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Exchange Street looked at as tax assessment district

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Some Middlebury business owners are floating the idea of creating a new tax assessment district that could generate more revenue for public infrastructure improvements — including perhaps water main upgrades — along Exchange Street and within the community’s industrial park.

Such a tax assessment district would become Middlebury’s second.

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Sweetness ripe for the picking: Strawberry season at its peak

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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ADDISON COUNTY — It is 80 degrees in Vermont and adults, young children, teenagers and older couples alike are flocking to berry farms across Addison County to fill baskets, boxes and bins with sweet, ripe strawberries, even under the hot summer sun.

The strawberry season in Addison County started late this year and has kicked into its peak. The season has been marked by dry weather, more irrigation than usual, smaller crops for smaller farms, and berry hungry birds. 

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Deal will preserve huge swath of Otter Creek wetlands

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — “I have a simple thesis. If you restore it, they will come.”

With that thought, Rutland County Audubon Society Co-President Roy Pilcher summed up Friday’s preservation of 500 acres of wetland at the former Dean Farm on Union Street in Brandon.

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Party up, wind down at New Haven vineyard

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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NEW HAVEN — “This is another Roadhouse Rehab original. We like this one, and we hope you do, too.” 

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Fireworks, parades on tap for Fourth of July

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



UPDATE: The Sheldon Museum issued this announcement late Thursday: Due to the forecast on three different meteorological websites predicting rain, wind, and possible thunderstorms on Friday, July 1, afternoon and evening, the Pops Concert venue has been changed to the Kenyon Arena.

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Group is addressing addiction crisis in Vermont

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



ADDSION COUNTY — After Gov. Peter Shumlin’s 2014 State of the State Address drew attention to the state’s heroin and opiate addiction crisis, local and statewide groups throughout Vermont have worked tirelessly to tackle the crisis. 

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Fireworks always fun for 4th - but beware

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



ADDISON COUNTY — As the Fourth of July festivities approach, local residents are making preparations. In addition to burger patties, cases of soda and beer, water balloons and lighter fluid, some shopping lists include all the makings for the colorful and loud displays that will light up backyards and evening skies. 

Products with names like “Behemoth,” “Field of Dreams,” “Loud & Legal” and “Goliath” are already moving off the shelves. 

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Ag. secretary: New water rules are 'necessary'

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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As farmers weighed in on the third and final draft of proposed new agricultural practices regulations designed to clean up Vermont’s steams, rivers and lakes, Vermont Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross made it clear that stricter regulation is not an option — it is essential. 

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Overall Vergennes tax hike seen at 13 cents

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council on Tuesday used some creative accounting and a new, larger projected fund balance to hold the 2016-2017 increase in the municipal portion of the city tax rate to 4 cents, while adopting a $2.23 million general fund budget. 

The new municipal tax rate will be 79 cents, up from 75 cents in Vergennes’ 2015-2016 fiscal year that ends on June 30.

The municipal tax rate increase of about 5.3 percent will translate to an additional $80 a year in taxes on a $200,000 home.

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Feds deny grant for Bristol water system fix

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Federal officials have poured some cold water on Bristol’s quest to secure a $501,759 federal grant to help pay off a $1.1 million water system improvement bond that local voters approved back on May 10.

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