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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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Juice turned on at new Route 7 solar facility

Posted on December 20, 2010 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — With the ceremonial flick of a giant switch last Wednesday, developers of the largest solar farm north of New Jersey fired up their $5 million project located on a 16-acre parcel off Route 7, next to Vergennes Union High School.

The project — known as the Ferrisburgh Solar Farm (FSF) — was spearheaded by Ernie Pomerleau and Brian Waxler, who playfully donned sunglasses to soften the glare of a series of strobe lights activated in the VUHS gym at the special unveiling on Dec. 15.

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Dollar General store hearing to resume Jan. 6

Posted on December 6, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After visiting the proposed Route 7 site of a Dollar General store and later taking testimony last Wednesday evening, the Ferrisburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment decided to continue its public hearing next month.

The third hearing on the proposal to build the store on a 9.9-acre parcel at the junction of Route 7 and Monkton Road will take place Jan. 6 at 7:05 p.m.

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Finding common ground

Posted on December 2, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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FERRISBURGH — There is an old Balti Arab proverb that goes, “The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family.”

This proverb inspired the title of humanitarian Greg Mortenson’s popular book, “Three Cups of Tea,” which in turn inspired Ferrisburgh resident Mary Kerr, who has made it her mission to build connections between the United States and the Middle East.

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