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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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The Outside Story: Porcupine salt cravings

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Susan Shea



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When I was growing up, my family rented a vacation home on a mountain in southern Vermont. One night our dogs barking awakened us. Soon we heard a persistent gnawing on the outside of the house. My Dad went to investigate. His flashlight beam revealed a large porcupine with black, beady eyes. My father scared it away, but it returned other nights.

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High school students sought for video contest

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON — Castleton University invites Vermont high school students to participate in the 23rd annual Castleton VideoFest.

High School students throughout Vermont and the surrounding area are encouraged to enter submissions in any of four categories: documentary, experimental/animation, narrative fiction, and public service announcements/advertisements.

Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded for first place in each category. Video professionals will judge the entries on creativity, content, and execution.

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Deer teeth tell stories for the hunters who got them

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — Hunters who provided the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with a tooth from their deer last year can now find out how old their deer was by visiting the department’s website, vtfishandwildlife.com.

Hunters submitted 2,808 teeth from the bucks they took during the November rifle deer season. Combined with the 1,207 deer examined by biologists at reporting stations during the youth and rifle seasons, biologists were able to get accurate ages for 4,015 deer.

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Supreme Court says no “attempt” in Jack Sawyer case

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Colin Meyn of VTDigger.org



RUTLAND — The Vermont Supreme Court ruled this week that the alleged actions of a former Fair Haven High School student, who has been charged with plotting to shoot up the high school, do not meet the legal definition of “attempt.” On the basis of that finding, Jack Sawyer, 18, could be released from jail ahead of his trial.

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Gov. Scott signs three gun laws amid cheers, protests at statehouse

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By ALAN J. KEAYS of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott took to the Statehouse steps Wednesday to sign into law three bills that make historic changes to state gun statutes. As he walked out in front of the crowd, gun rights activists shouted “traitor,” while supporters of new legal restrictions on firearms countered, “thank you.”

Those chants continued intermittently throughout his 25-minute speech. The Republican governor, who as a candidate opposed new gun laws, put his signature on the three bills shortly after 2 p.m.

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Input sought for Mt. Philo State Park plan

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



CHARLOTTE — The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources will accept public input on the draft long-range management plan for Mt. Philo State Park during a meeting on Thursday, April 19. The meeting will be held 6-8 p.m. at the Charlotte Central School on Hinesburg Road in Charlotte.

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Film festival explores cultures with 'Disability'

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Global Roots Film Festival presents “Disability” — a series of 10 films that will be screened at Main Street Landing in Burlington From April 13-15. The Global Roots initiative is part of the Vermont International Film festival and began in 2013 as a means of bringing great films from the countries of many of the New American communities in Vermont, to foster a greater understanding of our diverse cultures. In 2015 it expanded to encompass other types of films made by the mosaic of cultures and persuasions we live in.

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Attorney General to tour state, listen to seniors

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan has announced that his office will be undertaking a statewide listening tour to engage older Vermonters about their most pressing concerns. That tour will bring Donovan or his representatives to Addison County on Monday, April 16; the time and place were not available by press time.

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Vermont regulator digging into pipeline project

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Mike Polhamus of VTDigger.org



MONTPELIER — Last Thursday, the Public Utility Commission ordered a comprehensive investigation of the methods and practices used by Vermont Gas Systems in the construction of a 41-mile gas pipeline from Colchester to New Haven and on to Middlebury.

On Wednesday the commission had ordered a delay in the assessment against Vermont Gas of a $25,000 fine that had been recommended by the Department of Public Service, saying that a full investigation of the pipeline should be conducted before determining the amount of the fine.

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Movie review: The Rider

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Rider — Running Time: 1:44 — Rating: R

“The Rider” is unique in many ways. Don’t miss it. It is the story of Brady Jandreau, a rodeo rider who has a terrible accident and then turns to a search for meaning in life without being able to build it with the horses he still loves but can’t ride. The movie is so deeply real that I was well into it before I understood what I was watching.

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