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MIDDLEBURY — “Rose,” an Addison County woman in her 40s, is overcome with dread every time she looks at the calendar....
ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County candidates running in contested elections for posts in the state Legislature and county government on...
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A change is coming
RIKERT NORDIC CENTER in Ripton sees some changes as it awaits the big shift to winter. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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Ready, aim
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE SENIOR Daniel O’Grady fires a shot on goal during Sunday’s 1-0 overtime win over Wesleyan. O’Grady was named the NESCAC Player of the...
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He's got it
PANTHER SENIOR DANIEL O’Grady comes away with the ball from a scuffle with a Wesleyan defender Sunday afternoon. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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A flash of color
A RED TREE, looking like a bolt of lightning, dissects two portions of Middlebury College’s Adirondack House Tuesday afternoon. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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Colorful house
A CORWALL HOUSE stands at the edge of a colorful hillside Tuesday afternoon. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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Diving in
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE JUNIOR Marissa Baker dives for the ball in front of a disorganized Wesleyan goal Sunday afternoon. Baker scored three goals in the 11-1 Middlebury win...
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All in the eyes
PANTHER MOLLY FREEMAN races down the field during Middlebury's game against Wesleyan last Sunday. Middlebury won 11-1. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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Side by side
TIGER FRESHMAN HANNAH Turner keeps step for step with Eagle junior Chloe Johnston Tuesday in Middlebury. Mount Abraham won the game, 4-0. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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Close call
MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School junior Merry Kimble avoids a collision with Eagle junior Sydney Minnerly Tuesday afternoon. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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Boo!
KINDERGARTNERS AT VERGENNES Union Elementary School, led by 6th-graders Brody McGuire and Sophia Johnson, helped kick off the school’s 2nd annual Trick-or-Treat for...

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MIDDLEBURY — At an Oct. 12 meeting organized by the office of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to solicit input from dairy farmers about milk prices...
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police got some reinforcements last week from an unlikely source — Ireland. Actually, Constable Gavin Todd of...
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MIDDLEBURY — Da da da dummm… Da da da dummm…. Yup, we all know it: Bethoven’s Fifth — but if that’s all that...

Editorial

The U.S. Treasury Department announced this week that the federal deficit jumped a whopping 17 percent this past year, posting a deficit of $779 billion. That’s an increase of $113 billion over the $666 billion recorded in 2017, and it puts the deficit on pace to top $1 trillion annually before the next presidential election. Such a pronouncement used to shock Republicans out of their wits. The Treasury’s own analysis suggest the...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — The surging Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team pitched its third straight shutout on Tuesday, this time at Middlebury in a 4-0 victory.

The Eagles have won three straight to move over .500 at 6-5-2 and into eighth place in Division II in the Vermont Principals’ Association point standings with one game to go.

That game will be a tough one, at home vs. Rutland on Friday. The...

Feature

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...
ADDISON COUNTY — It has been a very long time since Addison County has seen more than four candidates at one time vying for our two Vermont Senate seats. But this Nov. 6 there will be six...

With all of the season's greatest tips and treasures, the annual Fall Foliage Guide is packed with info you won't want to miss! Find it in the 9/27 edition.


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Sports Column

For over two decades I’ve been writing an outdoor column with a special emphasis on fishing. I never thought I’d be writing about jellyfish, though. One reason is that they aren’t even fish; they are more accurately referred to as “jellies.” Another reason is that Vermont, by virtue of not having any ocean coastline, doesn’t have any jellies. Or so I thought. Last week my good friend Dave stopped by for a visit. Dave graduated from Middlebury College at the end of my second year teaching there, and for most of the next decade he stayed in the state. He...
THE CHAMPLAIN PHILHARMONIC will perform  at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at 72 Porter Field Road in Middlebury, on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. By GREG PAHL Celebrating its 15th concert season, the Champlain Philharmonic, under the direction of Matthew LaRocca, will present their Annual Fall Concert Series on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney, and Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m., in Robison Hall at Middlebury College’s Mahaney...

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