Ferrisburgh this Sunday

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Having a great day is as easy as pie at Rokeby Museum’s annual Pie & Ice Cream Social, which is slated for Sunday, Aug. 13. from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Malt maker, Ferrisburgh strike deal for prime land

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday agreed on a $337,500 deal to sell the town-owned 34.91-acre parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A to Andrew Peterson of Monkton, owner of Peterson Quality Malt.

Peterson plans to build a 10,000-square-foot, barn-like malt-processing house and to grow barley on the land. He said he is optimistic the deal can eventually close despite the hurdles that remain, such as permitting and financing contingencies that are due to be met in January and November, respectively.

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Ferrisburgh seeking zoning help: Wheeling on leave as workload rising

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — With Ferrisburgh zoning administrator Ken Wheeling out on a leave of absence, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday voted to advertise for what Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence on Wednesday described as an “alternate assistant zoning administrator.”

When asked, Lawrence confirmed that alternate assistant would in all likelihood remain on the job on some basis even when and if Wheeling, 78, returns from his second leave of absence in 18 months.

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Abenaki cultural artifacts on view at lake museum

Posted on July 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will host “Presenting Abenaki Culture in the Classroom,” a summer workshop for educators, this Wednesday, Aug. 2. Members of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association will serve as faculty for this all-day seminar, and for a series of panel discussions for young adults and adults to be offered in the fall and spring at area libraries.

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Vergennes and Ferrisburgh firefighters earn statewide recognition

Posted on July 31, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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ADDISON COUNTY — Firefighters Robert Jenkins of Ferrisburgh and Brian Fraser of Vergennes bring different strengths to their respective departments. But they share at least one characteristic: dedication to service to their communities.

Jenkins’s and Fraser’s service and skills were recognized this month when the Vermont State Firefighters Association gave two of the organization’s top seven statewide awards to the these men.

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Diamond Island Regatta to benefit Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Posted on July 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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CHARLOTTE, — Many of the top sailors and fastest boats on Lake Champlain will be taking part Aug. 19 in the 2017 Diamond Island Regatta, hosted by the Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) and Point Bay Marina.

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Ferrisbugh church celebrates John Graham Housing and Services

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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NORTH FERRISBURGH — John Graham Housing and Services (JGHS) staff and residents were treated to a free thank-you barbecue by the members of the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church recently. More than 60 people gathered for the event and all enjoyed a wonderful meal and especially the fellowship and conversation that resulted  

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Lower tax rates are made final in Ferrisburgh

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents and non-residential property owners next week will receive 2017-2018 tax bills that include decreases — and in the case of homeowners those will mean a drop in their rates approaching 15 cents from the 2016-2017 levels. 

The decrease for owners of commercial property and second homes will near a penny.

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