Electric rates to decline

State regulators have approved a proposal to decrease GreenMountain electric rates by 2.46 percent for residential and commercial customers starting Oct. 1.

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C.V. Equipment, ACTR, Malcolm are Chamber award recipients

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized a local business, organization, and individual with annual awards during the its annual meeting held on September 10th at Café Provence in Brandon, Vt. Three awards were presented in front of a crowd of nearly 80 attendees which included Chamber members and local business people.

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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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Addison County Solid Waste District receives $24,505 grant

The Addison County Solid Waste Management District has received a taxpayer-funded grant of $24,505 from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.

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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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Police engage in Bristol shooting incident

On Sept. 4, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers from the Bristol Police Department and Addison County Sheriffs responded to a residence on Pine Street in Bristol for a report of a male subject who was experiencing a mental health crisis.

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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.

Museum volunteers wanted

Do you have an interest in Addison County and Vermont history, enjoy interacting with the public, and appreciate the atmosphere of an historic house?

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From the editor: Fracking myths

There’s a new book about fracking that caught my eye. Written by Virginia-based engineer and environmentalist Greg Kozera. I may be in the minority around here, but for me it was a must read. I want to learn the truth about fracking technology—a technology which is helping put the U.S. on the road toward energy independence

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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.

Forbes resigns; Shaw congratulated

Citing personal reasons, Midlebury Select Board member Travis Forbes tendered his resignation after more than four years of service on the Middlebury Select Board, July 29.

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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.

Town considers new ordinances

Public input on proposed amendments to Middlebury’s ordinances on the regulation of vehicle speed, parking, traffic lights and traffic signs was discussed July 29.

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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.