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Ferrisburgh budget could raise taxes 2 cents

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard adopted a town meeting warning on Tuesday that includes spending measures that if approved by residents in March could add almost 2 cents to the municipal portion of the Ferrisburgh tax rate, which this year stands at 29.52 cents per $100 of assessed value.

The board’s decisions include:

•  A proposed town spending plant of roughly $2.065 million, one that crests $2 million for the first time.

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Ferrisburgh and farm court-bound over tree cutting

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
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FERRISBURGH — After 21 months, the dispute between the town of Ferrisburgh and the owners of the Vorsteveld Farm over clear-cutting trees along Arnold Bay Road appears to be heading to court.

The Ferrisburgh selectboard and tree warden Clifton Mix have maintained the farm needed a permit to work in the town right of way before they hired a contractor in April 2017 to remove 0.75-mile of trees and shrubs along Arnold Bay Road’s east side.

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No charges filed in VUHS case; threat still under investigation

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School student who on Jan. 8 allegedly told another student he might bring a gun to school and shoot it there while other people were present had not as of this week been charged with a crime, according to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel.

Merkel on Tuesday said, however, he had conferred with Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans, and they agreed the case should remain open and under investigation.

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Mount Abe boys' hoop shows no fear as Ghosts visit

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
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BRISTOL — The host Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ basketball on Monday evening bounced back from a tough loss two days before to start fast against Randolph, and that proved to be enough to carry the Eagles past the Galloping Ghosts, 65-57.

In a loss at Otter Valley on Saturday the Eagles scored just two points in the final 10 minutes, but at home on Monday they used fierce full-court pressure to rack up 14 fast-break points in the first quarter alone on the way to a 23-12 lead.

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Andy Kirkaldy: Taking stock between trips to the woodpile

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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To borrow a template from a beer commercial, I don’t always spend the weekend on the couch watching and/or reading about sports. But when I do it’s 5 degrees outside.

OK, to be fair I did leave the couch to watch Panther women’s hockey and Otter Valley-Mount Abe boys’ hoop, and to make a bunch of trips to the woodpile.

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Police and VUHS assess how safety procedures worked during gun threat

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said late last week the student who made a verbal threat to shoot a gun at Vergennes Union High School had not yet been cited for a crime.

Nor, Merkel said, was it absolutely certain the student would be charged after an investigation determined the threat “was not real,” according to a Vergennes Police Department press release last week.

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Vergennes will reopen stump dump

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
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VERGENNES — Vergennes residents after many years will have a more convenient way to dispose of some of their yard and other wood waste by later this spring.

City Manager Matt Chabot announced at Tuesday’s city council meeting that he has received an Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) permit to re-open the city’s long-closed “stump dump,” which lies past the city’s Canal Street wastewater treatment plant.

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Waltham plan envisions city sewer service

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes City Council members made no comment this past Tuesday evening when City Manager Matt Chabot said he had met with the Waltham Planning Commission to discuss a zoning change in Waltham that would require city sewer service to meet its long-range goals.

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OV basketball pulls away in second half to defeat Eagle boys

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
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BRANDON — Saturday’s competitive high school boys’ basketball game in Brandon between host Otter Valley and Mount Abraham took a sharp turn at 4:28 of the third quarter.

That’s when after watching Eagle senior guard Logan Willey convert a steal to tie the game at 29-29, OV Coach Greg Hughes called for time. That hoop erased the last of what had been OV’s nine-point second-quarter lead.

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Police: VUHS shooting threat 'was not real'

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Tuesday afternoon investigated a report of a student threat to fire a weapon at Vergennes Union High School, but according to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel authorities determined “the ability to carry out the threat was not real,” and “no threat exists to the safety of students or the facility.”

On Wednesday Merkel said a VUHS student told police that another student made the threat during a conversation, and that report triggered the investigation.

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