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June 27th, 2016

Vermont becomes first state to repeal felt wader ban

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



ADDISON COUNTY — In 2011 Vermont banned people who fish from wearing felt-soled wading boots with the goal of preventing the spread of didymo. At that time, it was thought that this slimy algae was an invasive species, and that it could be transported between rivers in the waders’ porous felt soles.

Now Vermont, the second of seven states to prohibit felt-soled boots, will repeal the ban on July 1.

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Arts Beat for June 27: Pops Concert, picnics and fireworks on tap for the 4th

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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The Sheldon Museum’s annual outdoor Pops Concert and fireworks are a Vermont summer tradition for Lake Champlain area families and tourists. Celebrate the anniversary of Independence Day with a concert of Broadway standards, pops and patriotic music on Friday, performed by the Vermont Philharmonic in the meadow behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College with commanding views of the Green Mountains, followed by a glorious fireworks display.

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Schools out, but kids can still get free lunches

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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ADDISON COUNTY — With the first signs of summer come expectations of sun, lemonade, popsicles and, here in Vermont, fresh fruit and vegetables. 

However, for those children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year, summer is potentially a two-and-a-half-month stretch without stable, nutritious meals. 

Last May, 38 percent of students in Addison County qualified for subsidized school meals, and 42 percent throughout Vermont qualified.

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Folk concert kicks off concert series on Middlebury green

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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MIDDLEBURY — Gentle folk music overlaid with the chatter and laughter of families and children drifted through downtown Middlebury this past Wednesday evening.

This mini-concert on the green marked the inaugural Summer Music Series in Middlebury, which will bring a free concert to the green each month of the summer.

Musician Molly McEachen, who performed original folk pieces with musical partner Ashley Storrow, was please with the way the inaugural concert came off.

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Trip to Vermont becomes permanent for mobile restaurateur

Posted on June 27, 2016 |
By Ellie Reinhardt



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MIDDLEBURY — Six years after a quick trip from her native Thailand to Vermont to visit a friend, Wanna Phasuk is still here. You’ll often find her parked outside of Vermont Sun Sports and Fitness in Middlebury serving up authentic Thai and fusion dishes from the comfort of her bright yellow and red food cart. 

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June 24th

Tiger junior Payton Buxton tops Independent softball all-stars

Posted on June 24, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — It was not quite a banner year for local softball teams, as tough one-run losses sent the talented Mount Abraham and Middlebury union high school squads home from the Division II final and a D-I semifinal, respectively.

But the Eagles and Tigers, plus athletes from Vergennes and Otter Valley, all enjoyed exceptional springs that are recognized here in the 2016 Addison Independent Softball All-Star Team.

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Lincoln Little Leaguers beat Starksboro for county baseball title

Posted on June 24, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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LINCOLN — Host Lincoln defeated Starksboro, 5-2, on June 18 to win the first-ever Addison County Little League 11-12-year-old baseball championship.

Starksboro scored twice in the top of the first inning, but Lincoln answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good. The home team added two insurance runs in the fifth inning.

The Lincoln team, comprised of fifth- and sixth-graders from the Lincoln Community School, completed an undefeated season at 17-0, while Starksboro finished at 9-8.

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Goshen Gallop trail race will pay for Irene repairs

Posted on June 24, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



GOSHEN — On Saturday, July 16, the Goshen Gallop will unite runners from across Vermont and around the world, seeking to take the road less traveled, while supporting repairs to trails and bridges damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. To repair this damage, proceeds of this year’s Goshen Gallop will be used to replace two bridges and to fix surrounding trails, allowing visitors to ski over to Romance Mountain.

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