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Legislators consider income tax to fund public education

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — A proposal to use the income tax as the primary source for funding public schools was the top issue discussed by participants at the season’s first legislative breakfast, held Monday at the Bridport Grange Hall.

Local lawmakers also shared their view on the state’s new marijuana law and a plan to lower prescription drug costs, among other topics (click the links to see those stories).

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Ferrisburgh faceoff is top item on ANWSD-area ballots

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh offers the only major contested race for office among the communities that make up the Addison Northwest School District. But in addition to weighing in on the usual selectboard budget proposals and a $21.1 million school-spending plan, on Town Meeting Day residents of Vergennes and the four towns will be facing questions about fire and highway trucks and town hall repairs.

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Climate alert! Naturalists see global warming hurting northern species

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Emma Cotton



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ADDISON — The changing climate is significantly affecting northern wildlife, nationally renowned naturalist Sue Morse recently told a gathering of 30 people in Addison. The Jericho resident told stories not just of the influence of warming in Vermont, but also gave first-hand accounts of changes in the Arctic, showing striking photos of both the environment’s natural beauty and the trauma it has endured.

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Group gives kids 'passports' to the great outdoors

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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ADDISON COUNTY — Do you like spending time outdoors?

Most of us (kids and adults) answer, “Yes!” But when it comes right down to it, we don’t actually spend as much time as we might like outside.

“The statistics show us that about 50 percent of kids today play outside as they did in the ’80s,” sited Andy Paluch, executive director of Come Alive Outside — a non-profit based in Rutland. “There are so many things competing for our attention these days.”

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Play imagines Einstein meeting Picasso

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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What would you do if someone told you that you could have drinks with Pablo Picasso? How about Albert Einstein?

Obviously, you’d go! But what would you talk about?

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Ferrisburgh selectboard proposes increase in town spending

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Wednesday adopted a roughly $1.935 million town spending proposal for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that would raise spending by about 4.1 percent, assuming voters also back charitable contributions on the ballot.

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Former co-chief of ambulance service pleads in embezzlement

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A former co-director of Middlebury Regional EMS has pleaded innocent to four felony charges of embezzlement, stemming from allegations that she stole a combined total of $7,802 from the nonprofit over a more than year-long period to pay for personal items, gifts for friends and her own medical expenses.

Lisa M. Northup, 46, entered her plea during her Jan. 22 arraignment in Addison Superior Court, criminal division.

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Childhood obesity is on the rise; here's one way to resist it

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — The epidemic of childhood obesity has become something we cannot ignore. An estimated 25 to 30 percent of Vermont’s children are overweight or obese, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011. These children are twice as likely to remain obese as adults as median-weight children are to become obese.

To local pediatrician Dr. Francisco Corbalan, these are very disturbing figures.

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Funky, fermented artist turns labels into art

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Have you ever really looked at the labels of products you use every day? Try it sometime, you might be surprised. Sure some labels never vary from their branding, but on other products you’ll see the thoughtful work of artists that changes over time.

Take for example Mike Kin. He’s been drawing the labels for Aqua ViTea Kombucha since their first batch in 2007.

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