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Vermont governor gets married

Posted on December 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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EAST MONTPELIER — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and his longtime partner, Katie Hunt, were married Tuesday evening at a small ceremony at their home in East Montpelier.

The couple were married by Shumlin’s sister-in-law, Evie Lovett. Attending the ceremony were the governor’s two daughters, Olivia and Becca, as well as his brother, Jeff Shumlin.

Through a press  release, Shumlin and Hunt, described in the release as Vermont’s first lady, offered the following statement:

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Manure spreading ban starts Dec. 15

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The winter ban on spreading manure on Vermont farm fields will again take effect Dec. 15.

This annual ban is part of an overall strategy to protect our working landscape and natural resources, as outlined in Vermont’s Accepted Agricultural Practices (AAPs). The Agency of Agriculture works closely with farmers across the state to ensure the AAPs are enforced. 

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Vermont Retirement Planners forms in Vergennes

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Investment industry professional Nicholas Strom-Olsen has partnered with independent brokerage firms LPL Financial of Boston and Private Advisor Group of Morristown, N.J., to form Vermont Retirement Planners LLC, a new financial advisory firm based in Vergennes. The new company will provide financial planning advice to individuals and businesses based on research from multiple providers and have access to a broad suite of financial products and services.

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FAR member speaks about lack of research funding

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Peg Calder, the president of the Middlebury-based Foundation for Alcoholism Research (FAR), presented “FAR: Why, How and What?” at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Studies of Addiction (CSA) in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 9. The presentation was part of the CSA’s monthly seminar series.

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Vermont birders encouraged to join annual Christmas bird count

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — This holiday season marks the 116th annual Christmas Bird Count, a favorite tradition among Vermont’s birding community. Birders in Vermont are encouraged to participate in the count, which begins on Dec. 14 and runs through Jan. 5.

Even novice birdwatchers can participate because every event is led by an experienced birder. Organizers and participants include birders and biologists from Audubon Vermont, the North Branch Nature Center, the Northwoods Stewardship Center, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

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Three county towns earn municipal planning grants

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Three Addison County towns were among 45 communities around Vermont that recently were awarded Municipal Planning Grants to help them tackle issues facing their towns. The kinds of issues the $478,000 in grants will address include things like where to locate new housing, how best to protect the community from floods or bring needed infrastructure to support new businesses and economic vitality.

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Hunting licenses for 2016 available online

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for 2016 will be available on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) on Dec. 14.

“Vermonters really enjoy hunting and fishing,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. “Many people like to purchase their new licenses before January 1 so they will be ready to go ice fishing.”

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Master gardener course offered

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON Gardeners interested in taking the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Master Gardener course can do so this spring from the comfort of their home.

The popular 13-week home horticulture course will be offered statewide as an online course through GoToWebinar. Students may either watch archived recordings of the classes or participate in live, interactive webinars on Tuesday nights, beginning Feb. 2, from 6:15 to 9 p.m.

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State launches new treatment program for opiate addicts

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Elizabeth Hewitt VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — The state is launching a new treatment option for recovering opiate addicts.

The pilot program, announced by Gov. Peter Shumlin Tuesday, will support some 350 Vermonters who will use a monthly injection instead of traditional forms of opiate addiction treatment.

Unlike buprenorphine and methadone, the two most commonly used treatments in Vermont, naltrexone is not a substitute for opiates. If someone were to use opiates after getting the naltrexone injection, they wouldn’t experience the high they would normally get.

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Scott makes official his run for governor

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Jasper Craven of Vt. Digger



SOUTH BURLINGTON — Lt. Gov. Phil Scott officially started the engine on his campaign for governor Tuesday, with a revved-up, well-organized kickoff that felt more like a celebration on Victory Lane for the part-time race car driver than the beginning of an almost year-long, lap-after-lap political campaign.

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