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Workshop on business ownership succession planning set for April 19

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



VERGENNES — An introduction to business ownership succession planning will be offered on Wednesday, April 19, from2 p.m. to 5 p.m.atthe Kennedy Brothers Co-working & Conference Center, 11 Main Street in Vergennes. Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning.” There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.  

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Supreme Court to decide last link in Vermont Gas pipeline project

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



ADDISON COUNTY / MONTPELIER — Over four years of controversy surrounding the construction of a 41-mile natural gas pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes culminated in 30 minutes before the Vermont Supreme Court on Tuesday.

At issue was the legal question of whether Vermont Gas Systems should have been allowed to bury pipeline under Geprags Park in Hinesburg — the last major piece of conduit to be laid. It could be days or months before the Supreme Court issues its decision.

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Porter Medical Center planning for new growth on campus

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials are back to work planning for future growth on the PMC campus during the next five years. The four-month effort will culminate in a facilities master plan that will be anchored by a new medical office building.

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Climate may challenge sugarmakers: Maples at risk from global warming

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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ADDISON COUNTY — Earlier this week, in the hills of Starksboro and Huntington, wind whipped audibly through Hillsboro Sugarworks’ 15,000 sugar maples. Light rain tapped on the roof of the 1979 sugarhouse and dripped onto the ground. Sue Folino, co-owner of the operation with her husband, Dave, eyed the quivering trees warily.

“It’s days like this that can rip the forest apart,” she said.

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Monkton berry farm turning over a new leaf: Land conserved as young couple launches new enterprise

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — Forty-four years ago, a young couple bought 108 acres on Davis Road in Monkton and started dairy farming. Over the years the farm changed its focus to berries and became beloved throughout the community as Norris Berry Farm.

This spring a new young couple will begin farming those same acres.

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Battell Block to undergo major renovations

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The new owner of the Battell Block will soon begin major interior renovations to downtown Middlebury’s anchor property, work that will largely focus on the residential portion of the 68,000-square-foot complex at the corner of Merchants Row and Main Street.

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Bill on soil practices draws fire at legislative lunch

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRIDPORT — Water quality, regenerative agriculture certification, farm labor, and the legislative budgeting process topped the bill at Monday’s Ag Lunch at the Bridport Grange.

Close to 50 attendees gathered for the annual lunch, which is part of the legislative breakfast series co-sponsored by the Bridport Grange and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

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Hearing set on new Ferrisburgh charter

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The first of two public hearings on Ferrisburgh’s proposed town charter, which would be the town’s first, will be held this coming Monday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Ferrisburgh’s Route 7 town office building. A second hearing will be held in town hall exactly a week later, at 6:30 p.m. on April 17.  

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Jim Geier rocks his chairs into perfection

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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STARKSBORO — Back in 1975, Jim Geier made his first Vermont Folk Rocker. The ‘65 Saint Mike’s College grad was renovating houses in the Burlington area at the time and had some two-by-fours, plywood and clothes line laying around. So, naturally, he made a hammock.

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Classes help young farmers build financial skills

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — A University of Vermont (UVM) Extension program that helps aspiring young farmers build financial skills and business assets is accepting applications through May 10 for its upcoming one-year program that starts in late June.

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