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Conservation districts protecting rivers

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WAITSFIELD, — This spring, Vermont’s Natural Resources Conservation Districts (NRCDs) have planted trees on over 20 acres of buffers on stream banks and shorelines throughout the state to help protect water quality.

Over the past four years, over 60 acres of riparian buffers have been installed throughout Vermont through the Trees for Streams program, planting over 22,000 trees on nine miles of riverbanks and shorelines.

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Local track athletes excel at D-II meet

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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EAST MONTPELIER — Mount Abraham Union High School junior Lydia Pitts won the girls’ 100-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump at Saturday’s Division II championship meet at U-32.

Eagle senior Finn Clements won the boys’ javelin and Eagle junior Emma Radler claimed the D-II girls’ pole vault title.

Tiger senior Henry Ganey took second in the boys’ 800, and junior Chloe Kane was third in the girls’ 100.

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Otter lacrosse nips Eagles, falls to Hartford

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
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BRISTOL — The No. 5 Otter Valley Union High School boys’ lacrosse team upset the No. 4 Mount Abraham-Vergennes in a Division III quarterfinal this past Thursday, but No. 1 Hartford ousted the Otters under the lights on Saturday night.

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State milk production up slightly

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
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VERMONT — The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service recently reported that milk production in Vermont during April totaled 230 million pounds, up 0.9 percent from April 2016.

The average milk price received by Vermont farmers in March 2017, at $18.90 per hundredweight, was down 70 cents from February 2016 but up $2.40 from March a year ago.

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Summer lunch program to continue for Brandon-area students

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
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BRANDON — The SOAR summer program (Success through Opportunities, Academics and Recreation) is again participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the program is designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer.

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Deacon from Orwell to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 17

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Burlington Bishop Christopher J. Coyne will ordain Deacon Joseph J. Sanderson to the Roman Catholic priesthood on Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Burlington.

The ordination will be a special time for clergy to meet in a spirit of fraternity and camaraderie, as they, along with the faithful of the Diocese of Burlington, participate in the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood.

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Watercolor exhibit opens in Bristol June 9

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Art on Main will present an exhibit of watercolor paintings and prints by artist Ginny Joyner.  The exhibit opens Friday, June 9, from 4-6 p.m. with an artist’s reception and wine tasting by Almost Home of Bristol and will be on display through mid-July.

Ginny Joyner is a well-known Vermont painter and illustrator from Colchester. She has a colorful, joyful style that celebrates the subjects she chooses whether it be a garden of lush peonies, an illustrated broadside of cheeses from around the world or a goddess in a Zen-like setting.

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Local teachers honored as 'unsung heroes'

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week May 8 through May 12, the admissions office at Saint Michael’s College asked first-year students to share about the teachers who truly made a difference in their lives and inspired them to pursue higher education. Students responded immediately with heartfelt words of praise for the teachers who had meant so much to them.

Two Addison County students identified teachers that made a significant difference in their lives, nominating those teachers as St. Michael’s “Unsung Heroes.”

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Dairy farms welcome public to Breakfast on the Farm

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
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VERMONT — Want to know where your food comes from? This summer, you can go straight to the source. Vermont’s Breakfast on the Farm will be held in East Montpelier on Saturday, June 17, and in Bridport on Saturday, July 22. Breakfast on the Farm is a free, public celebration where you’ll meet the cows and farm families who work hard to make nutritious and wholesome dairy foods for Vermont and beyond.

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Author tells story of remarkable 1800s Bristol woman on June 17

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — First-hand accounts of the past often open our eyes to an entirely different kind of life. Such is the case with Bristol resident Phebe Orvis, who, in 1820, began a journal at the age of 19.

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