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VERGENNES — With a new center director on board, and updated agreement with Vergennes police signed and an active Community Relations...
VERGENNES  — Vergennes police on Saturday arrested an Addison man who they say robbed two Vergennes financial institutions —...
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Playdate

CHARLOTTE MCCONNELL, RIGHT, has some fun classmate Declan Gallipo at Mary Hogan Elementary School’s Early Ed Program this past Tuesday morning. McConnell is...

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Slow thaw

A LIGHT MORNING fog casts a diffuse light over a scene of slowly melting snow and ice in front of Middlebury College’s Mead Chapel last Friday morning.

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Standing firm

PANTHER SENIOR KATIE Ritter avoids a check from Amherst sophomore Hanna Krueger during Middlebury’s 9-5 win Saturday afternoon. Ritter had a goal and two assists...

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Eyes on the ball

PANTHER BRIDGET INSTRUM beats Amherst’s Hanna Krueger to a loose ball Saturday afternoon. Middlebury won the game and has seven straight victories since losing...

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On defense

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE JUNIOR Kate Hodgson chases down Amherst junior Rachel Passarelli Saturday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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In for the score

PANTHER JUNIOR CHRISSY Ritter moves toward the Amherst goal before scoring the second of her two goals Saturday afternoon in Middlebury.

Independent photo/Trent...

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Sending it home

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE JUNIOR Laurel Pascal scores one of her two goals against Amherst Saturday afternoon. Pascal also had two assists in Middlebury’s 9-5 win.

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Pet of the week March 30

MONTY SAYS “HOPPY EASTER!” Pam brought this picture in to show us the special ears she made for Monty for an Easter photo shoot. She said she used a paper...

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Spring craft

HELEN PORTER HEALTHCARE and Rehabilitation Center resident Sheila Sherman works on a flower arrangement with young visitors Georgia Gong and Mitzi Poduschnick recently....

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Meet the press

MEMBERS OF THE media surround Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley at the start of a press conference Tuesday about the disappearance in 1971 of Middlebury College student...


More news

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MIDDLEBURY — Thanks to some great medical care, a supportive family and a lot of good friends, local three-year-old Charlotte McConnell is on...
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MIDDLEBURY — By day, Jeremy Holt can often be found troubleshooting computers at Middlebury-area public schools. By night, he creates...
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FERRISBURGH — After about three years and $37,000 of fundraising, the Ferrisburgh recreation facility is ready for a major step forward....

Editorial

Franklin and Addison counties were the only counties in Vermont to have more people moving in than moving out from 2013 to 2014, according to U.S. Census information. The rest of Vermont saw a population decline in our domestic population, even the state’s economic engine, Chittenden County. The numbers are net migration figures for our domestic population, which includes births, deaths, and people moving in and out. The decline, as a...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — When the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team on Saturday scored four unanswered goals in the final 14:50 vs. visiting Amherst, it did more than give the Panthers a 9-5 win over the visiting Jeffs.

That surge also gave them their seventh straight win and capped an eight-day spring-break stretch in which Middlebury, ranked No. 4 in NCAA Division III last week, went 4-0 and defeated three other ranked...

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...
VERGENNES — The latest Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Youth of the Year had several goals in mind when she decided to compete for the honor. Some were practical — if...

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Read about how designers, builders and owners are working to improve residential energy efficiency.


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Sports Column

Until a few years ago, the Vermont Principals’ Association endorsed a straightforward system for seeding playoff teams in its four divisions. Teams were awarded more points for winning against teams in higher divisions or on the road, and fewer points for winning against teams in lower divisions or at home. For instance, if Division II Vergennes won a basketball game at D-I Champlain Valley Union, it would earn six points. The same win at home would earn five. If D-II Vergennes won at D-II Mount Abe, it would earn five points. If VUHS beat the Eagles at home, the Commodores...
When Vanessa Dunleavy takes the stage in “My Post-Traumatic Cruise Ship Cabaret” with Clint Bierman and Peter Day at Town Hall Theater on Thursday at 8 p.m., they’ll be premiering a new musical they wrote together with Middlebury playwright Dana Yeaton. And everyone will be playing at least one new role. Repeat performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For Dunleavy, who’s been living and acting in New York since she graduated from Middlebury...

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