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Historical talk to focus on 18th century Vermont congressman

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — University of Vermont historian Vince Feeney will give a presentation titled “Mad Matt the Democrat” on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m., at the Ferrisburgh Town Hall/Community Center.

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Schools ready spending proposals: Ferrisburgh pares $155K from $3.5M

Posted on January 25, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Central School board on Thursday adopted a budget proposal for the 2016-2017 academic year that cuts almost $155,000 from the school’s current $3.587 million spending level.

The plan the board approved for a March 1 vote calls for $3,432,273 of spending, a reduction board members said they are optimistic will help keep taxes in check.

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Ferrisburgh debates law enforcement choice, hours

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday postponed its decision whether to hire the Vergennes Police Department or the Addison County Sheriff’s Department to provide supplemental police coverage and/or traffic enforcement in addition to Vermont State Police.

VSP would remain the primary responder to crime and other incidents in the town.

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Ferrisburgh eyes Vergennes bypass

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Two Ferrisburgh selectboard members and the town’s representative on a key county transportation committee at Tuesday’s selectboard meeting criticized the proposed truck bypass of Vergennes that would route northbound traffic along Route 17 from Addison to Route 7 and then northward from there, including through Ferrisburgh.

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Ferrisburgh board crafts lean town budget

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday, Jan. 19, is expected to adopt a town budget proposal, one that will add about $56,500 of spending and, including voter charitable contributions, total $1,855,667.

Residents will have the final say on the Ferrisburgh municipal budget at Ferrisburgh’s town meeting, which will be held at Ferrisburgh Central School at 10 a.m. on Feb. 27.

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Ferrisburgh Central board considering significant cuts

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Central School board on Wednesday considered a budget for the 2016-2017 academic year that would cut $228,000 from the school’s current $3.587 million spending level. 

If adopted and approved by residents in March, cuts would include the school’s challenge and band programs, literacy intervention specialist, and part-time technology instructor, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent JoAn Canning on Thursday.

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Local principal to help build a school in the Dominican

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — JoAnn Taft Blakely, Ferrisburgh Central School principal, will participate in a Lifetouch Memory Mission to build a school in the Dominican Republic Jan. 18-26. The school will be built for the children and families in a small, mountainous farming community.

Lifetouch Photography, the leading national provider of school and family photography, organizes the trip and invites school administrators, school board members, principals, other educators and PTA members to work alongside Lifetouch volunteers and Dominican nationals to build the school.

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Ferrisbugh decision to hire police coverage postponed

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Dec. 15 postponed until Jan. 5 its decision whether to hire the Vergennes Police Department or the Addison County Sheriff’s Department to provide supplemental police coverage and/or traffic enforcement in addition to Vermont State Police.

VSP would remain the primary responder to crime and other incidents in the town, unless the board hired Vergennes or the sheriff’s department for full protection on a part-time basis; during those hours that agency would receive 911 calls directly.

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Ferrisburgh traffic light installation set for 2016

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Plans call for the long-awaited traffic light at the Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 and Little Chicago Road to be operational some time next fall, according to an email from Rep. Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, read at Tuesday’s Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting.

Town officials had lobbied for such a light for years and were informed in March 2013 that the Agency of Transportation was working on the project. That summer VTrans officials told the selectboard that a 2016 timetable was realistic.

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Quick response saves building from fire

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — An alert McDonald’s Restaurant customer and a quick response on Wednesday evening by Ferrisburgh and Vergennes fire departments saved a Route 7 business, according to Ferrisburgh Fire Chief Bill Wager.

At about 8:45 p.m. on Dec. 9 the Ferrisburgh Fire Department received an alert from a 911 operator that there was a fire at 802Performance, an automobile repair business at 2777 Route 7, across the highway from McDonald’s and Jiffy Mart.

Wager said a woman at the restaurant noticed “a glow” coming from the garage.

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