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Opinion: Cannon needs Ferrisburgh board action, more dialog

Posted on July 15, 2015 |
By Lee Weisman



My thanks to the Addison Independent for reporting on the cannon use controversy (The firing line, July 2, 2015) here in West Ferrisburgh. A sympathetic representation overall but several points are worth mentioning I think.

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Area towns receive affordable housing grants

Posted on July 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Waltham, Ferrisburgh, Bridport and Cornwall are among the Vermont towns that will benefit from recent Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) grants totaling $5,215,623. The monies will be used to to develop and rehabilitate 216 affordable homes, to protect 377 acres of agricultural land on three farms, to conserve 340 acres of forest land in the towns of Pownal, Shrewsbury and Mendon, and to provide permanent public access to a swimming hole in Johnson.

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Municipal advocate says changes to solar siting law aren't enough

Posted on June 22, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MONTPELIER — Revisions passed this spring to the Vermont law governing renewable energy generation in the state included some changes in the process used to site solar arrays in Vermont towns, including establishing statewide setback requirements, allowing towns to insist that local landscape screening laws apply, and creating a task force to evaluate the process.

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Editorial: Ferrisburgh says no, but PSB holds the cards

Posted on June 22, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The Ferrisburgh selectboard took the bold action of rejecting three of five proposed solar arrays filed this past month saying that the proposed locations would pose “an extreme visual impact.” But there’s a problem: the town doesn’t have a lot of say. As in the case of all Vermont solar arrays, towns can express their approval or disapproval, but the Public Service Board holds all the cards.

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Motorist dies in Ferrisburgh crash

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent Staff



FERRISBURGH — A Vergennes resident died during the evening of Tuesday, June 2, after driving a vehicle off Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, according to Vermont State Police.

Authorities identified the deceased as Dana S. Phillips, 55.

It was at around 8:40 p.m. that Vermont State Police responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash, with injuries, at 5371 Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.

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Police arrest seven in connection with Ferrisburgh break-ins

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Vergennes police on Friday morning arrested seven people — four adult men and three minor girls — in connection with a series of break-ins at camps in Ferrisburgh.

The adults arrested are: 19-year-old Seamus C. Doolan of Essex Junction; Brian J. MacKenzie, 18, of South Burlington; Nathan P. Morrill, 20, of Burlington and Matthew J. Shepardson, 21, of Hinesburg. Police issued juvenile citations to the girls and released them into the custody of their parents.

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May eyed for Ferrisburgh garage

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh road foreman John Bull now projects, after this winter’s harsh weather, that the town’s new highway garage will be ready in mid-May.

Residents approved in December of 2013 an $850,000 bond to pay for most of the $1.05 million, 5,940-square-foot, six-bay Ferrisburgh garage.

 Initially, plans called for a fall completion date, but after typical delays in design and construction, Bull said earlier this week it was best to slow things down during this past untypical winter.

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State official proposes uses for Ferrisburgh parcel

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Light industry with a retail component, especially a value-added agricultural venture, could be the best use for the 34.91-acre parcel the town of Ferrisburgh owns at the intersection at Routes 7 and 22A. That was the message that Department of Housing and Community Development Commissioner Noelle MacKay gave the Ferrisburgh selectboard at a meeting this past Wednesday.

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County voters reject five school budgets

Posted on March 5, 2015 |
By Zach Despart and Evan Johnson



ADDISON COUNTY — Voters in the northern half of Addison County rejected five school budgets in two supervisory unions on Tuesday evening, a sign that voters remain frustrated with the rising costs of education taxes.

Residents rejected spending plans for Vergennes Union High School and Ferrisburgh Central School in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, and three schools in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union: Mount Abraham Union High School, Monkton Central School and Bristol Elementary School.

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Solar issue could set precedent

Posted on March 5, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Residents of the Mile Point lakefront area in Ferrisburgh continue to fight on multiple fronts against what a recently installed 150-kilowatt solar array on a corner of Basin Harbor Club’s 700-acre property — in a case that could have statewide implications.

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