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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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Basin Harbor Club to host annual Bixby Gala

Posted on April 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The annual Bixby Gala hosted by the Basin Harbor Club in Ferrisburgh is scheduled for Friday, May 16, this year. Gala co-chairs Julie Adams and Shanon Atkins, along with Bixby board members and Basin Harbor staff, are once again planning a festive event packed with value and fun. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and time to schmooze, a four-course sit-down dinner with dinner music, live and silent auctions, a raffle for Red Sox tickets and, for those who choose to get out on the dance floor, dancing to the inimitable sounds of The Grift.

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City council is considering sewer line into Ferrisburgh

Posted on April 10, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen on Tuesday, for the first time in years, reached a consensus to extend city sewer lines into neighboring Ferrisburgh to serve a private business.

Denecker Chevrolet owner Tom Denecker, who has talked about sewer lines with Vergennes and Ferrisburgh officials many times in recent years, approached City Manager Mel Hawley on Tuesday and asked to be added to the evening agenda.

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Vergennes Union High School board seeks to draft new budget

Posted on March 13, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board on Monday began the process of drafting a new budget for the school after voters in the five Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns rejected the original spending plan on Town Meeting Day.

Comments by VUHS board members and ANwSU officials there and afterward showed some differences on how much and even whether to cut the budget, including the need for staff reductions.

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Addison Northwest residents reject VUHS budget

Posted on March 6, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Addison Northwest Supervisory Union voters said no on Tuesday to a $9.73 million dollar Vergennes Union High School budget proposal, 961-747.

If the budget had passed, it would have increased spending by about 2.4 percent.

But the VUHS budget’s tax impact was projected to be more dramatic, thanks to the school’s declining enrollment and a projected budget deficit of almost $548,000 that ANwSU officials said was due to unexpected special education costs.

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Ferrisburgh elects Warden as town clerk, Smits as treasurer

Posted on March 6, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents in Town Meeting Day Australian balloting at Ferrisburgh Central School elected a new town clerk and treasurer, one of them a successful write-in candidate.

Write-in candidate Gloria Warden scored a decisive victory in the town clerk race, outpolling David Hawkins, 470-226. Hawkins, an Army National Guard sergeant and United Technology Corp. employee, is the grandson of outgoing clerk Chet Hawkins.

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Opinion: Warden earns voter endorsement

Posted on March 3, 2014 |
By Terry B. Silva



I am writing to endorse Gloria Warden’s write-in candidacy for the offices of Town Clerk and Treasurer for the Town of Ferrisburgh.

Gloria began her career in town government more than 20 years ago, when she was hired in 1988 to do the bookkeeping/treasurer’s work for Charlotte when the town clerk was appointed to the Vermont Legislature to fill the remainder of her deceased husband’s term of office. Gloria has been doing fantastic work for the town ever since.

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Supreme Court OKs fast food restaurant, Jiffy Mart on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh

Posted on February 27, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Vermont Supreme Court of Feb. 21 ruled in favor of South Burlington firm Champlain Oil Co. (COCO), which since 2008 has been working to build a gas station, convenience store and fast-food restaurant on the former Route 7 site of the Ferrisburgh Roadhouse.

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Top court backs Rt. 7 store in Ferrisburgh

Posted on February 20, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Vermont Supreme Court on Feb. 14, 2014, upheld a 2012 Environmental Court ruling favoring a Dollar General store proposed for the Ferrisburgh intersection of Route 7 and Monkton Road.

The Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment in February 2011 first granted landowners Group Five LLC a permit for the discount retail store. It is proposed for a 9.9-acre field that lies across Monkton Road from Denecker Chevrolet and across Route 7 from a solar farm.

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Three candidates seek town jobs in Ferrisburgh

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The emergence of a write-in candidate will give Ferrisburgh residents a choice on Town Meeting Day for the posts of town clerk and treasurer, both of which will open with the retirement of current Town Clerk and Treasurer Chet Hawkins.

On the Jan. 27 deadline, Hawkins’ grandson, David Hawkins, 23, filed his paperwork for town clerk. At the same time, Garrit Smits, 31, handed in his petition for treasurer.

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