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May 18th, 2017

Expanded Starksboro selectboard tackles to-do list

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



STARKSBORO — At its April retreat, the newly expanded five-person Starksboro selectboard set itself a number of priorities for the work ahead. These include:

•  Evaluating the town’s financial reporting software.

•  Improving methods of communication with community members, including the town website.

•  Continuing maintenance on town buildings and properties.

•  Requiring liability insurance for all town contractors.

•  Reclassification of certain Class Four roads.

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Elaine Ittleman paintings on display at Jackson Gallery

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Elaine Ittleman paints large abstract landscapes. Bold and colorful, they have an improvisational feel and apparent joie de vivre. Ittleman is passionate about art and has been painting for over 20 years in various media including oil, watercolor and pastel. Her work has evolved through impressionistic landscapes to a more abstract approach. She will exhibit 14 recent oil paintings in the Jackson Gallery from May 19-June 25. An artist’s reception will be held this Friday, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

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Law would shield farmworkers from ICE

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., earlier this month introduced legislation to shield farmworkers from deportation and to put them on a path to earned legal status and eventual citizenship.

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Regulations, future of ag top farmers' worries on statewide listening tour

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Throughout February and March, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets held a Listening Tour to gather feedback and ideas about farming in our state. Over the course of six weeks, the agency hosted meetings in five and towns and cities, including Middlebury. More than 300 farmers and community members attended.

“The suggestions and ideas shared by participants were insightful, and covered a wide range of topics,” said Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts recently.

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Grants for innovative water quality projects available

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking applications for water quality-focused conservation innovation grants in Vermont.

USDA-NRCS in Vermont will invest up to a total of $225,000 for projects that spark the development and adoption of innovative conservation technologies and approaches that address water quality. The maximum award amount for any project will not exceed $75,000 in fiscal year 2017.

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State issues logging guide for landowners

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Landowners considering logging on their land can now benefit from a series of simple and concise guides, designed to address the most common questions about timber harvests.

Gov. Phil Scott and Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder recently introduced “The Landowner Guides to a Successful Timber Harvest.” These guides encourage wisely planned harvests that support forest health while maintaining or enhancing wildlife habitat, protecting water quality, and encouraging opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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Editorial: Dems deal themselves a weak hand to Gov's aces

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



As the Vermont Legislature approaches adjournment, possibly this Friday, it is most likely that the budget, as it stands, will be vetoed by the governor a few weeks from now. Negotiations will continue via an appointed committee, and legislators will be called back to Montpelier this summer for a final reckoning.

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Panthers' stunning rally tops Colby in women's lax

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — In Sunday’s almost painfully tense second-round NCAA Division III lacrosse game at Middlebury College, Colby scored five goals to the Panthers’ one in the first 6:41 of the second half to take an 8-5 lead.

In the past few weeks, the 15-4 Panthers had lost two starters, sophomore midfielder Henley Hall and junior attacker Georgia Carroll, and valuable freshman reserve Emily Barnard to injury. Before the season even started, another freshman tore a knee ligament.

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