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Oral vaccines fight wildlife rabies in Vermont from the air

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — The 20th annual Rabies Bait Drop began Tuesday, Aug. 9, in eight Vermont counties as part of a continued effort to stop the spread of rabies among wildlife. Rabies is a viral disease that is mainly found in raccoons, foxes, bats and skunks, and can infect domestic animals and people. Rabies vaccine, if given soon after a human is bitten by a rabid animal, is highly effective. However, rabies is almost always fatal without immediate medical treatment.

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HOPE planning to renovate subsidized apartment building

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — At its Monday meeting, the Bristol selectboard agreed to sponsor an application by the organization Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) to the Vermont Community Development Program for a $30,000 planning grant to renovate two subsidized housing buildings on Hunt Farm Road.

“We really do need housing for low-income people,” said HOPE Executive Director Jeanne Montross. “We desperately need housing for low-income people.”

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Tavern helping dog duo find new home

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, has turned to Two Brothers Tavern in Middlebury for help in finding a permanent, loving home for two dogs — Atticus and Mandi —surrendered to the shelter in July. 

Homeward Bound Executive Director Jess Danyow explained that the two dogs came to Homeward Bound because one of their elderly owners died and the other was unable to care for them alone.

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Preserving culture through art: Folklife center keeps many traditions alive

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — Sitting in her Barre living room,Abenaki basket makerJeanne Brink first moistened thin strips of ash to make them more flexible and easier to work with. The Abenaki artist picked up the base of the basket that she had earlier made out of ash, and began to weave the strips so that they built up from the base.

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Police agencies announce DUI checkpoints

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Addison County



ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes Police Department along with other Addison and Chittenden county law enforcement agencies, will be on the lookout for incidents of driving under the influence for the rest of the month.

Those agencies will be conducting DUI checkpoints and roving DUI interdiction patrols in Addison County throughout August.

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Documentaries to shine at Middlebury film festival

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Jay Craven



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MIDDLEBURY — It must be August, since my pulse is quickening with thoughts of the upcoming Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival that will take place Aug. 25-28.  Festival producer Lloyd Komesar was committed to the long haul for our festival, but last year’s popular and well-received first edition insured that we’d do it again. The 2015 event was lots of fun, with a spontaneous air of discovery, as audiences moved around town, taking chances on unknown “first and second films” that provided fresh opportunities for discovery. 

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Vermont given federal money to assess spread of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in area

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — State officials say they will use a new pot of federal money to keep an eye out for mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and to educate health care providers who may see people with the tropical disease.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control this month awarded a $200,000 grant to the state of Vermont to address the threat of the Zika virus. The money will be split between the state Agency of Agriculture and the Department of Health and used to trap and test mosquitos as well as to educate health providers and the public about the virus.

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Norman Ersting's ceramic sculpture on view at Edgewater Gallery

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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For most of his career, Norman Ernsting was a puppeteer in New York City entertaining 300 or more children 100 days a year at the Museum of the American Indian — a gig in which he also created all the sets and carved all the puppets. Today, now 79 and spending his summers in Charlotte, Vt., Ernsting uses those skills as a ceramic sculptor focusing on ancient civilizations.

His journey from puppeteer to sculptor was anything but smooth and straightforward.

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What is UVM Health Network?

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials late last week identified the University of Vermont Health Network (UVMHN) as their choice for affiliation, if the Porter Medical community opts to eschew independence for a partnership with another health care organization. Here are some details about UVMHN, culled from the organization’s website, www.uvmhealth.org:

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