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O Christmas tree!

'Tis the season in downtown Middlebury

Librarian Judy Holler touches up the fragrant Christmas tree on display in the Ilsley Public Library’s reading room in downtown Middlebury this week.

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Farmer-owned co-op business opens new Middlebury office

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Yankee Farm Credit to its new office located at 320 Exchange St. in Middlebury.

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Manure spreading ban begins Dec. 15

The manure spreading ban in Vermont will once again take effect Dec. 15.

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NOFA’s Journey Farmer program offers financial support

Applications due Dec. 15, 2014

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) is currently accepting applications for their 2015 Journey Farmer Program.

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Vermont gardening review: signs of climate change in 2014

All the facts and science and climate records point to a changing climate.

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Vermont dairy farm admits to violations

Leach Farms, Inc., a dairy farm in Enosburg Falls has admitted to violations of Vermont’s water pollution law and agricultural practice regulations and will pay $40,000 in civil penalties for the water quality violations.

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Vermont logger to pay civil penalties

Vermont logger Reginald Riendeau will pay $60,000 in civil penalties for violating Vermont’s water quality and heavy cut timber laws.

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Time Capsule: Picturing a classic Vermont country general store

Remember when general stores provided one-stop shopping in rural Vermont?

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Students win in 4-H horse contests

Vermont was host to the New England 4-H Horse Contests held last week to help 4-Hers prepare for national competition.

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State to protect streams, lakes with new water quality rules

On Oct. 30, Montpelier updated Vermont’s water quality standards to better protect our rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. These standards set limits upon levels of pollutants in lakes and streams, and are the foundation for the state’s efforts to protect, maintain, enhance, and restore water quality.

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Paris Farmers Union hosts 4-H pumpkin weigh-ins

The pumpkin trial, which was sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H, was open to all Vermont kids, ages 5 to 18, who wanted to grow giant pumpkins.

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Vermont PBS web series features wild mushroom gatherers, others

Vermont PBS’ web-original series, "Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller," announces the launch of season 2 exclusively on the station’s website, vermontpbs.org.

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Public Service Board decides not to reopen Vermont Gas Pipeline case

The Vermont Public Service Board has decided to allow the Vermont Gas Systems pipeline project to continue without further scrutiny through Addison County. Vermont Gas already received regulatory approval for Phase I in December 2013.

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Letter to the Editor: Solar error

Duane Peterson (SunCommon) has made an admission that the Waterbury company erred in not presenting its proposal (for 1195 Dog Team Rd.) to New Haven town officials before seeking Public Service Board approval.

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New Haven selectman says town is being cut out of solar-power process

Part 1 of 2

Despite Green Mountain Power’s desire to transform Rutland into Vermont’s gleaming “Solar City” on a hill, other power brokers in the solar power industry have quietly made the Town of New Haven their target instead.