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Middlebury Christmas tree pick-up slated for Jan. 7

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Christmas trees in the town of Middlebury will be collected Saturday, Jan. 7, beginning at 8 a.m.

Trees for pickup should be put out Friday near the roadside and be visible. The trees will be recycled so trees that have any metal on them will not be picked up.

Wreaths should either be disposed of with regular trash or taken apart completely, removing all metal, and composted or recycled with the transfer station’s leaf and yard waste program.

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State of Vermont offering rebates toward replacing wood stoves

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) and the Agency of Natural Resources Division of Air Quality and Climate have teamed up to help Vermonters who currently heat with wood to get new cleaner burning stoves installed.

The wood stove change-out program provides an incentive payment of up to $1,500 toward the price of a new cord wood or wood pellet stove if an old non EPA-certified wood stove (approximately pre-1988) is taken out of service.

The goals of the wood stove change-out program are to:

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Sweet Charity receives $250 donation

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Each year the committee members of the Vergennes Day Race choose a recipient to receive a donation from their race proceeds. For 2016, the Sweet Charity store located at 141 A on Main St. in Vergennes was the recipient of a $250 donation. Sweet Charity is a local nonprofit that is managed by the Women of Wisdom, which helps empower women and children in need in the local community. For more information on this great local nonprofit, go to www.sweetcharityvt.com.

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J. M. Tyree to read and discuss recent book at Ilsley

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Author J.M. Tyree will read from and discuss his book “Vanishing Streets: Journeys in London” on Jan. 26 at Middlebury College.

The book is billed as an illustrated travelogue of the peripheries of “the world’s most visited city.” As he wanders through London, Tyree stumbles into the ghosts of Alfred Hitchcock, Graham Greene, the pioneers of the British Free Cinema Movement and more.

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Benefit bluegrass concert on tap in Orwell

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — The Fried Dough Boys — musicians Colin McCaffrey, Dono Scrabner and Freeman Corey — will bring an eclectic mix of music from traditional, old country, bluegrass, and folk to the Orwell Town Hall on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Orwell Free Library, and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $10/adult; $8/senior; and $5/children.

McCaffrey, a multi instrumentalist, singer and songwriter; Scrabner, a superb guitarist; and Corey, with his own musical fiddle style, bring a wide range of hot and sweet music to Vermont.

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GMP helps customers go off grid

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — Green Mountain Power announced it is the first utility in the nation to provide customers with true energy independence and offer the ultimate in customer empowerment: to go off-grid with a new package of products and services to increase energy independence and reduce carbon emissions by more than 30 percent. The product offering is fully customizable to meet the unique needs of each home or business and can include solar, battery storage, home automation and more.

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December 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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As December arrived, Vermont State Police announced the second new commander and third overall this year for the New Haven Barracks. Lt. Jeff Danoski, 47, took over for Lt. Chuck Cacciatore, who took a position with VSP in Waterbury. In August, Cacciatore had in turn replaced Lt. Michael Manley, who was promoted. Book ’em, Danoski.

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November 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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November brought the news that opposition to VTrans’ $40 million, four-year plan to replace Middlebury’s downtown rail bridges took a new step — a request filed with VTrans by Bristol lawyer Jim Dumont on behalf of downtown property and business owners arguing that the project does not need to follow a 21-foot clearance standard over the tracks that is adding considerable time and cost to the work. Dumont argued the project had been unfairly exempted from environmental and historic preservation review and he raised the prospect of legal action.

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October 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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The summer’s hot and dry weather affected the 2016 apple crop. Orchardists reported in October they had beautiful apples with plenty of flavor, but that the apples were smaller and less plentiful — the crop size was down by about a third. That sunshine did lead to plentiful flowers, however, and a bumper honey crop for local beekeepers.

The drought also affected the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry, based in Shoreham, which closed operations early because of the low water level in Lake Champlain. The ferry began to scrape the bottom of the lake, its owners said.

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September 2016 chronology

Posted on December 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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During the first week of September, new regulations regarding solar siting and screening took effect. Among other requirements, the regulations demanded that new solar arrays “blend into the surrounding” area and mitigate “adverse aesthetic impacts.”

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