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Vergennes Police Chief Takes On Role As President Of Vermont Police Association
By Cookie Steponaitis
When spending time with VPD Chief George Merkel it quickly becomes evident that Chief Merkel’s passion for law enforcement extends far beyond the business day and his role at the helm of the Little City Police Department. Merkel is serving as the 2016 President of the Vermont Police Association leading and representing 850 law enforcement officers from municipal, county, state, Fish and Game and federal levels. The Vermont Police Association was founded in 1949 to represent the law enforcement community relations and establish a commitment of excellence for all citizens of the State of Vermont.  [ more ]

Getting To The Roots Of Agriculture And Addison County
By Cookie Steponaitis
While no Vermonter will dispute that farming and agricultural sciences are a way to grow crops and eat well, there is so much more to the roots, heritage and traditions associated with the way of life. Drawn to the land in the Champlain Valley as early as the 1730’s Vermont began its journey as a community with two different areas squabbling over whose land grants were for what region. In the 1760’s when the British and French signed final treaties ending the French & Indian Wars over a hundred different communities popped up in Vermont and several of them here in Addison County.
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