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Gov. Scott OKs broadband legislation

Posted on June 24, 2019 |
By Caroline Kapp



MONTPELIER — While Internet access was once a luxury, it is now seen as a basic necessity. This past Thursday, Gov. Phil Scott emphasized that point as he signed a bill in Dover that could help bring high-speed broadband to those living in the most remote locations — commonly referred to as reaching “the last mile.”

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Enjoy loons from a safe distance

Posted on June 24, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — Few birding experiences rival hearing the haunting call of the loon or seeing them glide by in protected coves on a lake. However, for the birds’ protection, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to enjoy loons from a safe distance this summer.

“Loons were removed from Vermont’s endangered species list in 2005, but one of the main threats they still face is human disturbance during the breeding season,” said Doug Morin, wildlife biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

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Slow down for turtles in the road

Posted on June 24, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER – Vermont’s turtles on are on the move again this spring, and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking for the public’s help in keeping them safe. Female turtles are looking for places to deposit their eggs, sometimes choosing to lay them along the shoulders of roads, bringing them into the path of fast-moving vehicles.

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Maple production is up in Vermont

Posted on June 24, 2019 |
By Ellie French of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — A new report from the USDA shows the state’s maple output increased by 7 percent between 2018 and 2019.

Likely accounting for the boost was a 6 percent increase in tap numbers across the state during that time, according to Mark Isselhardt, a maple specialist at UVM’s Proctor Maple Research Center.

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Ben & Jerry's fosters best practices in dairy

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Ben & Jerry’s last month convened a new Dairy Advisory Council comprised of experts in environmental health, the animal protection movement, Lake Champlain water quality, and organic farming to help the company achieve its newly refined Values-Led Dairy Vision.

The company’s vision is that all dairy used by Ben & Jerry’s in the manufacture of its products will be sourced from dairy farms that have:

•thriving and dignified livelihoods for farmers and farm workers;

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Rep. Welch lobbies for dairy farm relief

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., led a bipartisan letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue demanding that he increase trade war relief payments to dairy farmers. Welch and the legislators assert in the May 17 letter that the current trade mitigation program has failed to fairly compensate dairy farmers slammed by retaliatory tariffs.

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Council announces Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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Protect your chickens with electric fencing

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — Keeping a small flock of chickens at home to provide eggs and meat has become increasingly popular, but many first-time small-scale poultry farmers are discovering that several species of wildlife like the taste of chicken as much as humans do. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department urges poultry owners to use electric fencing and follow other precautions to protect their birds from predation.

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Delay mowing to protect birds

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — From bobolinks flushing up from a grassy field to the beautiful song of an eastern meadowlark, grassland birds greatly enrich summer in Vermont. But many of these species are in decline due to the loss of appropriate grassland habitat.

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Vermont State Police Log: Police seek tips on Rt. 125 house fire

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking into the cause of a house fire last Thursday in an unoccupied Hancock home that was being sold for non-payment of taxes.

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