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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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Bill would regulate internet data brokers

Posted on February 19, 2018 |
By Xander Landen VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — The Vermont House late last week passed a bill that would regulate data brokers and provide consumers with protections against companies that collect, analyze and sell their personal information.

Under the legislation, H.764 would require data brokers to register annually with the Vermont Secretary of State’s office and publicly disclose information about data collection practices and opt-out policies.

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Tax form gifts help protect Vermont wildlife

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermonters interested in conserving wildlife can donate to the Nongame Wildlife Fund on their state income tax form this year, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The fund helps protect some of Vermont’s most threatened wildlife such as bald eagles, lake sturgeon spruce grouse and bats.

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Ways to cope with the death of a pet

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The loss of a pet can bring as much grief as the loss of some human friends and family members.

This makes sense when you consider the role our animal companions play in our everyday lives. You cared for your pet’s every need and, because they could not speak, you learned to communicate in other ways. Such caring builds intimacy similar to that found between a parent and their infant; love without conflict, jealousy, or any of the other complications found in most relationships. So when a pet dies, the depth of your grief reflects your loss of a special relationship.

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Fresh Beats: Ron Powers reviews 'Follow My Heart' by Pauline Frechette

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Ron Powers



With her latest EP release, “Follow My Heart,” Pauline Frechette creates emotional music that is simple and melodic with poetic lyrics that tell her story. The EP includes both a vocal version and instrumental version of the same song. In the vocal rendition, Pauline’s technically demanding tune is delivered with such a purity of heart and with such honesty that it created quite a visceral effect on me. I felt myself pulled into her world. In fact, I was caught quite unaware of how deeply it affected me emotionally. 

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Check out these helpful snowblowing tips

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The recent heavy snowfall reminds us that clearing driveways, sidewalks and parking lots in winter is no small job. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute is offering tips for safe and correct use of snow throwers, often referred to as snow blowers.

“Weather today is more unpredictable than ever, and you need to have your snow thrower serviced and ready to power up,” says OPEI President and CEO Kris Kiser. “You want to have the right fuel on hand and review your owner’s manual now so you can use your equipment safely.”

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Nurses training scholarship offered

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The local chapter of the Forty and Eight, a national veterans organization, is offering scholarships to qualified undergraduate students enrolled in academic programs of study leading to either Associates or Bachelor Degrees in nursing. Although military experience is not required, these scholarships can help veterans in related military occupations prepare for civilian careers in the nursing profession.

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State reports on opioid addiction battle

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON – An evaluation of the Care Alliance for Opioid Addiction, Vermont’s Hub and Spoke system of care, has shown that people in treatment for opioid addiction reported a 96 percent decrease in opioid use, and a 100 percent drop in overdose incidences, according to a new report that the Vermont Department of Health announced on Jan. 22.

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Lawmakers mull reductions in special education spending

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Revamping the way Vermont pays for its public schools once again took center stage at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall, and local lawmakers are specifically focused this session on reducing special education expenses.

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Legislators warm to ban on coyote hunting

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Some Addison County residents and lawmakers raised issues about largely unregulated coyote hunting during discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Bristol American Legion Hall.

Addison resident Jan Louise Ball, who lives on Snake Mountain, spoke with emotion about what she said was the “mass murder” of coyotes and bobcats in her area. She said she learned from state Fish & Wildlife officials that coyotes can be killed year-round, and there are no rules against hunters organizing coyote “derbies.”

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AARP offers tax help to Vermonters

Posted on February 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT – Tax season is underway. As in previous years, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Vermont with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.

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