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The Outside Story: Learn about our native raccoons

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul



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Often, during my forays into the woods behind our house, I wonder who might be occupying the holes carved into tree trunks by time and nature. The barred owls I hear hoo-hoo-hoo-hooing, maybe, or the chittering red squirrels. And, chances are, there are raccoons in some of those hollows, high above the ground.

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Protect your pets: Check your home for poisons

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By M. Kathleen Shaw DVM



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March 18-24 is Animal Poison Prevention Week, and veterinarians are spreading the word about some common poisons for our animals large and small (including exotic animals). While many of us believe our homes are safe from toxins that animals would ingest, you might be surprised at what can cause serious illness.

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Business news: Scott accredited as educator by electronic design group

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SOUTH BURLINGTON — Rick Scott, president of System Integrators of South Burlington and Key Largo, Fla., has recently attained accreditation as a Certified Outreach Instructor from the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association. This certification allows System Integrators to provide continuing education and the required credits to members of the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, National Association of Home Builders and other related organizations.

Scott resides in Bridport and does company billing there.

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Why help amphibians cross the street?

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — As anyone who helped ferry salamanders and frogs across the road last week in Salisbury, or caught the Addison Independent video on Instagram know, one of Vermont’s great wildlife migrations is happening right now, and it’s taking place right at our feet.

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Dairy program extended to help more farmers

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be reopening the enrollment next week for the much-improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).

The changes implement improvements that Leahy included in the Bipartisan Budget Act in February to give Vermont dairy farmers what the senator called a more cost-effective risk protection option. Reopening enrollment is especially important now as dairy farmers are experiencing a difficult year with falling prices for their milk.

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April brings phony tax scams

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Vermont’s attorney general and tax commissioner are urging Vermonters to avoid the worst kind of April Fool’s trick: scams that could lure them into losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. State officials met at the Tax Department two weeks before the April 16 tax filing deadline to warn Vermonters about the “IRS scam,” identity theft and what they can do to protect themselves.

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Nominations sought for Vt. award for educator of the year

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont Humanities Council seeks nominations for its Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award, which recognizes a Vermont educator in grades 6 through 12 who exemplifies excellence in the teaching of the humanities.

The recipient will receive a $1,000 check and public recognition at VHC’s fall conference on November 17 at UVM’s Dudley Davis Center. Last year’s winner was Marsha Cassel of Rutland High School.

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Manure restrictions still in effect in wet weather

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — April 1 marks the end of Vermont’s winter manure-spreading ban for non-frequently flooded fields in Vermont, but with another cold and wet spring bringing adverse field conditions to most of Vermont, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is issuing a spring stewardship reminder to ensure that farmers are aware that water quality rules will restrict manure-spreading activities until the weather and individual field conditions improve.

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Senate OKs gun bill; Gov. Scott is up next

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By ALAN J. KEAYS of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — A landmark bill that would make a series of changes to the state’s gun laws has received final approval from the General Assembly.

Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, says he intends to sign the three bills that introduce new restrictions on gun use and ownership.

The historic legislation was the subject of intense debate in the Democratically controlled Legislature. The House held two marathon sessions and the Senate engaged in contentious committee hearings and spirited floor debate.

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