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AARP offers tips to stop tax scams

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The AARP Fraud Watch Network lit up the phone lines on Sept. 17 as part of a “Reverse Boiler Room,” dialing thousands of residents to warn them about two leading “imposter scams” hitting thousands of Vermonters — the IRS and “tech support” scams.

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Invasive species can be bad, but not all bad

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Declan McCabe



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Invasive species have earned their bad reputations. English sparrows compete with native birds from Newfoundland to South America. Australian brown tree snakes are well on their way to exterminating every last bird from the forests of Guam. And I don’t think anyone can fully predict how Colombia’s rivers will change in response to drug lord Pablo Escobar’s escaped hippopotamus population.

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Lisman opens up 'not the usual guy' campaign

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Jasper Craven of Vt. Digger



SHELDON — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Lisman kicked off his campaign in the heart of dairy country Monday, portraying a bleak picture of a Vermont in need of an overhaul from a Montpelier outsider.

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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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Opinion: Our sweet ride has turned sour

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — In June of this year I became a very proud owner of a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI.

Our search for a vehicle was long and arduous. The cars in our driveway had always been at least 10 years old and only moderately reliable. But we were getting tired of the trips to the mechanic’s and the “adventure” of possible breakdowns everywhere we went.

With a Toyota Tacoma pick-up for weekend warrior projects and four-wheel drive, we focused on something that was more compact and could achieve better fuel efficiency.

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Vt. man starts class-action lawsuit against VW

Posted on October 12, 2015 |
By Erin Mansfield of VTDigger.org



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VERMONT — A Charlotte man is suing Volkswagen over the German automaker’s recent admission that it manufactured 11 million diesel-fueled cars with faulty emissions technology.

The Burlington law firm Downs Rachlin Martin filed the class-action lawsuit on behalf of Robert Turnau late last month. He is the only named plaintiff, but the case alleges fraud on behalf of hundreds or thousands of Vermonters.

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Hunters urged to dress in orange

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont Fish & Wildlife urges hunters to keep up Vermont’s new hunting tradition: wear hunter orange.

Fish & Wildlife points out that last year was the second time in three years there were no hunting-related shootings in the state. So far, 2015 is also accident-free, and smart hunters can help keep this flawless record going by choosing to wear fluorescent “hunter orange,” according to the department.

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Moose on the move, Vermont drivers beware

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Addison Indedendent



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MONTPELIER — Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning. The peak of their breeding season is late September and the first two weeks of October.

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Wildlife officials asking for bear teeth

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful bear hunters to make every effort to submit a bear tooth so wildlife managers can collect critical information on Vermont’s bear population.

Teeth submitted by hunters are used to determine the ages of bears. Department staff 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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Visual artist Kolb receives grant for poetry and art exhibit

Posted on October 1, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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ISLAND POND —The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to The Vermont Folklife Center and visual artist Kathleen Kolb to help fund “Shedding Light on the Working Forest,” a traveling exhibition.

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