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June 2nd, 2014

Sitting Next to a Stranger at the Town Hall Theater

Posted on June 2, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Pardon me for thinking this armrest

    was ours. For assuming what they were

 

singing had more to do with our lives

    than theirs. What, I’m guessing, brings

 

you here, too. It’s hard to read the titles

    above the tenor’s head, without wanting

 

to say the same thing to you. How chance

    finds two strangers sitting on a bench

 

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VUHS softball eyes No. 2 seed, other teams also win

Posted on June 2, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — As the local high school softball regular season ended late last week, Vergennes won twice, Otter Valley split a pair and Mount Abe won its only game late in the week. All secured home games at least in the first round of the Division II playoffs.

Surging Middlebury won its final game, but will likely be seeded 10th in the D-II playoffs, which means away-contests in the tournament.

The Vermont Principals Association was set to release playoff pairings early on Monday.

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New Haven Conservation Commission receives AVCC grant

Posted on June 2, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Trail work, a publication highlighting local hikes, the support for a town-wide natural resource inventory and a natural resources training program for a local community all are expected to go forward thanks to recent grants awarded to local groups by the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions.

Grants were awarded to conservation commissions in New Haven, Bradford, Dummerston and Milton. Each group will receive $600 from the AVCC Tiny Grant program.

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U.S. teens join in Brandon for community art project

Posted on June 2, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — For seven weeks, teenagers will help give a facelift to the grounds around Brandon’s Compass Music and Arts Center, develop a children’s room, and design and execute a mural. As part of a mission trip, these teenagers come from all over the country to the Rutland area where they serve community sites like Compass in various ways.

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Tiger tennis teams fall in D-1 playoffs

Posted on June 2, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School tennis teams both bowed out of the Division I tournament late last week.

The six-seeded Tiger girls team fell in straight sets to No. 3 CVU in the quarter-final round on Thursday. Middlebury girls’ tennis ended the season with a 9-5 record.

The Tiger boys, seeded 13th, lost, 6-1, to No. 4 Rutland in their first round game this past Wednesday.

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Opinion: Vermont Gas should have sincere talk with neighbors

Posted on June 2, 2014 |
By Norton Latourelle



In response to the letter from Don Gilbert, president and CEO of Vermont Gas Systems, South Burlington, in the May 22 edition of the Independent:

We agree. Vermonters are passionate. This is especially true when their rights and their land are to be taken away for the corporate profit margin of a single company in New York State.

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Lilac time: Late spring made us wait for annual blossoms

Posted on June 2, 2014 |
By Judith Irven



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“Lilac Time” symbolizes the coming of spring after a long cold winter, and the resilience of early New England settlers transporting small lilac plants as they journeyed to their new lives.

Spring was late this year. On May 14, as we drove home from Burlington Airport (after visiting gardens in North Carolina, where spring had long since come and gone) we were amazed to see the lilacs, which usually bloom before Mother’s Day, still in bud.

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Review: Sexy, sassy 'Italian Girl' sings!

Posted on June 2, 2014 |
By Nancy Maxwell



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The delightful creative partnership of director Doug Anderson and maestro Emmanuel Plasson has rolled out another triumph for The Opera Company of Middlebury in this season’s production of Rossini’s “The Italian Girl in Algiers.” Sparkly and fast paced with a treasure trove of great singers, it is a celebration of comic opera.

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