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A proposed Vermont Senate change to a House tax bill could make timber harvesting more expensive, with serious longterm impacts on Vermont forestland sustainability and the state’s $1.5 billion forestry products industry. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Believe it or not, spring will eventually come our way. It’s 10 below as I write this, but I do have high hopes. Read more

Community Columnists

After five years at The Sun — the past two as managing editor — I’m moving on to new opportunities. Read more

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This winter, the snows were lean until recently, and the weather cold enough, making it a great time to get in the woods and cut some trees. Read more

Community Columnists

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MONTPELIER | To listen to the renewable power industry and its supporters in the Vermont Legislature, you might think carbon taxation is the only certain way to reduce CO2 emissions. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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The Dec. 11 Rutland Herald editorial, titled “Classic Conundrum,” asks whether Vermont should tax fossil fuels as “the best, most effective way to limit greenhouse gas emissions” or pass because it’s “a tough sell,”... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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WARRENSBURG | A workshop, organized by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension, on hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) will be held Dec. 15. Read more

The Sun

LONG LAKE | Residents are smarting over a series of power outages that have disrupted life just as winter has sunk its fangs into the remote mountainous region. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Councilors were at loggerheads last week as they weighed funding for the city’s Department of Public Works (DPW). Read more

The Sun

MIDDLEBURY - The Middlebury Selectboard has agreed to adopt the new Town of Middlebury Tree Policy presented by town Tree Committee members Judy Wiger-Grohs and Leslie Kameny. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY | Teens in grades 7-12 in Addison and Rutland counties interested in teaching elementary school students about environmental topics relevant to Vermont are encouraged to apply to become a TRY for the Environment teen leader. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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SCHROON LAKE | As they renovated and expanded an old fishing camp they had purchased in 2002 on a narrow bank of land between Adirondack Road and the east shore of Schroon Lake, David and Peri Namerow faced a dilemma. Read more

The Sun

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MIDDLEBURY | According to Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay, on Sept. 7, Webb’s Tree Service began removing selected trees from the Middlebury Town Green. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury resident Chris Zeoli, the town’s official tree steward,  is an avid outdoorsman Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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According to Jim Gish, community liaison for  Middlebury’s multi-year downtown bridge and rail project, construction work for 2018 gets underway this week with... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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I attended the Farm Bureau meeting in Westport the other night. Read more

Community Columnists

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FERRISBURGH — A family of Vermont dairy farmers are dealing with a possible hefty environmental fine, a possible court appearance and approximately 30 neighbors who are upset about the family’s removal of nearly 2,000 trees and brush... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Spring is here. The weather is warming and growth is underway. Farmers have tilled fields and crops are being planted. Cows are going out to pasture and turkeys are gobbling! Tulips are blooming and dandelions are out in full force. Read more

Community Columnists

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RUTLAND — Rutland Blooms is planning its most ambitious crop of city beautification projects yet, and will kick off the spring season by planting 46 crabapple trees and a nine maple trees May 11. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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CHAMPLAIN — Village officials are making the first move on its revitalization efforts next weekend. Read more

The Sun

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