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January 9th, 2017

Bill McKibben and activist Amy Goodman to give a joint talk

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



RANDOLPH — Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben will join journalist and activist Amy Goodman on stage at the Chandler Music Hall this Saturday for an evening of motivating and thought-provoking discussion.

The event will take place in Randolph on Jan. 14 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Letter to the editor: Smarter approach to school sports will boost health

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Brett Blanchard



Both Vermont and the nation as a whole are in the midst of one of the worst epidemics in U.S. history. It’s an epidemic that has had dire consequences for nearly all aspects of living, most notably, and too often tragically, with the youth of Vermont. The rapidly declining health of our children is associated with our exploding opiate addiction, leads to the excessive medication of our kids and swamps our healthcare system. The good news is this epidemic is entirely reversible and within our immediate control.

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Letter to the editor: Temporary bridge installation was prompt, efficient

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Brian Kemp and Paul Vaczy



This letter is to thank those who helped in the removal of the Salisbury Station “Swamp Road” bridge and the installation of the temporary bridge. We would like to thank Wright Construction from Mount Holly, Vt. for their diligence in the removal and disposal of the bridge remains.

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Naturalist to discuss moose population on Jan. 12

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — Naturalist Tina Scharf of Lincoln will give a talk in New Haven on Thursday about some of the reasons moose populations have declined across North America in the southern end of their range. She will also discuss how this phenomenon illustrates general concepts of population dynamics.

The Jan. 12 talk titled “Where Have All the Moose Gone?” will take place at the New Haven Town Hall, begins at 7 p.m. and is part of the Armchair Naturalist Speaker Series, sponsored by the New Haven Conservation Commission.

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Community players set auditions for 'Working'

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Community Players will hold auditions for the spring musical, Stephen Schwartz’s “Working,” on Monday and Tuesday evenings, Jan. 9-10.

Actors should arrive at Mary Hogan Elementary School between 6:30 and 7 p.m. to register for the auditions, which will run from 7-10 p.m. each night. If needed, callbacks will be held Thurs., Jan. 12.

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County 4-H club donates pet gift basket

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Twilight Tails 4-H Club donated a basket of pet-related products to Homeward Bound, a local animal shelter in Middlebury, in conjunction with the recent Addison County 4-H Achievement Night. The club also made a basket for the Department of Children and Families in Middlebury. Other Addison County 4-H clubs that donated baskets to area organizations were Addison Flaming Manes and Critter Creek 4-H Club, Addison; Mountain View 4-H Club, Bridport; and New Haven Dairy, New Haven. 

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Brandon program helps sixth graders excel

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Sixth-graders in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union School District, along with their parents or caregivers, are invited to take part in a new youth and family education program designed to help them improve their problem-solving and communications skills.

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Birdfeeders help more than birds

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Joe Rankin



VERMONT — Back in September, I put out the bird feeder. I try not to do it too early because, well . . . bears. My feathered friends emptied it in hours. A couple of refills later and I decided I couldn’t afford to put out the buffet that early. The weather was warm; natural feed had to be available.

The birds, ever optimistic, still dropped by. I started writing dialogue for them:

Titmouse: “Nothing here yet. Still don’t know why he stopped.”

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