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May 22nd, 2017

America, Brandon welcomes immigrants: New citizens sworn in at Neshobe School

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — They came from Thailand, Somalia, the Philippines, Canada, Sweden, Mali, Bhutan and more, but at the end of the May 10 naturalization ceremony at the Neshobe Elementary School in Brandon, 62 candidates from 29 countries left as Americans.

The event filled the school auditorium with elected officials, area residents, students and teachers. Even U.S. Rep. Peter Welch was on hand to be the first to welcome the newest citizens, the largest group ever gathered for the annual ceremony in Brandon.

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Ferrisburgh farmers could face fine for illegal tree-cutting

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — The Vorsteveld Farm could technically be fined up to $1,088,000 for cutting down 1,870 trees and shrubs with trunks of less than six inches in diameter and another 306 trees with larger trunks, all along a 0.75-mile stretch of Ferrisburgh’s Arnold Bay Road, according to Ferrisburgh Tree Warden Clifton Mix. 
Mix included those calculations in a May 16 letter to the selectboard that the board reviewed at its meeting that evening. 

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The Inner Gardener shares her secrets

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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This time of year it’s easy to have garden-envy, especially if you’re just starting a landscaping or gardening project of your own.

When you drive around, do you notice the beautiful, well-established gardens hugging other peoples’ homes, bursting with native foliage, well-timed blooms and a mysterious sense of effortlessness? And then look at your shovel, bags of compost, weed-covered lawn and wonder ? egads! How do I begin?

Well, there’s good news. You don’t have to do it alone.

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Storm slams Addison lakefront, flips house with woman inside it

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — Scattered thunderstorms and high winds struck the northern half of Addison County on Thursday evening, causing some damage to property and trees.

Nowhere were their effects felt like they were in the Addison lakeside neighborhood of Potash Bay, where winds blew a home off its foundation, lifted a pickup truck over a barn, ripped roofing and siding off another estimated 10 homes, and tore down power and phone lines.

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Bristol sewer and water rates to go up July 1

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol water and sewer rates will go up July 1 — water by a single-digit percentage, sewer by double digits.

Current water rates have been in place since 2013.

“At a certain point if you don’t increase rates you’re just kicking that can down the road,” explained Town Administrator Therese Kirby. “Prices go up because of inflation, electricity goes up, supply rates go up, your contract terms go up. Things increase. So rates need to increase to cover the operation and maintenance of the system.”

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Mount Abe renovation committee wants to match school's needs to community's pocketbook

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School Renovation Committee is wrestling with how to get the most bang for the buck when refurbishing the nearly 50-year-old high school building in Bristol.

At its May 15 meeting, the committee also strove to establish priorities within a price tag the community would support.

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Tent caterpillars expected to cause damage statewide this summer

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Forest tent caterpillars have hatched, according to forest health specialists from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The insect is expected to cause widespread defoliation this summer, mostly in forests across northeastern and central Vermont.

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Ramps are one of state's local wild edibles

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Virginia Barlow



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The white bulbs of wild leeks, also called ramps (especially in the south), can be eaten year round, but it’s the early leaves that are most appreciated. In pre-freezer days, ramps were the first greens available after five or so months of potatoes and they were considered important as well as good tasting. Ramp festivals are still held in much of Appalachia to celebrate the arrival of this nutritious fresh food, and these tourist attractions have become so successful that in some places ramps are overharvested.

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