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Don't forget your baby's sunscreen

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



Some babies are being exposed to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays in the first 6 months of life, when their skin is most vulnerable.

In fact, a research team at the University of Miami found that as many as one-third of local parents actively increased their infant’s sun exposure each day, believing mistakenly that it would build their babies’ tolerance to the sun’s rays. As a result, 12 percent of the parents reported that their babies’ skin had tanned before they were 6 months old, and 3 percent said their infants had been sunburned.

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Consider these natural alternatives in baby care

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



For expectant parents, a lifetime of choices awaits: baby names, what brand of diapers to use, what color to paint the nursery and even what kind of doctor to use.

Complementary and alternative approaches to medicine are on the rise, especially in Vermont where naturopathic medicine is not only a part of the culture, but also recognized by insurance companies in the same way as any other physician.

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Agency of agriculture announces adjusted fee schedules

Posted on July 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) has announced its adjusted fee schedule, which has been approved by the legislature and went into effect July 1, 2016. The new fee schedule is available online at agriculture.vermont.gov/licensing-registration/fees.

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Minter to champion outdoor industry

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Jasper Craven of Vt. Digger



MONTPELIER — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter announced a plan Tuesday that would expand outdoor recreational opportunities in the Green Mountains.

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Rutland aldermen balk at refugee plan

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — The Board of Aldermen came up just short Tuesday of granting a controversial citywide special election on whether to participate in a refugee resettlement program, but then endorsed a statement withholding the board’s support for taking in refugees, at least until more information is available.

A petition calling for a nonbinding referendum on whether the city should “decline to participate” in the resettlement of Syrian refugees had been signed by more than 5 percent of local voters.

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U.S. Border Patrol at Swanton nabs child predator

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



SWANTON, Vt. — A U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) vehicle stop in Alburgh, Vt., and subsequent investigation by the USBP, helped the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) locate a wanted fugitive in Ottawa, Canada on June 30.  The suspect was fleeing child pornography charges in Illinois. 

CBSA arrested Adrien C. Peters, 23, of South Beloit, Ill., around 2 a.m. at an Ottawa motel.  U.S. and Canadian authorities are working to extradite Peters back to Rockford, Ill.

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Revolutionary weekend set at Hubbardton Battlefield

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



HUBBARDTON — The only Revolutionary War battle fought on Vermont soil will be honored at the annual Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War Encampment weekend at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site on July 9 and 10. Hundreds of reenactors will gather from all over the Northeast to present this colorful, full-scale history pageant, one of the largest Revolutionary War living history weekends in northern New England.  

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Rutland’s GE wins $1 billion military contract

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



Vermont Business Magazine In a development with implications for future work at GE Aviation Rutland, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) Thursday announced that the US Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), based at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, late Thursday awarded GE Aviation a $1 billion contract to continue development of its three-stream adaptive cycle technology for the Air Force’s next generation of fighter engines. The long-awaited announcement follows an intense competition for the project. 

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4-H students compete in dairy judging contest

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



EAST MONTPELIER — Fifty-five 4-H’ers competed at the annual State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, June 20, with the top 10 individuals in each age group winning rosette ribbons.

The host farm for the event, which was sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H, was Fairmont Farms — The Haven in East Montpelier. The 4-H’ers judged three classes of Holsteins from the farm’s herd as well as three classes of Jerseys that were transported to the farm for the competition by Billings Farm in Woodstock.

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LCI executive director wins environmental award

Posted on July 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



A man once called Lake Champlain’s loudest advocate is being honored for his tireless devotion to Vermont’s most important body of water.

James Ehlers, executive director of Lake Champlain International, was presented with the GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award for his unwavering efforts to protect and improve Lake Champlain. The award, named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom, comes with $2,500 to support LCI’s work.

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