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Panel to discuss inclusion, free speech at Middlebury College this Thursday

Posted on January 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Since students shouted down a conservative commentator during a campus presentation last March, Middlebury College has been pushing back against accusations that some at the liberal arts institution don’t respect — or even suppress — free speech.

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Students of the Week 1/8/2018

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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New year, new dog

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
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HOMEWARD BOUND, ADDISON County’s Humane Society, announces the first animal adopted in 2018. Sammy, a two-year-old Hound/Australian Cattle Dog mix weighing 40 pounds, was adopted by Hope and Talmadge Harper of Essex Junction on Jan. 2. Sammy’s adoption represents the first of many happy families Homeward Bound expects to create this year. Congratulations to the Harper family.

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Vermont Free Fishing Day is Jan. 27

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



CASTLETON — Vermont’s fifth annual Free Ice Fishing Day is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, and will be celebrated by a fun-filled ice fishing festival in Castleton. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 27, and is free and open to anyone interested in ice fishing.

The ice fishing day, which takes place each year on the last Saturday in January, enables both residents and non-residents to go ice fishing on any legal water body in Vermont for the day without a license.

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Green Up poster and writing contests open to students

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Green Up Vermont has announced its annual student contests for writing and poster design to promote the Vermont tradition of cleaning up our roadsides in spring.

Any student in kindergarten through 12th grade may submit one entry each for Green Up Vermont’s poster and writing contests.

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1 year, 3 cyclists, 12,000 miles: Bristol speaker to tell stories from bike journey from South America

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Three friends recently returned from a 12,000-mile bike ride from the tip of South America to Vermont, a road trip that took them nearly a year. Although it was an epic journey, their goal was to see just how small the world really is by finding connections with the people they met along the way.

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Local author Katherine Arden delivers second book in her series

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Katherine Arden returns to the Vermont Book Shop to read, discuss and sign “The Girl in the Tower,” Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. This is the second book in Middlebury alum Arden’s trilogy that began with the acclaimed debut novel “The Bear and the Nightingale.”

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College Museum of Art acquires new 'Master' piece

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
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The Museum of Art at Middlebury College recently acquired an elegant 17th-century still-life painting by a newly discovered woman artist who lived and worked in Rome in the mid-1600s.

Signed by Anna Stanchi in 1643 and acquired at auction by the college in 2017, the painting represents the museum’s first “Old Master” painting created by a woman. The term refers to the trained artists, or so-called “Old Masters,” who worked in Europe prior to the 1800s and belonged to an artists’ guild.

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Neat Repeats awards $26,284 in grants

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Neat Repeats recently announced its list of fall 2017 grants awarded to local residents and organizations. Store volunteers voted to award $26,284 to the following.

$5,000 to Friends of Middlebury Hockey capital campaign pledge; $3,750 to HOPE Housing Solutions; $3,500 to ARCH room renovation pledge; $2,700 in scholarships to MAUHS, MUHS, VUHS; $1,669 to Family Assistance (7); $1,500 to the CVOEO Food Shelf; $1,500 to the HOPE Food Shelf; $1,000 to Have-a-Heart Food Shelf; and, $1,000 to the Vergennes Food Shelf.

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Police charge Middlebury man with sex offense

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police have charged Tyler Dunton, 24, of Middlebury with aggravated sexual assault based on a Dec. 10 incident in Cornwall.

Police allege that Dunton “engaged in a sexual act without consent, where the victim sustained a serious bodily injury as a result.”

State police detectives assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation investigated the sexual assault complaint and obtained a warrant for Dunton’s arrest on Dec. 19.

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