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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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Movie review: The Frontrunner

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Front Runner — Running Time: 1:53 — Rating: R

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Book review: The Patch — by John McPhee

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Jenny Lyons



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(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

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Compromise struck on a new Farm Bill; congress offers help to dairy, maple producers

Posted on December 13, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new federal farm bill, passed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday and expected to pass the House on Wednesday, provides some provisions that Vermont food producers will like.

The bill, which still must be signed by President Trump, makes some modest improvements in dairy programs while stopping an effort by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to label the sugar in maple syrup and pure honey as “added sugar.”

It also ends the national prohibition on hemp production, a growing industry in Vermont and here in Addison County.

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Literacy group offers school grants for books

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WATERBURY CENTER — The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF)’s Year of the Book grant program invites elementary school to apply for funding for the 2019-2020 school year. The grant provides selected elementary schools with $25,000 in literacy programming and new books, including author visits and writing workshops with the 64 professional presenters CLiF works with, family literacy events, special literacy-related programs, new books for the school library, classrooms, local public library, and ten new books for each child to choose. 

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2019 hunting and fishing licenses available online

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for 2019 are now available on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s website: vtfishandwildlife.com.

According to a federal survey, Vermonters rank first among residents of the lower 48 states when it comes to participating in fish and wildlife recreation — with 62 percent of Vermonters going fishing, hunting or wildlife watching — and they led in the New England states in hunting and fishing with 26 percent of residents participating in one or both.

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The Outside Story: Animals and alcohol

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Brett Amy Thelen



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It’s the time of year when the landscape is laid bare, the ground is impenetrable with frost, and flying insects have faded into memory. As fall slides into winter, resident songbirds like robins and waxwings must switch from their warm weather diets of earthworms and arthropods to the best of what’s left: fruit, and lots of it. As it turns out, this is also the time of year when conditions become ripe for the conversion of fruit sugars into alcohol via natural fermentation.

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Vermont State Police: Minivan, tractor-trailer crash results in injuries

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a crash this past Friday afternoon in Bridport in which a passenger was injured in a crash involving a minivan and a tractor-trailer.

At around 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, troopers were sent to a reported two-vehicle crash on Route 22A north of the North Cream Hill Road intersection in Bridort. Police discovered a Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Carol Rees, 48, of North Pawlet and an International tractor-trailer driven by Randall Uron, 61, of Westville, N.J., had been involved in the crash.

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Watershed grant application deadline is approaching

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for projects that protect, restore and enhance the state’s lakes, streams, rivers and ponds, including Vermonters’ ability to understand and enjoy these treasures. Applications are due no later than Friday Feb. 15, 2019.

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Vermonters take the top spot for feeding our birds

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — With winter weather now taking hold, Vermonters are readying their bird feeders.

“Birds of all species have very interesting behaviors, shapes, and plumage and have captured the human imagination for millennia. Winter feeding is an opportunity to witness first-hand the fascinating array of bird life, often near our homes,” said John Buck, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s migratory bird biologist.

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Holiday concert in Hinesburg celebrates the season

Posted on December 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The Hinesburg Artist Series presents their annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, at St. Jude’s Church in Hinesburg. The first performance will be at 2 p.m. with a second concert beginning at 4:30 p.m. 

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