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February 18th, 2019

Middlebury College ski teams win Winter Carnival

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College ski team captured its own carnival this past weekend for its first carnival victory meet in 11 years.

The Panthers performed well at both the Middlebury Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center to finish with 915 points and edge Dartmouth (908) and Vermont (875). The Panthers will compete in the Eastern championships this weekend at Bates.

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Local officials: Residents', workers' data safe

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Local municipal officials last week assured residents and employees their data was safe in the wake of news released the week before that software used by many county and Vermont towns contained security vulnerabilities.

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Four run for Brandon selectboard

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — On Town Meeting Day, March 5, Brandon residents will choose from among four candidates for three seats on the selectboard.

Board chair Seth Hopkins and Selectman Brian Coolidge both are running for re-election to one-year selectboard terms, but Selectman Devon Fuller said he won’t run for another three-year term.

“We have a great team working for the town right now,” Hopkins said. “I am running for re-election because I feel I still have something of value to offer as part of that team.”

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Class gets Parkinson's patients moving

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Area residents living with Parkinson’s disease can benefit from a new exercise program to be hosted by the EastView at Middlebury retirement community and at the town’s recreation facility.

It’s called “PushBack at Parkinson’s Disease,” a series of twice-per-week classes that will begin on Feb. 26 and end on April 25. Longtime local fitness trainer Kimberly Cobb is a trained PushBack coach who will lead the classes, with help from volunteers.

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Dancers jump for joy thanks to new floor at Midd rec center

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dancing at the Middlebury Recreation Center has been a joyous, yet at-times painful activity. The hard flooring hasn’t been friendly to the feet and muscles of those who’ve used it for disciplines ranging from ballet to hip-hop.

But a recent partnership between a renowned local dancer and a community oriented-construction company has culminated in new flooring at the recreation center that will benefit current and future generations of dancers.

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Nuovo's latest book takes on politics, philosophy

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Victor Nuovo had been thinking about making a book out of some of the dozens of essays on political philosophy he’s written for the Addison Independent during the past three years.

Nuovo — Middlebury College’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Emeritus — can now scratch the book off his to-do list, thanks to a generous gift from a good friend, Middlebury Coffee Company CEO Paul Ralston.

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Christian Sands Trio to perform at MAC

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Five-time Grammy Award nominee and Steinway artist Christian Sands brings his jazz trio to the Mahaney Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 22. Not yet 30, Sands is an emerging jazz force to be reckoned with. Whether he’s playing stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian, or Afro-Cuban, his abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz. For the performance at Middlebury, Sands will play alongside bassist Eric Wheeler and drummer Jerome Jennings.

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Former GOP reps net state posts

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The blue wave in last November’s General Election swept two local incumbent Republican state representatives out of office, but GOP Gov. Phil Scott has made sure both will continue to have avenues to provide public service.

On Feb. 7 Scott announced 103 appointments to Vermont commissions and boards. Among those, Fred Baser was appointed to two posts and Warren Van Wyck was appointed to one. Baser is a Bristol Republican and Van Wyck is a Ferrisburgh Republican, and both were defeated at the polls.

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