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Bobolinks losing ground to solar, new policy could balance wildlife and renewable energy

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — The bobolinks that nested in Vermont hayfields and grasslands this past summer are already winging their way toward winter homes in Argentina and Brazil. Environmentalists warn that when the birds return next spring some of their nesting habitat may have been swallowed up by the spread of solar arrays.

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Hogback Mountain brewmeister turns on the taps in Bristol

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Vermont, currently home to more microbreweries per capita than any other state in the union, is about to welcome one more. Hogback Mountain Brewery will soon be ready to hit the shelves.

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New Middlebury rental units offer affordability

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Nearly a year and a half of construction on two new buildings and rehabilitation on three existing structures culminated in the formal dedication of 22 units of decent, affordable housing in the heart of Middlebury last Thursday.

More than 50 people gathered at the complex off North Pleasant Street at John Graham Court on Oct. 22 to dedicate the complex as the Peter Coe Village Apartments.

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Little Free Library is OK'd for Bristol green

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol will soon join Hanoi, Vietnam; Chandigarh, India; Auckland, New Zealand; and over 30,000 other spots around the globe in hosting a Little Free Library.

The Bristol Planning Commission on Oct. 20 unanimously approved the Lawrence Memorial Library/Addison County Readers proposal to place a Little Free Library at the playground on the town green.

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Another solar array proposed for Ferrisburgh

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard and more than a dozen town residents at a meeting last week heard from a company that is proposing the latest solar power project in the town, a 500-kilowatt array near the intersection of Basin Harbor and Button Bay roads.

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Don't choose 'easy': Retirement gave Ken Perine time for Long Trail trek

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — To many people, retirement provides the opportunity to rest and relax after a career (or series of careers) that had kept them running and dictating day-to-day choices for what can be 45 years or more.

Sitting, resting and relaxing is what they crave most. Luxuries like reading novels and newspapers become easy to fit in, hobbies like knitting or exploring art are the center of attention, time to prepare delicious meals that previously were too rushed through is easy to come by.

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County trash district keeps fees stable for next year

Posted on October 23, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) officials have drafted a 2016 spending plan of $2,818,754 that would require no increase in the current $123-per-ton tipping fee for trash, and would keep level the rates it charges for receiving household hazardous waste and recyclables handled at its transfer station off Route 7 South in Middlebury.

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Group seeks donations to improve Holley Hall acoustics

Posted on October 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — People in the five-town area who care about good music, theater and community have kicked off “Let’s Hear It for Holley Hall,” a local campaign to improve the acoustics in Bristol’s Holley Hall.

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GMP plans one of its biggest projects for northern Panton

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



PANTON — Green Mountain Power is proposing to install and operate an $11 million, 4.99-megawatt solar farm in Panton. The project would be more than twice the size of the largest existing Addison County arrays and is also as large as any such venture GMP is proposing in Vermont.

The site proposed is 40 acres of a 327-acre parcel that is part of Panton’s largest dairy operation, the Vorsteveld Farm. The site lies in the town’s north end, between Panton Road and the Ferrisburgh town line, east of Jersey Street and west of Slang Creek.

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Supreme Court sends Basin Harbor array back to PSB

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — An opponent of Basin Harbor Club’s 150-kilowatt solar array last week won a Vermont Supreme Court decision against the Public Service Board.

However, the decision addressed procedure, not the issues at the heart of the case, such as the array’s impact on the lakefront neighborhood.

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