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The Outside Story: Only four seasons? Look again to see the micro-seasons in between

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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In New England, the edge of autumn feels like no other time of year. The cool nights and warm afternoons call mid-May to mind, but the dawn woods are quiet and splashed with yellow and red. As the days teeter between summer and fall, I wonder if they belong to either of these seasons or to a season all their own.

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Older Vermonters can prevent falls

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — As we get older, our bodies, our sense of balance, and gravity all seem to conspire to cause us to fall more frequently — sometimes resulting in injuries that have a long-term impact on our health and quality of life. Last month, more than three dozen people gathered in Montpelier to celebrate the 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and to raise awareness of healthy aging strategies and activities available to older Vermonters. Governor Phil Scott declared September as Falls Prevention and Awareness Month.

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Rifle season for deer starts Nov. 11

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins Saturday, Nov. 11 and ends Sunday, Nov. 26.

A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be one inch or longer from base to tip.  The main beam counts as a point, regardless of length. Spike-antlered deer, mostly yearlings, are protected during this season.

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Discussion on Vermont's energy future reignites talk of renewable energy and carbon tax debate

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont has made great strides in boosting its renewable energy portfolio during the past decade, and should now consider a carbon tax to encourage consumers to move away from fossil fuels and generate funds to help low-income residents make their homes more weather tight.

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Wind knocks out power to thousands: Storm makes record impact on state

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy and John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY — Roughly one-third of Vermonters at least temporarily lost power due to the house-shaking, tree-felling windstorm late Sunday and early Monday as wind gusts around the county reached 80 mph, and winds topping 100 mph were reported on the state’s highest peaks.

The gale resulted in more outages across Vermont than any storm in history, including Tropical Storm Irene and the l998 ice storm, according to Green Mountain Power.

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Eagles, loons showing good recovery

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Vermont’s bald eagle population continued its recovery in 2017. Twenty-one pairs of adult bald eagles successfully produced 35 young in Vermont in 2017, a modern-day record in the state according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The species remains on Vermont’s endangered species list, but another strong year of growth has biologists hopeful for their continued recovery.

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Take steps to stay safe hiking and hunting

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is recommending that hunters and hikers practice a few basic wilderness safety precautions and dress for the weather when heading out into the woods this fall.

“Just a few simple actions can ensure that hunters and hikers are prepared for a variety of conditions and situations,” said Maj. George Scribner of Vermont’s game warden force. “A little preparation is all it takes to have a safe and enjoyable experience outdoors.”

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Program enlists dogs to help Vermont veterans

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dale Tucker scooped up a tennis ball and sent it hurtling into the teeth of an unseasonably warm wind that was swirling around the new Middlebury dog park last Tuesday.

His beautiful young German shepherd, Abby, dutifully gave chase.

Abby kept one eye on the ball and the other on Tucker, the center of her universe. Her bond to Tucker is being strengthened through a program called Vermont Paws & Boots, which trains service dogs to aid military veterans and first responders who need a constant companion for savings that can be life-saving.

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Area 4-Hers do well at regionals: Addison County delegation competed at Eastern States

Posted on October 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Vermont 4-H sheep members held their own in regional competition at Eastern States Exposition, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, in West Springfield, Mass.

The Vermont delegation included Jarod Bushey of Addison; Charlotte and Rebecca Moriarty, both from Jericho; and Riley Ochs of Orwell. They participated in the sheep show and comprised the four-member Vermont quiz bowl team that captured first place in competition.

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Book helps Vermont students get scholarships

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corp.’s annual publication, Scholarships for Vermonters, is now available with information on more than 126 programs for eligible Vermonters looking to finance their education and training after high school.

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