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Cohn reflects on maritime museum's steady growth

Posted on May 12, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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FERRISBURGH — There was a time when Art Cohn believed the heaviest lifting associated with establishing the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) would be setting up its first rudimentary headquarters near the Basin Harbor Club in Ferrisburgh.

That feat occurred a little more than 25 year ago, when museum co-founders Cohn and Robert Beach Jr. spearheaded the dismantling of Panton’s old stone schoolhouse on Lake Road, then relocated and reassembled it — piece by piece — at the then-barren, four-acre LCMM campus.

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Cross earns national SBA award

Posted on April 25, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



 


FERRISBURGH — A Ferrisburgh resident who works to help Vermont businesses grow will receive a national award next month in Washington, D.C. that recognizes not only his career accomplishments, but also his extensive community service and his work in Montpelier on behalf of small businesses.

The Small Business Administration recently named Fresh Tracks Capital LC co-founder and managing partner Cairn Cross its “National Financial Services Champion.”

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Organic dairy taking control of its destiny

Posted on March 10, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



FERRISBURGH — J.D. and Cheryl DeVos are no newcomers to the struggles of dairy farming. They took over the family farm in 1997 and began the three-year transition to organic milk production in 2005 in the hope that the guarantees of higher prices on the organic market would shelter their business from the volatility of the conventional milk market.

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County dairy farmers give Welch the lay of the land

Posted on February 24, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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FERRISBURGH — This Tuesday, in a bright, airy room at Ferrisburgh’s Kimball Brook Farm, Congressman Peter Welch perched on a chair in a suit and wool socks and listened to owners Cheryl and J.D. DeVos speak about the dairy processing facility that they plan to open early this summer.

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Dollar General gets green light for Route 7 store in Ferrisburgh

Posted on February 17, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment has conditionally approved a plan for a 10,650-square-foot Dollar General store at the intersection of Monkton Road and Route 7. The site lies across the state highway from the new solar farm, and across Monkton Road from Denecker Chevrolet.

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Dakin Farm owner wins maple award

Posted on February 7, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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FERRISBURGH — Forget apples — in this case, you could say the sap doesn’t fall far from the maple tree.

Sam Cutting IV, president of Vermont foods retailer Dakin  Farm, recently received the “2010 Maple Person of the Year Award” from the Vermont Maple Industry Council, a group formed to promote and protect the branding of Vermont maple syrup. He’s following in the footsteps of his father, Sam Cutting III, who won the same award 25 years ago.

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Area firefighters honored for volunteerism at meeting

Posted on January 24, 2011 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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FERRISBURGH — Last Wednesday evening, the first fire chief of South Burlington Bud Monell handed Chief Bob Jenkins an antique fire alarm bell. Jenkins took the bell, and rang it twice.

“That’s dinnertime, he says,” Monell.

Just minutes before, as Monell stared out over the room of hundreds of volunteer firefighters, he became choked up. He was overwhelmed.

“I thought I would see just 40 or 50 or something like that,” he told the crowd, reminiscing about past dinners and former colleagues.

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Ferrisburgh store ruling pending

Posted on January 13, 2011 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on Jan. 6 closed its public hearing on a proposed Route 7 Dollar General store, and the 45-day clock started ticking for the board to make a decision on the planned 10,000-square-foot-store.

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Ferrisburgh board tables energy plan

Posted on December 30, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectmen took no action at their Dec. 21 meeting to move the town toward becoming a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) district, an action that could — but only after a positive vote by residents — make Ferrisburgh property owners eligible for town-backed, low-cost loans for energy efficiency upgrades.

The selectboard heard a presentation about PACE from Vermont Energy Investment Corp. official Peter Adamczyk and town energy coordinator Bob McNary.

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Ferrisburgh eyes energy-saving effort

Posted on December 20, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A state energy official will meet with the Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday to explain the benefits of a program that could allow town property owners to finance energy-efficiency upgrades with long-term, town-backed loans.

Peter Adamczyk of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), which among other things runs Efficiency Vermont, will discuss with selectmen whether Ferrisburgh should become a “Property Assessed Clean Energy,” or PACE, community.

It’s a model for funding energy efficiency that other Addison County towns could emulate.

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