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Brandon reports successful program to control feral cats

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Mei Mei Brown is a sucker for cats. A lifelong lover of felines, she is also the driving force behind the Brandon Feral Cat Assistance Program, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Thanks to Brown’s diligence and love for the animal, what was once a big problem in Brandon is now under control. Over the last decade, 166 feral, or wild, cats have been trapped, spayed or neutered, and released or adopted.

“Yes, I am the crazy cat lady,” Brown joked in an interview last week.

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Agency of Natural Resources announces new, streamlined website

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Agency of Natural Resources has announced the launch of its new website, anr.vermont.gov.

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What is the Vermont Green Line?

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



Name of proposed project:Vermont Green Line

Developer: Anbaric Transmission

Primary Investor: National Grid.

Route: From Beekmantown, N.Y., under Lake Champlain, to Kingsland Bay in Ferrisburgh; then under roads to Route 7 and south to New Haven. Total distance, 60 miles.

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Middlebury considers solar siting in town plan

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury officials now in the process of revising the community’s town plan are considering adding some new language calling upon developers of solar arrays to pay more heed to local concerns prior to siting such projects in Addison County’s shire town.

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Bristol kids compete in fire safety contest

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Seven Bristol Elementary School third-grade students attended a celebration ceremony with the rest of the statewide winners and runners-up of the annual Fire Safety Poster Contest on Friday, Nov. 6. The 13 winning posters will be featured in the Vermont Division of Fire Safety’s 2016 Fire Safety Calendar.

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Sleep-out planned to benefit the homeless

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — December has to count among the least popular months during which to camp out in the Green Mountain State. But many homeless people don’t have any choice but to brave the elements during the winter, and it is in recognition of that fact that the John W. Graham Emergency Shelter is scheduling its second annual “Sleep-Out” for Dec. 5 near the Otter Creek falls in Middlebury.

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Peaceful protest against silent lunch teaches Bristol students important lessons

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol Elementary School sixth-graders got a civics lesson last week when their respectfully conducted protests changed school policy.

“I’ve learned that if something doesn’t feel right to you or if you don’t like a rule then you should tell someone or you should possibly try to change that rule, like what we did,” said Bristol sixth-grader Kaia Companion, one of the protesters.

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Plato: Higher ed: ascent of the soul

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a series of essays or reflections about the Republic, a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

Education for Plato is all about the ascent of the soul. Higher education is its culmination, the end of a process that, we must not forget, begins with pre-natal care. In Book VII of the Republic there is a portrayal of this ascent that repeats much of what I wrote about in the previous essay. It is worth retelling.

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Hospice honors those who work with the dying

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — November is a time to honor the thousands of personal care attendants, home care aides, nurses, social workers and therapists who make a positive difference in the lives of patients and their families. These special caregivers have an important role in homes across the country as well as in our health care system. National Home Care and Hospice Month is an ideal time to raise awareness about the importance of home care services and celebrate the Addison County Home Health & Hospice (ACHHH) team.

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Lecture separates fact and fiction in story of the Enigma Machine

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — What’s fact and what’s fiction in the recent Oscar-winning film “The Imitation Game” about Alan Turing and the effort to crack German codes in World War II? Why was the real Turing an even more interesting character than the one Benedict Cumberbatch portrays? What does a real Enigma machine look like and how does it work?

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