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Proposed change would cut public input in Green Mtn National Forest


PROPOSED CHANGES IN how the U.S. Forest Service defines the way it approaches compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act would reduce the ability of the public to give feedback before changes are made in the Green Mountain National Forest and other national forests.

ADDISON COUNTY — If a proposed change in federal land use rules goes through, the 90,000 acres of Green Mountain National Forest that fall within Addison County could see a lot more commercial logg

Farmers' market helps kids become better eaters & entrepreneurs


THE TUDHOPE SISTERS, Amelia and Olivia, hold edible potato heads they made last weekend as part of the new Power of Produce (PoP) Club at the Middlebury Farmers’ Market. The PoP Club and the Teen Enterprise Zone are both calculated to introduce a new generation of young people to healthy eating and entrepreneurship at the farmers’ market.

MIDDLEBURY — The next generation of Middlebury Farmers’ Market enthusiasts is being nurtured this summer, one token at a time.

Bristol's effort to replace plastic bags gains steam


PATTY HEATHER-LEA TRIMS the thread on a tote-bag-in-progress last Thursday evening. In anticipation of a state law banning single-use plastic bags, which will go into effect next July, Heather-Lea and other community members have volunteered to produce and give away reusable shopping bags. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — Last Thursday evening in the basement of St. Ambrose Church in Bristol, the hum of a powerful oscillating floor fan masked other sounds.

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