July 12th, 2016
BRANDON — A Rutland Superior Court judge has ordered Brandon dairy farmers William and Robin Hanfield to fix an overflowing manure pit and pay a $24,750 fine for violating Vermont’s water pollution laws and agricultural practice regulations.
Last week -- the week when Alton Sterling was fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile was fatally shot by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota -- I had my monthly book club meeting.
Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal perform at Brandon Music on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
ADDISON COUNTY — As people who come from low or moderate income backgrounds can attest, being constantly short on cash can itself be the biggest barrier to keeping a steady job. That’s the vicious cycle that the United Way of Addison County is seeking to address through its Working Bridges program.
VERMONT — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) has announced its adjusted fee schedule, which has been approved by the legislature and went into effect July 1, 2016. The new fee schedule is available online at agriculture.vermont.gov/licensing-registration/fees.
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health on July 1 confirmed the year’s first case of human illness due to West Nile virus. The Windsor County resident became ill in mid-June, and was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease, a more serious form of the illness that affects the nervous system.
MONTPELIER — If you want to apply for a Vermont moose hunting permit, you need to enter the lottery no later than July 12.
Lottery applications are on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com), and printed applications are available at license agents statewide.
A total of 135 regular moose season permits and 25 archery moose season permits will be issued for Vermont’s 2016 October moose hunt. The regular season will be Oct. 15-20, and the archery season is Oct. 1-7.
MIDDLEBURY — Amidst the applause ringing through the room, a student makes his way onto the raised platform. He kneels on the cushion, lowers his body onto his heels in seiza, the traditional way of sitting in Japan, and bows deeply to his audience.