Archive - Mar 2011 - Staff Blog
Middlebury College student and Ripton native Pathik "Tik" Root disappeared while observing a protest in Damascus on March 18. Syrian authorities on March 26 confirmed that Root had been jailed, and since then state officials and his family and friends have continued working to have him released.
See bottom for our first story on Root's disappearance, and below for links to ongoing coverage of the situation.
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As part of an ongoing discussion on education reform between Addison County residents and Middlebury College, we're providing community members with a platform to discuss this intricate issue. This week's discussion revolves around the following questions:
Do Addison County and the rest of the US need to reform their education systems? If so, why? And, how might education reform proceed?
Middlebury College professor Allison Stanger appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week. Catch our article about the interview and what it's like to be on national television in Thursday's paper, and watch the video below.
Last year, fifth-grade students at Ferrisburgh Central School made a video showcasing their school's local, healthy food initiatives.
In January, the video won the grand prize in “The Reel Farm to School,” a statewide school video contest sponsored by Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), the Orton Family Foundation, Vermont Public Television and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Hartland Elementary and Randolph Elementary won second and third place in the contest.
Driving up into the mountains on Sunday, I was initially undecided whether to head into lesser used trails, or confine my late afternoon ski to more groomed terrain. Noting the piles of fresh snow everywhere, but untracked paths at all my favorite trailheads, I decided that the old racing skis I had brought would lead to a far more pleasurable ski on the well groomed trails of the Rikert Ski Touring Center at the Middlebury College Breadloaf Campus.
Our newsroom staff gathered at the Addison Independent offices for the annual Town Meeting Day rush — the calls, the faxes, the emails, and the frantic rush to finish everything in time for the Thursday paper.
And of course, the liveblog.
Read the replay of the evening's results as they came in, and read our final result coverage from all of the Addison County towns (and Brandon).
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