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Fish & Wildlife urges you to stay away from nesting loons

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to give loons a hand this summer by enjoying them from a safe distance.

Loons were removed from Vermont’s endangered species list in 2005 following decades of recovery effort. But one of the main threats still facing loons as they continue to recover is human disturbance during the breeding season.

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Bristol reopens search for new town administrator

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — After its prime candidate to replace departing Town Administrator Therese Kirby declined a job offer, the Bristol selectboard is reopening its search for a new top manager.

“We offered the job, and the gentleman we offered it to didn’t accept so we’re going back out. That’s the gist of what’s happening,” said Selectboard Chair John “Peeker” Heffernan.

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Hancock searching for next town clerk

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



HANCOCK — The town of Hancock has begun looking for a new town clerk after the current clerk, Olivia Drury, announced she will be stepping down from the position.

Drury will be relocating to Rochester for family reasons, according to selectboard Chair Jack Ross. In Hancock, as in most Vermont towns, the clerk is required by law to be a town resident, so Drury will no longer be able serve in the position. Ross said Drury, who did not respond to a phone call before the Independent’s Friday deadline, will be leaving on July 1.

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New law protects student journalists' free speech rights

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Indpendent



SOUTH BURLINGTON — Gov. Phil Scott recently signed into law legislation that provides greater First Amendment protections for student journalists and their teachers/advisers in Vermont.

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Philanthropic group hires three to spread the wealth

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Community Foundation has announced that Liz Gamache, Chelsea Bardot Lewis, and Kevin Wiberg will join the organization’s grants and community investments department, which is responsible for overseeing the programs that distribute grants and mission-related investments throughout the state.

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Loggers can protect water quality

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WAITSFIELD — Vermont’s Natural Resources Conservation Districts are helping loggers and other forestry professionals do their part to protect water quality by increasing the availability of portable skidder bridges for rent.

A portable skidder bridge consists of three 4 x 20 foot wooden panels that are easily transported and placed next to each other to create a 12-foot wide temporary stream crossing. Loggers lift and place the bridge across streams, stabilizing the ends with bumper logs or brush.

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Business development forum offered on June 27

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Local and state business professionals will offer their insights and expertise to business owners at the Addison County Economic Development Corporation’s free Business and Financial Assistance Forum in Middlebury later this month.

Those who participate in the Tuesday, June 27, forum will learn about alternative financing and other technical resources to help their businesses grow. There will be 90 minutes of panel discussion followed by 30 minutes provided for individual meetings between providers and business owners.

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UVM names local graduates

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — At its 216th commencement celebration, spanning multiple ceremonies the weekend of May 20 and 21, the University of Vermont conferred degrees on an estimated 3,228 graduates, including 2,620 bachelor’s, 386 master’s, 106 doctoral and 116 medical degree recipients. Among degree recipients are students from 40 states and 97 international students from 21 foreign countries. Approximately 1,116 graduates are from Vermont.

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Mount Independence to host camp for kids 7-12

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Indepndent



ORWELL — Fun and learning for children are on tap at the annual Mount Independence State Historic Site morning camp for children ages 7-12 from June 26-28, 9:30-12:30. The fee is $75 and pre-registration is required.

Children will try their hands at a variety of activities that explore the history of Mount Independence, especially during the American Revolution, when thousands of soldiers built independence on Lake Champlain 240 years ago. There will be stories, colonial clothes dress up, helping build a soldier’s brush hut for shelter, and craft activities.

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Vermont author shares South Korea memoir July 6

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — As the youngest child of socially progressive Presbyterian missionaries, Elizabeth Rice spent most of the first 16 years of her life in Seoul, South Korea. At the time, Korea was at a pivotal juncture, emerging from brutal war that had divided the nation. Ilsley Library will host Rice on Thursday, July 6, from 4-5 p.m., when she will read from her first book, “Rituals of Separation: a South Korean Memoir of Identity and Belonging.” 

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