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Cindy Ellen Hill http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1281/all en Search and Rescue bill sent to governor http://www.addisonindependent.com/201305search-and-rescue-bill-sent-governor <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Cindy Ellen Hill </div> </div> </div> <p> A statewide search and rescue protocol inspired by an Addison County tragedy has passed the Vermont House and Senate and been sent to the Governor&rsquo;s office to be signed into law.</p> <p> The effort to restructure the state&rsquo;s search and rescue practices was launched by Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, after the hypothermia death of Levi Duclos, a 19-year-old New Haven resident. Duclos died on a Ripton hiking trail after Vermont State Police failed to initiate a ground search for more than 12 hours after he was reported missing on a frigid night in January 2012.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16909">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201305search-and-rescue-bill-sent-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured search and rescue Mon, 13 May 2013 15:44:10 +0000 xian 16909 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Despite new policies, rural phone calls often dropped http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211despite-new-policies-rural-phone-calls-often-dropped <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-14279" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201211despite-new-policies-rural-phone-calls-often-dropped"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/willstevens9957.thumbnail.jpg" alt="willstevens9957.jpg" title="willstevens9957.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SHOREHAM TELEPHONE CUSTOMER Will Stevens, like many residents and business owners in rural ar- eas, is increasingly prone to experiencing dropped calls because of changes in the market and lack of enforcement from the FCC. Independent photo/Trent Campbell. </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Will Stevens &mdash; a state representative and co-proprietor, with his wife Judy, of Golden Russet Farm &mdash; stands in the kitchen of his Shoreham farmhouse, talking to a customer on his landline wall phone. He confirms the produce pick-up schedule, then stops mid-sentence, frowning.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;Hello?&rdquo; he says, then hangs up with a resigned shrug.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14280">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211despite-new-policies-rural-phone-calls-often-dropped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Feature Article Featured telecommunications Vermont Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 14280 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Panel puts VSP at lead in search and rescue http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211panel-puts-vsp-lead-search-and-rescue <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; The Search and Rescue Strategic Plan Development Committee has completed its work, approving recommendations and proposed statutory changes to be presented to the upcoming Legislative session. Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, and former state police search and rescue team leader Jocelyn Stohl abstained from the vote taken at the Committee&rsquo;s fourth and final meeting in Montpelier Oct. 24.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13944">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211panel-puts-vsp-lead-search-and-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured search and rescue VSP Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:55:04 +0000 13944 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Who should lead Vermont's search and rescue operations? http://www.addisonindependent.com/201209who-should-lead-vermonts-search-and-rescue-operations <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry delivered a well-orchestrated message to the Legislature&rsquo;s Search and Rescue Strategic Plan Development Committee last week: The Shumlin administration has determined that search and rescue in Vermont will remain under the primary jurisdiction of the Vermont State Police.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13229">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201209who-should-lead-vermonts-search-and-rescue-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured Gov. Shumlin Montpelier search and rescue Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:44:50 +0000 13229 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Role of state police, game wardens in search and rescue is debated http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208role-state-police-game-wardens-search-and-rescue-debated <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12978" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201208role-state-police-game-wardens-search-and-rescue-debated"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/daveshaw3777_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="daveshaw3777.jpg" title="daveshaw3777.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY ASSISTANT FIRE Chief David Shaw, a member of the committee looking at a statewide search and rescue policy, said a pro-active approach to searches is needed. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; The Search and Rescue Strategic Plan Committee pressed forward with its legislative mandate to restructure search and rescue management in Vermont at the second of its five scheduled meetings in Montpelier last Wednesday.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12979">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201208role-state-police-game-wardens-search-and-rescue-debated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Featured search and rescue Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:58:56 +0000 Addison Independent 12979 at http://www.addisonindependent.com State police promise new search and rescue policy http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204state-police-promise-new-search-and-rescue-policy <p> VERMONT &mdash; The culture of the Vermont State Police is the biggest obstacle to its effectiveness, the aunt of a teenager who died on a hiking trail in January told a Senate committee last week. Alternately defensive, accommodating and apologetic, state police and state officials also testified.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11352">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201204state-police-promise-new-search-and-rescue-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont search and rescue Vermont State Police Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:40:29 +0000 Andrew Stein 11352 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Approach to lost hikers different in other states http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202approach-lost-hikers-different-other-states <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Vermont State Police have primary responsibility for finding lost hikers and other missing people in all areas of the state that are not covered by municipal police departments.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10878">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202approach-lost-hikers-different-other-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Levi Duclos search and rescue Vermont State Police Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:40:10 +0000 Christian Woodard 10878 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Police rescue tactics questioned http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202police-rescue-tactics-questioned <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10851" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201202police-rescue-tactics-questioned"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Duclos.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Duclos.jpg" title="Duclos.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LEVI DUCLOS </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A responsible hiker, hunter, angler or backcountry skier brings along a cell phone and appropriate gear, and lets his family or friends know where he&rsquo;s going and when he&rsquo;s expected back before heading into the wilderness. If he doesn&rsquo;t make it back at the appointed hour, his family can call 9-1-1 and report that he is missing.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10852">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201202police-rescue-tactics-questioned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton Levi Duclos police search and rescue Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:30:03 +0000 Andrew Stein 10852 at http://www.addisonindependent.com