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Shumlin to pardon some with marijuana convictions

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin, citing 2013 legislative action to decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, on Thursday announced his intention to allow Vermonters convicted of that offense prior to the law change to apply for a pardon, essentially wiping the offense off their criminal record. Applications will be accepted beginning Dec. 8 and taken through Dec. 25.

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Letter urges Scott to take the state toward organic dairy

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org



VERMONT — A coalition that includes dairy farmers, academics, environmentalists and business owners is encouraging Gov.-elect Phil Scott to have Vermont develop its own dairy policy. In a letter, the group said it believes the federal policy hurts Vermont farmers.

A spokesman for Scott said the governor-elect has concerns about what he believes the group actually wants. The spokesman said Scott has no alternative proposal to help Vermont’s dairy farmers but will look to his agriculture secretary.

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Get a permanent hunting license before Jan. 1

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding hunters and anglers of changes to permanent license laws that go into effect starting Jan. 1, 2017. A permanent hunting and fishing license is currently available to Vermont residents aged 65 and older for a one-time fee of $50. StartingJan. 1, the eligible age will be raised to 70 and the license will be free.

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2017 hunting, fishing licenses available online

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for 2017 will be available on the Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) on Dec. 12.

 “Vermonters really enjoy hunting and fishing,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. “Many people like to purchase their new licenses before Jan. 1 so they will be ready to go ice fishing.” 

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It's time to put out your birdfeeders

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — With winter weather now taking hold, Vermonters are readying their bird feeders. But before residents put up their avian offerings, Vermont Fish & Wildlife recommends a review of the bird feeding basics.

“Birds of all species have very interesting behaviors, shapes, and plumage, and being close to them to be able to observe this is a great source of enjoyment throughout the winter months,” said John Buck, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s migratory bird biologist.

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4-H dairy challenge winners named

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — The annual 4-H Dairy Challenge on Nov. 19 provided an opportunity for 83 4-H participants to explore dairy-related topics and compete with fellow 4-H’ers in buzzer rounds to test their dairy knowledge.

The event, sponsored by the University of Vermont (UVM) 4-H, took place on the UVM campus in Burlington. In addition to the dairy challenge, the 4-H’ers also attended learning sessions on rumination, milking systems, diseases, soils and forages, followed by a written quiz to assess their comprehension.

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Service now available to locate lost insurance policies

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today announced a national service that provides consumers with search capabilities to help find a deceased person’s lost life insurance policies and annuities.

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Scientist explains how Lake Champlain became so polluted

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Elaine Ezerins (St. Albans Messenger)



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ST. ALBANS — There are six key factors over the course of history that brought Lake Champlain to the point of impairment and at which the state needed legislation to address water quality issues, according to Mike Winslow, a staff scientist for Lake Champlain Committee for over 15 years.

Winslow, who was at one time an environmental education teacher at Keewaydin Environmental Education Center, last month spoke about the history of the Lake Champlain watershed and how water quality reached its current levels at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in St. Albans.

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Guide shows how to get college scholarships

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has released its annual booklet, Scholarships for Vermonters, the ultimate guide to learn more about available scholarships and how to apply for them.

VSAC administers 168 different programs worth over $5 million each year.

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Decorations are more than simple objects

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Christy Lynn



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VERMONT — For many Americans, decorations have become popular for just about every holiday there is to celebrate; we love to pull out the Easter baskets, bunnies and eggs in the spring, then pack them away and replace them with flags for the Fourth, then witches and ghosts for Halloween, colorful ears of corn and gourds for Thanksgiving and then, of course come the winter holidays.

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