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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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Nominations sought for annual 2017 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — Seeking to recognize a leading Vermont environmentalist and honor the legacy of a legendary wildlife advocate, Green Mountain Power has called for nominations for the 2017 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award.

Presented annually and named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom of Milton, the GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award is given to one person, business, group or non-profit who has made a significant contribution to Vermont’s environment. The award is accompanied by a $2,500 donation to the winner’s environmental cause.

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Got bats? Learn to be a bat monitor for Fish and Wildlife

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



FAIR HAVEN AND FERRISBURGH, Vt.The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to monitor colonies of endangered bats this summer. The department is looking for volunteers willing to help count state-endangered little brown bats as they emerge at dusk at locations throughout the Champlain Valley.

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Ethiopian street artist to share his work with students

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — The Willowell Foundation, in conjunction with the Vermont Folklife Center and Castleton University will be hosting internationally acclaimed street artist Behulum Mengistu through June. In addition to his work as a fine artist, Behulum serves as Managing Director of The One Love Theater, a troupe devoted to educating the community and creating dialogue around important issues like gender equality and HIV/AIDS education.

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Funding available for water protection projects

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking applications for water quality-focused conservation innovation grants in Vermont.

USDA-NRCS in Vermont will invest up to a total of $225,000 for projects that spark the development and adoption of innovative conservation technologies and approaches that address water quality. The maximum award amount for any project will not exceed $75,000 in fiscal year 2017.

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ACTR receives donation from St. Stephen's Peasant Market

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Peasant Market of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church recently donated $2,000 to Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) to help replace aging buses. ACTR plans to put two new 28-passenger buses in service to ensure the travelling public’s safety and meet ridership demands.

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Rail project's environmental impact scrutinized

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials, residents, merchants and property owners concerned about upcoming construction disruption in the downtown will be spending a lot of time reading between now and May 11.

And the subject matter, while important, is pretty dry.

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Nature and trout: Computer science prof embraces outdoor writing

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — A cabin on a lake in Montana in a national park. No cell phone. No Internet. Little company for most of the 25 days he’ll be there, except a solar-powered laptop and a mountain of research.

For some that might sound like punishment.

But Middlebury College computer science professor — and outdoors and nature writer — Matthew Dickerson considered it a prize to be sought.

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Students of the Week - May 1, 2017

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Green Up ambassador: Middlebury's Peg Martin a true force of nature

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — For longtime Middlebury Green Up coordinator Peg Martin, Green Up Day is about more than trash.

“I’ve always had very strong feelings about community and the fact that in a community you do what you can, however you can do it, to participate and make things better for the whole community,” said Martin.

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