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Saplings and seedlings now available to order from Otter Creek Conservation District

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Otter Creek Natural Resources Conservation District is sponsoring its Annual Tree/Seedling Program for area residents and cooperators. This program was developed for the convenience of area residents and proceeds help support on-going conservation projects. 

Possible uses for the seedlings are home orchards, windbreaks, Christmas trees, ornamental and wildlife habitat. 

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Co-Director of Harvard Stem Cell Institute to speak March 20

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Human stem cells are a relatively new discovery in biomedicine. How were these cells discovered and what is their potential?

Harvard University’s Douglas Melton will address this question in a March 20 lecture at Middlebury College titled, “The promise of stem cells for cures and improved human health.”

This talk will consider the biology of stem cells and point to potential applications for new treatments of diabetes, brain and other diseases as well as enabling longer and healthier lives.

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UVM Extension to hold manure-spreading workshops

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — To comply with Act 64, Vermont’s water quality bill, all custom manure applicators must become certified in order to apply manure on farms and cropland in the state.

To help them earn their certification, University of Vermont (UVM) Extension will offer training sessions at three locations in February and March. Although free to attend, registration is required by Feb. 10. A light lunch is included.

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Extension provides one-on-one expertise to farmers implementing RAPs

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — University of Vermont (UVM) Extension in Middlebury and St. Albans will provide ongoing support in 2017 for Vermont farmers as ACAP — the Agronomy and Conservation Assistance Program — continues.

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Fish and Wildlife to hold public hearings in Middlebury on March 25

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in wildlife, especially deer and moose, should plan on attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife public hearings being held in late March.

The hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2016 deer and moose seasons and prospects for hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for people to provide their observations and opinions regarding deer and moose.

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County students make dean's list at Rochester Institute of Technology

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kenneth Alexopoulos of Vergennes, who is studying computer engineering, Greta Krahn of Vergennes, who is studying graphic design, Jacob Lawson of Middlebury, who is studying mechanical engineering, and Jackson Radler of North Ferrisburgh, who is studying biomedical sciences, were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Notes of appreciation: Community made the food drive a success

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Larry Simino



The Vergennes Lions Club has expressed sincere thanks to the folks in Bristol and Vergennes who made their annual Food from the Heart Food Drive so successful. By individuals buying an extra item or two, over 2,600 pounds of needed items were collected in total from generous local shoppers, as well as over $530 in monetary donations.

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Vermont State Police Log: State police respond to a two-vehicle crash

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On March 11 at approximately 10:39 p.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a two-vehicle crash on Route 7 near Route 53 in Salisbury.

Police identified the drivers involved as Gail M. Grant, 60, of East Middlebury and Steven E. Amaru, 58, of Epping, N.H.

Both vehicles were traveling northbound on Route 7, according to police, when Amaru pulled over to the shoulder to allow Grant to pass. However, Grant passed Amaru’s vehicle on the right side and while doing so struck the Ford Focus causing damage.

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Students of the Week - March 13, 2017

Posted on March 15, 2017 |
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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It's official: Daniels wins Vergennes mayor's race recount

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — A Monday afternoon recount at Vergennes City Hall confirmed the March 7 results of the race for city mayor: former three-term Mayor Mike Daniels edged two-term incumbent Bill Benton, 270-265.

That margin, one less that 1 percent of the votes cast on Town Meeting Day, remained unchanged after two hours of painstaking counting by five members of the Vergennes Board of Civil Authority, including Aldermen Lowell Bertrand and Mark Koenig.

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