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April 4th, 2016

Folklife Center announces new award for youth-made film

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — In partnership with the Freedom & Unity TV Youth Film Competition, the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury announces a new prize for the 2016 Freedom & Unity TV’s Student Film Festival: The Vermont Folklife Center Ethnographic Film Award.

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Frogs and friends crossing safely with new Monkton tunnels

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MONKTON — Two tunnels built under Monkton Road in Monkton last fall to give frogs, salamanders and other small creatures safe passage across the increasingly busy road are living up to expectations, according to early reports from amphibian experts.

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Prevent forest erosion: avoid muddy trails

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trail advocate; and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), manager of state forests and parks, announce that mud season has returned to the Green Mountains.

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Expert fisherman shares his love of the sport

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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From splashing around in the creeks near his childhood home in Wisconsin to guiding anglers in Summit County, Colo., to casting lines at the Otter Creek Classic in the Champlain Valley he now calls home, Jesse Haller lives to fish. This summer, he’ll be trying out for a spot on the national fly-fishing team at Lake Placid, N.Y.

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Arts Beat: Renowned performer to offer new dance pieces

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series will present Assistant Professor of Dance Tzveta Kassabova as she leads an evening of vibrant new dance works in the Dance Theater at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The works have been created in collaboration with renowned performers Paul Matteson (Five Colleges), Elena Demyanenko (Bennington College), and Jennifer Nugent (Amherst College).

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Carpenter offers coaching, playing background as new Tiger lax leader

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Union High School’s new boys’ lacrosse coach played lacrosse for four years in college and coached locally for two decades.

Middlebury businessman and newly installed selectboard Chairman Brian Carpenter takes over a program that has recently returned to a competitive level.    Carpenter graduated from MUHS in 1980, and his coaching experience consists of 14 years of youth and middle school football and another half-dozen years of middle school and club lacrosse.

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Editorial: Why are special ed needs so high? We don't know

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Emerson Lynn



Vermont, we are told, has the nation’s highest per-capita rate of students who receive special education services because of emotional needs. The reasons vary, but they include things like poverty, substance abuse and homelessness.

When you talk to educators, they will tell you they have never seen things as bad as they are now, and they are referring to classroom behavior, which is a reflection of what the students experience at home.

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House Speaker Smith, Rep. Jewett weigh future plans

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MONTPELIER — Vermont House of Representatives Speaker Shap Smith might re-enter the race for governor, and one decision he has already made could affect the plans of at least one Addison County lawmaker.

Smith, a Morrisville Democrat, acknowledged in a March 30 phone interview with the Independent that he might re-insert himself into the contest for governor, this after having withdrawn from the race this past November.

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