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USDA rule prompts schools to discontinue local milk

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By MUHS Journalism students



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MIDDLEBURY — Rebekah Chamberlain was disappointed when she showed up for her first week of classes as a high schooler. Last year as an eighth-grader in middle school, she’d been told she could buy locally produced Monument Farms milk in the Middlebury Union High School cafeteria.

But when lunchtime came around last month, Monument Farms milk was nowhere to be found.

“It’s, like, the best milk,” said Chamberlain, 14, of Bridport.

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Artists open their studios to public this weekend

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY/BRANDON — Leaf peepers love Vermont in autumn, traveling the state to see the brilliant show of reds, oranges and yellows shimmering in the mountains and valleys. While looking for peak foliage, however, they also can take advantage of many special events during their stay, one of which is the Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend.

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Shoreham infant battles rare cancer

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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SHOREHAM — Madi Wheeler is only two months old but already engaged in the fight of her life.

The Shoreham infant has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS, a very rare form of cancer of the connective tissues. It can also be found attached to muscle tissue, entwined around the intestines, but most commonly in areas lacking skeletal muscle.

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Ferrisburgh dairy tries to sell local milk to county schools

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By MUHS Journalism Class



MIDDLEBURY — As locally produced Monument Farms milk disappears from high school cafeterias in Addison County, another Vermont dairy is trying to fill the void.

Green Mountain Organic Creamery, a North Ferrisburgh dairy that makes organic milk under the brand name Kimball Brook Farm, last month began selling two kinds of flavored skim milk to students at Mount Abraham Union High School.

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VUHS wins support, cash for work on new graduation requirements

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The New England Secondary Schools Consortium has this month already awarded Vergennes Union High School expert support and $6,000 for its work to establish Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements and Personalized Learning Plans — and VUHS is a finalist for comprehensive support over the next two years.

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Bristol landfill says no to brush

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Bristol Landfill will no longer accept leaf, yard, brush and clean wood debris, the selectboard decreed last week.

The change came after the Department of Environmental Conservation told the town it would no longer authorize the landfill to conduct controlled burns of its brush pile. In a statement, the selectboard said it explored other options, such as hiring a wood chipper or transporting the brush to a separate site for disposal. For now, the board decided to ban the items from the landfill.

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Early morning blaze destroys barn in New Haven

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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NEW HAVEN — An early Tuesday morning blaze destroyed a barn on Daniels Road in New Haven.

Dozens of firefighters from at least five area departments responded to the blaze, which occurred at the Livingston family’s Rail View Dairy Farm. Billowing smoke could be seen from New Haven Junction, half a mile to the east.

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New natural health center opens in Middlebury's Star Mill building

Posted on October 1, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s growing cadre of natural health care services has taken on some additional luster this summer with creation of the Riverside Natural Health Center (RNHC) in the Star Mill building in Frog Hollow.

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County candidates face off Oct. 15

Posted on October 1, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Addison County is gearing up for the general election on Nov. 4. Concern over low voter turnout for the August primary prompted discussions for staging a series of forums and debates for the contested races in the county. One of those events, to be held at the Vergennes Opera House on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., will focus exclusively on issues concerning the economy of Addison County and of Vermont.

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Celebrated author to read in Middlebury

Posted on October 1, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont author Ellen Stimson will be at the Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. for the shop’s October book discussion.

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