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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_argument_validate::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_argument_validate.inc on line 87.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_argument_validate_taxonomy_term::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin_argument_validate::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/taxonomy/views_plugin_argument_validate_taxonomy_term.inc on line 165.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

17 ideas for making holiday memories

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



17 ideas for making holiday memories

Counting down to Christmas Day means many different things to people across the globe. Although families likely have several different traditions they anticipate each year, it can be fun to incorporate some new merrymakers into the festivities. Here are 17 new things to try:

1. Annual memento: Have the kids or adults make one new handmade ornament each year. This way the tree is always evolving, and everyone can track milestones.

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Manure spreading ban now in affect until April 1

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Manure spreading is a common Vermont agricultural practice that enriches the soil for production and helps manage animal waste. Some times, however, are better than others for spreading.

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Aid available for damaged maple orchards

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independen



MIDDLEBURY — Pam Smith, executive director or the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in Middlebury, this week announced that Addison County is approved to accept applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages to farmland, notably maple orchards, from high winds.

ECP signup has begun and will end Jan. 19, 2018.

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Immigration advocates protest new policing policy

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



PITTSFORD — Immigration advocates are protesting the Vermont Criminal Justice Council’s updated language in a state law designed to encourage fair policing.

But the chairman of the VCJC says those same advocates were involved in the updating process and are smearing the council. The VCJC has said the language in the Fair and Impartial Policing Policy must be changed in order to comply with tighter federal immigration rules or risk losing grant funding.

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The Outside Story: A walk in the woods — following plants that follow stream beds

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Susan Shea



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I followed a stream downhill through the woods as it coursed through a small ravine. At the base of the hill, just before the brook entered a wetland, a patch of unusual-looking plants was growing amongst moss on a decaying tree root that spanned the stream. They were round and flat with lobed edges, and only the size of a dime. A couple of other patches grew nearby. Here the plants had branched out from their round bases, extending flat green ribbons across the damp soil.

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Vermonters react to FCC's repeal of internet neutrality

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt of VTDigger.org



WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Communications Commission repealed Obama-era internet neutrality regulations on a party-line vote Thursday.

In the hours after the decision, many Vermont officials came out strongly against the move.

All three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation signed on to legislation that would restore the regulations. Meanwhile, top Vermont officials weighed options that could be taken at a state level.

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American Red Cross offers these safety tips for winter

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — As the winter weather hit Vermont on Tuesday, the American Red Cross offered 10 steps that people can take to stay safe during the storm.

1.  Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat.

2.  Don’t forget your furry friends. Bring pets indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.

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Join the Audubon Christmas Bird Count this weekend

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — This holiday season marks the 118th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a favorite tradition among Vermont’s birding community. The counts are conducted from Dec. 14 to Jan. 5 each year.

Even novice birdwatchers can participate because every event is led by an experienced birder. Organizers and participants include birders and biologists from Audubon Vermont, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, and many other groups.

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State hires expert to verify pipeline depth

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — The Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hire an “independent expert” to check the burial depth of Vermont Gas Systems’ pipeline between Colchester and Middlebury, part of which is closer to the surface than intended.

According to a Dec. 6 PUC order, the expert will look in particular at a half-mile section where the pipeline’s depth doesn’t comply with the permit. The analysis will also check the pipeline’s depth at stream crossings along its 41-mile length.

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Flu season is upon us: H3N2 vaccine available now

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Vermont health officials say this may be a rough flu season, and are advising people to get their flu shot to protect both themselves and others, such as children too young to be vaccinated.

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