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Annual Field Days does not disappoint

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Addison Independent Staff



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Last week’s Addison County Fair and Field Days was filled with a thousand little stories — more than can be recounted in one newspaper. Lucien Paquette, the fair’s father figure, was there (see story here), as were thousands of vendors, competitors and families. We present here a few snapshots from the fairgrounds to give you a taste of the 66th annual Field Days.

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King of the scythe, father of Field Days: Lucien Paquette

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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NEW HAVEN — A familiar sight roamed the grounds of the Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven last week, just like he has for nearly seven decades.

Lucien Paquette, who will turn 98 on Thursday, helped found the event in the 1940s, and has since remained a part of Addison County’s annual agricultural celebration.

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UVM program trains next generation of farmers

Posted on August 7, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ADDISON COUNTY — It’s no secret that Vermont’s farmers are aging, but a program run by the University of Vermont Extension aims to inject new blood into the state’s backbone industry.

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All gardening is landscape painting

Posted on August 7, 2014 |
By Judith Irven



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The well-known garden quote, penned over 200 years ago by landscape designer William Kent, that is the headline for this week’s column still rings true today. Creating a beautiful garden is akin to making pictures where you, the artist, get to choose the plants and manipulate them on your canvas to create a vibrant glorious whole.

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Leahy cell phone bill becomes law

Posted on August 7, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



WASHINGTON, D.C. — In what he said is a victory for consumers, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has authored legislation that will allow Americans to switch wireless carriers while keeping their cell phone or tablet.

The process, known as “unlocking,” affords consumers more freedom to choose the wireless carrier and mobile device that best suits them.

On Friday, President Obama signed the legislation, formally titled the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.

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Field Days to open Tuesday with farm animals, food and fun on tap

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Visitors at this year’s Addison County Fair and Field Days can expect all the familiar agricultural exhibits and competitions, in addition to a few new attractions.

The 66th annual fair will open Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and run through Saturday evening, when the midway closes at midnight.

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Leahy cell phone unlocking bill passes Congress

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



WASHINGTON, D.C. — In what he said is a victory for consumers, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has authored legislation that will allow Americans to switch wireless carriers while keeping their cell phone or tablet.

The process, known as “unlocking,” affords consumers more freedom to choose the wireless carrier and mobile device that best suits them.

On Friday, President Obama signed the legislation, formally titled the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.

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Vermont Gas reverses course, announces cost increase for Phase II pipeline

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont Gas Systems reversed course Friday and announced that it will increase the projected cost of Phase II of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.

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Bears making more contact with humans

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By Phoebe Lewis



ADDISON COUNTY — If you hear something go bump in the night, it might be your neighborhood bear rummaging for a snack.

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Sanders pushes for carbon limits

Posted on August 4, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last week professed his strong support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit carbon pollution as a way to slow global warming.

Sanders, who has long been outspoken on the issue of climate change, said he supports the agency’s plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a benchmark. He testified at one of several EPA public hearings last week.

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