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BURLINGTON — “BERRR-NIE, BERRR-NIE, BERRR-NIE,” roared the enthusiastic, hometown crowd of 5,000 supporters as Sen. Bernie...
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Union High School board has made final its third budget proposal for the 2015-2016 school year — a $10,...

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Local blaze

AREA FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED to a house fire on Cave Road in Weybridge Wednesday afternoon and found the home’s roof fully engulfed. Neighbors reported a lightning...

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Light-hearted

SOME CLASSMATES OF Middlebury College Commencement student speaker Adam Milano get a kick out of his remarks on Sunday morning.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell...

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On parade

SOME OF MIDDLEBURY College faculty march in Sunday’s commencement ceremony.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Flying the flag

THE FERRISBURGH CENTRAL School band marches down Main Street in Vergennes during the annual Memorial Day parade Monday. 

Independent photo/Trent Campbell...

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Whadya know?

ELDERLY SERVICES PARTICIPANT Dick Raymond gets a laugh after sinking one of his putts at the Middlebury organization’s putting green last week.

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For the birdie

MICHAEL JACOBS, LEFT, keeps an eye on fellow Elderly Services participant Gerry DeWitt during time on the organization’s putting green last week.

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Keeping her eyes peeled

MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School third-grader Emma Deering scans the distance for signs of life while birding with some of her classmates in Ripton last Wednesday afternoon...

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Junior birders

MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School third-graders Toby Draper and Grace Culver try to spot some birds while hiking the Robert Frost Trail Wednesday afternoon. The school’...

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Hosta highlights

AFTERNOON LIGHT REFLECTS off the curls, creases and folds in a stand of hostas plants in a Middlebury garden last week. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Setting the scene

MIDDLEBURY POLICE DET. Kris Bowdish on May 15 talks with about two dozen people at Prospect Cemetery in East Middlebury about a grave for three people found murdered 80...


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MIDDLEBURY — As Washington, D.C., native Kate McCreary walked to receive her college diploma on Sunday, she breathed a sigh. “I was...
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GOSHEN — As you read this, be it at 7 a.m. or 11 p.m. or 2 a.m., a few “dedicated” souls are out running laps on a figure-8...
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Great news for opera lovers: Although the Opera Company of Middlebury has sold out every ticket for its main performances of Puccini’s...

Editorial

The intensity was there. The spark was there. The bombastic political rhetoric has never left. But at the moment Bernie Sanders stepped up to the podium late Tuesday afternoon to announce his candidacy for the president of the United States, there was something new: His voice cracked and his demeanor softened as he humbly and graciously thanked all those in the crowd and throughout Vermont’s largest city for their 44 years of support...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School softball team on Tuesday earned arguably its most important win of the spring, a 6-1 decision over a Division I Colchester squad that showed up at MUHS with a 12-2 record, a nine-game winning streak, and victories over Essex and BFA-St. Albans on its résumé.

The result also pushed the Tigers up to .500 at 6-6 with one game left in the regular season, and moved them...

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...
MIDDLEBURY — Members of the Addison County judiciary are warning that a dramatic surge in the number of juvenile cases is stretching court staff to the limit and in some cases deferring the...

Special Section

Caring for Ilsley Library’s gardens, rebuilding after a fire, and growing in sun or shade. Find it all in Spring Home and Garden.


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Sports Column

Wyatt Allenson caught a big pike. But I’m getting ahead of myself. My story this week is supposed to be about trout fishing in May. Hour for hour, the middle of May through early June is my most productive time of year for fishing Vermont trout streams. Waters have warmed enough to kick trout metabolism into high gear, but not so much to make them sluggish again. River levels are low enough to be easily waded — even in my favorite parts of Otter Creek, the biggest river in this neck of the woods. But it is not yet so low that the trout are perpetually spooked or that they all...
Puccini’s final opera, “Turandot,” is generally seen in huge productions in grand opera houses. But how will it fare in the intimate confines of Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater? Local operagoers will soon find out, as the Opera Company of Middlebury opens its 12th season with “Turandot” on Friday at 8 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, and additional performances next week. Since its humble beginnings in 2004, OCM has earned a national...

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