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160-year-old Bristol barn wins restoration grant

Posted on April 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — A recently awarded historic preservation grant will help restore a 150-year-old barn on the Rocky Dale Gardens property in Bristol.

“We’re elated,” said Rocky Dale owner and landscape designer Ed Burke, of the $15,000 matching grant from the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development’s Division for Historic Preservation.

“It’s still a costly and uphill battle for us to do this, but we find it incredibly important to this homestead and to this business.”

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Students of the Week - April 11, 2016

Posted on April 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Who's the best bartender in Vermont?

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Lisa Lynn of Vermont Ski and Ride



This past season Stowe's The Matterhorn Bar was named best apres ski bar in the country. But now the real competition begins: who is the best bartender in the state?

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Decision due soon on what town will host power line converter

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Developers of the proposed Vermont Green Line energy project said they will decide within “a couple of weeks” on their choice of either New Haven or Middlebury as the host for a new high-voltage converter station that could net the selected community millions of dollars in property tax revenues and other financial contributions over the next few decades.

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Parent/Child Center to receive new buses, renovations

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Parent/Child Center’s recent affiliation with the Early Head Start program has yielded substantial federal funds for the nonprofit center to purchase two new buses and complete some renovations to its Monroe Street headquarters in Middlebury.

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Farmers receive water quality grants

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — An award from the Keep Local Farms Fund is being used by two Vermont farmer organizations, the Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition (CVFC) and DairyVision Vermont, to help Vermont farmers protect water quality with recommended new practices and technology improvements.

The $45,000 to CVFC and $12,500 to DairyVision Vermont in scholarship aid is part of awards totaling $104,900 in grants to dairy-related education and other initiatives across New England.

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Muscle cars of tomorrow? Electric cars could be the hot ride in coming years

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



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For most Americans raised in the age of Detroit’s heyday, the purr and powerful rumble of a gasoline-powered 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, a 1968 Ford Mustang Boss 429, Chevy’s Camaro, Pontiac’s Firebird or the Dodge Charger, till resonate deep in our souls.

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Explaining charging stations for EVs, debunking myths

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



So, you’re thinking of buying a new Chevy Volt, or a GM Bolt, a Nissan Leaf or even, if you can find a dealer around these parts, a Tesla Model 3. But how do you charge it? Where do you find the charging stations, and how much does it cost?

Good questions.

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Salisbury aims to close its town dump by early 2017

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Salisbury’s unlined landfill could cease accepting trash by the end of this year.

The local selectboard is preparing to close the community landfill in the aftermath of a Town Meeting Day referendum that saw Salisbury residents vote 229 to 98 to shut down the facility.

In the meantime, Salisbury will pursue membership with the Addison County Solid Waste Management District, which coordinates the solid waste and recycling needs for the vast majority of towns in the county.

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Farmers ask state to extend slaughter law

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Two food producers from Starksboro spent the day away from their farms on March 30 with a group of other young farmers to meet privately with legislators and provide testimony before the House and Senate agriculture committees. Over 40 participating farmers shared the unique challenges they face, and called on legislators to prevent the repeal of Vermont’s on-farm slaughter law.

Taylor Hutchison and Jake Mendell of Footprint Farm in Starksboro joined dozens of farmers at Small Farm Action Day in Montpelier.

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