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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
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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 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.
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December 29th

Letter to the editor: New net-metering regs are unfair

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Jim Gallott



It was with dismay and a great sense of betrayal that I read the recent letter dated Dec. 5, from Green Mountain Power concerning new regulations for the Net Metering program. My wife and I are approaching retirement, and have installed solar panels sufficient to meet our power needs (with a little extra) as an investment in our future. The new regulations completely pull the rug out from under us.

To start off, there are some changes that I think are reasonable:

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Letter to the editor: New Vermont energy law seen as win-win proposition

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Michael Doran



In the face of impending consequences of global warming and climate changes, Act 174 looks like a good way to move forward with what we all must do together while allowing some local choices and decisions. Creating non-fossil ways of generating our electricity has already shown the added benefit of generating jobs and helping with property tax revenue.

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Ways of Seeing: Be Your Own Light

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Johanna Nichols



The poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote:  A billion stars go spinning through the night, blazing high above your head.  But in you is the presence that will be when all the stars are dead.  Fear can make lights go out.  But we cannot allow fear to dim the presence of the light within.  That light connects us with the stars.  In this darkest time of the year, we see more stars, but if you are missing daylight, now that we are past the winter solstice, the sun is rising earlier and setting later.

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Vergennes Police Log: Police ticket violators of wintertime parking ban

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERGENNES — Vergennes police continue to hand out tickets for violators of the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking on city streets.

Between Dec. 19 and 25, police ticketed 13 vehicles left on city streets between the hours of 2:30 and 6:30 a.m., at a charge of $25 per ticket. Police ticketed two cars on Dec. 20, one on Dec. 21, three on Dec. 22 and seven on Dec. 24.

None were towed because there were no snow emergencies; car owners are also liable for towing fees if city workers are plowing on evenings cars are illegally parked.

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Middlebury Police Log: Pilot dies in crash near Middlebury State Airport

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Dec. 23 responded to a report of an airplane crash off School House Hill Road, near the Middlebury State Airport, just before noon. Police and other emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the pilot — Paul D. Bessler, 42, of Crown Point, N.Y. — deceased.

See a complete account of the tragic crash and its aftermath in our Page 1A story.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Responded to a report of two girls fighting at Middlebury Union Middle School on Dec. 19.

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Vt. State Police Log: Police help woman trapped in car

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — On Christmas morning, Vermont State Police went to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in North Ferrisburgh in which a Cornwall woman was trapped in her car.

Troopers rushed to the intersection of Route 7 and Old Hollow Road at around 10:40 a.m. this past Sunday. They report that a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Joel Royer, 63, of Millerton, Pa., was traveling northbound on Route 7 at approximately the same time a 2003 Saturn Ion driven by Heather Workman, 28, of Cornwall was traveling westbound on Old Hollow Road.

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December 28th

January 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Local lawmakers joined their colleagues in Montpelier in early January for the launch of the 2016 legislative session. Addison County’s House and Senate delegates offered a long list of tough issues to tackle, including the ongoing cleanup of Lake Champlain, a projected $58 million revenue shortfall in the fiscal year 2017 state budget, declining Medicaid reimbursement rates for state-run health care programs, and a bill to address concerns about the siting of solar arrays in communities.

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February 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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