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Dairy farm numbers still in decline; farmers seek solutions for below-cost milk prices

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



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VERMONT — In 2017, there was an average of 796 dairy farms in operation in Vermont. As of August, there were just 711.

That’s a loss of almost 11 percent in eight months, and the disappearance of 340 (or 32 percent) since 2009, when the Vermont Agency of Agriculture reported 1,051 dairy farms.

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Vt. benefits economically from land conservation

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — A recent study by The Trust for Public Land in cooperation with fellow members of the Vermont Forest Partnership quantitatively demonstrates that Vermonters benefit from the state’s investment in land conservation, which generates measurable economic returns. Conserved lands provide valuable natural goods and services such as water quality protection, flood prevention, food production, wildlife habitat, and air pollution removal — all important to Vermont’s economy and jobs.

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Vice President Mike Pence has a creemee in Sudbury

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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SUDBURY — Vice President Mike Pence spent his Labor Day Weekend in the Green Mountain State and enjoyed Vermont’s official summertime treat.

WCAX-TV reported Air Force Two touched down at Burlington Airport early Friday afternoon. A motorcade traveled south on Interstate 89. Videos posted to Facebook showed the motorcade then traveling west on Route 4 through Killington.

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Waterfowl hunting weekend starts Sept. 29

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Sept. 29 and 30.

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The outside story: Try not to be terrified of leeches

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul



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Most folks who’ve enjoyed a dip in the local swimming hole — whether at a pond, lake, or river — have probably found, on occasion, a leech or two stuck to their skin while toweling off afterwards. Although some might think these slimy little suckers are gross, they mean — and do — no harm. They’re just hungry.

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Youth volunteer award seeks names

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for Vermont’s top youth volunteers of the year. Students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months.

The application is available online at spirit.prudential.com and nassp.org/spirit. Applications are due Nov. 6. 

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Vermont State Police: Drunk driver ran from crash

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — At a little past 10:30 p.m. this past Saturday, Sept. 1, Vermont State Police responded to a one-car crash on Route 125 in Hancock, at the intersection of Taylor Brook Road. The trooper arrived to find that the driver of a 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo had fled the scene but left behind a moderately damaged car and guardrail.

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State helping to keep energy upgrades local

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Treasurer’s Office is now accepting local investment financing proposals. The Local Investment Advisory Committee, or LIAC, is soliciting financing proposals in the areas of weatherization and housing improvement.

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Control devices on beaver dams aim to stop flooding

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — To prevent flooding on nearby roads, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently completed construction of 19 water control devices on beaver dams in locations throughout Vermont. Known as ‘beaver baffles’ these devices allow some water to pass through the dam without breaching the dam and destroying the wetland. 

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Training offered for 'Let's Go Fishing' instructors

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BERLIN — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers to become ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ instructors to pass on Vermont’s fishing tradition to the next generation of Vermonters. The department will be hosting a one-day training workshop for new instructors on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the ANR Annex Building, 190 Junction Rd., in Berlin.

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