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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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Monkton's Old Boro School on the rise (with Slideshow)

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By KATHRYN FLAGG

MONKTON — Doris Brace was one of the last students to attend the Monkton Boro School, graduating as an eighth-grader in 1959. For her, visiting the old building isn’t just a reminder of the way the school once looked, but also the type of education she and her classmates received in the classroom. 

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City train station to be relocated

By ANDY KIRKALDY

VERGENNES — Back in 2000, Agency of Transportation official Wayne Davis successfully pitched to his superiors and to Vergennes and Ferrisburgh officials the idea of moving the historic, now unused Vergennes train station about a quarter-mile north to Kayhart Crossing, the then-proposed site of an AOT commuter lot.

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Dairy in Crisis - Part 1: Milk price crash puts squeeze on county dairy farmers

Posted on March 12, 2009 |
By Kathryn Flagg



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Editor’s Note — You’ve doubtless heard the news: Vermont’s dairy industry, the backbone of agriculture in the state, is foundering. Projections from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture estimate that this year’s downturn in milk prices — which threatens to bankrupt many farms — will have a $200 million impact on the state.

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County bus service nets nearly $3 million earmark for new HQ

Posted on March 12, 2009 |
By John Flowers



By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Efforts by Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) to build a new headquarters off Creek Road got a huge boost in the form of a $2.85 million earmark through the Omnibus Appropriation Bill of 2009 signed on Wednesday by President Barack Obama.

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