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Learn about raptors at New Haven talk

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Conservation Commission welcomes Craig Newman to its Armchair Naturalist program on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Newman, co-founder and director of the Outreach For Earth Stewardship (OFES) based in Shelburne, will present “Raptors of Vermont” on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall.

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Local principal to help build a school in the Dominican

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — JoAnn Taft Blakely, Ferrisburgh Central School principal, will participate in a Lifetouch Memory Mission to build a school in the Dominican Republic Jan. 18-26. The school will be built for the children and families in a small, mountainous farming community.

Lifetouch Photography, the leading national provider of school and family photography, organizes the trip and invites school administrators, school board members, principals, other educators and PTA members to work alongside Lifetouch volunteers and Dominican nationals to build the school.

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Many farm issues on the docket

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Mike Faher



Vermont’s new water-quality law comes with many new requirements for farmers. But how Vermont will enforce mandatory agricultural practices is still a matter of debate.

While the House and Senate agricultural committees are considering a long list of issues in 2016, ranging from departmental fees to honeybees, officials say the primary focus will be the implications of sweeping new water-quality standards for livestock and land management.

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Free screening for breast cancer offered in Middlebury

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Since 1990, Porter Hospital has been providing free screening mammograms to area women who do not qualify for the “Ladies First” program or who have high-deductible insurance plans.

Thanks to a recent grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and in concert with the Ladies First program and the Open Door Clinic, Porter has secured additional resources to offer even more free mammograms to women during the month of January.

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Local schools benefit from Vermont mentoring program

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — This fall, through the 2015-2016 Vermont Mentoring Grants initiative, Mobius awarded 27 grants, totaling $327,715, to support adult-to-youth mentoring programs throughout the state. This funding will support 106 new and existing program sites, and nearly 1,900 adult-to-youth mentor pairs in communities across Vermont.

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Skate with the Panther hockey teams

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Fans of Middlebury College hockey will have a chance to rub elbows with the players in the coming weeks, when team boosters will sponsor Skate with the Panthers events after a couple of home games.

Skate with the Panther Women will take place in the Kenyon Arena on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 5-6 p.m. Fans young and old are invited to join the Middlebury College women’s hockey team on the ice after their 3 p.m. game vs. Endicott. Panther team pictures will be provided so fans can have Panthers autograph them.

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Progress made on Midd. RR bridges: VTrans offers new specifics on project

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Agency of Transportation officials planning the replacement of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges confirm that a related parking garage and the relocation of a public transit bus stop will be covered under the estimated $40 million project budget, but no funds are being earmarked for assisting local merchants who might lose business during construction.

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Lazo joins Greentree Real Estate

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — Greentree Real Estate of Monkton welcomes Orion Lazo as its newest licensed real estate agent. Lazo joined Greentree at the end of 2015 and has been a licensed Realtor for a year.

Lazo moved to Vermont from Colorado in 2013 and says he fell in love with the natural beauty and tightknit community of the Green Mountain State. He holds a B.S. in psychology from University of Vermont. He taught adaptive skiing at Vail from 2007 until 2013.

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State to consider scaling back Midd RR bridges plan

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Transportation Secretary Chris Cole has asked the Vermont Rail Council to weigh in on the notion of lowering the minimum clearance requirement for Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges from 21 feet to 19 feet.

It’s a move that — if approved by the Legislature — could substantially reduce the duration, cost and inconvenience of what is currently a $40 million plan to replace the spans during what could be a four-year work schedule.

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Map sparks questions on surge of solar arrays

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Ellen Kurrelmeyer looked warily at a stack of applications for new solar power development in Addison County. The Addison County Regional Planning Commission member also considered a map produced by Green Mountain Power that shows power lines in the county are stretched thin by a number of solar arrays already here.

“So are you trying to tell me that we shouldn’t be seeing more heaps of these” applications, Kurrelmeyer asked two GMP officials who came to a planning commission meeting last Thursday to explain the map.

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