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Locals ace 4-H Dairy Challenges

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — More than 60 Vermont 4-H dairy members proved that they were up to the challenge as they explored various dairy-related topics at a statewide event this past Saturday, Nov. 10, in Burlington.

The annual State 4-H Dairy Challenge, sponsored by University of Vermont Extension 4-H and held on the UVM campus, entailed four learning sessions, each capped off with a written test with age-appropriate questions for each of the four age groups. This year’s topics were the watershed, the reproductive tract, tractor safety and the history of the cow.

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Vermont State Police: Bridport man cited for DUI

Posted on November 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Troopers from the Vermont State Police barracks in New Haven responded to the area of Lapham Bay Road in Shoreham for a report of a two-vehicle crash at around 7:20 p.m. this past Friday, Nov. 9. It was reported that one vehicle, a 2009 Ford truck, had fled the scene of the crash.

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Loans offered for working lands efforts

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Community Loan Fund has announced the second round of SPROUT, a low-interest loan program for emerging working lands entrepreneurs. The financing program was created to meet the capital needs of Vermont farms, food producers and processors, foresters, forest products businesses and others in the start-up and early stages of operations. Loan applications are now being accepted.

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The Outside Story: Southern pine beetles march north

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Joe Rankin



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As if the emerald ash borer’s incursion into northern New England wasn’t enough, now there’s another potentially devastating forest pest marching this way: the southern pine beetle.

Dendroctonus frontalis – the first name means “tree murderer,” we should note — is only a fraction of an inch long. But during outbreaks, they reproduce by the millions and can kill trees in a matter of weeks.

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Hunters, watch for ticks

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER, Vt. — As Vermonters head out deer hunting this fall, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds hunters to be ‘tick smart’ to prevent Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. When wading through high grass and brush or sitting still along the edges of fields and forests, hunters can easily pick up a tick.

According to officials from the Department of Health, November is one of the high-points in the year for reports of tick bites and annual cases of Lyme disease continue to rise in Vermont.

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Grants offered to Vermont organizations combatting breast cancer

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Komen New England has announced it will offer Community Grants to organizations in Vermont that are working to meet the most critical breast health needs throughout the service area. The organization’s funding priorities for the 2019-2020 grant cycle are: patient navigation, reducing barriers to care, and education that leads to action.

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Dems neutralize Scott veto threat

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Colin Meyn and Xander Landen of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — A down-ballot blue wave in House races across the state has given Democrats the reinforcements they need to take on the veto pen of Gov. Phil Scott, whose mandate was also bolstered after he cruised to re-election.

The combined 100 seats won by Democrats and Progressives (with some seats still up in the air) will likely mean some major legislative fights over minimum wage, paid family leave and a tax and regulate system for marijuana.

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Wildlife officials asking for hunters' help on deer data

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking hunters for help in a statewide initiative to gather more biological data on the state’s deer population. Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 10-25 rifle season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their deer when they go to a reporting station.

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How to help Vt. wildlife as habitat is decreasing

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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CORNWALL — What would Vermont be like without its wild animals? Find out when Middlebury College biologist and ecologist Steve Trombulak presents “Take a Walk on the Wild Side: How Animals Move In and Around Vermont” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at Bingham Memorial Elementary School in Cornwall.

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Caution: Rifle season is here

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — With rifle season beginning this Saturday, Forest Service officials on the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) are encouraging the public to use caution and to be visible and mindful of their surroundings in the coming weeks. Saturday, Nov. 10, marks the opening day of the white tail deer rifle hunt in Vermont, a lifelong tradition for many Vermonters and visitors to the Green Mountain State.

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