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New book features wild tales from Vermont’s leafy outback

If you think only guys love the wilds of Vermont, it’s time to get with the program. Some of Vermont’s best up-and-coming sportsmen are women.

Police say hunter is missing in Rochester

On Nov. 16, Vermont State Police in Royalton were notified of an overdue deer hunter in Rochester, Vt. The hunter was identified as Charles Emerson of Essex, Vt. Emerson is 86 years old and was hunting alone along Bingo Road in Rochester.

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Addison County schools join “Bike Smart” program

Cycle Addison County, organizers of the Vermont Gran Fondo, kicked off a partnership with Local Motion’s Bike Smart program.

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Charlotte has revamped boat access open

The Converse Bay Fishing Access Area on Lake Champlain reopened after going through renovation work. The site is located within the Town of Charlotte.

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Sled dog team gets in shape for winter snow runs

Vermont sled dog adventurer and geologist Rob Farley and his family take their Siberian husky team for a practice dash along Texas Hill Road in Hinesburg Oct. 4.

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Better L8 Than Never Car Show announces winners circle

The Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Recreation Department hosted the 2015 Bristol Harvest Festival and the Better L8 Than Never Car Show Sept. 29.

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Getting there in America's sports car is half the fun

The vintage year 1958 was a very good one for General Motors and its first generation Chevrolet Corvette sports car, the so-called C1 edition.

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Today's annual bike event has new Addison County route

The Tour de Farms is one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours and is set in Addison County’s rolling farmlands – voted New England’s best biking by Yankee Magazine.

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Town officials discuss bike, skateboard regulations

On Sept. 14, Middlebury Select Board members Laura Asermily and Susan Shashok reported their meeting between Police Chief Thomas Hanley and local biking enthusiasts to discuss proposed revisions to the Middlebury Ordinance for the Regulation of Bicycles and Skateboards.

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A good year for apples in Vermont

The Boyer family of Monkton report an excellent apple harvest rivaling the 2013 season.

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Historic battlefield will be ideal for viewing lunar eclipse Sept. 27

Vermont’s community of amateur astronomers is hoping for fair weather on Sunday, Sept. 27, as members prepare for a unique full harvest Moon lunar eclipse. Leading the charge to inspire interest in the eclipse and the hobby of backyard astronomy is the Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers.

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Another theft in the Chittenden area

High-price fishing gear stolen from locked, parked car

Thefts in the Town of Chittenden—especially from parked motor vehicles at Chittenden Reservoir and Leffert’s Pond—have been on the rise during the summer months of 2015.

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Rutland oks controversial complete streets design as bike fatalities rise

Vermont Watchdog Report

Rutland City officials approved a “complete streets” configuration for Dorr Drive that significantly narrows car lanes and encourages cyclists and pedestrians to share the road with automobiles. The decision comes with Vermont’s fourth cyclist traffic death of the year last week.

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Smaller Vermont State Fair still attracts visitors

This year’s Vermont State Fair in Rutland, which wrapped up Sept. 12, marked a smaller fair than seen in recent years. But as the fair began to emerge from its recent troubled finances, 2015 was seen as a rebuilding year with the hope of bigger, better fairs in the years ahead.

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Volunteers to gather at Chittenden Reservoir for annual fall event

Chittenden Reservoir Day, the annual cleanup and celebration of the 750-acre hydroelectric and recreational facility owned by Green Mountain Power in Chittenden, will be held Oct. 3 at the dam.