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February 18th, 2019

Grants offered for youth projects

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — The Vermont Youth Council recently announced a new Youth4Youth grant competition that will distribute over $15,000 to projects created by youth for youth in Vermont.

A project of Vermont Afterschool, the statewide Vermont Youth Council designed the grant program with the goal of inspiring youth-initiated projects that will benefit Vermont’s young people. The grants will fund proposals that promote a wide array of rights identified in the Youth Declaration of Rights, which was written in Fall 2017 exclusively by youth between ages 9 and 22.

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VUHS honor roll

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



Vergennes — Vergennes Union High School has released its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-2019 academic year. Student named to the roll include:

12th Grade

High Honors: Benjamin Clark, Bess Gramling, Jack Halpin, Marin Howell, Emily Jackson, Cheyenne Jewett, Morgan Lynk, Hannah Philbrook, Madeline Smith, Carter Visicaro, Caitlin Walsh and Cedar Winslow.

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FFA members hail Farm Bill's passage

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



FFA members and staff joined President Donald Trump in December as he signed the $867 billion, bipartisan Farm Bill. Among the bill’s provisions is an agricultural youth organization coordinator that National FFA members and other student members of agricultural youth organizations have been advocating for since National Ag Day in March 2017.

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Dear Homeward Bound: Why do dogs need to be licensed?

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



Dear Homeward Bound,

I keep seeing a sign in front of the town clerk’s office that says “Dog Licenses Due April 1”. What does this mean?

Curious

Dear Curious,

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The Outside Story: How do red and gray squirrels differ?

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Susan Shea



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On winter mornings when I look out my window, I often see a gray squirrel clinging upside down to the post supporting my bird feeder, with his front paws in the tray, munching sunflower seeds. Sometimes, a much smaller red squirrel is perched on the opposite side of the feeder.

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Editorial: A dangerous point to ponder

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Why does it matter if Trump is granted emergency powers to fund a few billion dollars of a wall along the border with Mexico? Certainly it is not that the $5.6 or so billion he asked for will break the national treasury.

Heck, if his Republican blue collar supporters will support a trillion dollar tax break to his fellow billionaires, what’s a few billion to Trump cronies to build a wall the country doesn’t need?

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Letter to the editor: Healing needed in Virginia racism case

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Paul A. Stone



Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam has been associated with a despicable act of racism in his 1984 yearbook pictures at medical college. His act is extremely hurtful and brutally disgraceful to people of color, especially Black people. He should have, in 1984, known better; should have known what a loathsome message he was sending. 1984 wasn’t the dark ages.

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