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Panton http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1648/all en Field Day is all about soil conservation http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409field-day-all-about-soil-conservation <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25375" style="width: 151px;"><a href="/201409field-day-all-about-soil-conservation"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/FieldDays3594.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FieldDays3594.jpg" title="FieldDays3594.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="151" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GERARD VORSTEVELD SHARES a laugh with fellow farmers and instructors while listening to a presentation by UVM Extension agronomists during a Field Day event last Friday. The event was held on Vorsteveld’s Panton farm. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <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> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">PANTON &mdash; Scores of farmers came to Vorsteveld Farm in Panton Friday to learn about conservation practices and test equipment at a soil health &ldquo;field day&rdquo; sponsored by the University of Vermont Extension&rsquo;s Middlebury office.</span></p> <p> Around 80 farmers from Addison and southern Chittenden counties came to the event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a humid Indian summer day.</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/25376">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409field-day-all-about-soil-conservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Carter Featured Field day Leahy NRCS Panton USDA UVM Extension Vilsack Vorsteveld Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Zach Despart 25376 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Teen earns Scouting's highest honor http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408teen-earns-scoutings-highest-honor <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24914" style="width: 162px;"><a href="/201408teen-earns-scoutings-highest-honor"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Cook Eagle Scout 3 generations .thumbnail.JPG" alt="Cook Eagle Scout 3 generations .JPG" title="Cook Eagle Scout 3 generations .JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="162" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERGENNES SCOUT TROOP 539 member Joshua Cook, right, was invested with the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at American Legion Post 14 on June 29. Cook is shown at the ceremony with his father, Chris, and grandfather, Dave, who both also earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest distinction in Scouting. Photo courtesy of Charles Kelly </div> </div> </div> <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> Phoebe Lewis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">VERGENNES &mdash; When Joshua Cook received his Eagle Scout badge this summer, he felt thrilled.</span></p> <p> At age 19, he had finally completed what he had set out to accomplish at the age of 12. When he accepted his Eagle Scout badge in a ceremony at American Legion Post 14 in Vergennes on June 29, it was a culmination of an effort that lasted throughout his teenage years.</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. 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Their property had scenic views of Lake Champlain with good access from Adams Ferry Road so they looked into selling house lots.</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. 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Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19308">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310panton%E2%80%99s-shock-vt%E2%80%99s-conundrum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Panton tax hike Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:00:44 +0000 Zach Despart 19308 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Voters OK Vergennes Union Elementary School budget http://www.addisonindependent.com/201303voters-ok-vergennes-union-elementary-school-budget <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> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Voters in the three towns that send students to the Vergennes Union Elementary School approved a proposed spending plan by a margin of 447-322 on Town Meeting Day.&nbsp;</p> <p> The school budgeted $4.08 million in spending for the fiscal year that beginns July 1.</p> <p> Votes from Vergennes, Waltham and Panton are co-mingled, so results from the individual towns are not available.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15757">full story</a></h4> Vergennes Panton VUES Waltham Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:21:40 +0000 John McCright 15757 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Waltham to lose a school director; Panton will seek a selectman http://www.addisonindependent.com/201302waltham-lose-school-director-panton-will-seek-selectman <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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> PANTON &mdash; A longtime Waltham school director will reportedly step down, and Panton will have at least one new selectboard member in March, but little change in the ranks of Addison town officials looms on Town Meeting Day.</p> <p> In Waltham, Kristin Bristow will not seek to be re-nominated from the town meeting floor to the Vergennes Union High School board, according to Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Tom O&rsquo;Brien.</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. 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Clark’s House seat http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301gop-taps-castimore-vanwyck-rep-clark%E2%80%99s-house-seat <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> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; Republican leaders in the Addison-3 House district on Thursday agreed to recommend two GOP nominees as candidates to serve out the two-year term of the late Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes: Warren VanWyck of Ferrisburgh and Mary Ann Castimore of Waltham.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15047">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301gop-taps-castimore-vanwyck-rep-clark%E2%80%99s-house-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Addison Featured Ferrisburgh legislature Panton Waltham Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:03:22 +0000 Addison Independent 15047 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vergennes elementary eyes 4.7 percent spending increase http://www.addisonindependent.com/201212vergennes-elementary-eyes-47-percent-spending-increase <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> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES &mdash; The Vergennes Union Elementary School board on Monday night moved closer to adopting a 2013-2014 budget that would boost spending by 4.7 percent to a little less than $4.1 million.</p> <p> Board chairwoman Tara Brooks said on Tuesday the board would hold a special meeting during the second week of January to make final a plan that would increase spending by about $190,000.</p> <p> She said the board will probably adopt what they looked at on Monday.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re pretty confident of where we are now in terms or our numbers,&rdquo; Brooks said.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14690">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201212vergennes-elementary-eyes-47-percent-spending-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes ANwSU Featured Panton VUES Waltham Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:19:54 +0000 Addison Independent 14690 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Panton leading lake Byway effort http://www.addisonindependent.com/201211panton-leading-lake-byway-effort <p> PANTON &mdash; The town of Panton is leading an effort to extend the Lake Champlain Byway from Vergennes through Panton and Addison to the Lake Champlain Bridge and back to the Little City, and the other two communities have both signed on.</p> <p> The Addison selectboard on Oct. 2 agreed to support the new Byway, and on Oct. 23 the Vergennes city council also came on board.</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. 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