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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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Alert and quick-thinking citizen saves Ferrisburgh business from fire

Posted on December 10, 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. 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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Plank Road knoll to get warning signs

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — In addition to hearing from Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler, the Ferrisburgh selectboard heard about a possible solution to a recent complaint about dangerous driving in town.

Board chairman Steve Gutowski said that road foreman John Bull was going to install warning signs on a knoll on Plank Road between South Middlebrook and Pea Ridge roads. Residents on Nov. 17 complained the spot was dangerous because of speeding drivers and limited visibility.

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Sheriff pitches services to Ferrisburgh

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Two weeks after Vergennes officials met with the Ferrisburgh selectboard to discuss providing city police service to the town, on Tuesday Addison County Sheriff Don Keeler told the board he believed his department could do the same job for less money.

Keeler also said he wished the board had contacted him previously to clear up its questions about his department’s performance in speed control and willingness to work nights.

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Plank Road resident to drivers: Slow down!

Posted on November 30, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After hearing from a Plank Road resident whose wife had been hurt in an accident on that road in the southeastern corner of Ferrisburgh, the town selectboard said at its Nov. 17 meeting it would take steps to make a stretch of Plank Road safer, probably in cooperation with neighboring towns.

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$67K grant to Lewis Creek Association will fund cleaning of Vermont waterways

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



CHARLOTTE — A grant awarded to a local group aims to protect and improve water quality by helping landowners make their properties more resilient in the face of floods.

Lewis Creek Association was awarded $67,254 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Clean Water Initiative Program to launch the new Ahead of the Storm (AOTS) water quality stewardship program that highlights pollution prevention.

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Ferrisburgh eyeing deal with Vergennes police

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard will consider during its upcoming budget talks whether to propose spending up to $25,000 a year for 10 hours a week of service from the Vergennes Police Department, board members said at their Nov. 17 meeting.

Board members said they would make the decision to include that or a lesser amount in the 2016-2017 municipal budget after hearing from Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley and Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel about what city police could offer Ferrisburgh.

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Ferrisburgh to ask for sweeter deal on 'green' power line

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard at its Nov. 17 meeting said it would appoint a three-member committee to negotiate a memorandum of understanding with the companies proposing a $600 million, 400-megawatt underground power line that would run under Ferrisburgh roads from Kingsland Bay to Route 7 on its way to a New Haven converter station.

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What is the Vermont Green Line?

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



Name of proposed project:Vermont Green Line

Developer: Anbaric Transmission

Primary Investor: National Grid.

Route: From Beekmantown, N.Y., under Lake Champlain, to Kingsland Bay in Ferrisburgh; then under roads to Route 7 and south to New Haven. Total distance, 60 miles.

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Gonyeau sentenced to probation in death of bicyclist

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Ferrisburgh resident who was driving under the influence of alcohol on June 17 when her car struck and killed a Charlotte physician bicycling on Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh was on Monday sentenced to a year’s probation and 80 days of community service in the Addison County Superior Court.

Judge Samuel Hoar handed down that sentence, to which was also attached a lengthy list of conditions that included drug and alcohol screening and substance abuse treatment, after Holly Gonyeau, 36, changed her plea from innocent to no contest.

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