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Will a change to wetlands class hurt farm conservation?

Posted on July 15, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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CORNWALL — Farmers and other landowners who are worried that an effort to reclassify the Otter Creek Wetland Complex as a Class I wetland would affect their current eligibility for federal conservation funds needn’t worry, according to representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Questions arise over Otter Creek wetlands designation

Posted on July 1, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



CORRECTION: In a June 24 story regarding this topic, it was incorrectly stated that land within the buffer of a Class II or Class I wetland that is allowed to lay fallow for “a year or more might not be able to be returned to its fullest use, when in fact it is “five years or more.”

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Petition seeks to upgrade Otter Creek Wetland status

Posted on June 24, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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CORNWALL — A local effort to change the protected status of the Otter Creek Wetland Complex from Class II to Class I is in the early phases of development. This week, residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the initiative at two public meetings to be held in Salisbury and Cornwall on June 25 & 27.

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Kayakers duel in New Haven River white water

Posted on April 18, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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BRISTOL — The temperatures were up on this past Saturday afternoon for the 11th annual New Haven Ledges kayak race down the New Haven River in Bristol, and so were the water levels.

Forty-nine whitewater paddling competitors dipped in at the starting gate just above Eagle Park on the Lincoln Road before plunging into a 1.3-mile course that required them to navigate waterfalls of up to 15 feet in height — that one’s called “The Toaster.” Overall they would drop around 130 feet in elevation in a little more than a minute and a half.

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Veteran baristas to open coffee shop in Middlebury

Posted on April 4, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY — If all goes as planned, Middlebury will have a new coffee shop come mid-April.

Royal Oak Coffee will be opening in the first floor of the house at 30 Seymour St., across from Trackside Depot. The business will operate out of the former location of Pauline’s Hair Fashions.

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A Middlebury couple builds efficiency into their dream home

Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY — When Jason and Nicole Chance of Middlebury set out to build a home in 2016, they knew they wanted it to be as energy efficient as possible.

“We knew we couldn’t afford to build an entirely passive home and we didn’t love the look of what we’d seen in that category,” says Nicole. “We wanted the look of a traditional farmhouse but for it to be as tight as possible.”

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The Arcadian's Chef Matt crafts local-Italian pasta

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY — Bucatini tossed with house-cured jowl bacon, Pomodoro and parmesan cheese, Vermont lamb neck ragu with orange, black olive, shaved pecorino and fried breadcrumbs over potato Paccheri, black orrchiette with pan-fried rock shrimp, Calabrian salami and chili: these are the sorts of dishes that jump off the dinner menu at the Arcadian in Middlebury.

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Lincoln sees 'a remarkable day for write-ins'

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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LINCOLN — Tuesday, March 5, was what Lincoln Town Clerk Sally Ober called “a remarkable day for write-ins,” when four residents earned substantive support at the polls as write-in candidates for elected municipal positions.

Of the four that ran, two were elected. One write-in candidate, Bay Jackson, earned 90 votes in a race for a one-year term on the selectboard, despite announcing her candidacy after Lincoln’s town meeting on Monday evening. 

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Feeding the meeting

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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GIRL SCOUTS MIKALAH Russell, left, Lily James Roberts, Lucy Parker, Patty McNerney and Natalie Adams offer sustenance to residents who made it to Monkton’s town meeting Saturday. Independent photo/Abagael Giles

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When planning for baby, a doula offers help

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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MIDDLEBURY — In Addison County it’s not just doctors who are on call to assist with the delivery of babies — it’s also midwives and doulas.

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