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Childcare center grants available

Posted on March 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Funding is now available for Vermont childcare centers to support children of preschool age (3-4 years) in need of assistance through the Edwards Child Care Scholarship Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.

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Now is the time to take down bird feeders

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows are causing bears to come out of their winter dens early in search of a meal. The department recommends taking down bird feeders now to avoid attracting them.

Bears are very fond of suet and bird seed, especially black oil sunflower seed. Bringing feeders in at night doesn’t work, because bears will still feed on seed that is spilled on the ground.

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Vermont cliffs closed to protect nesting falcons

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT —  Forest Service officials in Vermont have announced that two prominent cliff sites on the Green Mountain National Forest’s (GMNF) Rochester and Middlebury Ranger Districts have been temporarily closed in order to provide protection and critical nesting habitat for peregrine falcons.

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Biochar enriches soil, boosts plant growth

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul



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At this time of year, many a gardener’s daydreams turn to the springtime promise of sprouting plants. Seed catalogs start arriving in the mail months before the soil will be thawed and drained enough for planting, and we use this downtime to plan for the coming season.

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Free income tax filing software available

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Mary Peterson, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Taxes, along with Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon, St. Albans Mayor Liz Gamache and other community leaders, are urging all eligible Vermont residents to use the IRS and Vermont Free File programs to save money and time during this tax season.

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Energy siting bill could give more local control

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — What could prove to be a landmark bill granting towns greater decision-making power in the siting of renewable energy projects passed unanimously last Friday in the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

Enhanced local control would be especially appreciated in towns like New Haven, where town officials have expressed frustration over their inability to have a say whether and where solar array developments are sited within their municipal boundaries.

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Forest Service to offer information on project

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ROCHESTER — The U.S. Forest Service is hosting an open house public meeting for anyone interested to learn about the Robinson Integrated Resource Project. Although the primary focus of the project is on the Green Mountain National Forest, just over half of the nearly 60,000-acre project area includes private and state lands in the towns of Rochester, Hancock, Stockbridge, Pittsfield and Chittenden.

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Shumlin appoints Middlebury man to Fish & Wildlife Board

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed an East Middlebury man as the Addison County representative on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board, as well as new members from Windsor and Bennington counties.

Patrick Berry has been appointed from Addison County to replace Gary Gibbs, Tim Biebel has been appointed from Windsor County to replace Steven Adams, and David Fielding has been appointed from Bennington County to replace Ron Wilcox.

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Stay off the ice!

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is imploring people to exercise extreme caution around frozen water bodies and not to go on the ice for any reason. After recent tragic events involving ice anglers, Vermont game wardens on Thursday were reporting that ice conditions have deteriorated to unsafe levels statewide. 

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GOP candidate for governor Lisman seeks government accountability

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Retired Wall Street executive Bruce Lisman believes Vermont’s governor should run the state more like a business. And as a former high-level administrator at Bear Stearns, Lisman said he has developed the necessary skills to help make key decisions about Vermont’s future and to treat citizens like “valued clients” instead of simply as taxpayers.

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