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Peg Flory to cap 20-year career as Rutland-area lawmaker

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — After two decades of serving the people of Rutland County in the Statehouse, Sen. Peg Flory on Tuesday announce she will not from for re-election the Vermont Senate in November.

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Local students excel in state speaking contest

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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CHESTER — Each year, Lions Clubs throughout Vermont invite high school juniors and seniors to write and deliver a speech based on the current Lions Clubs International president’s theme for the year. At this year’s statewide competition in Chester, during the Vermont Lions District 45 Cabinet Meeting on Saturday, March 10, two of the three prize winners came from the Addison Independent’s coverage area.

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Nominate Vermont's top dairy farm

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association (VDIA) are seeking nominations for the 2018 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. The deadline to submit is April 27.

The award, which has been presented annually since 1961, honors one outstanding dairy farm each year for overall excellence in dairying. Nominees are evaluated by a judging committee comprised of past winners on their overall farm management, innovative practices, milk quality, crops, pasture quality, conservation practices and promotion of the dairy industry.

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With bears waking up, feeders are lures

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Spring weather is welcomed by all. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department would like to remind Vermonters that warm spring weather and melting snows, while a balm to human souls, will also cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. With that in mind, the department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting those hungry bears.

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Updated: Sale of Clark Hinsdale's iconic dairy farm is sign of the times

Posted on March 22, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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CHARLOTTE — Clark Hinsdale III’s family has been farming on Vermont’s soils for seven generations in Addison and Chittenden counties.

A week ago (March 21), he auctioned off his herd of 250 milking cows, his farm implements and tools, his four robotic milkers and all the agricutural trappings of a lifetime in the dairy industry at one of Vermont’s most iconic dairy operations.

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Vermont's forest sector facing challenges

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By Christine McGowan



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This week’s Community Forum is by Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.

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U.S. budget bill offers $1B in dairy subsidies

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By Kelsey Neubauer



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BURLINGTON — After Congress passed a massive budget deal in Washington, D.C., last month, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, was in the Green Mountain State touting a farming bill in the federal package that secured more than $1.1 billion in subsidies to stabilize the dairy industry.

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Irish festival brings heritage to Burlington

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The Burlington Irish Heritage Festival kicked off its 23rd year last week, with Irish heritage festivities all over the Queen City. The fun continues through March 30. Here are a few events this weekend. To learn more visit burlingtonirishheritage.org.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Children’s Crafts

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St., Burlington

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Vermont State Police Log: Leicester man cited for domestic assault, DUI

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police cited a Leicester man for domestic assault and drinking and driving this past weekend.

On Saturday, March 10, at 10 minutes before midnight, troopers from the New Haven barracks responded to a Leicester home for a report of a family fight.

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Mt. Abe, OV students to compete in poetry contest

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BARRE — Two local high school students will compete in the 2018 Vermont Poetry Out Loud State Semi-final competition at Barre Opera House on Monday, March 12.

Mount Abraham Union High School senior Chloe Lyons and Otter Valley senior Calysta Hayes will be among students from 34 Vermont high schools representing 11 counties vying for the state championship in the national poetry recitation competition. The two local students are already champions, having won their high school’s competition and thus spots in the state competition.

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