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BRISTOL — A proposed Bristol Elementary School budget that would increase spending by 2.76 percent in the next fiscal year is drawing...
NEW HAVEN — Sen. Chris Bray had hoped Senate leadership would appoint him to the Natural Resources and Energy Committee this session....
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Coming down

THE STEEL FRAME of the Lazarus Building, former home of Otter Creek Used Books and Green Mountain Shoe and Apparel, stands bare of its brick façade in downtown...

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Printer's Alley last week

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE PURCHASED the Lazarus building, right, last year and gave it to the town to remove. Elimination of the structure will allow for widening of the...

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Bring it down!

SNOW SLIDES OFF the roof of the crumbling structure next to the National Bank of Middlebury as the jaws of the wrecking machine ready to take another bite.

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Going, going ...

DEMOLITION OF THE Lazarus building at 20 Main St. in downtown Middlebury was substantially completed in a single day — Monday, Jan. 19.

Independent photo/...

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Clean up

THE FOUNDATION OF the old Lazarus building will remain in place, as it supports Printer’s Alley, the Main Street sidewalk and the railroad overpass bridge. Plans...

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Lift your voices

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE’S MLK Oratorio Choir performs under the direction of Keith McCutchen during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Mead Chapel Monday...

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MLK Day

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STUDENTS recite portions of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during the college’s MLK Oratorio Monday night in...

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Word by word

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STUDENT Cole Ellison, left, reads a work by Martin Luther King Jr. during Middlebury College’s MLK Oratorio celebration Monday night. Right,...

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Big start

HIGH SCHOOL SKIERS pull away from the mass start of Middlebury Union High School’s Nordic meet at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton Monday.

Photo by...

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Through the snow

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School Nordic ski team members Isabel Rosenberg, left, Harlow Punderson, Haven Tate and Bo Tran compete during the Tigers’ home meet at the...


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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College consistently ranks among the top liberal arts institutions in the U.S., and the college prides itself on...
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MIDDLEBURY — Demolition of the Lazarus building at 20 Main St. in downtown Middlebury was substantially completed in a single day —...
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Fire Chief David Shaw believes it was the improper disposal of some woodstove ashes that caused a blaze that did...

Editorial

The brilliance of President Obama’s state of the union speech Tuesday night was that it set the political stage for the presidential election two years from now in terms favorable to Democrats. It was not a speech focused as much on specific initiatives, but rather on what principles he thought united Americans. Over the next two years, he suggested, he will travel state-to-state stressing two themes: 1) the need for bipartisan...

Sports

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BRISTOL — Two boys’ basketball teams experiencing different seasons, Vergennes and Mount Abraham, met in the Mount Abraham Union High School gym on Tuesday, and unfortunately for the host Eagles, the trends continued.

The Commodores took control with a 22-0 run that spanned the first and second quarters, and they improved to 10-1 with a 68-20 victory.

“I like our guys,” said VUHS Coach Peter Quinn...

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 — Incumbent Middlebury selectboard members Dean George, Susan Shashok and Donna Donahue all confirmed last week that they will run re-election on Town Meeting Day, when they could...

Special Section

Enjoy our seasonal high school Sports Report section featuring student athletes on winter sports teams at MUHS, VUHS, Otter Valley and Mt Abe Union High Schools.

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Sports Column

Oh, those darn Patriots, dirty cheaters. Haven’t won a Super Bowl since Spygate, when they were caught filming the Jets’ defensive signals (Really? The Jets? Seemed like unnecessary overkill.) Used evil trickeration to defeat those nice Ravens a couple Saturdays ago, lining up a halfback as a lineman. The nerve of a team trying to fool the opponent’s defense. And now, allegedly used underinflated balls to make it easier for St. Tom Brady to throw against Indianapolis in Sunday’s rainy AFC championship. Clearly that explains why the Colts couldn’t tackle...
The Dance Company of Middlebury will present their new work, titled “i,” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Dance Theater at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts. The dance piece will explore themes of identity and social representation through a multidisciplinary lens of futurism and ritual. Visiting Assistant Professor Trebien Pollard is artistic director of the 2014-2015 Dance Company of Middlebury (DCM), and has created a new piece collaboratively with...

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