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SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Zoning Board of Adjustment has given its conditional approval to a 7,545-square-foot Dollar General store to be...
MIDDLEBURY — Nancy Malcolm never planned on joining the planning commission. It was former Better Middlebury Partnership Coordinator...
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Rainmakers
BRIDGE SCHOOL STUDENTS James Adams, left, Zachary Dragon and Henry Weston make it rain on the watershed model they built in the sand pit at the Exchange Street school in...
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Sanctuary
A STATUE GUARDS one of several forts built from branches, tree roots and other forest debris behind the Aurora Learning Center.  Independent photo/Megan James
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The wanderer
THIS TRIFLING BROOK, enlarged by melting snow and spitting rain, meanders through a Middlebury farm field last week on its quest for lower ground. Independent photo/John...
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On his way home
VERGENNES SENIOR CASEY Kimball rounds third base on the way to home and is followed by Robbie Bicknell, who is also advancing on an Ethan Bissonette single in the third...
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Eagle landing
EAGLE CENTERFIELDER ELI Rickner scoops up a ball during Thursday’s game against the Commodores in Bristol. Rickner scored three runs in the 15-14 Mount Abe win....
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Dash away
MOUNT ABE SOPHOMORE Silas Burgess tries to beat the throw to first baseman Casey Kimball during the 15-14 Eagle victory over the Commodores in Bristol Thursday....
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Topsy-turvy
HIGH WINDS CREATED havoc along the base of the Green Mountains Monday, including blowing this plane at the Middlebury State Airport up against the trees. Independent...
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Go no farther
A HUGE TREE came down across this lane near the airport in East Middlebury during Monday's windstorm. The poplar pulled a pine down with it. Independent photo/John S...
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Crashing down
JENNY BECK HEARD that the wind that took down this tree Monday afternoon was blowing at near 100 mph. She lost a grand piano when the tree crashed through the Point...
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Powerful
THE WIND SNUCK up under a metal overhang on this Lake Dunmore home during Monday’s storm and ripped the whole thing off. Independent photo/Angelo Lynn

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BRISTOL — Meridith McFarland, who will take charge of the Bristol Recreation Department May 1, keeps a softball glove in her car at all times...
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VERGENNES — Vergennes Congregational Church Pastor the Rev. Gary Lewis, who will retire on May 6 after almost 29 years shepherding the South...
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At a thriving Evangelical megachurch, everything seems to be going well. Congregation, staff and board are energetic and loyal, and the choir is...

Editorial

Last week, St. Johnsbury attorney Deborah Bucknam penned an editorial attacking me, titled “Allowing non-residents to vote equals voter suppression.” While I agree that non-residents voting in Vermont elections would dilute the votes of Vermonters, I could not disagree more with her premise that my office provided guidance to allow or encourage this activity. She used careful and selective editing to make her case. To the...

Sports

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BRISTOL — On a Thursday afternoon that saw flurries of snow, clutch hits from both high school baseball teams, and — understandably given the 35-degree weather — plenty of miscues, host Mount Abraham outlasted rival Vergennes, 15-14.

After Mount Abe bolted on top, 7-0, the Commodores came charging back. The lead changed hands four times in the final two innings before a bases-loaded, two-out miscue capped Mount...

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 — On March 28 Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School conducted a lockdown drill — “locks, lights and out of sight.” Tenth-grader Mae Peterson knew it was a...

2018 Addison Independent Spring Wedding Guide

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Sports Column

It’s time for a pop quiz just to make sure all the sports fans out there (both of you?) have been paying attention. Pull out the No. 2 pencils and put away the smart phones. Question 1: The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team won Division II championships in 2011 and 1996. What did the title games have in common? Question 2: Derek Bartlett coached the 2011 Tiger ice hockey championship team. Who was the 1996 coach? Question 3: OK, here’s a break, multiple choice. Which coach has won the most of the following: Bill Beaney, Middlebury College, NCAA D-III...
STEVEN ISSERLIS, CELLO, and Richard Egarr, harpsichord, will be the featured performers at this year’s Middlebury Bach Festival. They will play on Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m., in Robison Hall at Mahaney Center for the Arts. BY GREG PAHL The eighth annual Middlebury Bach Festival will take place Friday, April 27-Sunday, April 29. The Festival will feature Steven Isserlis, cello, and Richard Egarr, harpsichord, playing sonatas by Boccherini, Scarlatti, Handel, and Bach, as well as two...

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