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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.

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New Haven Select Board opposes solar projects

Part 2: Conclusion

Last week, the New Haven Select Board voted for the first time to oppose two solar power project proposals; the Board also wants to intervene in every proposed solar project coming to town.

To the Editor: Thanks to the community

We worked hard to set dates, collect basket items, get the word out and make connections for the recent ARC Rutland Pampered Chef Bingo Fundraiser.

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Letter to the Editor: School shootings, gun violence, and the NRA

Please spare me your pious outrage at the recent events in Marysville, Wash. We all knew that this would happen.

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Letter to the Editor: Support the Mt Abe Bond vote

Supporting the Mt Abe Bond Vote is about ensuring the long-term vitality of the town.

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Letter to the Editor: Eagle unfairly attacks solar power companies

I am compelled to write regarding the interview with a New Haven Select Board member on the front page of the Oc.25 issue of the Eagle.