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Grant funds Vt. school safety tip hotline, other programs

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WATERBURY — The Vermont Department of Public Safety is receiving $400,000 from the Department of Justice to fund new school safety initiatives. The federal grants will pay for programs that allow the whole community to play a role in protecting schools.

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Drivers, be aware: Moose are on the move

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning because this is breeding season for moose.

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Vermont State Police: Three crashes in one day halt traffic

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to three traffic crashes that closed down some county roads for a time this past Thursday.

First, at around 11:20 a.m. on Oct. 4 troopers were dispatched to look into a report of that a tractor-trailer transporting municipal sludge had overturned on the Tyler Bridge Road in Monkton. Police closed Tyler Bridge Road from Route 116 to Turkey Lane while a wrecker service worked to remove the tractor and trailer from the roadway.

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Fair Haven independent in the mix for governor

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Twenty-seven years ago, Chuck Laramie had reached his personal abyss.

A slave to alcohol and recreational drugs, he was so intoxicated one night that a police officer insisted on driving him home.

“He asked me what I was going to do when I got home, and I told him I had a loaded .38 (handgun) in my drawer and I was going to stick it in my mouth and get it all over with,” Laramie recalled. “That was my plan if it got real bad — that’s how I was going to end my addiction.”

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Building a dream house on a budget

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Katy Savage



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Shortly after moving to Vermont from Colorado seven years ago, Jason Mikula built a treehouse in his backyard in Killington, complete with a climbing wall, hammock and zip lines.

The treehouse, 100 square feet with a wrap-around porch, was meant for his children, now ages 8 and 10, but Mikula built it big enough so that he and his wife Polly could stand up inside and enjoy it, too.

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Local students graduate from a variety of Governor's Institute programs

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SOUTH BURLINGTON — Every year hundreds of Vermont students participate in the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV). The institutes provide intensive, hands-on learning experiences for young people on college campuses across the state, allowing them to dig into a topic they are passionate about, experience life on a college campus, and make new friends.

This year, 406 Vermont high school students graduated from the 11 summer GIV institutes, including these students from across Addison County:

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In response to opioid crisis, substance-use disorder services expanded

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Ten Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Vermont — including one in Bristol — were recently awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) to further expand access to substance use disorder and mental health services in response to the national opioid crisis. The $2.8 million in new funding, announced in late September, will expand access to integrated services by increasing personnel and enhancing infrastructure.

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The Outside Story: Four eyes on you

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Declan McCabe



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“What’s this shiny black beetle with four eyes?” asked Erin Hayes-Pontius, a visiting UVM student, from her microscope. Without glancing up from my own scope I answered, “that’s a whirligig beetle.” Erin’s answer came back: “err, cute … but what’s it really called?”

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Youth summit looks at environment, Nov. 2

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BARRE — The Youth Environmental Summit, Nov. 2, in Barre, will bring students from across Vermont together to explore environmental issues and empower them to take action at school and in their local communities.

YES!, sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H, will take place at the Barre Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is open to any student in Grade 6-12 with an interest in learning about conservation and environmental issues affecting Vermonters and how to get involved.

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Regulators consider e-cars and affordability

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Gribkoff of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — As Vermont’s regulators, utilities, industry reps and nonprofits gear up for the electric vehicle revolution, accessibility for lower income people to affordable e-vehicles remains a major challenge.

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