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Addison, Panton set tax rates

Posted on July 31, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON/PANTON — Taxpayers in Addison and Panton, as expected, are receiving higher bills in 2014 than in 2013, but the increase in Panton is not as dramatic as Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials had projected.

Selectboards in both towns adopted municipal tax rates — levies to pay for town office and road spending — in July, Addison’s on July 1 and Panton’s on July 22.

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Critics urge reform of state's mental health system

Posted on July 30, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Mental health care professionals around the state say Vermont’s mental health system is overburdened, and that too often the mentally ill end up in the state corrections system.

Nearly half of all inmates at Vermont prisons seek mental health treatment, making the Department of Corrections likely the largest mental health care provider in the state.

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Pictures on the ground: Planning your garden

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Judith Irven



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It’s high summer and already some of us are contemplating next year’s garden. Perhaps this fall we will move some plants from one spot to another or maybe dig a completely new bed. And so the gardening cycle continues.

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Farmers say new regulations aren't needed

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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ADDISON COUNTY — As the state Agency of Agriculture debates whether to implement new regulations on farmers in the Missisquoi Bay watershed in an effort to cut down on phosphorus pollution, farmers in Addison County say more regulation is not the answer.

“The regulations that we have, including the Accepted Agricultural Practices, are adequate,” said Bill Moore, legislative director for the Vermont Farm Bureau.

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Groups help trout in Otter Creek

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — The Central Vermont Chapter of Trout Unlimited has joined forces with The Nature Conservancy and Redstart Inc., a private consulting firm, to determine where fish such as brook trout may have a hard time getting around in the Otter Creek watershed. 

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Our main phone line is down, use an alternate number

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



Due to the storm last night the main phone number at the Addison Independent office in Middlebury stopped working. If you call 802-388-4944 the phone will ring, but when the folks in the office pick up the line the call is immediately disconnected.

We have alerted FairPoint Communications, who said they would fix the line today.

In the meantime, we are in the office today, Thursday, July 24, and would like to receive your call. Please dial our alternate phone number: 802-388-4945.

Thanks for your perseverance.

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New VSAC report documents state higher education trends

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont high school seniors with at least one college-educated parent are more likely to attend college than classmates who would be first-generation college students, a new report by the Vermont Student Assistant Corp. found.

A biannual survey by VSAC of a majority of the state’s high school seniors — including those in Addison County — revealed an “aspiration gap” between those who would be first- and second-generation college students.

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Pipeline opponents ask Public Service Board to reopen proceedings

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Opponents of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project have asked the Vermont Public Service Board to reexamine its approval of Phase I of the pipeline, while the Department of Public Service asked the Board not to delay construction of the project.

Three residents who live in towns affected by the pipeline, which would run from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes, on July 21 petitioned the Board to investigate the reasons behind a 40 percent project cost increase announced by Vermont Gas Systems earlier this month, and take appropriate action.

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Books in mailbox can inspire kids about reading

Posted on July 21, 2014 |
By Christy Lynn



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Imagine this: A child who is eager to explore, learn and grow is signed up for a program where every month he or she receives a package in the mail from a nice lady in Nashville containing a brand new book.

For free.

Impossible? Not quite.

Imagination Library is the name of this very charity that country music legend Dolly Parton established back in 1996 to help foster a love for reading among young children in East Tennessee.

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Vermont Gas stands by Phase II pipeline cost estimate

Posted on July 21, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Weeks after announcing a hefty cost jump for Phase I of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Pipeline project, Vermont Gas Systems on Thursday said it wouldn’t amend cost projections the company submitted to the Public Service Board for Phase II of the project that would extend the pipeline from Middlebury to the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

 “We don’t have any plans to do that,” company spokesman Steve Wark said.

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