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Vt. business groups question $100,000 awarded to only one chamber

Vermont Watchdog Report

Business development groups in Vermont are demanding to know how a $100,000 appropriation for fostering business with Quebec was awarded exclusively to Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, according to e-mails obtained....

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Vermont Coffee Company: Coffee that's roasted for friends

For serious consumers of coffee, there’s nothing in the world like a great cup of coffee, and Vermont Coffee Company of Middlebury helps make many great cups of coffee—roasting on the order of 750,000 pounds of the dark bean just last year.

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Board supports Shard Villa Road gas project

The Middlebury Select Board signed a letter reaffirming its support for the Renewable Natural Gas Biomethane Project proposed for Shard Villa Road in Salisbury, which is now before the Vermont Public Service Board for review.

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Addison County organization is first Kiva Zip trustee in state

Addison County Economic Development Corporation officials announced that the organization was recently selected as the first Kiva Zip trustee in the State of Vermont.

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Vermont farmer keeps on truckin' with U.S. Army surplus

Vermont organic dairy farmer Joel Pominville, 54, of Middlebury purchased these giant, 5-ton, 6-cylinder U.S. Army surplus trucks at an government auction on the Internet.

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Hold your horses! Old-fashioned trash, recycling service comes to Middlebury

Only in Vermont can you find horse-drawn, curbside trash and recycling pick-up service.

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Ferrisburgh farm gets kudos for going “green”, saving energy

Officials of Efficiency Vermont are singing the praises of a Ferrisburgh dairy farm that is showing other farms how to do “green” right.

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4-H Club members gather at farm

Addison County and Rutland County 4-H Club members met at the Meyers’ farm in Chittenden for a sheep blocking and fitting clinic this month.

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Vermont farm drawings, circa 1800s, coming to Rokeby

The Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh will open “The Farm: Drawings of Rowland Evans Robinson, 1850-1880”, a never-before-seen exhibition of drawings on Sunday, June 14.

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Morgan Horse Museum names new director

American Morgan Horse Association Executive Director Julie Broadway announced that after a search, Amy Mincher has been hired as the museum director for the National Museum of the Morgan Horse, located in Middlebury.

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New pipeline to bring biogas from Salisbury to Middlebury

A renewable natural gas project in Salisbury, which will convert organic waste and cow manure to pipeline-quality natural gas and other beneficial products, is a step closer to reality, with strong support from Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.

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Saddle up: Vermont, horses, trail rides, and relationships

Long-time horse owner Heidi Littlefield of Fairfax said that there’s something about Vermont and horses that is magical.

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Students to demonstrate logging skills in Pittsford

The Stafford Technical Center’s Forestry and Natural Resource Program in Rutland will again host a fun, educational chainsaw safety and skills competition contest at Gagnon Lumber in Pittsford at 8 a.m., May 13.

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Rutland County dairy to be honored for WIC deliveries

Rutland County's Thomas Dairy will be honored for having delivered foods for the Health Department’s WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program for the past 40 years.

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Addison County sees increase in foreign-born residents

Like most of the United States, Addison County, Vt., saw an increase in the number of foreign-born residents over the last decade.