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Pioneering organic wheat grower reflects on the farming life

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRIDPORT — Pioneering organic wheat farmer Ben Gleason is making plans to lay aside his plow. The 73-year-old Bridport resident is working with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve his farm’s 75 acres and conduct a nationwide search for a new farmer interested in Gleason’s farm and flour business.

“I was gonna farm until I died,” said Gleason. Instead he’s decided just to find new owners.

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Bernie Sanders whips up Middlebury crowd, joins in condemnation of Trump's DACA decision

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS — Leading state officials in Vermont were unanimous in their condemnation of President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, created by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

The program allowed children brought illegally to the U.S. by adult relatives to work and attend school legally, provided they registered with the government. Re-registration was required every two years.

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Vermont first responders deliver hurricane relief in Texas

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Erin Mansfield of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — Fifteen first responders affiliated with the Vermont Department of Public Safety have deployed to Texas to help with relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.

The storm battered almost the entire Gulf Coast region of Texas starting early Saturday, Aug. 26, and lasting through most of last week. The storm has since moved into neighboring states, including Louisiana, but was downgraded to a tropical depression.

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Sheldon Museum to host wine tasting fundraiser this Sunday

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Indpendent



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Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or someone who is just learning about the wonderful world of wines, the Sheldon Museum has planned an event sure to appeal to all tastes.  Sheldon Uncorked is an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and historic curiosities offering attendees chances to win fine bottles of wine. The bottles range from bold Cabernets and buttery Chardonnays to refreshing Pinot Grigios and many others in between. The event will take place at the Museum, 1 Park Street in Middlebury, on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 5-7 p.m.

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Organic milk prices plummet across Vermont

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Erin Mansfield of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — A once-hot market for organic milk has cooled, and farmers are paying the price.

In the face of a market glut, companies are paying Vermont’s organic dairy farmers less for their product, at a cost of tens thousands of dollars to each farm.

Organic Valley, which buys milk from more than half of Vermont’s roughly 200 organic dairy farms, will be accepting less milk from farmers at its highest price and paying discount rates for additional milk.

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Days gone by: Monkton Historical Society collects photos from past times

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — A dedicated cadre of Monkton residents shared photographs and stories of Monkton days gone by at a recent Monkton Historical Society meeting.

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Master composter course offered at UVM this fall

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Are you interested in composting, but don’t know how? You can learn the basics of backyard composting through a six-week online course offered this fall through the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Master Gardener Office.

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The Outside Story: A monarch lives among us

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Elise Tillinghast for The Outside Story



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Earlier this summer, my daughter persuaded me to bring home a monarch egg. I had misgivings. This wasn’t my first butterfly rodeo, and previous experience was discouraging. Two summers past, a friend gave us several black swallowtail caterpillars. One lived to adulthood, but all the siblings wasted away, taking on the form of burnt bacon gristle.

On the plus side, this time we’d be starting with an egg, and a new one at that. We had found it minutes after watching the mother butterfly flutter down into a milkweed patch.

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Elections official: New law nets more registered voters

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — After six months of implementation of Vermont’s Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) program, Secretary of State Jim Condos announced voter registration updates and enrollment numbers today, crediting the success of Vermont’s AVR program to a strong partnership between the Secretary of State’s Office, the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and local town clerks.

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Successful bear hunters must submit animal's teeth

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful bear hunters that a regulation now requires them to submit a bear tooth so wildlife managers can collect important information on Vermont’s bear population.

Teeth submitted by hunters are used to determine the ages of bears. Wildlife biologists use age and sex data to estimate the number of bears in Vermont and to determine the status and health of the bear population. Envelopes for submitting teeth are available at all big game check stations.

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