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Clippings: A little bit of biking can't be that difficult

Posted on June 18, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



Some people, when they want to get to know their town, will join a club, sit in on some civic board meetings, attend church gatherings or take up reading the local newspaper. I’ve come up with a different strategy. I’m going to ride my bike on every street and road in the town of Middlebury, where I live.

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Memorial Day parades planned in six local communities

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



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ADDISON COUNTY AND BRANDON — Strike up the band, get out your flags and raise a salute for the men and women who served the United States in the military and gave their lives doing so.

This weekend will see Memorial Day parades in six area town.

These festivities serve multiple purposes — they mark the traditional beginning of the summer, set a patriotic mood in the community, and set aside a time where we can remember those who fought and died for his nation.

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Report of dead animals prompts investigation

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



BRISTOL — Vermont State Police received a report on April 11 from two Middlebury College students who came across a scene of what they described as 15-20 mutilated and dismembered dog carcasses. As reported in the Middlebury Campus newspaper last week, they found the animals on a property alongside the New Haven River in Bristol while they were out fishing.

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Saturday concert appeals to lovers of jazz, and those new to the music

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Music lovers who drop in on the annual all-star performance of the Miles Donahue Quintet this Saturday evening at Middlebury College should find a lot to love.

Donahue, an affiliate artist at the college, has been bringing top-flight talent to Middlebury for going on a decade. The 8 p.m. free concert at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall will be no exception.

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Early earns 2nd in state bee

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — When it comes time for you to stand on a stage in front of a large audience under bright lights and spell words on demand, nine-year-old Alice Early of Middlebury has some advice.

“Keep calm and try to remember,” the St. Mary’s School fourth-grader told an interlocutor last Friday. “If it’s a tough word, sound it out, think of it and take a stab.”

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Hundreds of top-notch skiers race at Rikert Center

Posted on December 30, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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RIPTON — More than 400 skiers took part in races on the first day of the two-day New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Eastern Cup Opener at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton just before Christmas, and that many again competed the following day.

Indeed, the event not only drew large numbers of people to the area, but the racing was of a high caliber.

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500 expected at Ripton Nordic event

Posted on December 18, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



RIPTON — Some Nordic skiing aficionados are getting an early start this season in their efforts to make Addison County more of tourist draw for winter sports enthusiasts.

The Frost Mountain Nordic Ski Club and Rikert Nordic Center expect to draw more than 500 racers to Rikert in Ripton this weekend for the 2014 New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Eastern Cup Opener. This highly competitive race weekend kicks off the 2014-2015 Nordic ski season and is expected to attract participants from around the region.

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Clippings: Stop worrying and learn to love solar arrays

Posted on November 12, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



I don’t get it. Why are there all these complaints about the fields of solar arrays being so ugly? Eye of the beholder, I say.

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Shumlin tops Milne in Addison County — barely

Posted on November 5, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



ADDISON COUNTY — In Tuesday’s polling Gov. Peter Shumlin didn’t do any better vs. GOP challenger Scott Milne in Addison County than he did elsewhere in the state as he made a bid for a third term in Vermont’s top constitutional office.

With only the results for Lincoln still unreported at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Shumlin appeared to be on track to win the popular vote in Addison County and in the state — but just barely.  We had him leading Milne, 5,675-5,524.

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Slideshow: Spooktacular 2014

Posted on October 31, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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Happy Halloween! News editor John McCright snapped these photos of this year's Spooktacular in Middlebury.

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