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MIDDLEBURY — A seasoned health care provider and hospital administrator currently working at a medical center in St. Johnsbury has been...
VERGENNES — A recount late last week of the March 5 Addison Northwest School District budget vote did not change the result favoring the...
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Climate strike
AT LEAST A few dozen local residents joined more than 100 Middlebury College students in College Park for a Climate Strike on Friday afternoon to protest legislative...
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Young voices
SPEAKERS AT FRIDAY'S event included recent Middlebury Union High School graduate Greta Hardy-Mittell. Another student leader asked everyone to pull out their cell...
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Our planet
INSPIRED BY 16-YEAR-OLD Swedish activist — and Nobel Peace Prize nominee — Greta Thunberg, students in more than 100 countries staged climate-change protests...
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Spreading the word
CLIMATE ACTIVIST AND leader Bill McKibben, who is also a scholar in residence at the college, chatted with student leaders before the Climate Strike on Friday afternoon and...
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Commander to commander
LONGTIME MIDDLEBURY AMERICAN Legion Post 27 member and past Commander Joe DeGray receives an appreciation award from current Commander Laura Flint at Post 27’s...
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Two curious cows
A PAIR OF milking cows wonder what to make of a visitor to their Middlebury barn while a third cow apparently can’t be bothered. Independent photo/John S. McCright...
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In the stalls
ROUND AIR CIRCULATORS break up the straight lines that stretch out through a milking barn in Middlebury. The cows are free to leave their stalls but seem content to mostly...
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Childcare champ
DARCY BEAN OF Mary Johnson Children’s Center, shown here with some of her charges, is a 2019 recipient of the Terri Lynne Lokoff National Child Care Teacher Award....
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Healing and hope
JON TURNER OF Bristol, flanked by Spirit in Nature president Ron Slabaugh, left, and board member Reg Spooner, was this year’s recipient of the organization's Eco...
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Not making the grade
THIS TRUCK HAULING an oversize load from New Mexico to New Hampshire burned out a transmission on Main Street/Route 22A in Vergennes trying to climb the hill after crossing...

More news

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STARKSBORO — During a tour of the Starksboro Village Meeting House last Thursday the sun cut through the clouds and struck the south side of...
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard will soon turn its attention to crafting an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags from being used...
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MIDDLEBURY — Bucatini tossed with house-cured jowl bacon, Pomodoro and parmesan cheese, Vermont lamb neck ragu with orange, black olive,...

Editorial

As with most adages, there’s truth to the one we hear a lot: Vermont can be an expensive place to live. After we pay the rent or mortgage, taxes, health care, transportation and heating, there’s often not much left over. It’s a fact of our rural economy. But that’s no reason to pack up and head off to some urban nirvana. (It can be expensive there, too, by the way.) Instead, let’s take a look at some of the...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — Many members of the 2019 Middlebury Union High School varsity boys’ lacrosse team will remember their new head coach from when he taught them the basics of the sport in elementary school.

Another team member at the first spring practice, Tiger sophomore goalie Jack Rizzo, might recall seeing his coach earlier that day over, say, a bowl of Wheaties, at their Weybridge home.

That’s because Jack...

Feature

WEYBRIDGE — At the same time that forest science students at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center are learning the art of maple syrup production they’re also attempting to...
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to...

2019

Middlebury Parks & Recreation Spring 


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Sports Column

What do you think Alex Cora should do? What would you do in his position? Cora is the manager of the Red Sox, the World Champion Red Sox, the on-the-field leader of the team. His performance in this role last year was impeccable, perfect, as the Red Sox won 119 games, the most ever in their long history. Cora grew up and learned the game in Puerto Rico in the town of Caguez, 16 miles from San Juan: He is a proud American from that island territory. He signed with the Red Sox on Oct. 22, 2017, the 26th Red Sox manager since baseball’s integration in 1947 and the first non-white....
“ON GOLDEN POND” will be staged by the Poor Lost Circus Performers from Thursday, March, 21 through Sunday, March 24, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Above, the cast takes a moment to pose for a promotional shot. Photo courtesy Jeffrey Fox By GREG PAHL “On Golden Pond,” the stage version of a beautiful story that was an Oscar-winning film starring Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn, is coming to Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. Poor Lost Circus Performers...

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