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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument_many_to_one.inc on line 35.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
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Farm tour

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



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A RECUMBANT BIKE rider at Monkton Ridge was one of the 260 to rides in the 10th Annual Tour de Farms last Sunday. Photo courtesy of Rad Innovations and Clover Ridge Media 

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Grunt, groan, pull, win! Field Days armwrestling draws 200-plus grapplers

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



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NEW HAVEN — When the strongest (and the most cunning) male and female athlete step up to the padded table in the Show Tent at the Addison County Fair and Field Days each August, you know there is going to be a lot of straining, a fair amount of sweating and sometimes a little bit of crowing when one competitor drives another competitor’s wrist to the table.

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Bristol hosts Vermont state horseshoe championship

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



BRISTOL — The Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club in Bristol hosted 88 pitchers in the Vermont State Singles Championships this past Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13.

The home team’s strongest showing was in the Women’s Class A, where one-time world champ Debra Brown went 5-0 to win the title. The Sodbusters’ Mistylee Baird was second, followed by Diana Martin (5th) and Dawn Coleman (6th).

Former national champion Brian Simmons of Tennessee was winner in Class A with a perfect 7-0 record. He hit ringers on 74.52.

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Golfers tuning up for cross-club competitions

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — Local golfers posted some strong performances in regular weekly play at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury last week.

In the Tuesday Evening Men's Scramble on Aug. 8, the three-some of Dale White, Josh Girard and Hogan Beazley claimed first place.

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Panther jocks recognized for success in classroom

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball, men’s and women’s tennis and track and field teams were all recently honored for their academic prowess.

The Panther women’s basketball team landed a spot on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2016-17 season. The Panthers finished the academic year with a team grade-point average of 3.549, the 14th-highest GPA out of 434 NCAA Division III programs.

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Middlebury bridges work winds down

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



MIDDLEBURY — Construction crews are now finishing up work on the newly installed temporary rail bridge on Merchants Row, and downtown traffic is expected to return to normal on Friday, Aug. 12.

It was in June that crews began installing temporary rail bridges on Merchants Row and Main Street as a precursor to a $52 million project to replace the two 1920s-era spans with a concrete tunnel. That big project will begin next spring.

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Four fair workers killed in two-vehicle crash on Route 22A

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
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BRIDPORT — Four people driving to New Haven on Monday to work for a concessionaire at the Addison County Fair and Field Days were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Route 22A in Bridport.

Vermont State Police identified those who lost their lives as Jennifer N. Valdez, 34, of Westerville, Ohio; Steven Holmes, 20, of Chatsworth, Ga.; Amber Brewer, 19, of Dalton, Ga.; and Justin Hendrix, 38, of Bryceville, Fla.

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68 years later

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



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FIVE MEMBERS OF the Middlebury High School class of 1949 gathered at Middlebury Inn on Aug. 2 for a mini-reunion. Five class members and two spouses gathered for lunch and after-dinner conversation. Attending were Charlotte Phillips, Judy and Arthur Van Derbugh, Shirley Pominville, Anita Duclos, and Susan and Roger Cox. The group plans to meet again on Aug. 1, 2018, and they would love to have more classmates attending.

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Vermont State Police Log: Three cited in sexual assault case

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — On Wednesday, Aug. 2, Vermont State Police reported that they had wrapped up a sexual assault investigation that resulted in them filing charges against three Bristol residents.

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