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December 30th

Minimum wage increase to take effect

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s minimum wage will increase from $9.15 to $9.60 on Jan. 1. A 2014 law mandates that the wage rise each year until it reaches $10.50 in 2018.

The legislation signed by Gov. Shumlin in June 2014 raised the minimum wage from $8.73 to $9.15 in 2015. After rising to $9.60 in 2016, the wage will increase to $10 in 2017 and $10.50 in 2018. It will be indexed to inflation in subsequent years.

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'Cruise Ship' musical finds a new port

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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ROCHESTER — How will “My Post-Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret” make its way to the bright lights of New York City? With a landing in Rochester, Vt., of course.

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What can deer see that we can't, and what colors are invisible to them

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Dave Mance III



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If you’re a hunter who’s ever ordered something from a sporting goods company, it’s probably safe to assume that you’ve been inundated with catalogues over the past four months. God help you if you save your seed catalogues, too.

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Victor Nuovo: Plato grapples to define good and evil

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 16th and last in a series of essays or reflections about the Republic, a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

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Five organizers are winners of Green Energy Grant program

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) announced the five winners of its Green Energy Grant program at its recent annual meeting. Each grant is valued at $500 and will be used for innovative green energy projects that will have an impact on businesses and residents of Addison County.

The five winners are:

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Lions and Marine Corps League bring presents to needy families

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club recently heard from the Marine Corps League of Vermont, Donald G. Cook Detachment, members Herbert Drew and Gene Courtright about the Toys for Kids (formerly Toys for Tots) program the League runs each year starting around the first of November. Their goal is for every needy child in Vermont receive at least two presents each holiday season.

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Warren Kimble painting to benefit Henry Sheldon Museum

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Internationally known Vermont artist Warren Kimble donated his painting “Barn on the Hill” to the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury, to be raffled to benefit the museum’s exhibit, education and archive programs. The painting reflects the Vermont landscape and vernacular architecture so prevalent in Kimble’s folk art paintings. Valued at $8,000, the painting sparked excitement; over 700 raffle tickets were sold over a period of several months, bringing raffle sale proceeds of $6,000 to the museum.

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Hazardous waste disposal free in county

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Solid Waste Management District in Middlebury received a grant of $24,549 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The grant is used to help fund household hazardous waste collection and disposal for the district’s 20 member towns.

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