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October 15th, 2015

New Middlebury businesss is all about maple

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Longtime maple syrup producer Rayce Burnham of Cornwall had been looking for a spot in which to consolidate his boiling operation. He had acquired a 2.5-foot-by-8-foot evaporator that needed a bigger home, and he wasn’t financially prepared to build a place of his own.

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UD-3 school board, administration begin budget work facing fiscal limits

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — UD-3 school district administrators will build a 2016-2017 budget for Middlebury Union high and middle schools under the assumption that they will be limited to a 0.71 percent increase in per-pupil spending, as prescribed by Act 46, the state’s new education consolidation law. Spending over that threshold would subject the district to a dollar penalty for each dollar they spend above their limit, according to the new law.

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Addison looks to residents for input on new town plan

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — The Addison Planning Commission will take its next step toward a rewrite of key provisions of Addison’s town plan on Monday, when planners will host what they hope will be a well-attended open house at Addison Central School from 4 to 7 p.m.

They hope especially to talk about the issue of allowing smaller lots and protecting open land in the town’s largest zoning district, the Low Density Residential and Agricultural (LDR/A) district.

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Victor Nuovo: Justice and happiness

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

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Sixth-generation farmer has agriculture in his blood

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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Editor’s note: In this past Monday’s edition we featured a story on a local dairyman who is using a newer technique called no-till farming. Here we present a picture of the farmer himself.

By GAEN MURPHREE

ORWELL — Brad Thomas walks around a field on his Jillian Acres farm off Route 73 West in Orwell, showing some visitors the cover crop he has planted on some of hay fields. Thomas milks cows and farms 465 acres in Orwell and 225 in Rutland County.

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Local youths shine at regional dairy contest

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Several Addison County 4-H’ers placed in dairy competitions and the regional dairy show at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., recently.

DAIRY COMPETITIONS

In the general dairy knowledge contest, held Sept. 17, Sharon Palmer of Weybridge came in seventh in the senior division. All dairy exhibitors were required to take part in this contest.

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Mount Abe boys' soccer outlasts Commodores, 2-1

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School boys’ soccer team on Tuesday picked up a key win for the Eagles’ playoff positioning, but a shorthanded Vergennes group made it difficult for them before falling, 2-1.

The 9-2-2 Eagles controlled much of play, especially when taking the lead on a Tucker Paradee free kick during the first half, during which they outshot the Commodores by 16-2.

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Working Lands grants on offer to farmers, foresters

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) is making available approximately $550,000 in grants to fund forestry and agriculture projects that enhance Vermont’s communities, economy and culture.

The applicant guide can be found online at http://workinglands.vermont.gov/apply/rfp. Applicant Information Sessions are scheduled for Oct. 9 and 14.

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