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By the way for Jan. 31

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



Reminder from the U.S. Postal workers: Please remove snow from around your mailboxes to help mail carriers in their appointed rounds. Winter walking and driving are never easy, especially when days are at their shortest and carriers find themselves working more in the dark. The USPS also reminds people to watch for letter carriers on foot, as well as for slow-moving postal vehicles. Homeowners are encouraged to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, walkways, porches and steps to help prevent falls.

 

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New buildings not always needed to solve housing shortage

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Sarah Asch



ADDISON COUNTY — As developers face rising construction costs, town zoning regulations and a lack of infrastructure, the possibility of adding new affordable housing in Addison County gets more complicated. However, there are other, smaller ways to help increase local housing stock without developing new projects.

One potential solution is to encourage homeowners to build accessory dwelling units, often called in-law apartments, and rent them out.

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Offering hope: Locals in recovery

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By Sarah Asch



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MIDDLEBURY — Garrett Charleton knows what makes a good employee. He successfully ran his company, Happy Valley Painters, in Rutland County for 21 years before moving it to Middlebury this past November.

Among his past employees have been people recovering from substance use disorder. These people sometimes have difficulty finding a good job — even in an economy like Vermont’s that has a shrinking workforce.

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Joan Ellis' Oscar preview

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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In a fairly dull movie year, five go straight to audience hearts and stay there. Here they are in case you want to see them before the Oscar nominations come out.

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Book review: Sugar Run — by Mesha Maren

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By Jenny Lyons



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(Algonquin Books)

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February is Pet Dental Health Month

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By Erin Forbes DVM



February is National Pet Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

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Vermont tries to hold on to college grads

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Sarah Asch



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Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series looking at what the shrinking percentage of younger people in Vermont means to the future of the Green Mountain State. Click here to read the first story, "Numbers tell the story of an aging Vermont."

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By the way for Jan. 24

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



If there’s a fire hydrant located near the edge of your property, area firefighters and local water department officials would appreciate it if you could free it from the considerable snow that has fallen during the past week. It only takes around 5 minutes to shovel out a hydrant, and it’s a chore firefighters won’t have to perform if they have to connect a hose to put down a fire.

 

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Poet's Corner: A moment in winter

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Susan Jefts



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To See it

 

We need to separate to see

the life we’ve made.

We need to leave our house

where someone waits for us, patiently,

warm beneath the sheets.

We need to don a sweater, a coat, mittens,

wrap a scarf around our neck,

stride down the road,

a cold winter morning,

and turn our head back,

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Numbers tell the story of an aging Vermont

Posted on January 21, 2019 |
By Sarah Asch



Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series looking at what the shrinking percentage of younger people in Vermont means to the future of the Green Mountain State.

ADDISON COUNTY — Here in Addison County we face the same demographic shifts as the rest of Vermont: a shrinking population of children under the age of 18 and an increase in older residents over the age of 65.

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