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Ferrisburgh, farmers eye mediation in tree-cutting

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said last week that the owners of the Vorsteveld Farm have accepted the town’s offer of mediation as a way to resolve the dispute over whether the farm had the right to clear-cut trees and shrubs this past spring in the town right-of-way along Arnold Bay Road’s east side.

The selectboard met behind closed doors on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and Lawrence confirmed on Wednesday the board discussed the Vorstevelds’ acceptance of the board’s offer of mediation.

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Panton to vote on town hall upgrades

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Panton residents will make key decisions about the future of their town hall in March — but they won’t make them in town hall, and one decision will have to wait for another day.

Panton selectboard Chairman Howard Hall said the board recently decided to hold town meeting at a site that is “an officially ADA-qualified location.”

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Bixby Library plans big space changes, but won't ask for tax dollars to pay for it

Posted on February 5, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The Bixby Library is about to embark on almost a quarter-million dollars of renovations, repairs and reconfigurations that its board members and director think will not only help preserve the Vergennes landmark, but also enhance the library’s ability to meet the needs of the five communities it serves.

Board members said funding for what will in fact be three separate projects will come from the library’s maintenance endowment, grants, donations, and the sale of tax credits.

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Ferrisburgh faceoff is top item on ANWSD-area ballots

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh offers the only major contested race for office among the communities that make up the Addison Northwest School District. But in addition to weighing in on the usual selectboard budget proposals and a $21.1 million school-spending plan, on Town Meeting Day residents of Vergennes and the four towns will be facing questions about fire and highway trucks and town hall repairs.

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ANWSD eyes level-funded budget with staffing cuts

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District board on Wednesday leaned toward adopting a level-funded $21.1 million spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

It’s a budget that ANWSD officials said would mean elementary school and support staff personnel cuts, but would also maintain educational programming and limit a property tax increase to less than the 9.4 cents expected statewide.

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Property transfers in Panton in 2017

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Panton between October 2016 and December 2017 (Note: Due to changes in Vermont property-transfer forms only one buyer and seller are listed in most transactions):

•  Oct. 28, 2016: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Richard and Jodie Roorda, home at 2156 Panton Road, $114,000.

•  Feb. 10, 2017: Heather Rheaume to Margaret Ploof, home at 965 Allen Road, $190,000.

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School food earning higher marks in Addison Northwest

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Earlier during her Vergennes Union High School years senior Emma Husk was not exactly thrilled with the school food, either its taste or its quality.

“It wasn’t just that I didn’t like it, but it made me feel like gross and slow and groggy,” Husk said.

Her friend and classmate Kaitlyn Brace, one of a group of seniors and juniors that usually eats lunch in a room off the school library, also gave a thumbs-down review of what used to be served in the VUHS cafeteria.

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Panton to repair town hall steps; voters to rule on more complete fix

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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PANTON — When Panton residents arrive at town hall on Town Meeting Day, they will find safe new stairs leading up to the main gathering space — and a decision to make on other renovations to Panton Town Hall.

The decision to fix the deteriorating exterior stairs was made on Dec. 19, when Panton’s selectboard and Town Hall Committee met with representatives of Brandon’s McKernon Group and accepted that firm’s bid of roughly $29,000 for the work, with the provision it be done by March.

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Addison Northwest likely to consider $7.6 million bond to update school facilities

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest School District Board will probably propose to voters a $7.6 million bond on Town Meeting Day that would fund a long list of energy efficiency, fire safety and security upgrades at all four district schools.

And board members believe that bond can be mostly or even completely paid for without increasing taxes.

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Panton board aims to start town hall repairs

Posted on December 7, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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PANTON — The Panton selectboard will have bids and drawings in hand at its Dec. 12 meeting for a project that would fix Panton Town Hall’s deteriorating steps up to its main meeting space and replace what board members call its also sub-par handicap-access ramp.

Board members said last week they had hoped to have that work done already, but is has been slowed by delays in getting plans.

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