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Vermonters got first-hand look at Super Bowl trophy

Posted on February 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — As football fans wait to find out this Sunday if the Patriots will bring the Super Bowl trophy back to New England, some Vermonters will rest assured that they have already gazed upon the storied Lombardi Trophy.

After the Pats beat the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl — 34-28 in overtime — the Patriots organization brought the Super Bowl LI Lombardi Trophy to the Vermont Statehouse and put it on display for the public to see.

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ACLU wants to shrink prison population

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By ALAN KEAYS of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — James Lyall says he is confident Vermont can cut its prison population in half, and he’s launching a campaign to help the state do just that.

Lyall, who is executive director of the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, spoke at a Statehouse press conference Wednesday to announce the organization’s new initiative to reduce Vermont’s incarcerated population.

Lyall said while Vermont has made progress in getting the numbers down, more needs to be done, and at a faster pace.

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Call to artists: Show your barn art

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon is accepting submissions for the juried exhibit "Barn Art." The exhibit will be on view from April 6 through June 16. All submissions are due by Feb. 23.

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Fish and Wildlife offering ice fishing safety tips

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The recent arrival of cold temperatures has formed early-season ice on Vermont ponds, lakes and rivers.  The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds winter enthusiasts that ice should never be considered safe and ice conditions vary.

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Vermonters march for their future

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Mike Faher VTDigger.org



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MONTPELIER — Though she had to use a step stool to reach the microphone, 16-year-old Greta Solsaa wasn’t fazed by thousands of people gathered below her on the snowy Statehouse lawn this past Saturday.

“Never forget your voice,” the Rutland teen told the crowd at the March For Our Future. “Never forget that we are the future, and we have something to say about it.”

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Governor proposes a lean state budget

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Anne Galloway VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — There are no “bells and whistles” in Gov. Phil Scott’s 2019 budget, which he unveiled Tuesday.

As expected, there are also no new taxes and no new fees. Nor have any big initiatives been proposed in the budget.

Instead, the governor’s office gave the Legislature a menu of options for solving the state’s $80 million education fund gap last week in the form of a memo. A $150 million prison plan was presented as a report last week, but wasn’t mentioned in the governor’s Tuesday budget address.

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Lawmakers review Middlebury rail bridges project, with higher price tag

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By John Flowers



MONTPELIER — Members of the Vermont House and Senate Transportation Committees last week took testimony on the latest plans for replacing Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges, and lawmakers appear content to have the project — now estimated at $71 million — begin as scheduled this spring.

The meeting, held last Thursday at the Vermont Statehouse, featured virtually all of the major players in what has been a multi-year planning effort to replace the 1920s-era Main Street and Merchants Row bridges over the railroad.

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Exhibit of hand-colored photographs on view at Folklife Center

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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After Minnie Griswold passed away in 1952, her sons locked up their mother’s house in Pawlet and left all her belongings in place, unaltered. Thirty years later, Pawlet documentarians Susanne and Neil Rappaport would enter the home at the invitation of one of the brothers, Charlie, and go on to produce a collection of hand-colored photographs of Minnie’s home.

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Bird smell is nothing to sniff at

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By CAROLYN LORIÉ



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I have spent about a decade as a backyard birder and have learned quite a bit in that time. I can instantly recognize the call of a red-winged blackbird and the sweet summer song of the wood thrush. I know a scarlet tanager the moment I see one and can distinguish between the various hawks that inhabit this area. I am knowledgeable about migration patterns, nesting habits, mating and fledging.

But avian olfaction?  Not so much.

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