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Small farmers to voice concerns Feb. 24

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Rural Vermont will host its first of three Small Farm Action Days at the Vermont Statehouse on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The events, also planned for March 30 and April 26, will provide farmers the opportunity to inform and educate legislators about the unique challenges small farms face in meeting their communities’ growing demand for high-quality, local food, while serving as good stewards of Vermont’s working landscape.

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Farms and businesses helped by grants

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Cory Dawson



MONTPELIER — A state investment fund credited with helping a growing group of businesses and farms was put on full display last week at the Statehouse.

Lawmakers and state officials had front row seats at the third annual report of the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative. Established by the Legislature in 2012, the initiative comprises a fund and a board to oversee grants and investments in Vermont forestry and agriculture businesses. To date, the fund has pumped more than $3 million into over 100 different projects.

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IRS 'Dirty Dozen' list includes falsifying income

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2016 filing season.

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Consider making a donation to the Wildlife Fund with your 2015 taxes

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermonters with an interest in conserving wildlife should consider making a donation to the Nongame Wildlife Fund on line 29a of their state income tax form this tax season. The fund helps to conserve some of Vermont’s most threatened wildlife species such as bald eagles, lynx and turtles, in addition to helping many of the state’s imperiled pollinators such as butterflies and bees.

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Vermot Gas designated an Energy Efficiency Utility

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



SOUTH BURLINGTON — Vermont Gas Systems announced that this week it is officially an Energy Efficiency Utility (EEU) as designated by the Vermont Public Service Board.

The company, which serves customers in Franklin and Chittenden counties and is expanding to Addison County, said it will continue to spread the benefits of energy efficiency to more of its 50,000 customers. Vermont Gas’s energy efficiency program has received national accolades including the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year.

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Group wants Vermont Legislature to reform state's alimony law

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Mike Faher of Vt. Digger



BRATTLEBORO — In 2011, after years of work, the Massachusetts Legislature approved a major overhaul of the state’s alimony law. There was not a single dissenting vote, “and it’s very rare that happens,” said Steve Hitner, the man who led the effort.

Now, a group led by Brattleboro businessman Rick Fleming is attempting to use that model to revamp the Vermont law that regulates — or, the group contends, fails to regulate — the ways in which men and women are ordered to compensate their ex-spouses.

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Bundle up, it's cold out there!

Posted on February 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Friday urged Vermonters to prepare for frigid weather conditions this weekend. In addition, the governor advised Vermonters at risk of homelessness to contact their local Economic Services Division office before 4:30 p.m. or to call 211 after 4:30 p.m. to arrange for temporary housing during the coldest nights.

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Experts: Vermont could lower school costs

Posted on February 8, 2016 |
By Tiffany Danitz Pache of Vt. Digger



MONTPELIER — After listening to hours of testimony on the good the bad and the ugly that school districts have endured trying to build budgets under a spending cap under Act 46, the House Committee on Education on Tuesday voted in favor of raising the spending threshold for every school district in the state by 0.9 percent for FY 2017.

The fix is meant to accommodate an unforeseen increase in health care costs and it has the support of Speaker of the House Shap Smith.

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Training scholarships offered for women entering work force

Posted on February 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont (GFWC-VT) announces the availability of scholarships for Vermont women who have been homemakers and who have lost their main means of support through separation or divorce from their spouse or the death, disability or long-term unemployment of their spouse.  Eligible women are in need of education or training to enter the work force. Applicants must submit a specific plan for their education or training.

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