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Hunter access class set for Oct. 5

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent and Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Hunting can be a valuable tool for private land conservation, but managing hunters can be intimidating, particularly if you are not familiar with hunting or experienced problems with hunters in the past. To help, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding a free seminar this fall for landowners interested in learning more about hunting and managing hunter access.

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Garden strategies for preventing fruit fly infestations of soft fruit

Posted on September 25, 2017 |
By ANN HAZELRIGG Plant Pathologist University of Vermont Extension



VERMONT — The University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Helpline has received several calls recently from Vermont gardeners complaining about their blueberries getting soft right after picking. This is likely a result of an infestation by a pest called the spotted wing drosophila (SWD).

This small fruit fly first showed up in the state in 2011 just after Hurricane Irene and has caused problems in all soft fruits, especially those that ripen late in the season such as blueberries, fall raspberries and grapes.

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Mount Abe still seeking schoolboard members

Posted on September 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — When members of the Mount Abraham Union High School board gathered on Aug. 22 with the intent to vote on a proposed $35 million bond to renovate the school, the meeting had to be cancelled. The board lacked a quorum.

One week later the board met, with nine members present, and the proposal passed. But the delay put an exclamation point on a community concern: getting residents to serve on what is a lame-duck school board.

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ACSD forms task force to weigh in on racism, bias: Panel to issue report to school directors

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Monday unanimously approved the membership and charge of a new ACSD Task Force on Racism, Bias and Discrimination that will spend the next four months looking at ways to help Middlebury-area schools address “explicit and implicit bias” in district schools.

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Scarlet color highlights county's apple harvest

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Midway through the 2017 harvest, Addison County apple growers are expecting a good to average season with one area orchardist calling it a “bumper crop.”

 This year’s crop has been blessed and hampered with early rains and some spots of hail. Temperatures in the 80s and 90s the past few weeks have orchardists hoping the hot streak ends so apples can be picked before they over-ripen and drop.

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Bandaloop awes audiences

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — When Mark Stuver entered Middlebury College as a student in 1993, he wasn’t expecting to become a professional dancer. He wanted to study geography.

But Penny Campbell, Senior Lecturer of Dance at the college and Stuver’s first mentor, insisted he continue his journey in dance.

“She took my arm, she looked me in the eye, and she said, ‘you need this,’” Stuver told a small audience at his career talk last Friday at the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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Vermont Foliage Report: Season's spectacular display blazes across Northeast Kingdom

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent and Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — As late summer weather continues to bring warmth, plenty of sunshine, and scattered showers, fall foliage colors are developing nicely, albeit gradually, throughout most of Vermont. The Northeast Kingdom is fast approaching peak color and is expected to be at 50-75 percent peak at many locations over the coming weekend.

Similar conditions are emerging at higher elevations along the Green Mountains, although the majority of Vermont is still exhibiting early stage color.

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Climate opportunity: Initiative seeks creative innovations in new economy

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — How does a community position itself to reap the benefits of the new climate economy? That was the core question about 75-100 Middlebury-area residents grappled with Monday afternoon and evening at the kick-off of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative — a series of community forums and task forces that will work over the next couple of years to make progress toward a handful of community goals.

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), partnering with Green Mountain Power and Efficiency Vermont, sponsored the Middlebury event.

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Couple's trek yields funds for local clinic

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By John Flowers



STARKSBORO — A Starksboro couple’s almost year-long trek from Addison County to Sao Paolo, Brazil, has raised $5,178 for the Open Door Clinic (ODC) of Addison County.

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VUHS teacher gets award as New England's 'most promising': Lauded for concern for, motivation of students

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School English teacher Allison Mahoney remembers in May when colleague Michael Thomas nominated her for the New England Association of Teachers of English Marian Gleason Award, which goes to the “Most Promising New Teacher” in the field.

Mahoney, a 31-year-old Burlington native and Grand Isle resident beginning her third year at VUHS, was grateful to Thomas for the nomination.

But, as a young teacher in her first job, she never thought she would receive the honor.

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