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'Cat Pawsitive' will help cats get adopted

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY – Homeward Bound has been selected by The Jackson Galaxy Project to participate in the Spring 2019 Semester of “Cat Pawsitive,” a life-saving initiative that introduces positive-reinforcement training to cats in shelters and rescues. This innovative training program for cats aims to increase feline adoption rates and maintain cat “mojo.”

Jackson Galaxy developed Cat Pawsitive with a team of feline behavior experts. Highlights of the program include:

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Ice fishing hits its prime season

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Late February and early March are prime time for ice fishing, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

“The warmer days and cold nights we normally have in late February and early March offer some of our best ice fishing of the year,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. “For safety reasons, you need to watch ice conditions as we get closer to spring, but this is prime time to enjoy the great ice fishing we have on many Vermont lakes.”

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Some Act 46 districts given reprieve

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — In addition to talk of a plastic ban before the Legislature, lawmakers and constituents at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast at the Bristol American Legion discussed education governance consolidation and school construction aid, early childcare services, and promoting greater use of electric vehicles.

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Abortion foes offer feedback on bill H.57

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — As was the case at last week’s Legislative Breakfast, abortion legislation was a hot topic at this Monday’s Legislative Breakfast in Bristol.

Folks weighed in on H.57, a bill that would recognize reproductive choice as a “fundamental freedom” and would keep public entities from interfering with, or restricting, a woman’s right to end her pregnancy.

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Vergennes Police Log for Feb. 14

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police opened two investigations last week involving youths in the area, although they are not releasing many details due to the age of the people involved and because the incidents are still being investigated.

On Feb. 5 police looked into a situation involving an online threat made among Northlands Job Corps students.

On Feb. 6 police said were informed a city teen was taken to the hospital after eating a brownie allegedly containing marijuana; police said they are looking into the circumstances.

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Middlebury Police Log: Police respond to alleged assault

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Feb. 7 responded to a report of a patient allegedly assaulting a Porter Hospital employee. Police are investigating the matter.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a person who was in need of medical attention on South Pleasant Street on Feb. 4.

•  Investigated a minor two-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Pleasant and Elm streets on Feb. 4.

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Video: Crows flock to downtown Middlebury

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Megan James



MIDDLEBURY — If you’ve walked around downtown Middlebury at dusk this winter, you’ve seen them: thousands of crows streaming across the sky, gathering in trees, raucously caw-cawing. What are they doing? How many are there? Have there always been so many crows in Middlebury?

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Career Center offering voters no spending hike

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center board next month will present county voters with a 2019-2020 budget proposal of $3,468,338, which reflects a $186 decline in total spending (compared to this year) for vocational and technical education for area students.

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St. Paul's church to get major stained-glass makeover

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vergennes has two grants in hand to fund repair of the Main Street church’s three stained-glass windows that overlook the sidewalk across from the city green. The church also has successfully applied for a grant it hopes will move forward a joint sidewalk and landscaping project.

Members of the downtown church’s Strategic Investment in Sacred Places committee are optimistic both of those projects can be done this year.

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Salisbury couple begin new era for Inn on the Green

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Chris and Chelsea Griggs got their first taste of the hospitality industry a few years ago. They had purchased a “fixer-upper” on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury, which they lovingly rehabbed and began renting out to help subsidize their investment.

But the experience turned into something much more than an income earning vacation rental.

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