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Farmers receive water quality grants

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — An award from the Keep Local Farms Fund is being used by two Vermont farmer organizations, the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition (CVFC) and DairyVision Vermont, to help Vermont farmers protect water quality with recommended new practices and technology improvements.

The $45,000 to CVFC and $12,500 to DairyVision Vermont in scholarship aid is part of awards totaling $104,900 in grants to dairy-related education and other initiatives across New England.

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Muscle cars of tomorrow? Electric cars could be the hot ride in coming years

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



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For most Americans raised in the age of Detroit’s heyday, the purr and powerful rumble of a gasoline-powered 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, a 1968 Ford Mustang Boss 429, Chevy’s Camaro, Pontiac’s Firebird or the Dodge Charger, till resonate deep in our souls.

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Scavenger hunts to be held at state parks

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont State Parks announces that the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is on.

The Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is a statewide outdoor scavenger hunt where participants earn points by completing fun, outdoor activities and can earn free entry to Vermont State Parks for this year and all of next year.

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Towns' role in solar siting is debated as House takes up bill

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Many Addison County residents will be closely watching the Vermont House as it fields a proposed law aimed at giving communities more input in the siting of solar arrays.

Bill S.230, endorsed by the state Senate last Thursday by a 22-3 tally, encourages communities to develop energy sections within their respective town plans that specify their solar siting priorities and specific locations within their borders where renewable energy projects could be sited.

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Ayer, Bray eye leadership post

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Mark Johnson



MONTPELIER — A second state senator plans to run for the top leadership post next year.

Sen. Christopher Bray, D-New Haven, said Tuesday he would seek the position of Senate president pro tempore for the next legislative session. The current Senate president, John Campbell, has said he will not run for re-election to the Senate this fall.

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Public Service Board might close Vt. Gas hearings

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Mike Polhamus



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Public Service Board is considering whether to bar the public from attending eminent domain hearings for a controversial gas pipeline.

The board has asked participants in the Vermont Gas Systems hearings for comment by March 31.

Protesters have interrupted eminent domain proceedings, the March 17 court order says, “by shouting, singing loudly, and leaving their seats to crowd the physical space around many of the parties and the court reporter.”

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Honey flavors result from bees' changing landscape

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Joe Rankin



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As spring approaches, the sun is climbing higher each day and I know that it won’t be long until my honeybees are out seeking nectar and pollen.

From early-blooming red maple trees. Then sugar maples, apple trees, dandelions. From blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. From clover, staghorn sumac, and basswood trees. From milkweed in the abandoned field. From the coneflowers, thyme and sage in our perennial garden. From asters and goldenrod; jewelweed and Japanese knotweed. For a bee, the warmer seasons are a Mardi Gras parade of nectars.

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Prevent forest erosion: avoid muddy trails

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trail advocate; and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), manager of state forests and parks, announce that mud season has returned to the Green Mountains.

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House Speaker Smith, Rep. Jewett weigh future plans

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONTPELIER — Vermont House of Representatives Speaker Shap Smith might re-enter the race for governor, and one decision he has already made could affect the plans of at least one Addison County lawmaker.

Smith, a Morrisville Democrat, acknowledged in a March 30 phone interview with the Independent that he might re-insert himself into the contest for governor, this after having withdrawn from the race this past November.

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Area 4-H students place in Vermont Dairy Quiz Bowl

Posted on March 31, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Three Addison County 4-H members placed in the Vermont 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington on March 19.

The UVM Extension 4-H-sponsored event, which included a written test and several buzzer rounds of oral questions, attracted 76 participants. In the Junior Division, Emma Oliver of Bridport placed fifth among 8- and 9-year-olds; Michael Plouffe of Bridport placed seventh among 10- and 11-year-olds; and Andrea Palmer of Weybridge placed ninth among 12- and-13-year-olds.

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