The Clean Water Act sets goals for Otter Creek, but is it enough?

THE OTTER CREEK sends a plume of sediment into Lake Champlain after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The sediment contained nutrient-rich runoff from Otter Creek’s 936-square-mile basin. Photo courtesy of Lake Champlain Basin Program

This is Part II in a three-part series. Vermont’s Clean Water Act (2015) has established re

Apple season has arrived!

MARK STEPHENSON SPENDS five months a year at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, where he picks fruit and works the cider presses. On Nov. 1 he’ll return home to Mandeville, Jamaica, where he has four children. This year’s apple season in Addison County is expected to be about average. Independent photo/Steve James

ADDISON COUNTY — This year’s apple crop so far is looking fairly average.

That’s a good thing, suggests Eric Boire, president of the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association.

Porter prioritizes new services, building in 5-year plan

PORTER PLANT OPERATIONS Director Doug Frary, center, inspects the new Porter Hospital front entrance and ramp with architect Ashar Nelson. The new entrance and ramp opened and were available for use late last week. Photo courtesy of Ronald G. Hallman

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center leaders have drafted a five-year vision for the county’s hospital that among other things calls for new services, including women’s breast care and a pain clinic,


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