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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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Business news: Scott accredited as educator by electronic design group

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



SOUTH BURLINGTON — Rick Scott, president of System Integrators of South Burlington and Key Largo, Fla., has recently attained accreditation as a Certified Outreach Instructor from the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association. This certification allows System Integrators to provide continuing education and the required credits to members of the American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, National Association of Home Builders and other related organizations.

Scott resides in Bridport and does company billing there.

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Why help amphibians cross the street?

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — As anyone who helped ferry salamanders and frogs across the road last week in Salisbury, or caught the Addison Independent video on Instagram know, one of Vermont’s great wildlife migrations is happening right now, and it’s taking place right at our feet.

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Dairy program extended to help more farmers

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be reopening the enrollment next week for the much-improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).

The changes implement improvements that Leahy included in the Bipartisan Budget Act in February to give Vermont dairy farmers what the senator called a more cost-effective risk protection option. Reopening enrollment is especially important now as dairy farmers are experiencing a difficult year with falling prices for their milk.

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April brings phony tax scams

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Vermont’s attorney general and tax commissioner are urging Vermonters to avoid the worst kind of April Fool’s trick: scams that could lure them into losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. State officials met at the Tax Department two weeks before the April 16 tax filing deadline to warn Vermonters about the “IRS scam,” identity theft and what they can do to protect themselves.

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Nominations sought for Vt. award for educator of the year

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont Humanities Council seeks nominations for its Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award, which recognizes a Vermont educator in grades 6 through 12 who exemplifies excellence in the teaching of the humanities.

The recipient will receive a $1,000 check and public recognition at VHC’s fall conference on November 17 at UVM’s Dudley Davis Center. Last year’s winner was Marsha Cassel of Rutland High School.

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Manure restrictions still in effect in wet weather

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — April 1 marks the end of Vermont’s winter manure-spreading ban for non-frequently flooded fields in Vermont, but with another cold and wet spring bringing adverse field conditions to most of Vermont, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is issuing a spring stewardship reminder to ensure that farmers are aware that water quality rules will restrict manure-spreading activities until the weather and individual field conditions improve.

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Senate OKs gun bill; Gov. Scott is up next

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By ALAN J. KEAYS of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — A landmark bill that would make a series of changes to the state’s gun laws has received final approval from the General Assembly.

Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, says he intends to sign the three bills that introduce new restrictions on gun use and ownership.

The historic legislation was the subject of intense debate in the Democratically controlled Legislature. The House held two marathon sessions and the Senate engaged in contentious committee hearings and spirited floor debate.

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Peg Flory to cap 20-year career as Rutland-area lawmaker

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — After two decades of serving the people of Rutland County in the Statehouse, Sen. Peg Flory on Tuesday announce she will not from for re-election the Vermont Senate in November.

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Local students excel in state speaking contest

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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CHESTER — Each year, Lions Clubs throughout Vermont invite high school juniors and seniors to write and deliver a speech based on the current Lions Clubs International president’s theme for the year. At this year’s statewide competition in Chester, during the Vermont Lions District 45 Cabinet Meeting on Saturday, March 10, two of the three prize winners came from the Addison Independent’s coverage area.

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Nominate Vermont's top dairy farm

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association (VDIA) are seeking nominations for the 2018 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. The deadline to submit is April 27.

The award, which has been presented annually since 1961, honors one outstanding dairy farm each year for overall excellence in dairying. Nominees are evaluated by a judging committee comprised of past winners on their overall farm management, innovative practices, milk quality, crops, pasture quality, conservation practices and promotion of the dairy industry.

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