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MIDDLEBURY — Twenty months ago mourners at the funeral of beloved local resident Kelly Boe filled the pews and spilled out of the doors...
VERGENNES — The Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association on Dec. 19 will present a salary counter-proposal to Vergennes-area school...
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Fast friends

THREE-YEAR-OLD Julian Carballo enjoys a visit with the big guy during Santa’s visit to Middlebury Saturday morning.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Checking her list

KAISA REMSEN, 4, of Shoreham goes through her Christmas wish list with Santa Claus at the Middlebury Community House Saturday morning.

Independent photo/Trent...

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Santa and siblings

WILLA DALY, SIX months, and her brother, Graham, 2, take turns talking with Santa during a visit at the Middlebury Community House Saturday morning.

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Eye to eye

JULIANA SCHWIND, 5, of Middlebury makes a connection with Santa in Middlebury Saturday morning.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Family portrait plus one

THE CODY KIDS of Whiting, Abigail, left, Jacob, Andrew and Leah pose for a photo with Santa at the Middlebury Community House Saturday morning.

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A little shy

NORA BERGEVIN, 3, of Shoreham checks on her hair while posing with Santa in Middlebury Saturday morning.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Good catch

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE FRESHMAN goalie Brian Ketchabaw lifts his glove to a rising shot during Saturday’s game against Tufts. Ketchabaw made 35 saves in Middlebury...

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On the go

PANTHER FRESHMAN TREVOR Turnbull skates away from Tufts defender Machlan Sawden during Saturday’s game in Middlebury.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Slam

BETSY ALMETER RETURNS a volley during the early rounds of the Middlebury Recreation Department’s first pickleball tournament held Sunday at the new Creek Road town...

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Getting in the spirit

A TEAM OF horses pulls a wagon full of holiday revelers up Main Street this past Saturday during the kickoff to the Very Merry Middlebury downtown promotion.

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ADDISON COUNTY — If you heard a loon’s wild yodel, were lucky enough to spot one of Addison County’s three bald eagle nests or...
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Dear boys and girls (adults too), I recently visited your town during its early Christmas celebration on Dec. 3 and had the privilege of meeting...
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BRISTOL — Bristol resident Tyler Westbrook has just returned from two months in one of the most devastated places in the western hemisphere...

Editorial

What does it say when President-elect Donald Trump invites Al Gore for a visit to talk about climate change on Monday, then on Wednesday nominates Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency? What does it say when he calls the president of Taiwan in a direct affront to China, and then says it was all just an off-handed phone call instigated by Taiwan — even if he knows that is an outright lie? It says Trump believes in the...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — The rough start for the Middlebury College men’s hockey team continued this past weekend, when the Panthers dropped their season’s first two home games, both to NESCAC foes, 4-2 to Connecticut on Friday and 5-3 to Tufts on Saturday.

The Panthers are now in uncharted territory for the storied program — 0-6 despite being competitive in all of their games. Only once have they lost by more than two...

Feature

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...
ADDISON COUNTY — Freezers throughout Addison County are packed with venison, and in many local homes that dish probably served as the main course on Thanksgiving. That’s because the...

Special Section

Check out holiday celebrations, traditions, gatherings, shopping, recipes and more in the 2016 Holiday Guide.


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Sports Column

It’s gratifying when a Vermont kid does especially well at the local college. One student from Vermont in this year’s senior class at Middlebury College has had a significant impact on student life — as well as the larger community. First and foremost, this Vermonter is an ambitious and accomplished student, an Economics major with minor in Education Studies — with a GPA approaching 3.5. He’s writing a senior thesis on “Green Dot Bystander Intervention: A Reduction of Sexual Violence Rates.” He’s using economic means to evaluate the...
Cellist Sophie Shao will return for her ninth consecutive Middlebury College Performing Arts Series appearance at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. The program will include Beethoven’s C Minor string trio, Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 2, and Dvo?ák’s second piano quartet. Shao is always an audience favorite, performing chamber music alongside a group of virtuosic friends each year. Although Shao has been the constant, the rest of the ensemble has...

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