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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.
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College students contribute to ag sector through hands-on seminar

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Fieldwork has taken on a new meaning for Middlebury College students enrolled in this fall’s Environmental Studies senior seminar.

Nineteen students are taking an in-depth look at Vermont’s dairy industry by working with local farmers and organizations such as the University of Vermont’s Extension Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to create reports and other end-of-course products with real-world applications.

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Town Hall Theater fundraiser links woodworkers with old cherry planks

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Town Hall Theater officials are giving area woodworkers a plum assignment using some well-seasoned cherry planks. It’s pretty straightforward; use the wood to make a fine piece of furniture or artwork, have it displayed at the Middlebury theater, and then harvest 50 percent of the proceeds once it is sold.

The other half of the sales price will go to the theater to help fortify its operating budget.

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Rifle hunters bag a record number of bucks

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Freezers throughout Addison County are packed with venison, and in many local homes that dish probably served as the main course on Thanksgiving.

That’s because the 2016 rifle season in Addison County was easily the most successful since 2005, when the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife banned shooting two-point “spikehorn” bucks during Vermont’s 16-day November rifle season.

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Wooden Wonders: Sheldon Museum showcases Vermont's old-time toys

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Look at a child’s holiday wish list this year and you’ll be hard-pressed to find an item that doesn’t need batteries or isn’t endowed with electronic circuitry. If it doesn’t whir, ring, text, conjure explosions, rack up points or play movies, it’s probably not going to find its way under a Christmas tree.

It hasn’t always been that way.

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Meet Your 2016 Candidates: Those running for Senate and House answer questions

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



In an effort to help area voters get to know the local candidates for the Legislature and their stands on some important issues, the Addison Independent asked those running for House and Senate to answer a short questionnaire. There are competitive races for most of the seats representing Addison County.

The three candidates running for the two seats in the Addison-1 House district, which encompasses Middlebury, include incumbent Democrat Amy Sheldon, Democratic challenger Robin Scheu and Progressive Jill Charbonneau.

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Happy Valley Orchard expands to meet growing hard cider demand

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Hard cider has literally changed the face of Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury.

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Vermont orchards adapt to warmer climate

Posted on October 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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SHOREHAM — Farmers always have to deal with unpredictable weather, but growers of perennial plants like apple trees face additional difficulties with a changing climate. Vermont orchardists have been dealing with the reality of global warming — successfully for the most part — for years, according to Champlain Orchards co-owner and head orchardist Bill Suhr.

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Field Days Road site in New Haven raises key solar issues

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — About 30 Vermonters paced across a pasture off Field Days Road last Monday, looking at sightlines, scanning for orange flags marking boundaries, and trying from various perspectives to reimagine the 27 acres as the site of a 2.2MW solar development.

In the 16 months since Green Peak Solar LLC filed for permission from the Vermont Public Service Board, the Next Generation Solar Farm project has generated plenty of controversy.

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Vermont State Police Log: Troopers respond to report of missing chickens

Posted on September 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of five chickens from a coop at a Ferrisburgh home this past weekend.

Troopers report that someone came onto the Old Hollow Road property of Jessy Amblo sometime between 6:30 and 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4, and absconded with the fowl. Police ruled out the possibility that a natural predator had taken the birds.

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Vermont State Police barracks in New Haven gets a new leader

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police Lt. Charles Cacciatore found himself doing something on Monday that he has already done several times during his eventful 25-year career with the department: Gazing upon a stack of boxes that he will soon unpack to put his personal touch on a barren office.

And in this case, the nomadic state police administrator is preparing to settle in Addison County for a second time, as he assumes command of the VSP’s New Haven barracks. Cacciatore previously served in this county as a sergeant from 2004 to the start of 2007.

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