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Waltham home to a new solar-power project

SunCommon, a Vermont-based solar power company, commissioned its first CSA, community solar array in Waltham last week by christening it with a bottle of Middlebury’s Drop-In Brewery beer.

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From the Editor: How a Pennsylvania D.A. muzzled my friend’s free speech

No one deserves what Bill Villa and his wife Angie have had to endure since the defining evening of March 24, 2006.

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Vermont PBS web series features wild mushroom gatherers, others

Vermont PBS’ web-original series, "Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller," announces the launch of season 2 exclusively on the station’s website, vermontpbs.org.

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Boo! Energy trail connects Rutland businesses, students

Bears are hiding in downtown Rutland. Hogs are being banished. Vampires are losing their life’s blood.

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Old tires for a good cause

Vermont’s annual tire recycle and resale event “Wheels for Warmth” celebrated its 10-year anniversary this month. $39,391 was raised for emergency fuel assistance programs, sold 1,350 safe, donated tires for pennies on a dollar, and recycled 2,480 unusable tires.

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Danforth Pewter, Gardener’s Supply share Addison solar-power project

Danforth Pewter and Gardener’s Supply Company, two nationally recognized Vermont-based specialty companies, have joined forces on a solar power generating station.

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Society wants I.D. badge on Pulp Mill bridge

A request from the Vermont Covered Bridge Society to post a small identification/information patch on the Pulp Mill Bridge was heard at a recent Middlebury Select Board meeting.

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Vermont Birdland—the art of Gary Starr

Bird-decoy modeling wasn’t an established art form until the opening years of the 20th century. Prior to that time, decoys were just that—decoys—used by many sportsmen to lure, say, waterbirds to rest and thus line up in their gunsights. Even as far back as the 18th century, art connoisseurs such as George Hepplewhite recognized the artistry of these otherwise mundane hunting accessories.

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Peterson is new T&M communications director

The Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing announced that Laura Peterson has been named communications director for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing.

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Vermont is monitoring Rutland traveler for Ebola

The Vermont Department of Health has requested a Vermonter who has just returned from West Africa to enter voluntary quarantine and active monitoring for fever or symptoms of Ebola for 21 days. This individual agreed, and began quarantine on Oct. 27.

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CCV offers free Microsoft IT Academy statewide

Microsoft Office Specialist exams at CCV Rutland

The Community College of Vermont now offers Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) training free of charge at all twelve of the College’s academic centers and online. The training is designed to equip students with real-world technology skills to help them reach their educational and career potential.

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Police remove climate-action protesters from Vermont Governor’s Office

Individuals arrested for illegal entry, trespassing

Throughout the day Oct. 27, the Vermont State Police, in conjunction with several other law enforcement agencies, monitored the events of a scheduled climate-action protest against the proposed Vermont Gas pipeline.

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Vergennes Lions Club: 60 years of service to the community

Last week, the Vergennes Lions Club celebrated their 60th Anniversary at Basin Harbor Club with International Director Ed Farrington, from New Hampshire, thanking the club for their support to the community and presenting awards to a few members.