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Tariffs and tax incentives have dealt setbacks, but solar in Vermont is doing fine

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Though widely expected, President Trump’s announcement in January that the United States would impose a tariff on imported solar electric cells and modules has set off alarms in Vermont.

The tariff, which the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) called “a loss for America,” is only the latest in what many say is a series of troubling setbacks for Vermont solar, including recent changes in solar power billing rules (called net metering) and a gradual reduction in federal tax incentives.

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Mt. Abe teacher Jori Jacobeit wins foreign language honor

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — For Mount Abraham Union High School Principal Jessica Barewicz it was one of those moments that makes the job worthwhile.

On March 15, during the spring conference of the Vermont Foreign Language Association at Saint Michael’s College, Barewicz had the pleasure of presenting an award to one of her own.

Mount Abe French teacher Jori Jacobeit has won the 2018 VFLA Distinguished Teacher award.

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Opera house opens stage to locals and legends this Saturday

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Music enthusiasts won’t want to miss the show coming to the Vergennes Opera House this Saturday. Why? Well, first, audiences will get to enjoy music by the local funky jazz quartet “The Good Parts.” Then “Bear Tread” will take the stage, featuring Dave Hebert, formerly of the “Jerry Garcia Band” (until 2016), on guitar and vocals; and Greg Koerner, formerly of the “Dark Star Orchestra,” on bass. If you need one more reason, legendary drummer Kenwood Dennard will join Herbert and Koerner on stage this Saturday.

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Beauty or blight? Middlebury solar farm plan draws mixed reactions

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard’s March 27 public hearing on a proposed 4.99-megawatt solar farm off Halladay Road provided further evidence that when it comes to solar panels, the words “beauty” and “blight’ can be used to describe the same thing.

It all depends on whose eyes and which property lines are involved.

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Pesticide spraying plan draws concerns; BLSG district readies for mosquitoes

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON-LEICESTER-SALISBURY-GOSHEN — Resistance that emerged last fall over the local mosquito district’s intent to spray pesticides and the permit needed to do it has resurfaced.

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Welch touts $3.3 billion to battle opioid addiction, decries stalemate over gun safety

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is praising a new, $3.3 billion federal commitment to fight opioid addiction, but he’s criticizing House leadership for not allowing the chamber to vote on substantive gun safety measures.

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Video: Why did the salamander cross the road?

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Megan James



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SALISBURY — On early-spring evenings, with the first relatively warm rains, salamanders and frogs move from upland wooded areas to breeding pools to mate and lay eggs. Often these migrations take the amphibians across roads. At a site in Salisbury, Otter Creek Audubon and the Salisbury Conservation Commission help these amphibians safely reach their destination, collect data on
numbers and species, and raise public awareness of these migrations.
 

For Jack Brown, restoring cars is a career and a lifestyle

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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BRISTOL — Jack Brown has been tinkering with cars for almost as long as he can remember, or in his words, “since I was a pup.”

He grew up in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia and in the late 1940s went to boarding school in New Hampshire. Around age 14, Brown started learning about mechanics and taking an active interest in cars. At age 17, he moved back to Philadelphia and enrolled in the Spring Garden Institute where he studied auto mechanics and committed to the trade.

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Former Connor Homes building on Route 7 is auctioned off

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Patrick Malone of Montpelier-based Malone Properties was the winning bidder at Tuesday’s auction for the 1741 Route 7 South building that for many years hosted Standard Register and most recently, Connor Homes. He confirmed to the Addison Independent his plans to renovate the now-vacant, 116,000-square-foot building for lease to a single or multiple businesses looking to grow in Middlebury.

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State police probe thefts of sugaring equipment

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Vermont State Police said they’ve identified suspects in connection with thefts and vandalism targeting multiple sugarworks in Bristol, Lincoln, Cornwall and other Addison County locations during the past three weeks.

Trooper Brett Flansburg on Tuesday confirmed the list of victims includes Mayer Maple Products off Route 116 in Bristol, as well as smaller, residential sugaring operations.

Flansburg said he was aware of five sugarworks cases currently under investigation by officials at the VSP’s New Haven barracks.

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