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August 11th, 2016

Area swimmers earn gold at state championship

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — After a long summer of training, the Vergennes Champs and the Middlebury Marlins competed for the last time this season at the Vermont State Championship swim meet this past weekend.

Twenty teams and 774 swimmers competed over the course of Saturday and Sunday at the Upper Valley Aquatic Club in White River Junction.

The Champs finished second in Division II and fifth overall with a score of 1,207.5. The Brattleboro Swim Team won D-II with a score of 1,262.5.

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Field Days parade celebrates fair favorites

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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NEW HAVEN — As the sun set Tuesday night, the first day of the Addison County Fair and Field Days came to a triumphant close with the annual opening parade, a tradition as old as the fair itself.

The parade featured more than 25 groups, each eager to share their favorite thing about Field Days, the theme for the 2016 parade.

“My favorite thing about Field Days is all of it.” said Rustan Swenson, drum major for the Seth Warner Mt. Independence Fife and Drum Corps. “I’m serious, everything, I love it all.”

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Panther alum 11th in Olympic cycling

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RIO DE JANEIRO — U.S. Olympic Cycling Team member Megan Guarnier, a 2007 Middlebury College graduate, placed 11th in the women’s road race competition at the Rio Olympics this past Sunday.

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One-woman 'soup ministry' grows in Starksboro

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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STARKSBORO — Two years ago on a Sunday afternoon, Roberta McKinney pulled up into the loading dock of the South Burlington Trader Joe’s in her family car. She was looking for a bit of food that she could donate to local families in need, but the sight that greeted her stopped her in her tracks: 40 banana boxes filled with meats and fresh produce alongside bags of bread.

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Ralph Myhre hosts junior golf tourney

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury hosted the Vermont PGA Junior Tour Championship this past Saturday. Full results weren’t available at press time, but the winners were 16-17 Age Division, Bryson Richards, Country Club of Barre; 13-15 Age Division; Ben Gramling, Williston Golf Club; 10-12 Age Division, Austin Giroux, Newport Country Club. Giroux shot the low score with a 73.

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Editorial: Primary election reckoning

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



For the politically minded, the morning after an election there is that moment of personal reckoning — a deep breath along with the reflection of what just happened and how those results fit into our world.

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Clippings: 'Markers' don't tell the whole story

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



Outside being an intern at the Addison Independent, I’m a student at Middlebury College. When I tell people I’m a history major, one of the questions I get asked most, after either a look of disbelief or a string of dismissive chuckles, is: “What are you going to do with that?”

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Jessie Raymond: Summer cooking puts stove on Ice

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



What a summer we’ve been having: a seemingly endless run of long days, sunshine and warm temperatures.

Man, I can’t wait for it to be over.

Well, not exactly. It’s just that I miss my favorite pastimes — knitting, cooking and struggling to keep warm. Summer’s all about staying cool and sleeping naked under a sheet. I’d rather be cozy.

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