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Grants offered for youth projects

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — The Vermont Youth Council recently announced a new Youth4Youth grant competition that will distribute over $15,000 to projects created by youth for youth in Vermont.

A project of Vermont Afterschool, the statewide Vermont Youth Council designed the grant program with the goal of inspiring youth-initiated projects that will benefit Vermont’s young people. The grants will fund proposals that promote a wide array of rights identified in the Youth Declaration of Rights, which was written in Fall 2017 exclusively by youth between ages 9 and 22.

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FFA members hail Farm Bill's passage

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



FFA members and staff joined President Donald Trump in December as he signed the $867 billion, bipartisan Farm Bill. Among the bill’s provisions is an agricultural youth organization coordinator that National FFA members and other student members of agricultural youth organizations have been advocating for since National Ag Day in March 2017.

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The Outside Story: How do red and gray squirrels differ?

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Susan Shea



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On winter mornings when I look out my window, I often see a gray squirrel clinging upside down to the post supporting my bird feeder, with his front paws in the tray, munching sunflower seeds. Sometimes, a much smaller red squirrel is perched on the opposite side of the feeder.

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UPDATED: Police find body of missing ice fisherman

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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ORWELL — A search begun Monday night for a man who went missing while ice fishing on Lake Champlain near Orwell, came to a tragic end Wednesday afternoon when Vermont State Police found a body in the water that they suspected was him.

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Ice fishing hits its prime season

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Late February and early March are prime time for ice fishing, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

“The warmer days and cold nights we normally have in late February and early March offer some of our best ice fishing of the year,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. “For safety reasons, you need to watch ice conditions as we get closer to spring, but this is prime time to enjoy the great ice fishing we have on many Vermont lakes.”

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Teens paid to learn about financial literacy

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Handling money is an important skill for youth as they grow towards adulthood, but it’s not one that’s usually taught in school.

To counter that Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) is holding a seven-week series of financial literacy workshops, called “Project Money,” for teens. Participants will not only learn all the ins and outs of money management but will actually be paid to do so.

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Snow goose hunting to start in March

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s spring snow goose hunt will be held from March 11 through April 26 this year.

Since 2009, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has annually issued a “Conservation Order” to allow the reduction of the population of migrating greater and lesser snow geese as well as Ross’ geese. The numbers of these geese have grown so high that they are destroying habitat for themselves and other species.

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Applications available for new $7 million forestry grant program

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy are encouraging Vermont communities struggling to overcome the decline in the forestry industry to consider applying for money from a new $7 million grant program that aims to spur new economic opportunities.

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Teachers: Submit World Water Day entries

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



GRAND ISLE — The Champlain Basin Education Initiative invites K-12 teachers throughout the Lake Champlain watershed in New York, Vermont, and Québec to submit entries for the local World Water Day event on March 21. The event will feature student water work and understanding through writing, art, photography, and videography.

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Outdated software hurts Vermont towns

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Anne Wallace Allen of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — An outdated software that is used by about 200 Vermont municipalities and the Vermont Tax Department has long contained flaws that exposed sensitive information including Social Security numbers, according to an IT consultant and the software company’s founder.

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