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May 25th, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Government is failing the people

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Rustan Swenson



Our nation desperately needs to move to a “non-GMO” system. Governmental administration has launched a campaign of manipulation, mongrelization and modification through massive malfeasance and malpractice assaulting the critical life and quality of life-sustaining organizations and government agencies. We must return to original founding principals and cleanse ourselves of the massive pollution of bodies, minds and souls.

We must return to our OMG:

Original founding principles and virtues.

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Panther women's lax defeated in NCAA quarter final

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



EWING, N.J. — The College of New Jersey on Sunday defeated the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team, 8-4, in an NCAA Division I quarterfinal.

Top-ranked TCNJ, which hosted the game, improved to 18-1 and avenged its only loss of the season, 6-4 in March to the Panthers. The Lions have allowed an NCAA-best 3.18 goals per game this season, and nobody scored more against them than Middlebury.

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In tennis, Tiger boys improve to 6-4, girls are 3-7

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team topped BFA-St. Albans on Monday, 6-1, to clinch a winning regular season, while the Tiger girls fell at home on Tuesday to BFA, 5-2.

Both Tiger teams were set to wrap up their regular seasons on Wednesday with matches vs. U-32, with the girls hosting and the boys on the road. The Tiger boys were carrying a 6-4 mark into Wednesday’s finale, while the Tiger girls were 3-7.

The Vermont Principals’ association will announce playoff pairings on Monday morning.

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Brandon will hold its first carnival June 8-11

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — This summer, Brandon will hold its first-ever carnival. Brandon Rec and the Brandon Area Toy Project have teamed up to create a family friendly, free event for everyone to enjoy. The town will soon ring with laughter, glow by the lights of a carnival and rock with top shelf musical entertainment.

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In softball: Eagles and Otters win, Tigers fall

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In high school softball earlier this week, Mount Abe took a big step toward the top seed in Division II, and Otter Valley won to move over .500, but Middlebury’s hopes of a top-four seed took a hit.

Teams are playing their final regular season games this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings on Monday morning.

EAGLES

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Scoreboard and Sports Schedule for May 25

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Girls Lacrosse

5/22 Stowe vs. VUHS............................. 16-9

5/23 MUHS vs. S. Burlington.................. 16-4

5/24 Burr & Burton at MUHS........... Canceled

Boys’ Lacrosse

5/22 Hartford at OV......................... Canceled

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Andy Kirkaldy: At the Independent, all sports are appreciated

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



Last week I hung out for a while at the Middlebury College track. Middlebury Union High School was hosting Vergennes and three other teams at the only local high school track and field meet of the spring, and the weather was finally cooperating — mostly sunny and around 80 degrees with a pleasant breeze.

About the first thing that happened was Tiger senior Josh Girard popping a long jump. Turned out it was his personal best, and he broke 19 feet for the first time.

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Letter to the Editor: Columnist right about Trump

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Larry Booker



Mark Shields is a syndicated columnist and news analyst. He appears, together with David Brooks of the New York Times, on the “PBS News Hour” every Friday evening. This is what he said last Friday. “George Washington couldn’t tell a lie, Richard Nixon couldn’t tell the truth and Donald Trump doesn’t know the difference.” You can do with this whatever you want, but I believe it rings true.

Larry Booker

Pittsford

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