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Ferrisbugh selectboard appoints new member

Posted on December 2, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Nov. 26 chose a manager of Charlotte’s Point Bay Marina to fill a vacancy on the board created by the October resignation of longtime selectman John DeVos Jr.

Steve Gutowski, 60, was the pick among a field of six candidates that selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence described as strong across the board.

“They all were great candidates, and each offered something valuable and different,” Lawrence said.

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Ferrisburgh voters asked to support $850K bond for town garage

Posted on November 27, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents on Dec. 10 will be asked to approve an $850,000 bond to pay for the lion’s share of a proposed $1.05 million, 5,940-square-foot, six-bay highway department garage.

Balloting will be held on the same day as residents of Ferrisburgh and the other Addison Northwest Supervisory Union towns will weigh in on a proposed $2.88 million bond to pay for repairs and upgrades to Vergennes Union High School, most notably its auditorium, kitchen and cafeteria.

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Ferrisburgh board, clerk debate treasurer post

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — After hearing opposition from incumbent town treasurer Chet Hawkins and suggestions from residents at their Tuesday meeting, Ferrisburgh selectboard members decided to step back and reconsider their approach to hiring a new treasurer.

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DeVos leaves Ferrisburgh selectboard, six candidates vie for spot

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday evening will interview six candidates interested in filling the vacancy created by the recent resignation of longtime board member John DeVos Jr.

DeVos announced his resignation in an Oct. 22 letter to Selectboard Chairwoman Loretta Lawrence, citing “recent events” that made it necessary to “step back from some of his responsibilities.”

DeVos had served on the board since the mid-1990s, and Lawrence called his resignation “a tremendous loss.”

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Ferrisburgh residents can weigh in on proposed Rt. 22A land sale to dealership

Posted on November 18, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents have a few more days if they want to petition for a special meeting to consider the proposed $350,000 sale of 34.91 town-owned acres to Denecker Real Estate Investments LLC. That deal is projected to close on or before April 24, 2014.

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Update: Ferrisburgh teen found safe

Posted on November 12, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — A Ferrisburgh teen who was reported missing Oct. 11 has been found safe, Vermont State Police reported on Tuesday afternoon.

Police located Hailey Rheaume-Fox, 17, after her mother said Rheaume-Fox had contacted her and said she was in Burlington. Police took Rheaume-Fox, who was in good condition and did not require medical attention, into custody and returned her to the Department of Children and Families.

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State police search for missing Ferrisburgh 17-year-old

Posted on November 8, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — The Vermont State Police announced on Thursday that troopers continued their search for missing Ferrisburgh 17-year-old Hailey Rheaume-Fox, who was first reported missing on Oct. 11.

Det. Sgt. Sam Capagrossi said that since the time of her disappearance it was believed Rheaume-Fox was in the Burlington area with friends avoiding police. Further, police believed she was in contact with her mother through text messages since running away.

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Vermont food barge lays anchor in N.Y.C.

Posted on October 28, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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NEW YORK CITY — The Vermont Sail Freight Project sail barge Ceres,which left Shoreham Oct. 6 loaded with Vermont agricultural products, reached its destination this past Thursday — the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Erik Andrus, who is director of the project and runs a rice and beef farm in Ferrisburgh, said the project came out of a desire to connect people and the food they consume.

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Ferrisburgh considering wood heating for school

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh Central School officials in the months to come will consider whether to invest in a new boiler that would burn either wood chips or pellets and could save the school money in its heating bills.

According to an Oct. 8 presentation at an FCS board meeting by a Renewable Energy Resources company representative, a wood chip boiler could pay for itself in as few as four years and a wood pellet unit in as few as nine years, depending upon among other things the price of fuel oil.

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Ferrisburgh clean energy program on hold over paperwork

Posted on October 17, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectmen last week tabled the town’s Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, a month after giving the green light to a home energy-efficiency loan program that was narrowly approved by town voters in March 2012.

Selectboard chairwoman Loretta Lawrence said board members were once again uncertain about the town’s responsibilities and potential liability in backing the program, which requires towns to treat loans for home energy efficiency improvements as liens on the properties.

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