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August 1st, 2016

Online course on basics of composting offered from UVM

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — A four-week online course available through the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Master Gardener program, will be offered this fall on the basics of backyard composting.

Class dates are Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 from 6:15-9 p.m. Participants may either take part in live webinars where they can interact with the instructors or watch archived recordings of the classes at their convenience. The course will be offered statewide through GoToWebinar.

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Guided hikes offered at Mount Independence Aug. 7

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Mount Independence rocks! Come to the state historic site in Orwell, Vt., on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 2-3:30 p.m. for a “Hike into Geologic History.” Geologist David Gross will guide this tour to explore the geology of Mount Independence, one of the largest American defenses constructed for the Revolutionary War. What made the Mount “strong ground” for the Americans to build here in 1776 and 1777?

This is one of many programs this year to celebrate the 240th anniversary, as well as the 50th anniversary of the trail system.

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Arts Beat for Aug. 8: Language school students to perform opera in German

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Greg Pahl



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The Middlebury College German School’s “German for Singers” presents “Das Serail,” a medley of popular “Seraglio-operas” from the 18th century, featuring music by Gluck, Haydn, Mozart and Weber at 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater.

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Mount Abe alum, athlete returns as athletic director

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — Bristol resident Devin Wendel’s job description didn’t change this summer, but his work commute went from 44 miles, at least by way of the Appalachian Gap, to two-tenths of a mile along West Street.

For the past year, Wendel has been the full-time interim athletic director at East Montpelier’s U-32 High School. This spring he was hired to take over the same position at his alma mater, Mount Abraham Union High School — just around the corner from his family of five’s Munsill Avenue home.

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Editorial: Shap Smith for Lt. Gov.

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



In the three-way Democratic primary race for lieutenant governor on Aug. 9, House Speaker Shap Smith has the legislative experience, leadership skills and vision to be the best candidate to represent Democrats against Republican Randy Brock in the general election.

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Opinion: Phil Scott falls short on climate change, renewables

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Wayne Michaud



After 18 years of living in the best place of my life, I will be leaving Vermont for California. I do this reluctantly, but my son lives there and my wife and I want to be nearer to him. I won’t even be able to vote here in the upcoming elections, but I still would like to weigh in on the importance of the gubernatorial race. I will express two significant concerns I have about Phil Scott and therefore why I feel Vermont should elect a Democrat.

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Opinion: Dunne has shown strength on women's issues

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Hannah Hatch



Politics in our country largely fails to represent a demographic that comprises half of our population. Women, though by no means a minority in a statistical sense, are a political minority — a minority in power and privilege. The norms and policies of our society have put women at a disadvantage and forced many of us to choose between having a career or starting a family.

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Opinion: Bray, Ayer worked hard on new energy bill

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Fran Putnam



Recently, I brought my grandchildren to an event celebrating the signing of the renewable energy siting bill (S.260). They are the reason I work hard on climate change issues, so I wanted them to see the thoughtful work underway on clean energy in Vermont.

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