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Public safety officials urge caution in spring hiking conditions

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — As the weather improves this spring, Vermont State Police and Department of Public Safety are reminding those heading onto Vermont’s hiking trails of the ever changing weather conditions a hiker may encounter this time of year, especially at higher elevations.

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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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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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Vermont walleye season opens this Saturday

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND, — The Vermont walleye fishing season is set to open on Saturday, May 6, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England.

Vermont has excellent spring walleye fishing opportunities in a number of lakes and rivers across the state including Lake Champlain and its tributaries — the Missisquoi, Lamoille and Winooski rivers and Otter Creek — as well as Salem Lake, Island Pond, Clyde Pond and the Clyde River.

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House considering green burial minimum depth

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLBEURY — The House has just passed bill H.3 in the Vermont Legislature. The bill establishes a minimum depth of 3.5 feet for green burial, a depth which maximizes the impact of the body to enrich the soil. Governor Scott is expected to sign the bill into law next week.

Michelle Acciavatti, citizen advocate for H.3 and end-of-life specialist, will be in Middlebury to speak about green burial on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m., at Champlain Valley Unitarian Society, 2 Duane Ct.,  in Middlebury

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University of Vermont extends youth ag program deadline to May 15

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — The Youth Agricultural Individual Development Account (IDA) Program, a collaboration of University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H and the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, has extended its deadline to May 15 for applications for its next program cycle.

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Green Up Day video contest on tap

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — For Green Up Day 2017, The Skinny Pancake will sponsor a video contest encouraging students 18 and younger to create an original video of what Green Up Day means to them. The winning video will receive a visit from The Skinny Pancake for a crepe party.

The Green Up Day Video Contest is open to all Vermont residents under the age of 18. Students are encouraged to be creative and to show how they participate in Green Up Day with their family or community or what it means to keep Vermont clean and green.

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Nominations sought for annual 2017 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — Seeking to recognize a leading Vermont environmentalist and honor the legacy of a legendary wildlife advocate, Green Mountain Power has called for nominations for the 2017 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award.

Presented annually and named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom of Milton, the GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award is given to one person, business, group or non-profit who has made a significant contribution to Vermont’s environment. The award is accompanied by a $2,500 donation to the winner’s environmental cause.

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Funding available for water protection projects

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking applications for water quality-focused conservation innovation grants in Vermont.

USDA-NRCS in Vermont will invest up to a total of $225,000 for projects that spark the development and adoption of innovative conservation technologies and approaches that address water quality. The maximum award amount for any project will not exceed $75,000 in fiscal year 2017.

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