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Vermont farmers unhappy with dairy insurance

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — For Weybridge dairy farmer Nate Miller, a federal program that provides insurance against wide swings in milk and feed prices hasn’t made much of a difference to his farming operation — other than the money he’s laid out annually for premiums and administrative fees.

Miller’s operation is on the smaller end of the scale in Addison County, with a total of 54 cows and milking around 30. But the story is the same for Bob Foster of Foster Brothers Farm in Middlebury, which milks around 432 cows and has a total herd of over 500.

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Ripton history on display at Tunbridge expo

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — The Ripton Historical Society (RHS) will be one of the presenters at Vermont History Expo 2016 in Tunbridge on June 18 and 19. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday and Sunday, RHS officers and members will describe some significant aspects of Ripton’s history.

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Arts Beat for June 20: Roadhouse Rehab to play at Wine Down Friday

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Greg Pahl



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Rehab Roadhouse will perform at Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The quartet lives in the intersection between B-side ’70s classics, blues and more modern jam. Rehab Roadhouse has been rehabilitating Addison County’s rock-and-roll souls since 2009. The band includes Joel Palmer on vocals and harmonica, Neil Kamman on vocals and guitar, Frank Huchro on vocals and bass and Dave Mack on drums.

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Students of the Week - April 25, 2016

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
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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Middlebury College uses AIDS quilt to explore construction of public memories

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Many of Vermont’s small towns have a Civil War monument, but how many local residents still come to these piles of marble or granite as places of memorial and healing and how many just drive by with their eyes fixed ahead on a downtown parking spot?

These kinds of questions — What do we commemorate as a nation and as a community? Whose story do we tell? And how do we tell it? — are behind the current exhibit in Middlebury College’s Davis Family Library of a panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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Dead Creek working on first-of-a-kind visitor center

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area is best known for the annual visit of thousands of snow and Canada geese to its farm fields and wetlands. But Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department officials say — and many year-round visitors already know — there is much more to the 2,858-acre site that includes land in Panton and Bridport as well as Addison.

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Aurora School ‘makers’ win $10K for innovation

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Students from Aurora School in Middlebury have recently won the $1,000 Infymaker prize and a $10,000 Makerspace grant for their ingenuity. The Infymaker Contest, created by Infosys Foundation, asks applicants to “showcase your innovative thinking and making to solve problems facing individuals, communities and our world.”

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Drama students win state show, move on to New England festival

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — Many who have seen the latest offering from Otter Valley’s theater students would say their success at the Vermont State Drama Festival was, well, inevitable.

The one-act of the same name — “Inevitable” — created by the students themselves under the direction of OV Theater Director Jeff Hull and Assistant Director Anita Hughes, won State Champion Show at the festival in St. Johnsbury on April 9 and has been chosen for the New England Drama Festival in Old Saybrook, Conn., on April 23.

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Renewable energy policy the focus at legislative breakfast

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Vermont’s renewable energy policy once again took center stage at the season’s final legislative breakfast, held on Monday at St. Peter’s Parrish Hall in Vergennes.

Participants debated the pros and cons of the latest solar siting legislation (S.230) and suggested other renewable energy strategies to help the state wean itself off of fossil fuels.

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Vermont Gas gives timetable for local service in Middlebury

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas Systems officials on Tuesday unveiled plans and a timetable to install distribution piping within Middlebury’s core village area, infrastructure that they said should be ready to funnel natural gas to customers by the end of this calendar year.

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