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State releases final plan for cleaning up Lake Champlain

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The State of Vermont submitted its final Lake Champlain implementation plan to the Environmental Protection Agency this past Tuesday, Sep. 20. The comprehensive cleanup plan addresses phosphorus pollution sources across all sectors, including agriculture, developed and forested lands, roads and eroding stream channels.

“The plan is the roadmap to a clean Lake,” said Gov. Peter Shumlin. “It reflects an ‘all in’ approach to achieving our clean water goals.”

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Castleton opens dorm in Rutland

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Julia Purdy



RUTLAND — A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered at 121 West St. in downtown Rutland last Thursday afternoon to celebrate the official opening and renaming of the Clement Building, which now houses Castleton University students in two formerly empty floors.

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Steve Costello's nature photos on display at pop-up exhibit

Posted on September 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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RUTLAND — The beautiful photography of former Addison County resident Steve Costello is going on display at this weekend at Rutland’s Chaffee Art Center in an exhibition titled “Eye on Nature: Photographs by Steve Costello.”

On Friday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and again on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the public is welcome to visit the Chaffee at 16 South Main St. for a pop-up exhibit of Costello’s photography. This is the first time Costello has publically shared his work.

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Police cadets help family in need

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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PITTSFORD — Sometimes extraordinary things can happen on ordinary days.

Week before last, single dad Rik Hinckley and his teenage daughter, Emma, were having an ordinary day full of obstacles.

Hinckley, 52, was a pipefitter for 22 years before two failed back surgeries sidelined him from work. His back trouble also prevents him from moving large objects.

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Hunters: Please don't shoot bears with collars

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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SEARSBURG — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking people hunting bear in southern Vermont to avoid shooting bears with yellow ear tags and radio collars during this fall’s hunting season. The bears are collared as part of an ongoing study on the effects of a proposed wind energy development within Green Mountain National Forest in the towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.

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Youth may hunt waterfowl this weekend

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — A youngster’s first hunt can mark the beginning of a lifelong passion for the outdoors and a commitment to wildlife conservation. There is no finer time to begin this journey than during Vermont’s upcoming youth waterfowl hunting weekend on Sept. 24 and 25.

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Hunters be aware: Please don't shoot collared bears

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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SEARSBURG — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking people hunting bear in southern Vermont to avoid shooting bears with yellow ear tags and radio collars during this fall’s hunting season. The bears are collared as part of an ongoing study on the effects of a proposed wind energy development within Green Mountain National Forest in the towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.

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State set to finalize lake cleanup plan

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



ST. ALBANS — The cleanup of Lake Champlain returns to the spotlight as the state finalized the first phase of a plan to reduce the amount of phosphorous reaching the lake by 34 percent over the next 20 years.

The reduction is required under the TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) finalized earlier this year by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The first phase of the plan involves the creation of statewide programs and permits. It will end in 2017.

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Vermont leads the nation on immunization

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Vermont tops the nation in chicken pox vaccinations, according to newly published results from the 2015 National Immunization Survey for Teens (NIS-Teen), but there is more work to be done to ensure all Vermont teens are protected against cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV).

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Narcan distribution prevents some opiate overdose deaths

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Elaine Ezerins



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ST. ALBANS — “Has anyone here witnessed an overdose or administered Narcan before?” asked Turning Point of Franklin County staff member Melinda Lussier, before equipping residents with free kits of Narcan, a drug used to reverse an opiate overdose, one Friday morning.

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