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Vermont dairy cooperatives hail U.S.-Canada pact

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



ST. ALBANS — While Canadian dairy farmer organizations expressed dismay at the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) negotiated between Canada and the U.S. and announced Sunday night, in Vermont dairy cooperative leaders were pleased.

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Recent rainfall won't quench long drought; 73 percent of state still very dry

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Despite a rainy week, Vermont is still grappling with drought.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, approximately 73 percent of Vermont is experiencing dry or drought conditions. Eight percent of the state, primarily in north central Vermont, is in severe drought while moderate drought conditions extend further west and south covering nearly 41 percent of the state.

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Lake program seeks proposals for water quality grants

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



GRAND ISLE — The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks proposals for projects that improve water quality and ecosystems in the Lake Champlain watershed. The program anticipates awarding more than 75 grants totaling more than $890,000 to local organizations, municipalities, and educational institutions. The grants will support projects that advance the goals of the long-term Lake Champlain management plan Opportunities for Action (plan.lcbp.org).

Grants will be awarded in five categories:

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Vermont State Police: Four-car crash on Route 7, no one hurt

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Rain apparently was a factor in a four-car crash on Route 7 in Leicester on the afternoon of Sept. 25. No one was injured.

At a few minutes before 4 p.m. that Tuesday, troopers from the New Haven Vermont State Police barracks responded to a report of the crash near Fern Lake Road. It was raining at the time of the collision and the roadways were wet.

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Girls can compete for cash, scholarships

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — High school senior girls from across Vermont will join together in Burlington for the Distinguished Young Women of Vermont program to be held Nov. 24, at the Main Street
Landing Performing Arts Center. Participants will compete for cash and college-granted scholarships and the opportunity to represent the state as the Distinguished Young Woman of Vermont for 2019.
 

Hunting dogs vulnerable to algae blooms

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Waterfowl hunters who will have retrieving dogs with them during Vermont’s waterfowl hunting seasons should check water bodies for cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) blooms before allowing their dogs in the water according to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Cyanobacteria can produce toxins that are hazardous to dogs. Each year,  there are several reports of dog deaths around the country caused by cyanobacteria.

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VSAC to offer free financial aid workshops this fall

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC) will offer free workshops at local high schools beginning in early October through November to help families fill out financial aid forms.

These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the Vermont State Grant application. The FAFSA is the basis for determining eligibility for federal Pell grants, the Vermont State Grant, financial aid from the school that the student attends, and for student loans.

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Vermont State Police: Police investigate animal-cruelty claim

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — After Orwell town officials received several complaints about the condition of some animals in town, the officials on Sept. 21 requested the assistance of the Vermont State Police. Troopers went with the Orwell animal control officer to the home of Kevin Desjardin, 33, on Church Street.

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Concerned about lead levels, state urges schools to test water

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Gribkoff of VTDigger



Officials are recommending that all schools in Vermont test for lead in their drinking water after an initial round of testing showed elevated lead levels at some schools in the state.

The recommendation came in a report released Thursday about a school lead testing pilot program of 16 schools around the state led by the Agency of Natural Resources, the Vermont Department of Health and the Agency of Education.

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Get rid of toxic firefighting foam

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — For decades, firefighters had been using a certain type of foam to fight fires. While this foam helped save lives, state regulators recently discovered per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Type B Aqueous Film Forming Foam, known as AFFF.

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