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LCMM schooner to breathe life into Battle of Plattsburgh

Posted on May 26, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — When the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum launched the replica canal schooner Lois McClure back in 2004, then-LCMM Director Art Cohn anticipated the majestic vessel might complete a single, triumphant sailing tour and then serve as a very important exhibit on how maritime commerce was conducted in the region during the mid- to late 1800s.

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Ferrisburgh school spending plan, $20k article approved

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents on Tuesday supported a $3.5 million Ferrisburgh Central School budget proposal, 246-217, or about 53-47 percent, in the town’s second vote of the spring on an elementary school spending plan.

Voters in 22.5 percent turnout also backed, 270-194, a separate $20,000 article that will pay for a keyless electronic entry system for FCS like those now used at other local schools. FCS officials said that system will improve security at the school’s main entrance.

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Town leaders look for way to continue Ferrisburgh Day

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — At the suggestion of Ferrisburgh Historical Society member Gail Blasius, the Ferrisburgh selectboard on May 6 voted to take over sponsorship and organization of the town’s annual Ferrisburgh Day celebration.

Blasius told the board the day, modeled after the town’s former “Good Neighbor Days” from the 1950s through 1970s, did not really fit into the society’s mission and also stretched its organizational ability.

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Natural gas pipeline to serve some in Ferrisburgh, Waltham

Posted on May 12, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Construction will begin soon on the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline extension that will serve Vergennes and run about three miles along Plank Road from a new New Haven distribution station to Route 7 and from there to the city, according to company officials.

Along the south side of Plank Road, the pipeline extension will pass through parts of Ferrisburgh and Waltham as well as New Haven, and it could serve homes in those towns, said Vermont Gas spokesman Steve Wark late last week.

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Ferrisburgh to decide school budget after cuts

Posted on May 8, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents on Tuesday, May 13, will decide the fate of a $3.5 million Ferrisburgh Central School budget proposal that is about $120,000 lower than the FCS board’s initial plan that lost on March 4, 450-279, or about 62-38 percent.

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Ferrisburgh to consider land next to town offices, school

Posted on May 8, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday agreed to continue talking to Charlotte resident Clark Hinsdale III about possibly buying his 2.2-acre lot behind the town office building, a parcel that also abuts Ferrisburgh Central School and United Methodist Church property.

Hinsdale — a former Ferrisburgh resident who said he planned to move back to town — contacted the FCS board and town officials about a year ago and offered the land to the town or school for $40,000.

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Ferrisburgh cuts school budget $120k, sets May 13 revote

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Central School board on Thursday made final a $3.5 million budget proposal that removes about $120,000 from the board’s initial plan that lost on March 4, 450-279.

The board also set May 13 as a revote date. The Vergennes Union High School board will meet this Monday evening to adopt a new budget plan and is also expected to call for a May 13 vote, Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials said.

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Ferrisburgh school board to eye lower budget in April

Posted on March 24, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After discussion on March 18, the Ferrisburgh Central School board decided to ask Principal JoAnn Taft-Blakely and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials to come back at its April 10 meeting with a lower budget proposal to put before town voters.

That decision was made at the first FCS board meeting since its $3.62 million FCS budget proposal lost on March 4, 450-279, or about 62-38 percent. That defeat of an FCS spending plan is believed to be the first in the school’s history.

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Ferrisburgh selectman tenders resignation, but doesn't leave

Posted on March 24, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Longtime Ferrisburgh Selectman Jim Warden as he promised before Town Meeting Day offered to resign at last week’s board meeting. But after a tie vote on whether to accept his letter of resignation, Warden remains on the board.

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Ferrisburgh says 'no' to its school budget, 'yes' to Bixby

Posted on March 6, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents in Tuesday balloting at Ferrisburgh Central School said no for the first time in recent memory to a proposed central school budget.

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