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March 27th, 2017
SALISBURY — In early spring amphibians abandon the protection of their upland wintering sites to move to lower, wetter sites where they gather and lay eggs. Some amphibians put themselves in jeopardy by crossing roads to get to their reproductive sites. Depending on local vehicle traffic, entire amphibian populations can be wiped out in the process.
BRISTOL — These three pictures are taken of the same little Ugandan boy, over six weeks. Emergency surgery and four weeks of enriched nutrition have saved three-year-old Elvis’s life. But he needs two more surgeries and a lot more food before he grows up into the healthy little boy that he can be. The “Old Bones,” a country and gospel music group, want to help.
VERGENNES — The public — particularly parents — is invited to see a screening of “Screenagers — Growing Up in the Digital Age, next Wednesday at Vergennes Union High School.
VERGENNES — After receiving submissions of photos, stories, poems, artwork — and even a song — from across all towns in Addison County, Zig Zag Lit Mag is ready to release its second issue.
In celebration, the editing board has invited the public to attend a release party as a chance to build relationships between local writers and artists. Zig Zag was founded to support these artists, and encourages their readers to do so as well, with their motto: Read Local. Write Local.
STARKSBORO — The public is invited to join Deb Van Schaack Wednesday, March 29, 7-9 p.m. at the Starksboro Public Library for a slideshow about the Tour du Mont Blanc, a hiking trail that she hiked with her daughter Hannah in the summer of 2014.
BURLINGTON — A two-hour class will be offered at two locations to provide food processors with an update on regulatory compliance for food facilities under the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
University of Vermont (UVM) Extension, in collaboration with the Vermont Small Business Development Center, will offer the class on March 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Community College of Vermont, 145 Billings Farm Rd., White River Junction, and April 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Vermont Technical Center, 201 Lawrence Place, Williston.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.
MIDDLEBURY — At a March 21 meeting, the Middlebury selectboard reviewed town meeting poll results and feedback. Fifty-nine percent of 201 responders said they preferred to be informed on town news via “ newspaper,” followed by Front Porch Forum (38 percent) and town listserv (36 percent).
Forty-nine percent of respondents said they wanted to learn more about the upcoming rail bridges replacement project and proposed Ilsley Library expansion; next on the list was the town plan update at 36 percent.