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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($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • 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 $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($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($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • 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.
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December 21st

Manure spreading ban now in affect until April 1

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Manure spreading is a common Vermont agricultural practice that enriches the soil for production and helps manage animal waste. Some times, however, are better than others for spreading.

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Vt. grants aim to boost local food sales

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets this week announced the availability of up to $60,000 of funding for Local Food Market Development (LFMD) Grants to assist eligible Vermont farmers, businesses and value-chain facilitators to reach new markets. Agency officials said they are working to support market opportunities with an institutional or other wholesale focus in Vermont.

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Ways of Seeing: $1 suitcase yields big dividends

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Sas Carey



When my daughter Heidi was ten, we moved from Cornwall to Middlebury. Our new house needed furniture for its empty rooms and, since we were on a tight budget, we looked for garage sales. One massive sale was on Sperry Road in Cornwall, where the Packs were moving from their large renovated barn house. We had visited the house before and knew the high quality of the furnishings.

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Letter to the Editor: Farmers are good land managers

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Tom Fisher



I have lived and worked in the Champlain Valley my entire life. I have watched many small family farms join to become only a few very large family farms. Most are now multimillion-dollar operations. I have worked for, and am on a first name basis with, many of these farmers. They grow thousands of acres of hay, corn, and beans to feed large numbers of extremely productive dairy animals. In doing so, they create and maintain a landscape that attracts increased tourism dollars.

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Aid available for damaged maple orchards

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independen



MIDDLEBURY — Pam Smith, executive director or the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in Middlebury, this week announced that Addison County is approved to accept applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages to farmland, notably maple orchards, from high winds.

ECP signup has begun and will end Jan. 19, 2018.

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Letter to the Editor: Tree cutting was a reasonable act

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



I have been following with interest the ongoing disagreement between the Vorsteveld brothers and officials of the town of Ferrisburgh regarding the cutting of trees in the road right-of-way. Although it will be costly to both the brothers and the town I do hope that the basic question can eventually be brought to the Vermont Supreme Court. The basic question being: aside from providing a course for a public road and, with that, addressing any concurrent safety issues, can the use a right-of-way be controlled by town officials for any other purposes?

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Opinion: On the joys of animal sheltering work

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Jessica Danyow



In this season of gratitude, I wanted to share my feelings about working for the humane society. I wrote many years ago about the joys of animal sheltering work but it still rings true! I am grateful to everyone who makes the lives of shelter animals brighter.

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Gregory Dennis: The many faces of Santa Claus

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



In a season of giving and getting presents, most of us are looking forward to what’s going to be under the Christmas tree this coming Monday. The days are ripe with anticipation of gifts from Santa Claus and his elves.

But what if I told you that Santa had already arrived and has been giving out presents all year?

Bear with me for a moment as we look back 120 years, to the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of The New York Sun. On that day in The Sun there appeared a letter to the editor and the editor’s response.

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