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Town of Salisbury

With its mix of lakes, wetlands, forest and fields, Addison County is a popular hunting destination. But starting next week there will be some new gun restrictions in the Addison County town of Salisbury.

Toby Talbot / AP

It's been debated in towns all around Vermont: Should the municipal budget be voted from the floor of town meeting or in the ballot booth? In Charlotte, a proposed governance charter would require both.

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The town of Shelburne is asking Champlain Housing Trust to either apply for a permit or stop using the property at 3164 Shelburne Road as emergency housing for the homeless.

Janet MacLeod

The Adamant Cooperative Store, which claims to be the country’s oldest continuously operating food cooperative, is celebrating its 80th birthday.

The Adamant Co-op is a general store, post office and all-around community hub located between Calais and East Montpelier. Like many Vermont general stores, it has struggled to remain relevant in recent years. Perhaps its resilience can be attributed its founding during the Great Depression.

Residents of the Shelburnewood Mobile Home Park have cooperatively purchased the park. School supervisory unions study consolidation. Stowe is named TripAdvisor's top fall foliage destination.

Wayne Laroche / AP/Vermont Fish and Wildlife

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has released the list of 2015 big game reporting stations. Stations and Vermont game wardens are listed by county, with phone numbers, here and on the Fish and Wildlife Department's website.

Addison County

State Wardens

  • Josh Hungerford, Middlebury – 989-7484
  • Spc. Dale Whitlock, Middlebury – 388-4875

Deputy Warden

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Foliage season is always a busy time in Stowe but this season the town may see even more leaf peepers, after landing on top of TripAdvisor's top 10 list of U.S. fall foliage destinations.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's wooden canal schooner is undergoing restoration. Summer's music festivals and agricultural fairs give way to job fairs, craft fairs and fall festivals. The fifth annual HackVT will 'hack the climate'.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

Developers who want to build a commercial wind project in Windham and Grafton say environmental surveys will start soon which will give them a clearer picture of where the turbines might go.

Google Maps / Town of Monkton

If you're planning on traveling the Monkton/Vergennes Road Wednesday or Friday, you'll have to go the long way around. But your detour will benefit generations of wildlife that will soon have their own way to bypass the road.

Charlotte Albright / VPR

The first affordable housing project for the affluent Upper Valley town of Woodstock was officially opened Tuesday. The Safford Commons project has been a long time coming in an area where demand is high.

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School boards, administrators and parents confused by Vermont's new education reform law got some clarification last week from the State Board of Education.

Bill Doyle opens his Vermont Politics class for the public to hear guest speakers. The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program is offering tree steward training in Springfield. St. Albans celebrates the return of its Taylor Park fountain.


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The federal government is working to come up with rules to regulate drones, but as the emerging technology gets more popular, Vermont towns are contemplating whether they need their own policies on drone use to protect their citizens' privacy and safety.

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In the world of Dr. Seuss, it is the Lorax who speaks for the trees. But here in Vermont we have the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program, which trains tree stewards to, metaphorically, speak for the trees in their communities. In October, a tree forest training course will be held in Springfield.

Melody Bodette / VPR

Design work is underway on a planned runway expansion at the Middlebury State Airport. State transportation officials plan to meet with the community Wednesday night to give an update on the $3 million project.

Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

It may not be highlighted in the history books, but one Vermont town claims it was the site of the first casualties of the Revolutionary War.

In the two weeks since fire destroyed the Randolph Village Fire Department, help has been pouring in to keep the department up and running.

Morrisville holds a popular vote to determine public art installments. Bolton entices residents to take part in town planning with a pizza party. National Drug Take-Back Day will be held Sept. 26.


Gordon Auchincloss

Downtown Morrisville is getting three new tree-themed sculptures, but just which sculptures is up to the public to decide.

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