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Some Vermont historic sites are free Aug. 16

Posted on August 8, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON — Aug. 16 is Vermont’s state holiday, commemorating Bennington Battle Day and the stunning American victory over the British at this Aug. 16, 1777, Revolutionary War battle. To celebrate, everyone is invited to visit the Vermont’s State-Owned Historic Sites on Friday, Aug. 16, when admission will be free to Vermont residents and Vermonters at heart.

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State asks for assistance in counting turkeys

Posted on August 5, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — How many broods of wild turkeys are you seeing in Vermont, and how many young turkeys, or poults, are roaming with their mothers?

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking people who see turkeys during August to report their sightings in the state’s seventh annual online turkey brood survey.

The turkey brood survey can be found on the department’s website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). The survey allows entry of the numbers of adult males, adult females and poults as well as the date, time and location of the observations.

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State softens emergency housing rules for homeless

Posted on July 29, 2013 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Local human services advocates last week hailed a decision by state officials to substantially temper a series of temporary rules that would have barred a large segment of the state’s homeless population from accessing emergency stays in motel rooms.

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Gosselin tapped for Vt. commerce commissioner

Posted on July 29, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Lisa Gosselin, who helped to grow EatingWell Media Group into a profitable business with an online eatingwell.com viewership of 5 million, has been named commerce commissioner for Vermont. That position has been unfilled since the Douglas administration, but was reinstated by Gov. Peter Shumlin with the support of the Legislature to spearhead his aggressive jobs and economic development agenda.

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Rep. Welch calls House Farm Bill a 'stunt'

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By By MICHELLE MONROE St. Albans Messenger



ST. ALBANS — The House of Representatives passed a stripped down Farm Bill last Thursday night without dairy programs and food stamps. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., called it “a political stunt.”

The bill passed 216-208, without a single Democrat supporting it.

“This is less a Farm Bill than a leadership designed train wreck,” said Welch. “This has got all the earmarks of a political fix.”

The bill was debated under rules prohibiting legislators from offering amendments.

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Gov. urges Vermonters to report flood losses

Posted on July 18, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



WILLISTON — Standing with owner Lorenzo Whitcomb at the Whitcomb Farm, which has experienced crop-damaging flooding from over 20 inches of rain this season, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross recently urged Vermont farmers to take steps now to document damage, explore planting options for late-season crops, and reach out for help and advice to salvage the season.

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Farm Bill defeat creates problems for farmers

Posted on June 27, 2013 |
By Michelle Monroe (St. Albans Messenger)



ST. ALBANS — Late last week the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the U.S. Farm Bill, 234-195, thereby setting up the potential for devastating effects on the dairy industry and local farmers.

The rejection came after last-minute amendments made further changes to nutrition programs for the poor and removed the dairy price stabilization programs from the bill.

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State police honor local officers, city chief

Posted on June 27, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Police on Friday honored, among many others, Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, Detective Corporal Christopher Campbell of the New Haven barracks, and New Haven barracks commander Lt. Gary Genova.

At the agency’s annual awards and promotion ceremony at the Statehouse, Merkel received one of several VSP “Director’s Awards.” According to a VSP release, Merkel was recognized for his “leadership and efforts to combat drug distribution and abuse” throughout Addison County.

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Sugarmakers boil largest crop in decades

Posted on June 20, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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Invasive fly species threatens berry crop

Posted on June 10, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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ADDISON COUNTY — Berry growers across New England are on high alert for a new invasive insect species this year.

“We’ve been hearing all about it for the last few years,” said Jon Satz, whose Wood’s Market Garden in Brandon sells berries, along with many other vegetables, herbs and flowers.

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