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Meat-eating mushroom aid in the growth of the white pine

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Kent P. McFarland



Plants are not often thought of as predators. They’re the nice guys. With over 300,000 species known to exist, only a small fraction are known to be meat-eaters. In our northern bogs, for example, insects are trapped on the sticky hairs of sundew or drowned in the pitcher plant’s water.

Research now suggests that at least one tree may owe its size to more than just sun, water and good soils.

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Leahy, Shumlin talk Syria, Vermont Yankee; prepare for budget battles

Posted on September 5, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two of Vermont’s leading government officials — U.S. Sen. Pat Leahy and Gov. Peter Shumlin — shared their views on issues ranging from the Vernon nuclear power plant to potential military reprisals against Syria during a recent joint visit to Addison County.

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'Sounding Joy!' - a classic Vermont chorus - is now quiet

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Addison Independent/Randolph Herald



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RANDOLPH — Sounding Joy!, the noted Randolph-based auditioned chorus, is disbanding after almost three decades of singing together. Founded in 1984 by Marjorie Drysdale, the group has performed throughout Vermont, presenting music from the 16th century to the present.

Sometimes the music was delivered in standard concert format, but often it was served up on a platter of music, stories, scripts, costumes and food.

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Shumlin, Ayer welcome closure of nuclear plant; wary of decommissioning

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Associated Press



MONTPELIER (AP) — Vermont’s only nuclear power plant will shut down by the end of next year, ending a nasty legal battle over the future of the 40-year-old plant, Entergy Corp. announced Tuesday.

The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and will begin being decommissioned in the fourth quarter of 2014, the company said. The station will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.

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Entergy to close Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant at the end of 2014

Posted on August 27, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERNON — Entergy Corp. on Tuesday said it plans to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown in the fourth quarter of 2014.

New Orleans-based Entergy said Vermont Yankee will remain under the oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission throughout the decommissioning process.

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Mac Parker given 55-month prison term

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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RUTLAND — Vermont storyteller Malcolm “Mac” Parker and his former partner, Louis J. Soteriou, are going to jail for swindling millions of dollars from investors in a movie project.

In federal court in Rutland, U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss on Wednesday sentenced Parker, 56, of Addison to 55 months in prison. On Monday in the same court, Reiss sentenced Soteriou, 56, of Middlebury, Conn., to 84 months in prison. According to the Associated Press, the two men will each pay some share of $9 million in restitution they owe to investors.

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UVM names Vermont's top dairy farm

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BAKERSFIELD — Robert and Gisele Gervais, who farm with several of their children in Bakersfield, are the recipients of the 2013 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year award.

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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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