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Gun range dispute in Whiting intensifies

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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WHITING — Tempers were high at the Whiting Town Hall last Wednesday, Aug. 2, as those involved in a zoning hearing over the legality of a gun shooting range argued the facts of the case and even questioned the veracity of a video of the previous hearing.

At issue was a shooting range operated by Nicolas Iocco on his property at 299 Stickney Road.

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Middlebury's Isley Library seeking $9.6 million for big expansion

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Ilsley Public Library trustees have hired a consultant to determine how much money could be raised locally to underwrite a major expansion and renovation of the library — a project tentatively estimated at around $9.6 million.

The board’s decision to commission a fundraising feasibility study comes on the heels of a newly released report that recommends removing the library’s two most recent additions and erecting a new, 14,000-square-foot structure onto the back of the original, 1924 Ilsley building.

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A steady hand and a love of color drive Starksboro artist's work in silk

Posted on August 7, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Feds seek Champlain cleanup cuts; state pushes back: EPA chief, Vermonters at odds over who pays $2B price tag

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — Strides have been made toward cleaning up Lake Champlain since the Vermont Legislature two years ago passed Act 64, the Vermont Clean Water Act, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its Lake Champlain phosphorus-reduction targets last summer.

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Towns, farms are full steam ahead on water quality

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERMONT — While politicians and federal agencies jockey to pay for the $2.3 billion clean up of Lake Champlain and improvement of Vermont’s waters, state and local agencies tasked with making it all happen are moving full speed ahead.

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Chief Don Stevens keeps Abenaki legacy alive, wants to ensure tribal customs and culture endure

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Monday through Friday, Don Stevens ensures the Counseling Service of Addison County’s computers are working in harmony, as the organization’s information technology manager.

The rest of the week, Stevens is responsible for the well being of an entire people, as chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe.

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Diving deep: Tenth shipwreck added to recreational dives in Lake Champlain

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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In Lake Champlain, 100 feet down in the dark and chilly waters of Shelburne Bay, the U.S. La Vallee tugboat sits upright and in nearly perfect condition. Aside from the windows, blown out from air pressure upon the boat’s sinking 80-plus years ago, it is completely intact, with its original paint and a readable steel plaque that lists details about its unique steam-powered engine.

Chris Sabick, archaeological director at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh, dove on the shipwreck after it was found in 1996.

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Salisbury woman's handwoven, Shaker-style baskets inspired by nature

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Raise your hand if you’ve ever taken your plastic laundry basket out to harvest your garden. No? How about a trash bag? Go ahead, no one’s looking... We’ve all been there. Sometimes it’s necessary; all that kale just plain doesn’t fit in the cute normal-sized garden basket.

Kristine “Kris” Myrick Andrews knows what you’re going through. She’s actually been there; which is why, 35 years ago, she decided to learn how to make her own baskets.

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Vermont seeks federal aid for flooding

Posted on July 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott has requested federal disaster funds to assist communities in up to seven Vermont counties in paying for repairs to public infrastructure damaged in severe storms on June 29 through July 1. Communities in Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Orange, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor counties sustained damages that meet or exceed minimum thresholds to qualify for a Public Assistance disaster declaration.

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Vergennes and Ferrisburgh firefighters earn statewide recognition

Posted on July 31, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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ADDISON COUNTY — Firefighters Robert Jenkins of Ferrisburgh and Brian Fraser of Vergennes bring different strengths to their respective departments. But they share at least one characteristic: dedication to service to their communities.

Jenkins’s and Fraser’s service and skills were recognized this month when the Vermont State Firefighters Association gave two of the organization’s top seven statewide awards to the these men.

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