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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($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 50.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.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: 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 view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • 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.

Ferrisburgh to hold hearing on town plan

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard on Tuesday, May 9, will hold a public hearing on the proposed new town plan that was written and has already been approved by the Ferrisburgh Planning Commission. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the town’s Route 7 office building.

Planners after a March 15 hearing approved the 89-page plan, which has been almost four years in the making, and forwarded it to the selectboard. The selectboard on March 28 accepted the document and chose May 9 for a public hearing.

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Rutland man to be sentenced in felony case

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — An Addison County jury on April 14 convicted a West Rutland man on a felony count of lewd and lascivious conduct, stemming from an incident in Salisbury during the summer of 2015.

Henry Foster, 41, will be sentenced on July 10 for what county prosecutors said was an offense of “acting in a sexually inappropriate way” toward a girl who was 17 years old at the time.

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Save our trees! Learn about invasive species this Arbor Day

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLBEURY — As Vermonters join others around the nation to celebrate National Arbor Day — Vermont celebrates on the first Friday of May — there’s worrisome news on the horizon: Vermont is currently surrounded by two tree-killing beetles — the Emeral Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned.

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College Community Chorus to perform this weekend

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Indedpendent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College Community Chorus takes to the stage in Brandon and Middlebury during the first weekend in May for its “Spring Awakening” concert. The program offers songs of solace and hope, alongside pieces that celebrate the wonder of star-filled nights and an awakening to new possibilities. Included are rarely heard classical music, a traditional African song, and stirring works by contemporary American composers.

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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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