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Annual Vermont Farm Show underway

A cold and snowy January can mean only one thing—it’s time for the 2015 Vermont Farm Show. The Champlain Valley Expo is the host for the 83rd annual Vermont Farm Show through Thursday, Jan. 29.

Local dealership supports Vermont Foodbank with toy sales

Mountain View Equipment, a John Deere dealership, will be selling toys at the Vermont Farm Show next week as a fundraiser for the Vermont Foodbank.

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State’s publishes new timber harvesting guidelines

For private landowners in Addison and Rutland counties wondering since 2013 about news about the State of Vermont’s plans for woodland harvesting guidelines, the wait is over.

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Plan will create new jobs in Middlebury

The Addison County Economic Development Corporation has approved financing that will allow Middlebury-based start-up Stonecutter Spirits to begin production.

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Economy recovering, however Vermonters haven’t seen benefits

Vermont’s economy grew faster than most of the other New England states in recent years, but the gains have not reached many working Vermont families.

Trade show grants available

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets has created a new matching grant program to help agriculture and forest product businesses attend domestic trade shows and expand their presence in other U.S. states.

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“Spending problem” in Montpelier

Vermont Watchdog Report

In a lengthy Jan. 15 address centered on closing a $94 million budget gap, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) proposed higher taxes and said the state has “a spending problem.”

Community grants available

Funding is now available from the Small and Inspiring Grants program at the Vermont Community Foundation.

Garden grants available

The Vermont Department of Health and Vermont Community Garden Network are offering grants for small businesses to establish workplace food gardens.

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Vt. carbon tax could wipe out low gas prices

Vermont Watchdog Report

Gasoline prices have fallen a buck on average in most states, putting more money back in motorists’ wallets. In Vermont, however, environmental groups are proposing a tax to grab that buck from drivers and give it to the state to stop global warming.

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Phoenix Books eyes new Rutland store

The owners of Phoenix Books, an independent bookstore with locations in Essex Junction and Burlington, are looking to open a new store in downtown Rutland.

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Treasures of Fire and Ice: Middlebury restaurant has one-of-a-kind Americana collection

Paris Rinder Goddard, one of the owners of Middlebury’s popular Fire & Ice Restaurant, enjoys pointing out the establishment’s many eclectic treasures to guests.

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Funding comes for programs supporting women, girls

Funding is now available for new or existing projects, programs, and organizations that serve women and girls ages 15-25 through the Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.

Greentree names Siffermann

Managers of Greentree Real Estate welcomed Leanne Siffermann of Monkton as their newest licensed real estate agent.

Traffic rotary meeting planned

In mid-January, there will be a meeting between Middlebury town officials and Vermont Secretary of Transportation Sue Minter to discuss the prioritization of funding for the construction of a traffic rotary at the intersection of Exchange Street and U.S. Route 7.