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State milk production up slightly

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service recently reported that milk production in Vermont during April totaled 230 million pounds, up 0.9 percent from April 2016.

The average milk price received by Vermont farmers in March 2017, at $18.90 per hundredweight, was down 70 cents from February 2016 but up $2.40 from March a year ago.

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Local teachers honored as 'unsung heroes'

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



COLCHESTER — In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week May 8 through May 12, the admissions office at Saint Michael’s College asked first-year students to share about the teachers who truly made a difference in their lives and inspired them to pursue higher education. Students responded immediately with heartfelt words of praise for the teachers who had meant so much to them.

Two Addison County students identified teachers that made a significant difference in their lives, nominating those teachers as St. Michael’s “Unsung Heroes.”

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Dairy farms welcome public to Breakfast on the Farm

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — Want to know where your food comes from? This summer, you can go straight to the source. Vermont’s Breakfast on the Farm will be held in East Montpelier on Saturday, June 17, and in Bridport on Saturday, July 22. Breakfast on the Farm is a free, public celebration where you’ll meet the cows and farm families who work hard to make nutritious and wholesome dairy foods for Vermont and beyond.

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Bernie Sanders takes aim at budget, health care and Trump record

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., warned that a Republican-backed health care plan could result in closure of many small, rural hospitals like Middlebury’s Porter Medical Center, and he reiterated his intent to fight against President Donald Trump’s health insurance and budget priorities.

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Care urged as bears emerging: Tips to avoid attracting bears

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER, – Black bears have arisen from their winter slumber and are once again roaming the landscape looking for food. Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff are gearing up for what will likely be another record year for bear conflicts. They are asking the public to help keep Vermont’s bears wild by removing any potential food sources that would cause them to associate people with food.

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Cornwall students celebrate Farm to School grant

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Seven students from Bingham Memorial School in Cornwall gathered with students and teachers from about 20 Vermont schools at the Statehouse cafeteria in Montpelier earlier this year along with legislators, government officials and Vermont Farm to School Network leaders to celebrate Farm to School Awareness Day and honor 2017 grant winners.

The Cornwall students — Sarah Tölgyesi, Molly Thalen, Lucy Goetz, Erin Sears, Miley Hansen, Ben Longman and Linc Bonner — accepted an Implementation Grant on behalf of Bingham Memorial.

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Late mowing helps bobolinks thrive in state's hayfields

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Summer in Vermont is greatly enriched by the state’s many grassland birds, from bobolinks flushing up from a grassy field to the beautiful song of an eastern meadowlark. But many of these species are in decline due to the loss of appropriate grassland habitat.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont are encouraging landowners to help promote these beloved species and give these birds a chance to complete their nesting season simply by altering the times of year that they mow large fields.

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Fight back against ticks this summer

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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As Vermonters venture outside to enjoy warm summer weather, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds hikers, hunters and others to be tick smart while fishing, turkey hunting or watching birds.

According to researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., this is heralding a particularly risky year for Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses. And the Vermont Department of Health reports that annual cases of Lyme disease continue to rise in Vermont.

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New state program provides more tools to prevent spread of invasive species

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Invasive species are a constant and frustrating threat to Vermont’s habitats. This spring and summer the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is encouraging the public to learn more about these invasive species and help combat their spread through a new program.

Landowners can play an important role in controlling non-native, invasive plants such as knotweed and buckthorn, while boaters and anglers can help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species such as spiny water fleas and Asian clams.

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Artists in Vermont open studio doors this Saturday and Sunday

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Bright yellow signs compete with a multitude of greens along Vermont’s roads enticing visitors to the studios of craftspeople and other artists across Vermont during the 2017 Spring Open Studio Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday.

Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide variety of local artists and craftspeople in their studios, and purchase high quality, handmade artwork.

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