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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.
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  • 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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June 25th

Mulch! How to win the battle of the weeds

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Bea Cole



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You may have considered a garden but dismissed the idea because you didn’t have the time to weed. Or maybe you’ve had a garden in the past but found weeding to be too much work. Mulching can address this problem.

Mulching your vegetable garden not only cuts down on weeding but also cuts down on water evaporation. It will encourage helpful soil organisms and reduce soil compaction. Mulch can heat up or cool down your soil temperature depending on the type that you use.

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Time to remember poison parsnip

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON – State Health and Agriculture officials want Vermonters to steer clear of a common weed often seen along Vermont roadsides. The so-called “poison parsnip” packs a punch that can leave you with the equivalent of a second-degree burn.

Formally known as wild parsnip, these plants grow along roadsides and unmaintained areas throughout Vermont, with flowers that look like a yellow version of Queen Anne’s lace.

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Eagle hurler, slugger tops Addison Independent softball all-star squad

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — A year ago the Mount Abraham Union High School softball team won the program’s first-ever state championship.

This year Coach Don McCormick’s talent-laden Eagles came back for more, winning a second-straight Division II title with a program-best 18-2 record.

Many Eagles played major roles in that accomplishment, but none more than a senior pitcher who won 12 of those games and batted better than .500 out of the cleanup spot in the batting order: Audrey Shahan, the 2018 Addison Independent Softball Player of the Year.

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Keeping chickens means taking precautions

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Keeping a small flock of chickens at home to provide eggs and meat has become increasingly popular, but many first-time small-scale poultry farmers are discovering that several species of wildlife like the taste of chicken as much as we do. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department urges poultry owners to use electric fencing and follow other precautions to protect their birds from predation.

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Tour around town on summer walks

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Conservation Commission has created a series of summer walks around town to highlight its natural resources. The first of these walks will take place on Tuesday evening, June 26.

On that night, Ron Payne of Otter Creek Audubon Society will lead a bird walk beginning at 7 p.m. from College Park. Participants in the walk can learn new birds, see familiar old ones and enjoy a stroll with other community members. The walk will make a loop of the village.

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Opinion: Why and how we teach our children matters

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Jan Demers



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More than 30 years ago I lived in a town with a population of 700. While it was idyllic it wasn’t perfect; however, all the children of the town were our children.

“I don’t know how you do it,” said one Dad after bringing his son to the Head Start classroom. It is a full day with 15 three- to five-year-olds in one room.

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Letter to the editor: Bixby Library changes aren't universally applauded

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Marcia Merryman-Means



The recent article on the changes at Bixby Library in Vergennes does not tell the whole story. The article quotes only Jane Spencer and Ed Place in self-congratulatory remarks about these changes. No one from the general public was interviewed for this story, it seems. How do we know that “the five towns really like what they’re seeing here?” Are there surveys to back that up? Have the numbers of people coming in the door risen? Are the new computers finding constant use? I would be interested to know the derivation of that finding.

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