Turkey flocks healthy ahead of the holidays

Heading into Thanksgiving, both Vermont’s wild and domesticated turkey flocks were healthy and plentiful, despite an outbreak of the avian flu in many parts of the nation and the additional hurdle of inflation that challenged Addison County turkey farmers this year.

Andriano captures dream job in Vt. House

Joseph Andriano knew during his college years in Ohio that he wanted to make Vermont his home.

Warming weather hurting bees

Some Addison County residents may have been surprised when warm weather rolled in with the beginning of November, bringing sunny days and comfortable temperatures at a time when Vermonters are usually starting to bundle up for the winter.

What if? Planning for future town meetings

An ad hoc committee that includes former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas and current Middlebury Town Moderator Susan Shashok has just furnished the community with a plan that will hopefully keep its town meeting tradition alive through future public health emerg … (read more)

350Vermont tries to improve energy policies

More than a dozen Addison County residents gathered over Zoom last week to talk about ways to improve Vermont’s energy policies and how community members can help drive those changes.

By the way for Nov. 24

As the holidays approach, let’s remember many families are struggling to make ends meet.

Old courthouse for sale once more

Middlebury College continues to look for a buyer for the former Addison County Courthouse at 5 Court St. in Middlebury. It is a prominent, 139-year-old building that recently belonged to the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) co-working space … (read more)

City debates police review panel

With an overall collaborative tone, city councilors and citizens last week discussed whether a civilian committee should field complaints — if they occur — about the city police force.

Vermont eyes gas vehicle ban

State regulators are on the cusp of adopting a rule that would push Vermont’s market for new passenger cars to all-electric in a little more than a decade.

ACSD FY24 budget could rise 7%

The fiscal year 2024 Addison Central School District budget will likely increase spending by 5-7% from the current year’s financial plan, ACSD Business Manager Matt Corrente told district board member on Nov. 14.

Local students join in the snowplow-naming fun

Snowdemort, Snowbe Bryant and many more newly named snowplows will join the 163 previously named plows on the roads in Vermont’s upcoming blizzards.

It’s time to fill up your bird feeders

Cold weather has arrived, and bird-feeding season as well. According to Doug Morin, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s bird project leader, winter bird feeding is a good way to attract a variety of birds, including purple finches, Evening Grosbeaks, and the perenn … (read more)

Survey: Addison residents favor buying school

In a General Election Day survey, Addison residents strongly backed the town’s repurchase of its former elementary school from the Addison Northwest School District for $1.

ACSD to consider increase in stipends for board members

The Addison Central School District (ASCD) board has begun discussing whether members are due a raise — particularly when one compares their $500 annual stipend to the nominal compensation other Vermont school directors receive.

New Haven explores street safety upgrades

The town of New Haven, in collaboration with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission and Vermont Agency of Transportation, is exploring ways to make Munger Street safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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