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New law could energize solar power

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



VERMONT — Renewable energy advocates hope that a new law signed last week by Gov. Peter Shumlin will lead to a surge of solar power in the state’s energy grid. The Vermont Energy Act of 2011, which will take effect on July 1, mandates that all utility companies provide residential customers who use solar power with a 20-cent credit for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy they generate.

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Students design art for town's roundabout

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College students have done some homework for a committee exploring potential centerpieces for the new Main Street roundabout.

The 13 students, enrolled in the college’s spring course “Introduction to Architectural Design,” recently produced a series of intriguing drawings and miniature models of sculptures they believe could fill the roundabout void in an artful and utilitarian manner.

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Good Point secures e-waste contracts for three states

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury-based Good Point Recycling has won electronic waste handling contracts for New York and Rhode Island and is close to finalizing a similar deal with Vermont as it further burnishes its reputation as one of the world’s pre-eminent e-waste recyclers.

The company has also broadened its business plan by serving as a broker for low-cost, refurbished computers, funneling them to classrooms and blossoming businesses in a half-dozen economically developing countries thirsting for tools to join the global economy.

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Porter nursing home offers a room reserved for terminally ill patients

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has 105 rooms designed to help people maximize their quality of life.

Now the center has opened a room aimed at aiding terminally ill people experience compassion and dignity in death.

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Estabrook wins food writing 'Oscar'

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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VERGENNES — For Vergennes writer Barry Estabrook, good things come in pairs.

At the James Beard Award ceremony last month, Estabrook took top honors for his food policy blog, “Politics of the Plate,” and he's also preparing for the release on June 7 of his new book, "Tomatoland."

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Ripton to consider 10-cabin site

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By John Flowers



RIPTON — The Ripton planning commission this summer is scheduled to field an application for 10 cabins on part of a 112-acre parcel at 2430 North Branch Road. The 10-unit planned unit development is being considered by property owners Carol and Marty Kulczyk. Tentative plans call for the cabins to be rentals and confined to a 24-acre segment of the 112-acre parcel. The Kulczyks would like to build the cabins — ranging from 400 to 600 square feet — in four phases, according to recent planning commission minutes. Each cabin would have a bathroom and an efficiency kitchen.

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Bristol studies pedestrian safety

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — Bristol residents have consistently expressed that they are concerned about the safety of children, joggers and bicyclists that frequent the stretch of Route 17/116 between downtown Bristol and Lincoln Road. 

A “pedestrian feasibility study” will be conducted throughout the summer to provide the town with several options for constructing a pedestrian path along this precarious stretch of road.

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Wood family into dairy for the long run

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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SHOREHAM — The Wood family in Shoreham later this month will add another honor to a growing list of conservation awards they’ve received for their dairy farm.

In a ceremony at the farm on June 26, the Lake Champlain Basin Program will award Gail and Loren Wood and their four grown children the title of LCBP Vermont Farm for 2010.

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Local 4-Hers looking into careers in dairy

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By Ian Trombulak



ADDISON COUNTY — In early October, 12 Vermont teenagers from 4-H clubs across the state will be heading to the 57th Annual National 4-H Dairy Conference in Madison, Wis. Five of those teens are from Addison County: Andrew Levesque and Katy Tracey of the New Haven Dairy 4-H Club, Chelsea Plouffe and Sara Ingwersen from Mountain View 4-H Club, and Kristyn Jerome of the Mt. Independence 4-H Club.

The Addison County organizer for the trip is Cindy Kayhart of Chalker Farm in Weybridge.

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Growing up on a dairy farm offers a terrific education

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By Ashley Howlett



 

BRIDPORT — For many teens, life’s all about hanging out with friends, sports, getting a job and coordinating weekend festivities.

For some Addison County teens, it’s about working and helping out on the farm. Although not every person who grows up on the farm takes an interest in the field, there are those who are passionate about farming and continue the generational trend in Vermont and care for their surroundings and their future.

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