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It's time for winter flu shots

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — When 2-year-old Eleanor Wallace-Brodeur was diagnosed with leukemia and started chemotherapy, one of the first things her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins had to do before they could see her was to get the flu vaccine.

“Getting vaccinated against the flu not only helps keep you from getting sick,” said Health Commissioner Harry Chen, “it also protects individuals who are vulnerable to serious, and even deadly complications from the flu.”

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American Mikaela Shiffrin wins Killington World Cup race; thousands of spectators cheer

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By Lisa Lynn



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KILLINGTON — In the last few minutes of the Audi FIS World Cup in Killington this past weekend there were six new leaders. As each of the top eight women flashed down Preston’s Pitch, the last steep pitch on the Superstar trail, the times got faster and faster. Racers were coming down in rapid succession, punching past the 40-odd gates, on average, every 1.2 seconds. At the bottom, a new leader appeared on the scoreboard almost every minute.

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Panel pitches poverty solutions, including hotel fee to raise funds

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — Rachel can’t seem to catch a break.

With Thanksgiving approaching, Rachel (not her real name) is around a month into her second stint at the John W. Graham Emergency Homeless Shelter in Vergennes.

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50,000 wild Vermont turkeys descend from just 31 birds

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERMONT — One of our native wildlife species historically played an important role on Thanksgiving Day. North America’s native wild turkeys were the ancestors of the Thanksgiving turkey on our dinner table.

Originally found only in the wild, turkeys now exist as meat-producing domesticated derivatives — the broad breasted white, broad breasted bronze, white Holland, bourbon red and a host of other breeds — all of them descended from our native wild turkey.

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Sen. Sanders challenges students to write State of Union essays

Posted on November 23, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has launched his seventh annual State of the Union essay contest, calling on Vermont’s high school students to address what they view as the major issues facing the U.S.

Last year, nearly 800 students from 39 Vermont high schools wrote essays detailing their own view of the “state of the union.”

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Quick tips for a food safe Thanksgiving

Posted on November 22, 2016 |
By Vermont Department of Health



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BURLINGTON — Thanksgiving food, family and fun may start with a hundred items on your to-do list, but there are only four things you need to remember to guarantee a food safe holiday — CLEAN, SEPARATE, COOK, CHILL.

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Even barns need reflective E911

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By George Cook UVM Extension Farm Safety Specialist



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VERMONT — While we don’t hear about barn fires often, they do happen. And when they do, there is usually heavy damage not only to the barn but to attached buildings, livestock, tools and equipment stored in or near the barn along with personal loss and livelihood. Taking a few simple steps can help you prevent tragic losses in the event of a fire.

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Canada geese: migrant or resident?

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul



VERMONT — A large V of Canada geese flying noisily over my head — and traveling north, rather than south — got me wondering about the ins and outs of fall migration. Shouldn’t these big birds be flying to warmer climes this time of year? Why do they travel in that V-formation, anyway?

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Scott speeds to victory over Minter in governor’s race

Posted on November 9, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



VERMONT — Republican Phil Scott beat Democrat Sue Minter in the Vermont governor’s race with a surprisingly large spread, 53 percent to 44 percent, with 3 percent going to Liberty Union candidate Bill “Spaceman” Lee. Scott’s victory follows six years of Democrat Peter Shumlin in the state’s top office.

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Forests and phosphorus reduction in Lake Champlain

Posted on November 7, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



ADDISON COUNTY — The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that forest lands account for about 16 percent of the phosphorus going into Lake Champlain for the entire Vermont portion of the lake.

In the Otter Creek watershed, the watershed that covers most of Addison County, the figure is estimated to be just slightly higher, at 17.1 percent. This slightly higher number reflects the portion of the Otter Creek watershed that is forested, which the Department of Environmental Conservation gauges at around 60 percent.

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