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Shumlin looks ahead to to 2016; weighs in on Middlebury rail project, solar siting

Posted on January 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin said he will quietly meet with stakeholders in the massive Middlebury rail bridges project in hopes of defusing, and settling, a growing dispute between the town and Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) officials regarding the size and duration of the estimated $40 million construction plan.

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Lawmakers to revisit Act 46 per-pupil spending limits

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By John Flowers



MONTPELIER — Area school districts struggling to draft budgets that comply with the new per-pupil spending guidelines prescribed by Act 46 might get an 11th-hour reprieve. The Legislature next month will consider amendments to Act 46 that might relax — or postpone — the spending restrictions that are part of the new school governance consolidation law.

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Minimum wage increase to take effect

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Vermont’s minimum wage will increase from $9.15 to $9.60 on Jan. 1. A 2014 law mandates that the wage rise each year until it reaches $10.50 in 2018.

The legislation signed by Gov. Shumlin in June 2014 raised the minimum wage from $8.73 to $9.15 in 2015. After rising to $9.60 in 2016, the wage will increase to $10 in 2017 and $10.50 in 2018. It will be indexed to inflation in subsequent years.

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'Cruise Ship' musical finds a new port

Posted on December 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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ROCHESTER — How will “My Post-Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret” make its way to the bright lights of New York City? With a landing in Rochester, Vt., of course.

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Free Ice Fishing Day celebration to be held January 30

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT —Vermont’s third annual Free Ice Fishing Day is Saturday, Jan. 30. To celebrate, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding an Ice Fishing Festival at Lake Elmore State Park in central Vermont.

The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and families with kids are encouraged to attend.

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Oyster mushrooms: delicious, deadly to prey

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Rachel Sargent



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The oyster mushroom: delicious, frequently spotted on veggie pizzas, and predatory. That’s right. The hyphae of many fungi, including the oyster mushroom, attack and paralyze prey. Then, as R. Greg Thorn of Western University enthusiastically described, the fungi “grow down their throats and digest them from the inside.”

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Workshop helps farmers make most from their land

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — On Monday, Jan. 4, the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) will host a workshop called “Making it Happen: Profitability and Success” in collaboration with The Carrot Project, a nonprofit that provides financing and business support to small farm and food businesses.

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Manure-to-power plan will help cleanse Lake Champlain

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Elaine Ezerins of the St. Albans Messenger



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ST. ALBANS — Excessive amounts of the nutrient phosphorus entered Lake Champlain for years, leading to low levels of dissolved oxygen, impaired aquatic life and reduced recreational use, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The St. Albans Bay watershed drains approximately 50 square miles of agricultural, forested, and urban land into St. Albans Bay, according to the EPA.

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Cattle census to get under way in January

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



WASHINGTON, D.C. — In January, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey more than 40,000 cattle operations nationwide to provide an up-to-date measure of U.S. cattle inventories.

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Vermont Farm Show is coming to Champlain fairgrounds

Posted on December 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ESSEX JUNCTION — More than 150 vendors are getting prepared to set up shop at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in January for the next edition of the Vermont Farm Show. For more than 80 years, the Farm Show has been a great place to check out new technology, see old friends and catch up on a variety of association updates through organizational meetings.

This year’s show will again feature Consumer Night on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., hosted by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, as well as the very popular Iron Chef Challenge!

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