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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury’s effort to maintain the height of its two downtown rail bridges received a setback last week with news...
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard has ended two months of debate at board meetings and around town by voting to contract with...
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Important test

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE FRESHMAN Trent Sorenson, left, is tested on his CPR skills by Middlebury Emergency Medical Technician Paul Miller last Thursday afternoon. Sorenson...

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Hands-on training

JEANIE LIN, A 2010 Middlebury College graduate and Bristol resident, performs CPR on a medical dummy during an EMT certification class offered through Middlebury...

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Team

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE FRESHMAN Joe O’Brien practices attaching a neck brace to fellow student Lexi Lessing during an emergency medical technician training class at...

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Above the crowd

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE FRESHMAN Eric McCord grabs a rebound under the basket during Saturday’s game against Colby.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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To the hoop

PANTHER SOPHOMORE ADISA Majors takes the ball to the hoop and scores two of his 14 points against Colby Saturday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Sailing in

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE JUNIOR Jake Brown scored a team-high 18 points in the Panthers’ 67-65 win over Colby Saturday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent...

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Game winner!

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE SOPHOMORE Jack Daly sinks the game-winning basket with 15 seconds left in Saturday’s game against Colby. Middlebury won the game, 67-65.

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Lean

THE MIDDLEBURY UNION High School varsity dance team took second place in hip hop at their home meet last Friday night.

Courtesy photo by Sean Farrell

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Goat gaze

A GOAT ON the Twig Farm in West Cornwall gazes out at a visitor from inside its fenced field last Friday morning.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Apple pre-season

MIKE HAYNES, A worker from Jamaica, trims an apple tree at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury last Tuesday afternoon. Apple trees get pruned during the winter so they...


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MONKTON — Kate La Riviere Gagner, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Monkton Central School, has received two honors for her innovative...
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School dance team on Friday earned top-three finishes in both its disciplines in the Tigers’...
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In the photo, the mountain lion lies on its side on the shoulder of a Connecticut parkway. Taillights shine in the distance. A Connecticut state...

Editorial

Of the issues facing Vermont’s Legislature this session, the opposition to a modest paid sick leave bill for Vermont businesses has been overplayed by a handful of Republicans seeking to “protect” small businesses against the rule of big government. The bill, as proposed and initially passed by the Senate, provides for three days of paid sick leave in an employee’s first two years of employment and then five days of...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s basketball team picked up two hard-fought NESCAC home wins this weekend to move to 14-8 — and more importantly 6-2 in the league, a record that gives them a chance to earn first place next weekend.

The Panthers’ victories — 67-65 vs. Colby on Saturday and 78-69 vs. Bowdoin on Sunday — mean that if they win at Amherst and Trinity this coming Friday and...

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...
WEYBRIDGE — Nothing like spending a sunny afternoon hiking up a mountain. The picnic lunch tastes even better with a panoramic view. But how about driving four hours to get to the base of a...

Special Section

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Sports Column

The untimely, but given the circumstances, to be honest, not unexpected end of the New England Patriots’ season a couple weeks back makes this a good time to look at the four major-sports Massachusetts pro teams. So, yes, you New York fans can move along, or stick around and do some threat assessment of the competition — or offer some snark, if you prefer. I will say the Yankees can be good if most of the following don’t happen: Teixeira, Rodriguez and Beltran don’t all fall off the cliff at the same time, Ellsbury doesn’t miss six to eight weeks with a...
Brighten the gloom and cold of February by going to see two of the funniest one-act comedies ever written. Middlebury Community Players presents Peter Shaffer’s “Black Comedy” and Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound” at the Town Hall Theater at 8 p.m. on Thursday. There will be repeat performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. “Black Comedy,” Shaffer’s brilliant take on classic farce, is the...

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