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Vermont State Police Log: Detectives cite city man for sexual assault of juvenile

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On April 19, Vermont State Police Det. Trooper Patrick Slaney cited Thomas Hall, 45, of Vergennes for three counts of sexual assault based on incidents reported earlier this year.

State police detectives assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations on Feb. 13 were notified of a sexual assault complaint in Ferrisburgh. During the course of investigation, which included a number of interviews, police report that they learned Hall on three occasions sexually assaulted a juvenile.

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Minimum wage increase debated; advocates lobby for $15 an hour

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — The subject of raising the minimum wage has always generated a lot of debate in the Vermont Statehouse; and it prompted a good deal of conversation at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Weybridge Congregational Church. 

Advocates tout the benefits of higher pay for the state’s lowest wage earners, while opponents decry the potential impact on small businesses that can’t afford the expense. 

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Legislators defend new gun safety laws; some believe rules go too far

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Vermont’s new gun laws drew a lot of discussion among participants at Monday’s legislative breakfast at the Weybridge Congregational Church, including from students of nearby Weybridge Elementary School, who came to see what their elected state representatives were up to.

One student asked lawmakers why they decided to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines sold in Vermont to 10 rounds.

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Jack Sawyer attorneys to appeal bail decision

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By ALAN J. KEAYS of VTDigger.org



FAIR HAVEN — A Rutland judge Wednesday morning vacated an order he issued a day earlier on whether four felony charges, including attempted aggravated murder, should stand in the case of Jack Sawyer, accused of planning to shoot up Fair Haven high school.

Also, Sawyer’s attorneys said Wednesday morning they plan to appeal a ruling made Tuesday by Judge Thomas Zonay setting $100,000 bail in the case.

Zonay on Tuesday denied a motion by Sawyer’s attorneys to dismiss the four felony charges for lack of probable cause.

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UVM Extension seeks dairy farm nominations

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association are seeking nominations for the 2018 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. The deadline to submit is April 27.

The award, which has been presented annually since 1961, honors one outstanding dairy farm each year for overall excellence in dairying. Nominees are evaluated by a judging committee comprised of past winners on their overall farm management, innovative practices, milk quality, crops, pasture quality, conservation practices and promotion of the dairy industry.

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John Hughes plucks and strums the kora in Shelburne

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Fans of African music, and of good music generally, may want to mark their calendars for this Friday, April 20, when John Hughes will perform at Shelburne Town Hall at 7 p.m. The Brattleboro resident will deliver a concert of kora music, songs and stories that include both elegant and stately pieces from the classical Mande Jeli repertoire and original compositions that mingle disparate cultural influences.

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Seminars for hops growers offered online

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education organization, known as NE-SARE, is in the second year of a project with the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team to sponsor educational online seminars (webinars) for farmers. The two organizations on Monday, April 23, at noon will host their first Hops Power Hour webinar.

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The Outside Story: Porcupine salt cravings

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Susan Shea



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When I was growing up, my family rented a vacation home on a mountain in southern Vermont. One night our dogs barking awakened us. Soon we heard a persistent gnawing on the outside of the house. My Dad went to investigate. His flashlight beam revealed a large porcupine with black, beady eyes. My father scared it away, but it returned other nights.

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High school students sought for video contest

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON — Castleton University invites Vermont high school students to participate in the 23rd annual Castleton VideoFest.

High School students throughout Vermont and the surrounding area are encouraged to enter submissions in any of four categories: documentary, experimental/animation, narrative fiction, and public service announcements/advertisements.

Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded for first place in each category. Video professionals will judge the entries on creativity, content, and execution.

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Deer teeth tell stories for the hunters who got them

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — Hunters who provided the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with a tooth from their deer last year can now find out how old their deer was by visiting the department’s website, vtfishandwildlife.com.

Hunters submitted 2,808 teeth from the bucks they took during the November rifle deer season. Combined with the 1,207 deer examined by biologists at reporting stations during the youth and rifle seasons, biologists were able to get accurate ages for 4,015 deer.

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