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In Essex talk, Welch describes a Congress that's lost its way

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Colin Flanders



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ESSEX — A simple regimen helps Peter Welch survive as Vermont’s lone congressman: exercise and bourbon, he joked when addressing a home-state audience recently. So far, he’s doing more of the former.

“But I’m getting nervous,” Welch said. 

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VTrans offers help with stormwater

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — In a commitment to improving the quality of state waters, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has announced a new grant program to assist municipalities in their stormwater mitigation efforts.

The Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Program will have almost $6 million available to award. Grants funded through this program must have a transportation link. There is no program cap on the amount of funding granted to a specific project, however, there is a 20 percent local match requirement.

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State of Vermont asks for FEMA money after recent sorms

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WATERBURY — Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann on Thursday asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a preliminary damage assessment in five Vermont counties — including Addison County — affected by severe storms from June 29-July 2.

More than $2-million in damage to public infrastructure has been verified by the state, and the cost of still more damage is yet to be officially tallied.

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Vermont forms clean energy finance group

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) announced the formation of the Clean Energy Finance Collaborative. The collaborative is a voluntary group formed to improve the effectiveness of and significantly increase the state’s capacity for clean energy finance necessary to advance Vermont’s clean energy goals.

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Pellets available to sugarmakers

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER – The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) at the Public Service Department recently announced the availability of an incentive program for Vermont’s sugar makers to install pellet-fueled evaporators. The program will offer grants up to $20,000 for the installation of evaporators that use bulk wood pellets or wood chips as the fuel.

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Cady's Falls garden is a Vermont gem

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Judith Irven



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A Vermont garden gem

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in early June when Dick and I set off to visit some of our favorite haunts. After crossing the Green Mountains at the Brandon Gap we began our afternoon in fine style, enjoying a delightful lunch at Sandy’s Cafe and Books in Rochester.

Then we took Route 100 north through the beautiful Gulf of Granville, past Waterbury and into Stowe, where we followed the Stagecoach Road to its end and, after two successive quick left turns, reached our final destination.

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Castleton University names local graduates

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON —The following local students recently graduated Castleton University and were recognized during the 230th commencement on May 13.

Brandon: Aidan Ells-Payne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Ecological Studies. Stephanie LaFountain graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.

Bristol: Amber Leavitt graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Art. Mariah Clark graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.

Cornwall: Frances McDowell graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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Proposed law seeks path to legal status for farmworkers

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERMONT — A key to finally getting federal law changed so immigrants can more easily work on Vermont’s dairy farms is getting farmers and farm advocates here to reach out to their counterparts in Republican-leaning states. That is the analysis of people familiar with the legislative process in Washington, D.C.

They were commenting on the future of the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017, bill S.1034 in the U.S. Senate and bill H.R.2690 in the U.S. House.

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Advocates brainstorm solutions for affordable housing problem

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Filling Addison County’s affordable housing void will require a lot more public and private investment, better tenant-landlord relationships and some new, creative initiatives — such as the “HomeShare” program that matches people in need of shelter with seniors needing help with household chores.

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State survey gives snapshot of homelessness problem in county

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Researchers found 1,225 Vermonters literally homeless on a single night this past January.

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