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Vermont Gas pipeline under fire again

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — The Conservation Law Foundation has filed an appeal that will take Vermont Gas Systems to the state’s highest court in a fight over a 41-mile natural gas pipeline that’s already in service.

In the appeal filed April 27, the conservation group is challenging the Public Service Board’s decision not to re-evaluate the pipeline’s permit.

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Sailsbury resident sees namesake ship

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BATH, Maine — Salisbury’s Mary Burchard was in Bath, Maine, at the Maine Maritime Museum on the Kennebec River on April 23 to see a schooner called the Mary E.

Built by Thomas Hagan in Bath in 1906, the Mary E. is the last wooden schooner built on the Kennebec still afloat.

For the first 50 years she was used as a fishing and coastal trade boat. She was abandoned in 1960 and was sunk by a hurricane in Lynn Harbor, Mass., in 1963.

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Learn about car-free mobility at transportation summit

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WEYBRIDGE — The Weybridge Energy Committee and the city of Vergennes are hosting a Transportation Summit for Addison County residents Thursday, May 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Bixby Library in Vergennes.

In late fall 2016, the Weybridge Energy Committee received a grant from the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund to host this event. The summit will connect local energy champions, decision makers and planning commissions. Together they will share their resources and knowledge of current and future transportation infrastructures for moving people, not cars.

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Support group for adults with ADHD to begin meeting May 11

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — A support group for adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD, is forming. It will hold its first meeting on Thursday, May 11, from 6-30-8:30 p.m., in New Haven at 87 Rivers Bend Road (the Sapphire Center building).

Adults with ADHD or those close to someone with ADHD are welcome to attend.

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Vermont poet to read from her new book May 9 in Middlebury

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison County



MIDDLEBURY — Former Middlebury resident Abigail Carroll, Vermont poet, author and wonderer, will present her new book, “A Gathering of Larks,” Tuesday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at the Vermont Book Shop with a booksigning to follow. 

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Gardener Charlie Nardozzi to speak at the Bixby library May 17

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Join fellow gardeners on Wednesday, May 17, at the Bixby Library in Vergennes for a special spring evening focusing on how you can optimize your garden’s edible yield and beautiful look.

Gardener and VPR personality Charlie Nardozzi will be at Bixby Library to talk about his favorite landscape edibles and share techniques on how to integrate them into your gardens and landscape. Be sure to bring your own gardening questions and challenges, as there will be a Q&A session following his presentation. The talk starts at 7 p.m.

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Middlebury Rail Bridge Project: How it came about, critical concerns and options

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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County youth win firefighter scholarships

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Addison County Firefighters Association Scholarship Committee has announced that Courtney Morin, Alyson Gebo, Zachary Gebo, and Delaynah Leavitt were recently chosen to receive scholarships awarded to local students. The scholarships are in the amount on $500 each.

The scholarships were acknowledged in Ferrisburgh on April 19, at the association’s quarterly dinner and meeting. These awards are given annually to children of firefighters, or students who are pursuing a college education in a fire-related field.

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Eliza Eaton joins a Bristol-area real estate firm

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The Real Estate Company of Vermont recently hired Realtor Eliza Benton as a new salesperson specializing in residential property in Addison and southern Chittenden counties.

“We are honored to have Eliza join our growing agency. Danelle (Birong) and I feel that Eliza brings a positive energy that our customers and clients will appreciate as well as extensive knowledge of Addison County,” said Jill Fraga, Broker/Owner of The Real Estate Company of Vermont, which is located on Main Street in Bristol.

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State brings in less tax revenue

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Anne Galloway of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott’s administration says tax receipts fell by a whopping 10 percent in April.

Personal income taxes were down by $25 million in the biggest tax collection month of the year.

Susanne Young, the secretary of the Agency of Administration, says while March receipts were strong — the state was $18 million ahead of projects — the shortfall in April puts the state in the hole.

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