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Vermont's solar sprawl set to erase no-billboards tourism appeal

Vermont Watchdog Report

When Ted Riehle won his crusade to end the scourge of billboards in the 1960s, the former state lawmaker helped create the Vermont brand

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UVM study: Whole foods = garbage in Vermont schools

You can lead kids to the cafeteria but you can’t make them eat healthy foods, at least that’s what a new University of Vermont study reveals in a stark way.

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Paid Sick Days Bill gains supporters in Vermont

Several Vermont business and political leaders called for the Paid Sick Days Bill to become law in 2016 in Burlington, Aug. 26. The group gathered to celebrate Women’s Equality Day and set a priority to take a step closer to women’s equality with the Paid Sick Days Bill.

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New study compares tax bills for selected firms in Vermont

Businesses in Vermont face different effective tax rates depending on their industry and how long they have been located in the state.

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Weybridge 4-Her wins state dairy prize

It was an awesome day for Alexis Ouellette of Weybridge who won the Senior Fitting and Showing Championship at the annual 4-H State Dairy Show. Isabel Hall of East Montpelier was named Junior Fitting and Showing Champion.

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Addison County community leaders support gas pipeline project

Community leaders from Addison County joined Vermont Gas today for a project briefing and status update. Participants expressed local support for the pipeline project and urged Vermont Gas to continue progress.

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Vermont’s Farm-to-Ballet project spotlights conservation

Ballerina Megan Stearns dancesthe lead role of the farmer in Vermont’s Farm to Ballet project

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College farm feeds campus, others

College of St. Joseph’s on-campus garden is growing, in more ways than one.

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Cowabunga! Local teens win 4-H dairy awards

4-H Club members from Addison County and Rutland County schools took part in last week’s Multi-County 4-H Dairy Show in Shelburne.

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Let's go to the fair! Addison County Fair & Field Days underway

Vermont Shriner Art Howard plays “Papa the Clown” at this year’s Addison County Fair & Field Days event.

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Vermont petrol price slide reaches 20 days

Current price is $2.64 per gallon

Vermont’s current price is $2.64 per gallon, which is five cents lower than one week ago, and one dollar and three cents ($1.03) lower than one year ago. New Hampshire’s current price is $2.60 per gallon, which is five cents lower than one week ago and 97 cents lower than one year ago.

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Let's go to the fair! 2015 Addison County Fair & Field Days is underway

Addison County Fair & Field Days kicked off Aug. 4

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New route for 2015 Tour de Farms cycle event, Sept. 26

The Tour de Farms is one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours is set in Addison County’s rolling farmlands.

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Local farmers will go for the gold at first “Farmer Olympics”

Teams from all over Vermont are invited to come together, 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Maple Wind Farm to compete in a wide range of events designed to challenge farmers’ field skills. The first annual Farmer Olympics, hosted by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA Vermont), is a chance to take a mid-season break and enjoy food and refreshments along with some healthy competition.

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Beware: Vermont's 'Wild Parsnip' weed causes burns on skin

A common plant found along Vermont's roadsides and open areas may not appear harmful but its sap contains a chemical that causes serious skin reactions when exposed to sunlight.

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