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Bringing the classroom to the farm

May 20, 2012

MORGAN – A couple hundred youngsters from five area elementary schools left their classrooms and went down to the farm for the Conservation and Farm Field Day Friday.
The Orleans Country Natural Resources Conservation District sponsored the annual event at the Haywood Farm. The students learned many hands-on techniques.
“The hands-on experience really takes the kids out of the classroom,” said Dayna Cole, manager for the conservation district. “It lets them see it, feel it, do it and get an understanding for it.”

Another petition circulating to stop Derby Line Wind Project

May 20, 2012

DERBY LINE – An online petition is circulating geared to show the scale of opposition to the Derby Line Wind project. More than three hundred people have already signed the petition, according to the site change.org.
The petition was created by “Citoyens de Stanstead,” and is called “Stop the Derby Line Wind Project.”

Shumlin signs energy bills

May 20, 2012

EAST MONTPELIER - Friday Gov. Peter Shumlin signed three energy bills.
One would make it easier to develop small scale hydro projects and another authorized a fund to help pay for delivery of telephone services to rural parts of Vermont, such as the Northeast Kingdom.
Present for that signing was Vermont Senator Vince Illuzzi, at the podium, who sponsored the small hydro and telephone bills.
The bills included provisions for promoting the development of alternative energy supplies and allowing citizens with health or privacy concerns to opt out of having smart meters without paying a fee.

 

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