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Economic development group offering business grants

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC) announces that it will award five grants of $500 each to Addison County businesses for green energy projects. Winning businesses must make a minimum 1:1 matching contribution to the project. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 13.

Eligibility requirements for the applicants include the following: The business must be located in Addison County, and the applicant must be in compliance with state regulations, be registered with the Vermont Secretary of State, and be in good standing.

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Poet Richard Blanco to speak about his journey to the inauguration

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco will discuss identity and belonging in a talk at Middlebury College’s Mead Chapel on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. His talk, “Becoming American: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. The talk is presented with Middlebury College.

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Aurora students learn about horses

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — On a crisp October morning, Aurora School’s kindergarten through eighth grade students are enjoying all-school athletics.

“Since our beginning, 20 years ago, we have spent time as a school on Fridays for athletics,” co-founder and director Susan Vigne said. “We tend to focus on life sports that get our bodies moving and bring us together as a community. Whenever possible, we link our athletics to our yearly theme.”

This year, the school’s theme is Frontiers and Exploration.

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Learn about Heat Saver loans from new website

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Public Service Department announces the launch of a new website to help Vermont homeowners learn about and access the department’s Heat Saver Loan. More than $1 million of energy saving projects have been financed using Heat Saver Loans since the program officially launched in October 2014.

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AARP offers tips to stop tax scams

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The AARP Fraud Watch Network lit up the phone lines on Sept. 17 as part of a “Reverse Boiler Room,” dialing thousands of residents to warn them about two leading “imposter scams” hitting thousands of Vermonters — the IRS and “tech support” scams.

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Invasive species can be bad, but not all bad

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Declan McCabe



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Invasive species have earned their bad reputations. English sparrows compete with native birds from Newfoundland to South America. Australian brown tree snakes are well on their way to exterminating every last bird from the forests of Guam. And I don’t think anyone can fully predict how Colombia’s rivers will change in response to drug lord Pablo Escobar’s escaped hippopotamus population.

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Little Free Library is OK'd for Bristol green

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol will soon join Hanoi, Vietnam; Chandigarh, India; Auckland, New Zealand; and over 30,000 other spots around the globe in hosting a Little Free Library.

The Bristol Planning Commission on Oct. 20 unanimously approved the Lawrence Memorial Library/Addison County Readers proposal to place a Little Free Library at the playground on the town green.

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Another solar array proposed for Ferrisburgh

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard and more than a dozen town residents at a meeting last week heard from a company that is proposing the latest solar power project in the town, a 500-kilowatt array near the intersection of Basin Harbor and Button Bay roads.

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Don't choose 'easy': Retirement gave Ken Perine time for Long Trail trek

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Christy Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — To many people, retirement provides the opportunity to rest and relax after a career (or series of careers) that had kept them running and dictating day-to-day choices for what can be 45 years or more.

Sitting, resting and relaxing is what they crave most. Luxuries like reading novels and newspapers become easy to fit in, hobbies like knitting or exploring art are the center of attention, time to prepare delicious meals that previously were too rushed through is easy to come by.

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Public invited to discuss ANwSU unification

Posted on October 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Act 46 Study Committee is inviting residents of the five union towns to an Oct. 28 forum to learn more and ask questions about potential ANwSU unification under Vermont’s new education law, Act 46.

Act 46 created more incentives than were available when ANwSU previously considered unification, and also for the first time created penalties for those that do not do so in a timely manner.

The forum on this coming Wednesday will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Vergennes Union High School library.

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