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With bears waking up, feeders are lures

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Spring weather is welcomed by all. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department would like to remind Vermonters that warm spring weather and melting snows, while a balm to human souls, will also cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. With that in mind, the department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting those hungry bears.

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Vermont's forest sector facing challenges

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By Christine McGowan



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This week’s Community Forum is by Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.

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U.S. budget bill offers $1B in dairy subsidies

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By Kelsey Neubauer



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BURLINGTON — After Congress passed a massive budget deal in Washington, D.C., last month, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, was in the Green Mountain State touting a farming bill in the federal package that secured more than $1.1 billion in subsidies to stabilize the dairy industry.

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Mt. Abe, OV students to compete in poetry contest

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BARRE — Two local high school students will compete in the 2018 Vermont Poetry Out Loud State Semi-final competition at Barre Opera House on Monday, March 12.

Mount Abraham Union High School senior Chloe Lyons and Otter Valley senior Calysta Hayes will be among students from 34 Vermont high schools representing 11 counties vying for the state championship in the national poetry recitation competition. The two local students are already champions, having won their high school’s competition and thus spots in the state competition.

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Vermont's maple weekend on tap March 24-25

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



JERICHO — March 24 and 25 mark this year’s Vermont Maple Open House Weekend, which brings an estimated 30,000 visitors to tour the sugarhouses and meet the sugar makers responsible for leading the nation in maple syrup production (nearly 1.8 million gallons averaged over the past 3 seasons).

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VT Ski + Ride magazine earns regional recognition

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine was named one of the top three specialty publications in New England at the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s annual awards dinner on Feb. 24 in Boston. The quarterly magazine, a sister publication of the Addison Independent, was third in General Excellence, the highest honor category, for specialty publications.

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Surprise! Rep. David Sharpe won't run for re-election

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers and Christopher Ross



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UPDATED: BRISTOL — Longtime state Rep. Dave Sharpe, D-Bristol, and chairman of the House Education Committee, announced at his hometown annual gathering Monday night that he won’t seek re-election to another term representing the Addison-4 Vermont House of Representatives district.

Sharpe, a former Bristol selectman, was first elected to the House in 2002. He has won re-election every two years since then. He spent the bulk of his legislative tenure on the House Ways & Means Committee before being named leader of House Education in 2015.

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Rutland hospital hires new CEO

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RUTLAND — Rutland Regional Medical Center last week named Claudio D. Fort as its next president and CEO. Fort will succeed current President and CEO Tom Huebner, who is retiring at the end of March after a 28-year tenure at the hospital.

Fort has been in executive healthcare leadership in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors for nearly 30 years.

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There is nothing quite like wood heat

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Laurie D. Morrissey



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Vt. snow goose hunting season begins March 11

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Vermont’s spring snow goose hunt will be held from March 11 through April 27.

Since 2009, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has annually issued a “Conservation Order” to allow the reduction of the population of migrating greater and lesser snow geese as well as Ross’ geese. The numbers of these geese have grown so high that they are destroying habitat for themselves and other species.

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