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May 23 2017 - 6:12am
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Safe return

EAGLE JUNIOR JARED Forand dives back to first base during Saturday’s game against South Burlington. The Eagles lost the game, 6-5.

Independent photo/Trent...

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Taking the pledge

STANDING UNDER THE big American flag in the gym at Neshobe School in Brandon, 62 candidates took the oath to become U.S. citizens on May 10.

Photo by Lee J....

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Important piece of paper

INDRA KHATIWODA CLUTCHES his citizenship papers following the Oath of Allegiance at the May 10 ceremony at the Neshobe School in Brandon. A native of the Himalayan...

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Big day

DAVIAH DEBORAH LAWRENCE of Jamaica, left, and Guerda Mulumba mingle among the students at Neshobe School in Brandon after the women received their U.S. citizenship...

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Stride for stride

TIGERS BEN BALPARDA, left, and Damien Morris approach the finish line in their heat of the boys’ 100-meter dash in Middlebury last Wednesday.

Independent...

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Fast and relaxed

COMMODORE SOPHOMORE CARTER Visicaro speeds down the straightaway in a dash at Dragone Track this past Wednesday.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Lightning

TIGER SOPHOMORE TRINITY Bryant tries to stay ahead in the 100-meter dash last Wednesday.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Digging deep

DURING THE FIVE-WAY track and field meet in Middlebury last Wednesday, Tiger senior Tobias Braucke guts out another lap on Middlebury College’s Dragone Track....

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Free falling

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School freshman Gabriel Cason clears the bar during the pole vault competition at last Wednesday’s track meet hosted by the Tigers.

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Going up

TIGER FRESHMAN PETER Wolosinski competes in the pole vault during last Wednesday’s track meet in Middlebury.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell


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Editorial

This week’s community forum is by Vermont’s Secretary of State, Jim Condos. I’ve never been known to sugarcoat things, so I’m going to be frank. Recent events are causing increasing concerns that our democracy is in peril. Let me explain. Voting is the foundation of our democracy. Since my first day as Secretary of State, and before that as a State Senator, I’ve worked to encourage voter participation by...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School athletes won 11 events on this past Wednesday, including a sweep of all six relay races, when they hosted an invitational meet at Middlebury College’s Dragone Track.

Vergennes athletes placed in the top six in seven events at a meet also attended by Champlain Valley, Essex and Missisquoi.

The CVU boys scored 215 points to win the meet, with the Tigers edging Essex for...

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...
BRANDON — Richard Rawson graduated from Otter Valley Union High School in 1968, earned B.S. and a Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the University of Vermont and went on to become a preeminent...

Special Section

Planting trees, prepping lawns and stocking your tool box. Read how in our special Spring Home and Garden issue.


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Sports Column

It’s Tuesday evening and I’m sitting in a dining room of the Swift House watching Kevin Ramirez tie pike flies while he and Brian Cadoret talk about strategies for fishing those flies. The flies are huge. They are both longer and more colorful than many of the trout that were stocked in local rivers early this month. Speaking of trout, the 2017 trout season is a month underway. There have already been some fantastic days of fishing. The warm weather at the end of April — when the temperatures topped 80 degrees through much of Vermont — brought a flurry of activity...
Area favorites Deb Brisson & the Hayburners will perform at Lincoln Peak Vineyard on Friday, May 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., as part of the winery’s Wine Down Friday series. Led by Brisson’s expressive vocals, the Hayburners are veteran performers whose repertoire ranges from Rock and R&B to Blues and Alt Country, with a CD of original material, “Heart-Shaped Stone,” to their credit. Brisson’s vocals are influenced by Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou...

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