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U.S. Forest Service offers $5 cut-your-own trees

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — At this time of year the adventure of going out to get a Christmas tree is a much-anticipated ritual of the season — and a pricey one. There is an alternative, however. Should they be interested, the U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont offer the public Christmas tree removal permits for $5. A family can start a new tradition of making the trek into the National Forest to choose their tree.

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Movie review: Green Book

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Green Book— Running Time: 2:10 — Rating: R

“Green Book” may well be the finest movie of this year. It is beautifully made by everyone connected with it and audiences love the rare blend of tragedy and comedy, each delivered in sophisticated ways.

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The Outside Story: Vermont's 'Flunker Moth' survive despite being poor at flying

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Declan McCabe



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In early November, I flicked on the porch light and took out the trash. In the brief time it took, a couple of late-season moths found their way to my porch light, and as I slipped through the back door, one of them joined me inside. I cupped my uninvited guest under a drinking glass and took him out for liberation; and “him” turned out to be correct.

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Ripton skier raced with the pros at Killington World Cup this past weekend

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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KILLINGTON — On Thanksgiving Day last week Ripton resident Abi Jewett was feeling especially thankful: The 18-year-old U.S. Ski Team rookie was getting ready to spend the weekend at Killington, racing in her first World Cup giant slalom event on her home turf.

On Saturday she was set to toe the line to compete with some of the best women alpine skiers in the world.

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How the American wild turkey contributed to Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — One of our native wildlife species historically played an important role on Thanksgiving Day. North America’s native wild turkeys were the ancestors of the Thanksgiving turkey on our dinner table. 

Originally found only in the wild, turkeys now exist as meat-producing domesticated derivatives —the broad breasted white, broad breasted bronze, white Holland, bourbon red, and a host of other breeds — all of them descended from our native wild turkey. 

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World Cup brings entertainment to Killington

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Sure, the World Cup’s coming to Killington Mountain Resort again, but there’s also a sweet line up of musicians, movies and more for all the spectators this Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25.

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'Mister Chris and Friends' brings kids' music to Vermont PBS

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Just in time for the holidays, Vermont PBS debuts a new children’s series that’s guaranteed to entertain the kiddos. Mister Chris and Friends, a joyful new music and education series for kids, premiered its full first season on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The show encourages learning, exploration and fun for the entire family.

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Vermont State Police: Police deal with two three-car crashes

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Troopers from the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police reported two separate three-car crashes in one day last week.

The more serious incident was in the evening of Thursday, Nov. 15. At around 8:30 p.m., troopers responded to a crash on in Ferrisburgh on South Middlebrook Road near Monkton Road. 

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Rep. Welch gears up for Democratic House

Posted on November 19, 2018 |
By MICHELLE MONROE of the St. Albans Messenger



ST. ALBANS — Vermont Congressman Peter Welch believes there are issues on which Republicans and Democrats can work together in the upcoming Congress.

Although ballots are still being tallied in some states, the Democrats will take a majority in the House of Representatives in the next Congress, to be seated in January, having taken 37 formerly Republican seats with a handful still to be determined as of late last week.

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Panel pitches marijuana tax

Posted on November 19, 2018 |
By Kit Norton of VTDigger.org



The subcommittee on taxation and regulation will be recommending to the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission that the state adopt the highest tax rate on recreational cannabis currently in New England.

It will be recommended to the full committee next month that Vermont adopt a 26 or 27 percent tax rate on cannabis sales — Massachusetts has a tax rate up to 20 percent and Maine has a 10 percent state retail sales tax, according to the drafted document.

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