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Regulators want answers on depth of gas pipeline

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — Three months after natural gas started flowing through the 41-mile Addison Natural Gas Project pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury, Vermont Gas Systems continues to come under fire for deviations from construction specifications laid out in its state permit.

The Vermont Public Utility Commission has asked the company for explanations to account for construction-related deviations from the permit and evidence that no other deviations exist along the entire length of the pipeline.

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Vermont needs help counting turkeys

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Wild turkeys are found throughout most of Vermont, but their reproductive success is monitored annually by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with help from “citizen scientists,” who report the number and size of turkey families they see during August.

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Vergennes-based program offers bikes for foster kids

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By EMILY GREENBERG of VTDigger.org



VERGENNES — What’s a more quintessential Vermont childhood experience than riding a bicycle in the summertime? Yet for more than 1,000 children within the state’s foster care system, having a bike of their own may not be the norm.

That’s why Vergennes used bike shop Little City Cycles founded Green Mountain Foster Bikes, a volunteer-run, non-profit program that refurbishes discarded bicycles and donates them to foster kids.

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Land access project connects prospective farmers with landowners

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — You can tell a lot about a farm by looking closely at the soil. That’s why the new, statewide program to recognize Vermont’s most environmentally friendly farmers will be based on soil-sampling and monitoring.

Last week Gov. Phil Scott announced the pilot launch of the new Vermont Environmental Stewardship Program (VESP), which will use soil-based analysis to identify farmers who are going above and beyond to protect our natural resources.

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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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