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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Dairy in Crisis - Part 3: Farmers seek lifeline for dairy industry

Posted on March 26, 2009 |
By Kathryn Flagg



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ADDISON COUNTY — As Vermont’s dairy farmers lose money on every gallon of milk they produce, dairymen these days are wondering if they’ll survive the latest downturn in the volatile milk market. The crash in the price farmers get for their milk has forced 24 Vermont farms out of business since December, according to the Agency of Agriculture.

But even if they make it through this current crisis — which, with its $10 and $11 per hundredweight (cwt) milk prices is admittedly the worst farmers have seen in years — the long-term outlook for the industry is murky.

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Addison County senators back same-sex marriage bill

BY JOHN FLOWERS

MONTPELIER — Addison County and Brandon’s two state senators voted with the majority of their colleagues on Monday in endorsing a same-sex marriage bill that has now moved to the House Judiciary Committee.

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Lawmakers call for end to local cuts to health services

By JOHN FLOWERS

VERGENNES — Local lawmakers are seeking a meeting with Gov. James Douglas and top legislative leaders to protest recent cuts in state services to Addison County, services they argue will end up costing Vermonters more than they save in the long run.

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State cuts sideline sheriff's work crew

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — When Middlebury’s Probation and Parole office folded in late January, so did a low-cost work detail through which area offenders performed various community service projects that saved Addison County taxpayers thousands of dollars.

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Students investigate the return of the county's elusive barn owls

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By KATHRYN FLAGG

ADDISON — Students at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center are tracking a celebrity.

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Ferrisburgh gets tax cut after appeal to state tax department

By ANDY KIRKALDY

FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh board of listers saved local taxpayers some cash this spring by appealing to the state Department of Taxes how the town’s real estate was valued by the state — and if all works according to estimates, Ferrisburgh’s overall tax rate may rise by less than 2 percent.

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Dairy in Crisis - Part 2: Legislators helpless to change milk pricing

Posted on March 19, 2009 |
By Kathryn Flagg



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BRIDPORT — As dairy farmers from around the county sat at tables at the Bridport Grange Monday for an annual lunch with legislators sipping coffee from paper cups emblazoned with “Vermont Milk,” the depressed price of milk couldn’t have been far from their minds. These days, farmers are selling their milk at prices well below the cost of production.

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Sugar makers just go with the flow

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By KATHRYN FLAGG

ADDISON COUNTY — At the Myrick sugarhouse in Bridport, sugaring is a family affair.

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State officials consider reopening Middlebury Probation and Parole office

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Corrections Commissioner Andrew Pallito said on Monday he will consider re-establishing a Probation and Parole office in Middlebury, though he stressed such a move will depend on the state finding a low-cost — or preferably no-cost — space in the community.

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Local Health Dept. office eyed for cuts

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Department of Health (DOH) would drastically scale back hours and reduce the workforce at its Middlebury district office by almost one-third under a restructuring plan designed to adhere to fiscal year 2010 state budget guidelines recommended by the Douglas administration.

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