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June 13th, 2019

Effort looks to reclassify Otter Creek wetlands

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — An effort to reclassify the Otter Creek wetlands from a Class II wetlands to Class I is in the preliminary stages as the conservation commissions from Cornwall and Salisbury have formed a steering committee to petition the change. It is still very early on in the process and they still have much work to do, organizers say, including outreach to landowners.

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The emerald ash borer hits Addison County

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — It has been confirmed: the emerald ash borer is destroying trees in Bristol village.

State officials notified the town on June 5.

Though the invasive and highly destructive beetle was first detected in Vermont in 2018, this is the first detection in the Champlain Valley, according to Bristol Town Administrator Valerie Capels.

The infested trees are located in a cluster on North Street, she said.

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Beekeeper Ross Conrad weighs in on CRISPR

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Students in Chem 0322 at Middlebury College



Ross Conrad of Dancing Bee Gardens spoke with passion to Middlebury College students about the gene editing and CRISPR. Unfortunately, the audio was not usable, but here are written notes on the conversation.

Have you ever heard of gene editing?

Yes

What are your initial reactions to GMOs?

I was cautious optimism until I learned more about them.

Do you think some GMOs are more widely accepted among farmers than others? Which ones?

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A 5-town program grows young musicians

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Guiding children with stringed instruments from “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to, say, Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished Symphony” (No. 8 in B minor) requires a vast amount of knowledge and patience, plus, it would seem, a fair bit of magic.

But thanks to a collaboration between the Mount Abraham Unified School District Expanded Learning Program (ELP) and the Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC), this is just the sort of magic that’s happening twice a week after school at Bristol Elementary.

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As year ends, Mount Abe principal resigns

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — On Saturday morning, not long after the sunshine had broken through the clouds, casting a sparkle on everything that had been touched by rain, the Class of 2019 at Mount Abraham Union High School filed with pomp and circumstance into a great white tent, took their seats and awaited the word of their principal.

Jessica Barewicz ascended the stage, adjusted the podium microphone and, though almost no one knew it at the time, delivered her last ever commencement remarks at Mount Abe.

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College property considered for 5-MW solar farm

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College is working on a land lease agreement with a Burlington company to install a 5-megawatt solar farm on a site off South Street Extension in Middlebury.

The college would purchase electricity generated by the facility to help meet its goal of transitioning to 100-percent renewable energy sources (not derived from fossil fuels) to power and heat the institution’s main campus by 2028.

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By the way for Jun. 13

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



Just a reminder that Bristol’s Main Street will be closed off to all traffic from 1–9 p.m. this Saturday, June 15, from the traffic light at North Street to Mountain Street, for the 10th annual Pocock Rocks Music Festival & Street Fair. Through traffic will be detoured via North Street, Spring Street and Mountain Street. Cars parked on Main Street after noon on Saturday will be towed at owner’s expense. For information or questions, call or text 802-458-5576.

 

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