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Addison County a target for preference in federal contracts

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The U.S. government recently expanded its Historically Underutilized Business Zones program in Vermont. As a result, Addison County has been designated as a HUBZone due to the 2011 closures of Courcelle Brothers U.S. Army Reserve Command in Rutland and Chester, Vt. Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Windham and Windsor counties have also been designated as HUBZone due to the closures.

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Peluso is named area's top Realtor

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Sarah Peluso of IPJ Real Estate in Middlebury was named the Addison County Board of Realtors’ (ACBOR) 2016 Realtor of the Year (ROTY) earlier this fall. The ROTY Award is ACBOR’s highest honor and recognizes a member for their civic, business and industry-related activities and achievements.

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Grandma's Thanksgiving carrots – A recipe by Julia Clancy

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Julia Clancy



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Grandma’s Thanksgiving carrots, a.k.a carrots with orange and almonds

(Serves 8)

My grandma, Joanne Goldman, has placed these glazed carrots on our Thanksgiving table since before I was born. They’re sticky, fragrant and, accidentally, both vegan and gluten-free. The dish’s accessibility to a scope of dietary restrictions perfectly highlights my grandma’s overall goal: feed as many people as possible.

(For a nut-free version, skip the almonds altogether — the carrots are delicious without them.)

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Ways of Seeing: Johanna Nichols' wild dream

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Johanna Nichols



As we gather around the table for Thanksgiving dinner, we are blessed to be Americans. But this year, the presidential contest and election results cracked us open and created a need for us to reimagine common life and common good. I ask myself, how have our relationships become so broken that we can’t communicate with each other in a country that seems so divided? We sing “America, America, God shed his grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.” Is this just a dream?

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WomenSafe seeks nominations for world-changing woman award

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — WomenSafe is accepting nominations for the 2017 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award. Each year, a nomination committee selects a local woman whose work or volunteer efforts in Addison County or the town of Rochester have had positive impacts on the women and/or children in our community.

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Students of the Week - November 21, 2016

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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New use for wool could boost state's sheep industry

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — Since shortly after its glory days supplying wool blankets and uniforms to Union troops during the Civil War, the Vermont wool industry has been struggling to regain its footing.

Now a New Haven farm is taking part in a UVM study to determine the feasibility of using wool as an environmentally friendly building insulation. Researchers hope this use could create a whole new market for the 100,000-some-odd pounds of wool that’s sheared each year off Vermont sheep and give a much-needed boost to the state’s sheep industry.

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Pipeline completion awaits Supreme Court decision

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree of the Addison Independent and Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



Editor's note: The article that originally appeared under this headline was an older pipeline story; it is replaced below with the correct story as it appeared in the Nov. 21 print edition of the Independent. We appologize for the error.

VERMONT — Vermont Gas Systems is wrapping up installation of the bulk of its Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline while it awaits court action on a 2,000-foot section in Geprags Park in Hinesburg.

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Ashe to lead Senate Democrats; Ayer steps aside

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Anne Galloway VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Tim Ashe will be the next president pro tem of the Vermont Senate.

The 39-year-old Chittenden County Progressive Democrat was unanimously nominated to the top post by his peers in a Democratic caucus last Monday night.

Ashe ran unopposed on Monday, but Addison County Sen. Claire Ayer earlier made a bid for the top leadership position in the Legislature’s upper chamber. Sen. Phil Baruth, D-Chittenden, also sought the post.

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Local Jewish community seeking a way to respond to hate crime

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — The Jewish Congregation of Addison County is trying to make a measured response after finding two swastikas scrawled on the front door of their meeting house in Middlebury on Monday morning.

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