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Starksboro gardener’s artistic talent blooms

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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STARKSBORO — Twelve years ago the property on Robert Young Road purchased by Price and Marijke Niles for their retirement was full of grass, brambles and brush.

“It was so bad, the real estate agent told us not to buy it,” Marijke Niles, 67, recalled. “But we fell in love with the big rock, the view and the pond, and I wanted a big open space where I could garden.”

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Young trio of farmers leave 'footprints' in Starksboro

Posted on July 11, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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STARKSBORO — Those who have unhappily watched the trends of young people leaving the state and farms closing up shop have reason to celebrate the launch of Footprint Farm in Starksboro this year.

Three young farmers — St. George native Jake Mendell, 25, and California natives Taylor Hutchison, 25, and Nathan Hammer, 32 — started work in April on their diversified, 9-acre farm at Starksboro’s Common Ground Center.

And already the trio says they have found a warm welcome for their mix of vegetables, flowers and animals.

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Teacher who founded Starksboro art program is retiring

Posted on June 3, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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STARKSBORO — After more than two decades at Robinson Elementary School, art teacher Vera Ryersbach is retiring this month. She leaves quite a legacy behind — when Ryersbach came on board as a volunteer in 1989, Robinson was the last school in the Addison Northeast district that did not have an art teacher.

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Willowell’s outdoor preschool wraps up a successful pilot year

Posted on May 20, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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STARKSBORO — An unusual nature-and-arts-based preschool program is wrapping up a successful pilot year.

The Wren’s Nest Preschool is a project of the Willowell Foundation and run by a mother-daughter team of educators. Katie and Karen McEachen of Bristol co-teach the weekly sessions, which are currently run out of Camp Common Ground in Starksboro.

“Willowell has been doing nature education for high schoolers for a decade, and they thought that a preschool would be a really nice sister program,” Katie McEachen said in a recent interview.

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Trout & Strawberries: Area farm embraces aquaponics with Working Lands grant

Posted on May 13, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MONKTON — Trout and strawberries have always been sought-after seasonal treats in Vermont.

Now, Silas Doyle-Burr, 25, of the Last Resort Farm in Monkton is developing an aquaponics system that will support year-round production of up to 2,000 strawberry bushes and 4,500 trout.

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Heroin, guns, money found in Saturday raid in Starksboro

Posted on April 18, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



STARKSBORO — Authorities found guns, cash and heroin in a raid on an apartment at 132 Big Hollow Road in Starksboro conducted Saturday morning by Vergennes police with the aid of Vermont State Police from the New Haven barracks.

All four people arrested in the raid on drug charges pled innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division to all counts and were released on bail that ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

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Four arrested, guns and drugs seized in Starksboro bust

Posted on April 14, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — Police have seized drugs, cash and guns in Starksboro and arrested four people on various charges including possession and trafficking of drugs.

Vergennes police announced on Saturday morning that they, with the assistance of the Vermont State Police operating out of the New Haven barracks, had executed a search warrant on an apartment located at 132 Big Hollow Road in Starksboro.

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Riverwatch group readies for water-sampling season

Posted on February 11, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



STARKSBORO — The ground is frozen, the creeks are shelving with ice, and water critters are still comatose, but the Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative is busy gearing up for the 2013 spring-summer season of taking water samples from our local streams and rivers.

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Starksboro man killed in Route 4 vehicle crash

Posted on December 17, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



SHERBURNE — Vermont State Police are seeking help from the public in learning more about the crash that killed a Starksboro man in Sherburne on Friday afternoon.

Marland Brewer, 47, of Starksboro was killed in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Route 4 in Sherburne just east of the Killington Skyship gondola and Mission Farm Road on Dec. 14.

Troopers were called to the scene at 4:33 p.m. and told that a driver in one of the vehicles was entrapped. Traffic on the road was closed while police dealt with the accident.

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