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Judith's Garden: The art of decorating outdoor spaces

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Judith Irven



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Even though we — and our gardens — are still in the midst of winter hibernation, many of us are planning outdoor changes, both large and small, we will be making this coming season — perhaps making a new flower bed or maybe trying some gorgeous but unfamiliar plants.

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Rebecca Chomyn welds art to life in Vermont

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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During her sophomore year in college, then 18-year-old Rebecca Nase Chomyn showed up to her first welding class in a skirt and flip flops. That was the day they were doing a demo of plasma cutting.

“Basically you’re shooting fire toward the ground as you cut metal,” said Chomyn, who graduated from Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture. “And I had flip flops on! I never did that again.”

Although her wardrobe choices weren’t great, her metal work was awesome.

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Judith's Garden: Pleasures in the winter garden

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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Winter is the season of short days and dark nights when, even at midday, the sun gives little warmth as it rides low in the sky.

By now my fall garden chores are done, my tools hang neatly in the toolshed and I have mostly retreated indoors.

I am lucky enough to have a small cool greenhouse which becomes my indoor winter garden and, from October until May, is home for my potted camellias. Camellias flower from December to April — when our outdoor gardens are covered with snow — making their beautiful blooms all the more special.

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Goshen native Nick Stewart joins Middlebury police

Posted on November 19, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Nick Stewart has already had a lot of adventures and career twists for a man of 35. His ambition and wanderlust have taken him from his hometown of Goshen, to the frothy Atlantic coast of Maine, to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, before returning to his beloved Green Mountain State two years ago.

The one constant in his career has been a love for working with people. And he’s doing a lot of that right now in Middlebury, as the town’s newest police officer.

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Mosquito-borne virus surfaces south of Middlebury

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



BRANDON  — The Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen and Pittsford Insect Control District, known as the BLSG, and the Vermont Department of Health has reported that mosquitoes collected in several area towns tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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Catch some summer berries

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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GOSHEN — On an overcast August day, two identical young boys darted between the blueberry bushes, toting plastic collecting bags, on Blueberry Hill Inn’s front lawn in Goshen. 

To the left of the blue colonial house with red painted doors are several rows of blueberry bushes. 

Kristin Dykstra and her husband, of Hinesburg, brought their boys, Max and Alex Collier, to the Moosalamoo wilderness on a day trip. 

“We’re cross-country skiers, and we want them to like it,” Dykstra explained. 

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RNESU scores grants to make Brandon-area schools safer

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



BRANDON — School safety is the focus of new grant funds that area schools will be putting to work starting this year. Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union’s schools will receive a total of $176,575 to aid in school safety planning and training. The school board has approved a 25 percent match. 

The largest recipient of these is Otter Valley Union High School, which is slated to receive $44,500, to be split between the main and north campuses. 

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Butterflies: Magical garden creatures

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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BY JUDITH IRVEN

Photos by DICK CONRAD

It is pure magic to watch a group of delicate butterflies fluttering around the garden. At first glance they seem to move entirely at random. But watch quietly for a few minutes and you will see they have an unmistakable sense of direction as they navigate from flower to flower in search of nectar.

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UPDATED: Police allege Goshen father shot his own son

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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GOSHEN — A Goshen man on Monday, Aug. 20, pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to five separate charges — including a felony count of second-degree attempted murder — after he allegedly shot his son in the back with a handgun and told the young man he hoped he’d bleed out. The shooting followed a dispute at his home in Goshen during the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning.

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Appeal forces Brandon-area mosquito district permit review

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON, LEICESTER, SALISBURY, GOSHEN, PITTSFORD — The entire Pesticide General Permit issued to the Brandon Leicester, Salisbury Goshen Mosquito Control District in 2017 is reviewable per the Vermont Environmental Court.

The de novo treatment of the permit (de novo is Latin meaning “from the beginning” or “anew”) means that the court may look at all of the documentation related to the permit application to make confirm that state and federal regulations were followed.

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