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Vt. Supreme Court rules for Vermont Gas in Geprags Park case

Posted on September 26, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MONTPELIER — In a Sept. 22 ruling, the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the Public Utilities Commission’s authorization of Vermont Gas Systems to install a section of the Addison Natural Gas Project through Hinesburg’s Geprags Park.

The 41-mile natural gas pipeline runs from Colchester to Middlebury and has been in operation since last April.

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Porter nurses' contract includes pay increases

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Nurses at University of Vermont/Porter Medical Center (PMC) will receive cost-of-living salary adjustments of 2 percent in each of the three years of their new deal, which also establishes a Nursing Practice Council that will help ensure “appropriate staffing levels” and “the highest quality patient and resident care” at the facility.

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2018 Farm Bill debate is under way

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BURLINGTON — Hearings, discussions and debates are well underway for the 2018 Farm Bill, the massive legislation that drives federal farm and food policy — effectively touching almost every person in Vermont.

“Now is the time. The nuts and bolts of putting this bill together is very much happening as we speak,” said Tom Berry, Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Vermont-based advisor on agricultural and natural resource issues.

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VUHS students promote acceptance, diversity at annual event

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School students Siobhan Eagan and Sarah Rathbun had a message for their peers when they took to the podium at the school’s annual Peace One Day celebration held Thursday.

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Art Gibb Award winner draws attention to environmental challenges

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — Facing President Donald Trump’s agressive agenda against environmental policies, it’s fitting the Vermont Natural Resources Council honored  Ripton resident Warren King for his lifetime of environmental stewardship this past Thursday.

King, whose career has spanned the globe, now heralds action at the local level as the best course under the current administration.

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Farm stands offer fresh picks for hungry localvores

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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Drive along any backroad in Addison County, and you’re bound to find yourself passing long lines of corn, spots of tomatoes, meandering cows and in the fall, fields speckled with pumpkins and gourds. Somewhere on the farm, you can almost always count on a wooden stand with a colorful awning to hold an abundance of the crops grown on those fields.

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Route 116 travelers should expect traffic delays due to repaving work

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — Motorists traveling Route 116 between Starksboro and Bristol should expect traffic delays all week, starting Sept. 25 as part of a VTrans repaving project.

This fall, VTrans will be resurfacing Route 116 on a six-and-half mile stretch between Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro and the Lord’s Prayer Rock in Bristol. Overall the project will focus on paving two layers of new pavement, cleaning the ditch lines and installing new guardrail. Following completion of work on this section, the project will close down for the winter.

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Mount Abe still seeking schoolboard members

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — When members of the Mount Abraham Union High School board gathered on Aug. 22 with the intent to vote on a proposed $35 million bond to renovate the school, the meeting had to be cancelled. The board lacked a quorum.

One week later the board met, with nine members present, and the proposal passed. But the delay put an exclamation point on a community concern: getting residents to serve on what is a lame-duck school board.

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Students make a difference with hurricane relief efforts

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murhphree



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MIDDLEBURY/VERGENNES — Hurricane Harvey lashed through Texas just as local schools were gearing up for the first day of class. Within the second week of school, Irma was heading for the Florida keys. In response, students and staff have been taking action.

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Student of the Week - September 25, 2017

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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