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National Preparedness: Farm Agency involved with Day of Action, Sept. 30

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The National Day of Action is Sept. 30. USDA’s Farm Service Agency has committed to participate in America’s PrepareAthon in September in order to increase preparedness throughout the U.S.

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Health Department cautions Vermonters about Hantavirus

The Health Department is reminding Vermonters to use caution when cleaning up rodent infested areas after an out-of-state resident recently contracted Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome while visiting Vermont.

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Man killed in logging accident

On Sept. 10, at approximately 5:06 p.m., Vermont State Police were notified of a logging accident that occurred on Walker Mountain Road in Clarendon. Personnel from the Clarendon and West Rutland Fire Departments responded along with Regional Ambulance Service.

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New Dairy Farm Risk program under way

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Vermont farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program.

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New dairy farm risk program underway

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Vermont farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program.

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Open house event attracts farmers, vendors

Next to the annual Addison County Fair and Field Days, the only other annual events that gets Addison County’s farming community together are the two Bourdeau and Bushey’s Open House events held at the agribusiness on Seymour Street in Middlebury. The open house are typically held in February and September every year.

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98-year-old man is Vermont Hall of Famer

If you don’t already know Lucien Paquette, you should get around to it. The delightful 98-year-old, smiling Middlebury man is both a model citizen and a testiment to healthy living.

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USDA to Invest $45 million in Lake Champlain

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Aug. 28 that up to $45 million will be provided to protect and improve soil and water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont over the next five years.

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170 displaced workers seek jobs after Rutland-area fire

A blaze at a local plywood facility has left 170 people unemployed as of Friday morning.

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Middlebury's Woodchuck fest draws big audience

Beverage-maker Woodchuck celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the-art cider-making facility with a mini Woodstick-style festival attended by fans and tourists, Aug. 23.

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Firefighters battle Rutland Plywood blazes

A fire Aug. 20 at the Rutland Plywood Corp. facility, located on Ripley Road in Rutland, kept multiple firefighting crews busy. After the initial fire was extinguised, another blaze broke out and caused extensive damage. According to fire officials on the scene and early news reports, flames were first spotted in a tower situated on the suth end of the plywood manufacturing plant.

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From the editor: A case of solar hubris

Lately, I’ve been wondering why Vermont is rushing so quickly to embrace every neighborhood solar- and wind-energy project that comes down the pike.

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It was a lot of fun at the 2014 Fair & Field Days

But one man was injured at tractor-pull event

 It was a busy week for Addison County Fair & Field Days organizers. The annual, much anticipated event had a successful run and wrapped up the 2014 fair season Aug. 9. Except for periods of rain showers Aug. 5 and Aug. 6, fairgoers enjoyed ideal summer weather during most of the week.

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Vermont Gas has booth at Addison County Fair & Field Days

Vermont Gas is hosting a booth at the Addison County Fair and Field Days through Aug. 9 and is encouraging local residents to stop by to learn more about the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Pipeline Project.

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