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Ferrisburgh residents to gather for special day

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Residents of Ferrisburgh are invited to gather on Robinson Road this Saturday afternoon for what town officials hope will continue to grow into an annual fixture on the town’s social calendar — Ferrisburgh Day.

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VELCO to pay towns $200,000 after property tax snafu

Posted on September 11, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Vermont Electric Power Co. has agreed to pay a total of about $200,000 to five Vermont towns — including Ferrisburgh, New Haven and Vergennes — to make up for property tax revenue those towns have lost since 2009 due to a what a VELCO official called a “miscalculation” on how it assessed property in those five towns and Shelburne.

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Swimming spots closed due to E. coli

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — Water quality tests done by the Lewis Creek Association late last week have determined that two swimming sites in northern Addison County are currently unsafe for swimming.

The sites, along Lewis Creek at Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and Tyler Bridge Road in Monkton, tested for unsafe levels of E. coli.

The E. coli levels at Tyler Bridge were 686.7 MPN per 100ml, the unit of measurement used to detect E. coli colonies. The Route 7 site tested at 272.3 MPN per 100ml. The state standard is 77 MPN per 100ml.

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Unsafe levels of E. coli close county swimming holes

Posted on July 18, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



MONKTON — Water quality tests done by the Lewis Creek Association late last week have determined that two swimming sites in northern Addison County are currently unsafe for swimming.

The sites, along Lewis Creek at Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and Tyler Bridge Road in Monkton, tested for unsafe levels of E. coli.

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Ferrisburgh 2013-14 property transfers

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday set the town’s tax rates for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, and both residential and non-residential rates, as expected, saw significant increases.

The new overall residential rate is $1.7893, up by about 24 cents from the previous fiscal year rate of $1.5474. Treasurer Garrit Smits reminded the board, and about 10 residents at the town office building, that high per-pupil spending rates are pushing school tax rates higher.

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Denecker, Ferrisburgh deal delayed, still on

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Denecker Chevrolet owner Tom Denecker told the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday the Act 250 process for his proposed new site on town-owned land at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A has been lengthy, but he has made progress elsewhere toward his proposed $350,000 purchase from the town.

“We have been steadily moving the ball,” Denecker said. “Now there’s a bit of a mire going on.”

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Ferrisburgh taxes rise by 24 cents

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday set the town’s tax rates for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, and both residential and non-residential rates, as expected, saw significant increases.

The new overall residential rate is $1.7893, up by about 24 cents from the previous fiscal year rate of $1.5474. Treasurer Garrit Smits reminded the board, and about 10 residents at the town office building, that high per-pupil spending rates are pushing school tax rates higher.

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Marcotte family opens new tavern in North Ferrisburgh

Posted on June 30, 2014 |
By Mary Langworthy



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FERRISBURGH — After several years with minimal dining options, North Ferrisburgh now has a restaurant where one can get a homemade breakfast sandwich, a cold draft beer and everything in between.

The Village Café and Tavern on Route 7 opened this April, boasting a full bar with 10 draft lines, drive-through Green Mountain Coffee and breakfast options, and dine-in lunches and dinners. It is owned and operated by Dianne and Marcel Marcotte and their son Travis Marcotte, all of North Ferrisburgh.

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ANwSU's Thurber to retire after 30 years

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — It was more than 50 years ago when Ferrisburgh Central School challenge and technology teacher Linda Thurber first stood in front of a class and taught.

At that point, Thurber, 65, who will retire at the end the week after a three-decade Addison Central Supervisory Union career, was a freshman at her hometown high school in Doylestown, Pa.

Her teacher, probably already sensing where Thurber’s path would lead her, asked Thurber if she wanted to take over for a while.

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Ferrisburgh names group to look into possible land deal

Posted on May 29, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard last week appointed a committee to talk to landowner Clark Hinsdale III about the possible purchase of a 2.2-acre lot he owns behind Ferrisburgh’s town office building.

Hinsdale, a Charlotte resident who told the board earlier this month he plans to move to Ferrisburgh, where his family has roots, has offered the land to the town for $40,000. The parcel also abuts Ferrisburgh Central School and United Methodist Church property.

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