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Apartments now OK in first floor of Vergennes buildings

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — After one final debate on downtown housing regulations, this past Tuesday night, the Vergennes City Council adopted new zoning laws as proposed by the city’s planning commission.

The section in question as approved on Nov. 10 will allow property owners in the Central Business District to install first-floor or basement apartments, but only if the units do not front on streets, cannot be seen from streets, and do not take up more than 20 percent of a building’s footprint.

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Ag officials ask for public feedback on water quality rules at Middlebury meeting

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets (VAAFM) has released a draft copy of the Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) for a period of public comment, which will run through Dec. 18. Officials will be in Middlebury next week to explain the RAPs, which aim to clean up Lake Champlain.

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Bristol author presents new book, 'Miming in French' at Lawrence Library

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Author Sheila McGrory-Klyza of Bristol will discuss her new book about a friendship between two girls that transcends cultural differences, and will also share her personal observations about difficult social dynamics in France in an upcoming One World Library Project program in Bristol. The presentation is based on her middle-grade novel “Miming in French,” which she wrote after living in Aix-en-Provence, France. The program is suitable for all ages and will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol. 

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Bid the Klopfensteins farewell at Vergennes Opera House

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Residents of the Vergennes area and all those who knew and worked with Joe and Nancy Klopfenstein are invited to a Nov. 22 reception to bid the Little City couple adieu before they leave their home of more than three decades and relocate to Oregon.

Joe Klopfenstein, a popular and busy large animal veterinarian, has been elected to four 2-year terms on the Vergennes City Council, earning the most votes of any alderman on the ballot last spring.

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Learn about Vermont's working forests at Thursday's panel

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — “Vermont’s Working Forests: Challenges and Opportunities” will be the topic of a panel discussion at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5:30-7 p.m.

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Rakowski wins Vt. Sun 5K Run

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — In a small field, 9-year-old Calder Rakowski of Vergennes won the Sept. 27 Vermont Sun 5K Run at Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury. Rakowski finished in 24:35, just edging out Sybren Spensley from Pittsford, the first female, who finished in 24:39.

In the day’s main event, the Vermont Sun Half Marathon Run, James Scott of Randolph Center won in 1:27:28. He was followed by the top female finisher, Heather Mugford of Randolph, in 1:33:05. In third overall was Middlebury's Rick Bunt.

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Hunting mushrooms: The old not bold approach

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Carolyn Lorie



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When you stumble across something purple in the forest, it’s hard not to stop in your tracks. At least it was for me on a recent hike in Thetford, when I came across three purple mushrooms. They stood about four inches tall, with saucer tops that were nearly black in the center and ringed in a rich eggplant-purple. I was captivated. I was also clueless, as I had no idea what I was looking at. I have long regarded mushrooms the way I do yellow-colored warblers and ferns — far too many and too confusing to distinguish one from another.

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4-H'ers learn to shear from a pro

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON — The State 4-H Sheep Shearing Clinic, held Nov. 1 in Addison, provided an opportunity for Vermont 4-H club members to gain valuable tips from a professional sheep shearer.

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Vermont 4-H members tested at Eastern States

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. —  Vermont 4-H sheep members had an opportunity to take stock of their skills and knowledge when it comes to all things sheep in several fast-paced competitions at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., Oct. 3-4.

The Vermont delegation to this regional New England event took part in general knowledge, quiz bowl and sheep blocking and fitting contests. They also set up an educational exhibit on parisitology that was awarded second prize.

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Small rain gardens can have big impact on lake

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — “People keep stopping us and asking questions,” said Lauren Slayton and Justin Willis, the two landscapers planting out the new rain garden in the Riverfront Park at the Marble Works in Middlebury early this month.

Straight down the bank from the park, Otter Creek rushes toward Lake Champlain. Every grain of soil and every drop of water that runs off the Marble Works parking lots and rooftops and into the river contributes its own very small part to the very large problem of Lake Champlain’s phosphorus pollution.

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