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MONTPELIER — Addison County lawmakers are largely on the same page with Gov. Phil’s Scott’s stated goals of making Vermont...
VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said late last week the student who made a verbal threat to shoot a gun at Vergennes...
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Holding them off
OTTER VALLEY GUARD Delshon Norwood holds off Mount Abe’s Logan Willey (1) and Logan Rodriguez (4) during Saturday’s win in which he tallied 8 points....
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Where's the ball?
OTTER VALLEY SENIOR Tyler Rowe, Mount Abe’s Parker Hines, Otter Valley’s Kameron Strickland and Dylan Mackie and Mount Abe’s Shain Sargent watch under the...
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Breakaway
MOUNT ABE GUARD Logan Willey prepares to shoot on a breakaway in Saturday’s loss to Otter Valley in Brandon. Independent photo/Steve James
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Predator
UNPERTURBED BY THE daylong snowfall this past Thursday, a barred owl keeps watch for small mammal snacks in the Leicester woods. Independent photo/Angelo Lynn  
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Day one
VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO’S Jane Lindholm speaks with Sen. Ruth Hardy about the East Middlebury Democrat’s first day in office, while Hardy’s husband, Jason...
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Rubbing elbows
FORMER VERMONT GOV. Jim Douglas and his wife, Dorothy, rub elbows with politicians and political junkies in the Statehouse after Gov. Phil Scott’s Inaugural Address...
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Oath of office
SENS. RUTH HARDY of East Middlebury, fourth from left, and fellow Democrat Christopher Bray of New Haven, to her left, take the oath of office in the Vermont Senate chamber...
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Hello, kitty
OLIVIA JANE BRYANT will be 20 years old this week. So what's her secret to longevity? Chinese medicinal herbs, raw poultry cat food and regular backrubs. She lives in...
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Breakin'
THE MIDDLEBURY UNION High School dance team performs their Hip Hop routine in a competition at Missisquoi Valley Union High School this past Friday, with senior Suzie...
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Dance champs
IN A COMPETITION at Missisquoi Valley Union High School this past Friday, the Tigers prevailed over five other teams (including a tiebreaker win over BFA-St. Albans) in the...

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MONTPELIER — While many Vermont state senators began last Wednesday in their cars, battling a snowstorm on the way from their districts, East...
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MIDDLEBURY — After a full day at work, the gym (because we’re all trying to hang on to those New Year’s resolutions) and some...
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MIDDLEBURY — Dwight Garner, a book critic at The New York Times, says the best part of his job is also the hardest: just keeping up....

Editorial

As political partisanship reaches an all-time high in the country (recent studies show the nation’s two major political parties have never been further apart in terms of their priorities and ideology), Vermont’s political leaders offered a different scenario on the opening days of this biennium. In Gov. Phil Scott’s Inaugural Address on Thursday, he said the “national political environment (has) brought out the worst...

Sports

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BRANDON — Saturday’s competitive high school boys’ basketball game in Brandon between host Otter Valley and Mount Abraham took a sharp turn at 4:28 of the third quarter.

That’s when after watching Eagle senior guard Logan Willey convert a steal to tie the game at 29-29, OV Coach Greg Hughes called for time. That hoop erased the last of what had been OV’s nine-point second-quarter lead.

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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...
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County resident whose firearms were confiscated by police in order to keep them from a boy who had allegedly planned to shoot up Middlebury Union Middle School last...

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Sports Column

I’ve been thinking a lot about national parks lately. One reason is that in a few days I’ll be heading to Acadia National Park for a four-day trip with 12 college students who are taking my class on narrative non-fiction nature writing. I’m a little nervous about the weather we might encounter in January on the coast of Maine, and how that will impact various planned field trips around Mount Desert Island. I’m even more nervous because of the impact on the park (and on our visit) of the current federal government shutdown. The shutdown is another of the reasons I...
BE DAZZLED BY vocalist Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis when they share the stage on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The duo will perform at the Mahaney Center for the Arts’ Robison Hall, 72 Porter Field Rd., Middlebury. By GREG PAHL The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series will present the art song “dream team” (New York Times) of British tenor Mark Padmore and compatriot pianist Paul Lewis on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Although Lewis is a Middlebury audience...

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