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Meet Gloria Warden, Ferrisburgh town clerk

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



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Gloria Warden is town clerk of Ferrisburgh. She and her husband, Jim Warden, have lived in the town since 1987. Reporter Sam Hartley chatted with her recently in the historic Grange Hall on Route 7 that now serves as the Ferrisburgh town offices.

Q: When did you become town clerk?

A: In 2014 the (former) town clerk retired. I didn’t know about it until it was too late for (nominating) petitions (to run for the office). I was approached by some residents asking me to run as a write-in, and I did. 

Q: Could you explain what a petition is?

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Lake Champlain Challenge race to set sail on July 10

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — On Sunday, July 10, the annual Lake Champlain Challenge Race takes place at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Basin Harbor Road, Ferrisburgh.

This 3-mile race is open to all human-powered boaters who would enjoy the competition and the beautiful scenery on Lake Champlain.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the race begins at 11 a.m. Registration is $25 per person and includes admission to the museum, two extra tickets for guests and a free buffet lunch. Prizes are awarded in each boat class.

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Ferrisburgh activist is running for Vermont House seat

Posted on June 20, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — For 27 years, Monique Thurston beat a steady path from Mexico, Maine, to the state’s capital of Augusta in order to advocate for a variety of issues — most notably, lowering sound standards for wind turbines.

Now she’d like to blaze a similar path from her home in Ferrisburgh to the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, as a representative of the Addison-3 House district.

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Frederick Douglass' alternative July 4 speech to be read aloud

Posted on June 20, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH —Rokeby Museum in Ferrisbugh will host a free community reading of Frederick Douglass’ most famous speech at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.

Asked to deliver a Fourth of July oration, Douglass refused. Instead, he delivered his powerful condemnation of American hypocrisy — “What to the slave is 4th of July” — on July 5, 1852. His words ring true more than 150 years later, and the speech is widely considered to be his best.

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Abenaki to present their history at Maritime Museum

Posted on June 20, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — What does it mean to be Indian in Vermont? What does it mean to be an indigenous artist? On June 25 and 26 members of Vermont’s Abenaki community gather at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh to present their own history and heritage directly to the public.

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Ferrisburgh lawyer launches campaign for House seat

Posted on June 16, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Ferrisburgh Democrat and longtime attorney Fritz Langrock hopes to make the leap from the Addison County courthouse to the Vermont Statehouse come next January.

To that end, he has joined a cast of four candidates who will compete this November for the two Addison-3 House seats representing Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham. Also running are Ferrisburgh Republican Monique Thurston and incumbent Reps. Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, and Warren Van Wyck, R-Ferrisburgh.

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Ferrisburgh, Vt. Green Line still discussing a deal

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday met with the town’s Vermont Green Line (VGL) committee and town attorney behind closed doors to discuss the proposed deal for the town to host several miles of underground power line between Lake Champlain and Waltham on Route 7.

But Selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said an agreement between Ferrisburgh and the Massachusetts companies proposing the $650 million, 400-megawatt VGL —  Anbaric Transmission and National Grid — remains a long way off.

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VTrans won't install left-turn late on Route 7

Posted on June 13, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard is upset that the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is refusing to install a left-turn lane for northbound traffic into the town’s Route 7 office building, a safety measure the board has been lobbying for since 2014.

Selectman Red Muir said the board believes it’s dangerous for drivers to wait on the state highway to turn off while traffic, including many northbound trucks, bears down on them from behind.

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Rokeby wins top award for its book

Posted on June 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — The New England Museum Association has awarded Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh first place for Books in its annual publications competition. The winning title — “Farming & Feasting with the Robinsons — pairs the work of a contemporary food writer with the work of an artist who died more than 100 years ago.

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Landon Urban pleads innocent, held without bail after knife-­wielding at mud bog

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A New Haven man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison County Superior Court’s Criminal Division to charges of aggravated assault and simple assault stemming from a Saturday knife-wielding incident at a Plank Road, Ferrisburgh, address, just before 6 p.m.

Landon Urban, 29, listed by court documents as having a Halpin Road, New Haven, address, was ordered held without bail and returned to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. Urban had been held there after the Saturday incident for lack of $100,000 bail.

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