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Vermont birders encouraged to join annual Christmas bird count

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — This holiday season marks the 116th annual Christmas Bird Count, a favorite tradition among Vermont’s birding community. Birders in Vermont are encouraged to participate in the count, which begins on Dec. 14 and runs through Jan. 5.

Even novice birdwatchers can participate because every event is led by an experienced birder. Organizers and participants include birders and biologists from Audubon Vermont, the North Branch Nature Center, the Northwoods Stewardship Center, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

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Dining cards benefit shelter animals

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is hoping the community is hungry is holiday season. The shelter is relying on sales of their 2016 Dining Cards to raise significant funds to support their mission to safeguard, rescue, shelter, heal, adopt and advocate for animals in need.

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Mountain View Equipment launches toy program

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Mountain View Equipment (www.mountainviewequip.com) has launched its 2015 “Kids and Christmas” program at each of its four dealerships. “Kids and Christmas” is a program where customers have an opportunity to make a donation to a local charity. If they choose to do so, they receive 10 percent off their transaction, up to a $100 discount on in-stock parts and toys.

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Boy Scouts still have trees, wreaths

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — If you still need to get a Christmas tree or want to get a nice wreath for the holidays, Monkton Boy Scout Troop 525 will be selling trees and wreaths at the Monkton Friends Methodist Church each weekend before Christmas. The Scouts will be at the church on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Prices of the trees, coming from Craftsbury, are $35 each.

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Protect yoursel from identity theft

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison County



WASHINGTON — The theft of your identity, especially personal information such as your name, Social Security number, address and children’s names, can be traumatic and frustrating. In this online era, it’s important to always be on guard, officials from the Internal Revenue Service said in a recent statement.

The IRS has teamed up with state revenue departments and the tax industry to make sure you understand the dangers to your personal and financial data.

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New Haven brings skepticism to Vt. Green Line Q&A session

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — New Haven residents continue to grapple with whether — and on what terms — to accept the Vermont Green Line, a 400-megawatt renewable energy transmission project that proposes to site a large electrical converter station near the VELCO substation.

Last Tuesday, Dec. 8, more than 100 residents packed the New Haven Town Hall for an informational meeting, conducted according to Town Meeting rules and overseen by town moderator Pam Marsh.

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Waltham selectboard eyes revenue from power line, supports 'green line' proposal

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — The Waltham selectboard came away from a Dec. 7 meeting with representatives of the companies proposing the Vermont Green Line saying it would recommend the town support the planned $600 million, 400-megawatt underground power line that would run from Beekmantown, N.Y., to New Haven.

“Our board was supportive of the plan,” said selectboard chairman Mike Grace in an email to the Independent. “We just wanted to get enough information to answer any questions at town meeting.”

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Injured Monkton man rises to the challenge, regains independence

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Chris Grant pretty much had life by the tail.

He had his health, a home, a job and a Harley.

Then June 27, 2009, came along and changed his life forever.

Grant, then 36, was taking his motorcycle for a quick burn along Walker Mountain Road in Clarendon. He was a mile-and-a-half from his home when he rolled into a curve and saw an oncoming pickup truck that was veering across the centerline of the road.

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Lincoln woman comes to the rescue

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Rachel Horn



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Editor’s note: Rachel Horn is  a resident of Los Angeles and a summer employee of  at the Farm & Wilderness Camps in Plymouth.

LINCOLN — Bravo to you, Lincoln, Vt.; I spent four hours of my life in your town and experienced a most true and beautiful act of kindness.

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Pediatric dental office proposed for Middlebury

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — A local dentist is seeking permission to build a pediatric dental office off Court Street in Middlebury, a practice that would serve children as well as adults with disabilities.

The project is being proposed by Brian Collins, a Cornwall resident with almost three decades of experience as a dentist — primarily in Texas. Collins and his wife, Anne, moved to Cornwall a couple years ago. Since then, he has been providing pediatric dental services at offices in Burlington, in hospital settings, and locally with Middlebury Dental Group.

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