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Grants offered to improve water quality: Farmers can apply for $40K in funds

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB), has announced the availability of grant funds for on-farm capital improvement projects. Eligible farmers can apply for Water Quality Grants or Dairy Improvement Grants, both of which allow up to $40,000 in funding. Matching funds are required for both grants and may include federal or state grants as well as cash or loans. Upcoming application deadlines and eligibility requirements for both grant programs are available on the Viability Program website.

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Flood relief applications are due

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible Private Non-Profit organizations (PNPs) in Vermont of the Oct. 16 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by the severe storms and flooding from June 29 through July 1, 2017.

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It's all in a day's work for a Vermont State Police trooper

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — The invitation to ride along with a Vermont State Police trooper got a little intimidating after reading the requisite consent form. The passenger — in this case, a reporter — shouldn’t rule out the possibility of being whisked at a high rate of speed to a crime scene and the risk of injury, and yes, even death.

This scribe swallowed even harder when VSP Sgt. Blake Cushing of the New Haven barracks recommended close scrutiny of the location of the cruiser’s radio in case the trooper were incapacitated and needed backup.

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Ski + Ride expo on tap Oct. 7-8

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Vermont’s first winter sports show, the VT SKI + RIDE Expo returns to Burlington this year, Oct. 7-8, at its new location — the downtown Hilton.

For the second year, Rotary Club of Burlington will hold the EXPO. VT SKI + RIDE Magazine is sponsoring the event, along with additional support from University of Vermont College of Medicine, Farrell Distributing and Long Trail Brewing.

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Pioneering organic wheat grower reflects on the farming life

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRIDPORT — Pioneering organic wheat farmer Ben Gleason is making plans to lay aside his plow. The 73-year-old Bridport resident is working with the Vermont Land Trust to conserve his farm’s 75 acres and conduct a nationwide search for a new farmer interested in Gleason’s farm and flour business.

“I was gonna farm until I died,” said Gleason. Instead he’s decided just to find new owners.

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Bernie Sanders whips up Middlebury crowd, joins in condemnation of Trump's DACA decision

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS — Leading state officials in Vermont were unanimous in their condemnation of President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, created by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

The program allowed children brought illegally to the U.S. by adult relatives to work and attend school legally, provided they registered with the government. Re-registration was required every two years.

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Vermont first responders deliver hurricane relief in Texas

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Erin Mansfield of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — Fifteen first responders affiliated with the Vermont Department of Public Safety have deployed to Texas to help with relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.

The storm battered almost the entire Gulf Coast region of Texas starting early Saturday, Aug. 26, and lasting through most of last week. The storm has since moved into neighboring states, including Louisiana, but was downgraded to a tropical depression.

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Sheldon Museum to host wine tasting fundraiser this Sunday

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Indpendent



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Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or someone who is just learning about the wonderful world of wines, the Sheldon Museum has planned an event sure to appeal to all tastes.  Sheldon Uncorked is an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and historic curiosities offering attendees chances to win fine bottles of wine. The bottles range from bold Cabernets and buttery Chardonnays to refreshing Pinot Grigios and many others in between. The event will take place at the Museum, 1 Park Street in Middlebury, on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 5-7 p.m.

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Organic milk prices plummet across Vermont

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Erin Mansfield of VTDigger.org



VERMONT — A once-hot market for organic milk has cooled, and farmers are paying the price.

In the face of a market glut, companies are paying Vermont’s organic dairy farmers less for their product, at a cost of tens thousands of dollars to each farm.

Organic Valley, which buys milk from more than half of Vermont’s roughly 200 organic dairy farms, will be accepting less milk from farmers at its highest price and paying discount rates for additional milk.

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Days gone by: Monkton Historical Society collects photos from past times

Posted on September 1, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — A dedicated cadre of Monkton residents shared photographs and stories of Monkton days gone by at a recent Monkton Historical Society meeting.

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