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Climate change: Hardy plants that are ready for it all

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Judith Irven



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As I look back on last summer, both here in Vermont and all down the eastern seaboard, I recall it as incredibly dry and also very hot — not an easy time for our gardens.

And a quick check of the NOAA website for Burlington reinforced my impressions. The overall rainfall in the summer of 2016 was 50 percent below the long term average. A total of 15 inches of rain fell between May and October, compared with the long-term average of 22 inches, and every month was drier than the long-term norm.

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New Haven road to be closed June 17-24

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — Campground Road in New Haven is scheduled to be closed to through traffic at the rail crossing beginning Saturday, June 17,  at 7 a.m. while the rail crossing is upgraded.

This closure is scheduled to last seven consecutive days until June 24.

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Orwell's Sydney Smith named salutatorian at Fair Haven Union High School

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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FAIR HAVEN — Orwell resident Sydney Smith has been named salutatorian of the class of 2017 at Fair Haven Union High School.

Smith’s areas of interests include political science and international relations.

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Area students work featured in Castleton Scholars Celebration

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Each year, Castleton University presents their Castleton Scholars Celebration: A Showcase of Original Student Work. The annual celebration gives the university the opportunity to showcase the rich variety of students’ scholarly and creative endeavors across academic departments and programs. Each presentation arises from course assignments, capstone experiences, and independent study programs, all supported and guided by faculty mentors.

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Rice Memorial High School recognizes Addison County students

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — Rice Memorial High School recognized the following Ferrisburgh, Middlebury, Monkton and Vergennes students as awards recipients for the 2016-2017 school year.

FERRISBURGH:

Olivia Rooney — Freshman Excellence in Science Award.

Beatrice Shlansky — Junior Excellence in Science Award, Manfred K. Hummel Award and University of Rochester's Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony Award.

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Late night burglars steal cigarettes from Lincoln General Store

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — Vermont State Police are investigating a break-in at the Lincoln General Store during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 8, during which the culprit(s) stolen around 10 packs of cigarettes.

VSP received the burglary report shortly after midnight. Investigation revealed the culprit(s) entered through the front door and stole approximately cigarettes including the Marlboro Red Labels, Marlboro Golds and American Spirits brands.

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Middlebury survey: Views on business climate vary

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Economic Health Task Force has been poring over the results of a recent community survey in anticipation of recommending a new town strategy for local business growth.

The 11-member task force — made up of town officials and business leaders — began meeting in March in anticipation of delivering its recommendations to the selectboard by the end of this month. The selectboard formed the new panel after its decision to pull the plug on the Middlebury Business Development Fund (MBDF).

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Newell pleads innocent to felony charges in fatal crash

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — A Ferrisburgh man pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of grossly negligent operation of a vehicle with death resulting, in connection with an April 20, two-car crash on Route 7 in Salisbury that claimed the life of Ripton resident Brian Kerr.

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Bristol teen finishes high school her way: Vermont Adult Learning provides alternate path to graduation

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — Hannah Gorton has never attended a traditional school. Nevertheless, the Bristol 17-year-old will soon have the credentials she needs to pursue higher education.

Gorton, who was homeschooled, will receive her GED on Thursday, June 8, at Vermont Adult Learning’s 2017 graduation and achievement ceremony in the Kirk Alumni Center at Middlebury College (see story on Page 14A).

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Lincoln tackling invasives at the roots: Community to rally for 'Green Up' style event

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN — Last June, three volunteers drove every road in Lincoln on a mission to search and destroy.

“We rode around every single road in Lincoln and pulled every single piece of wild chervil that we found,” said Lincoln Conservation Commission Chair Tina Scharf. “There’s not much here yet, but I had gone down to Rochester and I was so horrified by the chervil that I just said, ‘I’ve got to do something.’”

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