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Bridport farm to turn food scraps into electricity

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphry



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BRIDPORT — Roughly one-third of all food produced around the world — 1.3 billion tons of it — gets thrown away, says the United Nations Environmental Program. Most of those food scraps end up in landfills where they accelerate global warming. In Vermont, more than a quarter of our trash is food scraps, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.

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Macbeth the opera: A preview of a Verdi masterpiece

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By David Weinstock



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Remember Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” from high school English class? Composer Giuseppe Verdi liked the play so much that in 1847 he transformed it into an opera. Over the years since, Verdi’s “Macbeth” has rarely been staged, but you can see it live when Opera Company of Middlebury’s production opens June 3 for a five-performance run.

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Rotary program posts American flags on patriotic holidays

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — For the past several years the Middlebury Rotary Club has sponsored a flag raising project to promote patriotism and raise funds for charitable use in the community. The club solicits businesses and residences to pay a small fee and its members then fly American flags on their lawns on five holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, July Fourth, Labor Day and Veterans Day.

The flags, which are placed at sunrise and removed at sunset for storage until the next holiday, make for an impressive sight.

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Colorful new banners adorn downtown Vergennes

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — What a difference a new banner makes! The Vergennes Partnership designed and purchased 10 new brightly colored banners to be displayed on Main Street, as part of its mission to enhance the economic viability and preserve the beauty and character of downtown Vergennes.

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Former freedom fighter from Hungary to be Vergennes parade marshal

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Louis Urban, a retired sergeant major, will be this year’s parade marshal in the Vergennes Memorial Day Parade set for May 30.

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Brandon mosquito district expanding to include Pittsford

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



PITTSFORD — After years of discussion, the town of Pittsford is dipping its proverbial foot into the local mosquito control pool.

The Pittsford selectboard unanimously approved joining the Brandon Leicester Sudbury Goshen Mosquito Control District as a member town.

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Town meeting in Brandon will return to town hall

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — After decades of gathering at the Neshobe School gymnasium for town meeting, Brandon voters will return to the Brandon Town Hall for next year’s first Monday evening in March.

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State police unveil web tool to spread information on crime mysteries

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Vermont State Police have launched a new tool to provide an increased focus and public awareness of missing persons cases. Interactive Vermont Missing Persons and Unsolved Homicides webpages have been created in an effort to make case specific information more readily available to the public, and create awareness that might generate new information for investigators.

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Vergennes sewer rates expected to increase

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes aldermen at their May 24 meeting said it was “inevitable” that city sewer rates would rise, probably this year, but if not this year certainly by next year.

City Manager Mel Hawley told council members that during the past couple of years he has used a year-end fund balance in the sewer budget that has been well over $100,000 to keep rates stable, but that fund balance now projects to be around $40,000 at the end of this fiscal year, June 30.

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Sustainability and the gardener

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Judith Irven



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Sustainability is surely the buzzword of the century, tacked onto anything and everything. But despite its overuse, the concept of “sustainability” is still a great yardstick to guide all types of human endeavors — including gardening.

Spring speaks of new beginnings in the garden, a time when we make new plans and fervent resolutions. So let’s take a look at what it means to grow a sustainable garden and some of the ways we can achieve this goal.

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