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Bobcat populations are rising in Vermont, so watch for tracks in snow

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul



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The distinctively feline tracks through the snow in our woods last winter intrigued me. They would follow the narrow ski trail a ways, then meander into the trees or, sometimes, seem to disappear altogether. There was no way, I thought, a house kitty was so far from home in the deep of winter, and besides, these tracks were a bit large for your average cat.

Then it hit me: These were bobcat tracks.

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Charlotte park-and-ride set to close

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



CHARLOTTE — The Vermont Agency of Transportation announced last week that it will close the state-operated Charlotte park-and-ride lot located on Ferry Road at the train station effective Nov. 30. Officials said the 35-space lot simply isn’t being used enough to warrant their efforts to maintain it for year-round access.

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Sanders engages students with State of the Union essay contest

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has launched his sixth annual State of the Union essay contest, calling upon Vermont’s high school students to address what they view as the major issues facing the United States.

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Agency of Natural Resources announces new, streamlined website

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Agency of Natural Resources has announced the launch of its new website, anr.vermont.gov.

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Bristol kids compete in fire safety contest

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Seven Bristol Elementary School third-grade students attended a celebration ceremony with the rest of the statewide winners and runners-up of the annual Fire Safety Poster Contest on Friday, Nov. 6. The 13 winning posters will be featured in the Vermont Division of Fire Safety’s 2016 Fire Safety Calendar.

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Matching grants available to help support lake's tributory habitats

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Grants are now available to support projects that advance long-term or permanent physical enhancements to aquatic and riparian habitat in the tributaries of Lake Champlain through the Lake Champlain and Tributaries Restoration Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.

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Hunting mushrooms: The old not bold approach

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Carolyn Lorie



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When you stumble across something purple in the forest, it’s hard not to stop in your tracks. At least it was for me on a recent hike in Thetford, when I came across three purple mushrooms. They stood about four inches tall, with saucer tops that were nearly black in the center and ringed in a rich eggplant-purple. I was captivated. I was also clueless, as I had no idea what I was looking at. I have long regarded mushrooms the way I do yellow-colored warblers and ferns — far too many and too confusing to distinguish one from another.

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Vermont 4-H members tested at Eastern States

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. —  Vermont 4-H sheep members had an opportunity to take stock of their skills and knowledge when it comes to all things sheep in several fast-paced competitions at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., Oct. 3-4.

The Vermont delegation to this regional New England event took part in general knowledge, quiz bowl and sheep blocking and fitting contests. They also set up an educational exhibit on parisitology that was awarded second prize.

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CCV to expand technical skills classes

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Community College of Vermont (CCV) is expanding its manufacturing training programs statewide to prepare Vermont workers for careers in manufacturing and to help businesses hire and train a qualified workforce. CCV has partnered with many businesses around the state to provide workforce education to hundreds of Vermont workers, and has plans to offer training in manufacturing and technical skills to an increasing number of companies. These collaborative programs help provide students and current workers essential skills desired by many Vermont manufacturers.

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Vermont veterans benefits office gets new renovations

Posted on November 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently reopened the White River Junction VA Regional Veterans Benefits Administration Office. To mark the occasion, officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past Friday with guest speakers Sen. Patrick Leahy and Rep. Peter Welch in attendance.

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