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Health Department finds EEE virus in more mosquitoes

Posted on August 30, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in more mosquitoes from the swampy areas of Whiting, nearby Leicester, and Brandon, the Vermont Health Department announced today. The Health Department Laboratory just confirmed EEE in five mosquito batches collected by the Agency of Agriculture this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

EEE was also recently detected in mosquitoes in Sudbury, from the opposite side of the swamp from where the Brandon mosquitoes were collected.

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Common Core education standards leave many with unanswered questions

Posted on August 26, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



VERMONT — As districts across the state prepare for the new school year, educators and administrators are gearing up to continue the transition to the Common Core State Standards, a new approach to education that has been prompting changes in testing and classroom instruction in recent years.

Vermont, which adopted the Common Core in 2010, is among 44 other states and the District of Columbia overhauling their educational approach.

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State to combat EEE virus with aerial spraying in Whiting area

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



WHITING — The state will perform two courses of aerial pesticide spraying in Whiting in the coming days in a pre-emptive strike to combat Eastern equine encephalitis.

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen announced the move on Tuesday, saying that mosquito pools in Whiting are continuing to test positive for the EEE virus. The first positive tests were discovered Aug. 9. Since then, health officials have started testing twice a week and the news is not good.

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Counseling Service is on the ball in fundraising

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — One of the Counseling Service of Addison County’s latest fundraising efforts is on a roll — yes, literally.

On a sunny Aug. 16 morning, almost 100 CSAC backers, sponsors, employees and clients gathered at the Middlebury Recreation Park for the nonprofit’s third annual bocce tournament, an event that met organizers’ goals.

CSAC Executive Director Bob Thorn said the number of teams that raised money to sign up jumped from 11 in 2012 to 17 this year, while business sponsorship took a similar leap forward.

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'Fashion and Fantasy' on display at Sheldon Museum

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In celebration of its 130th Anniversary the Sheldon Museum of Middlebury, Vermont presents the exhibit “Fashion & Fantasy,” introducing selections from the museum’s vintage clothing collection paired with the unique, stunning, and imaginative couture creations from nature by Vermont artist Wendy Copp. The exhibit opened on Aug. 20 and runs through Nov. 3.

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Gas pipeline earns endorsement by regional planners

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Regional Planning Commission has given its tentative backing to the proposed Addison Natural Gas Project, provided it meets a series of safety, environmental, economic and public outreach conditions set forth in a memorandum of understanding signed Aug. 12 by the regional planning commission and Vermont Gas.

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Law enforcement officials see progress in burglary battle, residents still wary

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — Close to 100 residents of Addison and other local towns attended the second of two forums this year dedicated to the frustrating problem of home break-ins, and this time they heard at least some good news from the dozen law enforcement officials on hand, including Vermont Commissioner of Public Safety Keith Flynn and Col. Thomas L’Esperance, director of the Vermont State Police.

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County roads improve, but more repairs sorely needed

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Transportation during the past four years has almost halved the number of Addison County roads classified as being in “very poor condition,” but state officials acknowledged on Tuesday that much more work remains to be done — particularly to portions of Routes 125, 74 and 73.

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UPDATE: Health Department positively IDs EEE in Addison County

Posted on August 12, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



Editor's note: This story has been updated since it was originally posted on Aug. 9 to add information about more West Nile virus found in the county.

ADDISON COUNTY — Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in a mosquito pool collected on Aug. 1 from the Whiting area in southern Addison County, the Vermont Department of Health reported on Friday.

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Hunter education challenge to test teens’ shooting skills

Posted on August 12, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — There are still openings at the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge. This annual event will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Edward Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton. The event is free, and offers young hunters the chance to practice their skills in firearms, archery, wildlife identification and land navigation.

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