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Start feeding wild birds in December


A RED CARDINAL gains some sustenance on icicle-encrusted bird feeder in Middlebury Tuesday. This feeder is up a little earlier than the Dec. 1 date advised in order to ensure that bears are in their winter dens and won’t be foraging for food. Independent photo/Steve James

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont are urging Vermonters to prepare their bird feeders to put up around Dec.

Farmworkers' rights activists target Hannaford


SCORES OF PEOPLE GATHERED at the Hannaford supermarket in Middlebury on Nov. 2 as part of a statewide and nationwide action at some of the nation’s largest supermarkets. The goal is to get grocers like Hannaford to pay competitive prices for wholesale milk that supports migrant farmworkers that help produce it. Independent photo/Megan James

MIDDLEBURY / BRANDON — Activists gathered at the Hannaford grocery stores around the region, including around 20 in Brandon and many more in Middlebury — on Saturday, Nov.

Local 4-H members excel on state stage


PAUL TIPPER OF Bristol, back left, and Alexis Whipple, back, second from right, earned rosette ribbons for their high individual scores in the 10-11-year-olds age group at the State 4-H Bovine Bonanza. Photo/Terri Conant

BURLINGTON — 4-H club members from throughout Vermont gathered at the University of Vermont campus on Nov. 9 for the State 4-H Bovine Bonanza.

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