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Rabies bait drop will continue

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — The annual Rabies Bait Drop, a cooperative effort between Vermont and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services to stop the spread of the rabies, started on Aug. 8. The approximately week-long bait drop is part of a nationally coordinated effort to halt the fatal disease. Rabies vaccine, in the form of a sweet-smelling oral bait that is attractive to raccoons and skunks, will be dropped across rural Addison County areas by low-flying aircraft and placed by hand in residential centers.

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Art program available to childcare providers

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — VSA Vermont is currently accepting applications for its fall semester of Start With The Arts, a professional development program for childcare providers. This experiential, on-site, inclusive arts-based literacy program is offered for no cost to providers and the children they care for, ages 0-5. By the end of the program, providers have the inspiration and confidence to continue the use of the model on their own.

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Gun group seeks Gov. Scott's defeat

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Xander Landen of VTDigger



MONTPELIER — In recent weeks, Ed Cutler has registered about 40 voters for the upcoming primary. He is working to galvanize members of his organization, Gun Owners of Vermont, to defeat Republican Gov. Phil Scott in the primary election Aug. 14 because of his enactment of new firearms restrictions in April. The group also wants to vote out lawmakers who championed gun control measures.

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Vermonters seeing more damage caused by bears

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — As incidents of bears breaking into homes, garages, sheds and vehicles in Vermont increases, so too should efforts by residents to bear-proof their homes and secure potential outdoor food sources that can attract bears.

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Governor Scott picks Dan French as new education secretary

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Lola Duffort of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott has named Dan French, a veteran Vermont schools superintendent, to be the state’s next education secretary.

Scott has made cost-containment his hallmark education priority, and during a press conference Thursday announcing French’s appointment, he reiterated the need to create an education system that’s “sustainable and affordable for taxpayers.”

French, he said, was “the right person with the right experience at the right time.”

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Independents have until Aug. 9 to file

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Anyone wishing to run for office in Vermont as an independent has until this Thursday to file their nomination papers.

Independent candidates must file a statement of nomination (also known as a petition), consent of candidate form, and financial disclosure forms with the Office of the Secretary of State in order to be placed on the ballot in the general election. Independent candidates for Justice of the Peace file with the town clerk.

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Medical mail-back envelopes available

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health has introduced free prescription medication mail-back envelopes as a safe, simple and secure way to dispose of unwanted and unused medications. Up to eight ounces of medications — either in their original containers, or in a sealed bag — can be put in each pre-addressed, 8x11 inch envelope, which is then mailed off to be destroyed.

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Citizen scientists needed to monitor Vermont's turkey broods

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Wild turkeys are found throughout most of Vermont. To help make sure that the flocks are healthy and well managed, their reproductive success is monitored annually by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with help from “citizen scientists” who report the number and size of turkey families they see during August.

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The Outside Story: Meet the Northeast's most alarming insect

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Declan McCabe



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If freshwater insects did senior superlatives before graduating from aquatic life, what would yearbook entries say about dobsonflies? Largest? Most ferocious? Most likely to change names? Most likely to bite a human? Or to be used as fish bait? Or to be confused with a centipede?

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Sign up for free Vt. hunting seminars

Posted on August 6, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be hosting seven free hunting seminars that will be helpful for hunters who have some experience as well as for beginners.

The seminars will be taught by Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff and hunter education volunteers.

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