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EAST MIDDLEBURY — More than 80 area residents turned out at the Middlebury State Airport this past Tuesday evening to learn more about a...
MIDDLEBURY — Two Middlebury schools are preparing for some leadership transitions. Middlebury Union Middle School will welcome a new...
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Junior birders

MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School third-graders Toby Draper and Grace Culver try to spot some birds while hiking the Robert Frost Trail Wednesday afternoon. The school’...

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Hosta highlights

AFTERNOON LIGHT REFLECTS off the curls, creases and folds in a stand of hostas plants in a Middlebury garden last week. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Setting the scene

MIDDLEBURY POLICE DET. Kris Bowdish on May 15 talks with about two dozen people at Prospect Cemetery in East Middlebury about a grave for three people found murdered 80...

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In memorium

MIDDLEBURY POLICE DET. Kris Bowdish and Addison County Victims Advocate Deb James lay flowers on May 15 at the new gravesite in East Middlebury’s Prospect Cemetery...

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Final resting place

MIDDLEBURY POLICE DET. Kris Bowdish and Addison County Victims Advocate Deb James tidy up the graves of a woman and two children during a ceremony on May 15 – the...

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Strolling

VON JEROME, RIGHT, shares a smile and a hand last week with Elderly Services volunteer Leila Black during one of several daily walks held at the Middlebury facility....

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Summer spot

THE WIDE, SHADY porch on the front of the Elderly Services building in Middlebury is an inviting spot on a hot, spring day.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Centipede

TIGER JUNIOR MATTHEW Ferguson finds his way in the crowd at the start of the boys’ 1,500-meter race in Bristol Monday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent...

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Blastoff

EAGLE SOFIA WOLAK takes the handoff from teammate Margaret Moody and high-steps into the second leg of the girls’ 4x100 relay Monday afternoon in Bristol.

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Providing support

A CONSTRUCTION WORKER on Monday morning shores up a concrete form for the foundation of Middlebury’s new town offices going up next to the Ilsley Library.

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WALTHAM — There’s something new coming to the Addison County Fair and Field Days. It’s not a ride, exhibit or contest, but serves...
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HANCOCK — With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summertime riding, local bicyclists already have their eyes set on some of the...
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As the prospect for retirement nears, whether you’re 63 or 80, hobbies and pastimes become more and more priceless in terms of personal...

Editorial

Here’s why I’m standing with Sen. Bernie Sanders in his run for the presidential Democratic nomination and why it’s smart politics for other Vermonters — and moderate to liberal voters everywhere — to support him as well: He’s talking about the right issues; fundamentally, he’s right; he won’t be beholden to special interests; his presence in the race will force the Democratic Party to discuss...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — Steve Hare, owner of Vermont Sun Fitness in Vergennes and Middlebury, has competed in triathlons of varying lengths all over the United States and the world. But he didn’t start out wanting to be a triathlete — he wanted to be a body builder.

“I was lifting weights, trying to get big, but there were people that spent three times the time I was on these old treadmills and stationary bikes,...

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 — Members of the Addison County judiciary are warning that a dramatic surge in the number of juvenile cases is stretching court staff to the limit and in some cases deferring the...

Special Section

Caring for Ilsley Library’s gardens, rebuilding after a fire, and growing in sun or shade. Find it all in Spring Home and Garden.


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Sports Column

I have long enjoyed watching well-played women’s and girls’ lacrosse games, something we have been blessed with living in these parts. The sport is elegant, fast and graceful. It showcases teamwork and individual athleticism as well as wonderful hand-eye coordination. Many of those games have been enhanced by excellent officiating. The Middlebury College team’s 9-6 win over Amherst earlier this spring comes to mind. Defenders were allowed to use appropriate levels of strength as well as positioning and footwork to ward off attackers, and officials didn’t needlessly...
Puccini’s final opera, “Turandot,” is generally seen in huge productions in grand opera houses. But how will it fare in the intimate confines of Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater? Local operagoers will soon find out, as the Opera Company of Middlebury opens its 12th season with “Turandot” on Friday at 8 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, and additional performances next week. Since its humble beginnings in 2004, OCM has earned a national...

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