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ADDISON COUNTY — As lawmakers wrestle with education funding reform this winter, one idea that has gained some favor in Montpelier is...
ADDISON COUNTY — State police are investigating burglaries at the elementary schools in Starksboro and Lincoln that occurred over the...
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Pets of the week for Jan. 26

We’re Blair, Bond and Booker

These are older cats that were adopted from Homeward Bound. Blair is the big black cat and the...

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Coming down

THE STEEL FRAME of the Lazarus Building, former home of Otter Creek Used Books and Green Mountain Shoe and Apparel, stands bare of its brick façade in downtown...

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Printer's Alley last week

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE PURCHASED the Lazarus building, right, last year and gave it to the town to remove. Elimination of the structure will allow for widening of the...

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Bring it down!

SNOW SLIDES OFF the roof of the crumbling structure next to the National Bank of Middlebury as the jaws of the wrecking machine ready to take another bite.

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Going, going ...

DEMOLITION OF THE Lazarus building at 20 Main St. in downtown Middlebury was substantially completed in a single day — Monday, Jan. 19.

Independent photo/...

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Clean up

THE FOUNDATION OF the old Lazarus building will remain in place, as it supports Printer’s Alley, the Main Street sidewalk and the railroad overpass bridge. Plans...

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Lift your voices

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE’S MLK Oratorio Choir performs under the direction of Keith McCutchen during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Mead Chapel Monday...

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MLK Day

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STUDENTS recite portions of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech during the college’s MLK Oratorio Monday night in...

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Word by word

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE STUDENT Cole Ellison, left, reads a work by Martin Luther King Jr. during Middlebury College’s MLK Oratorio celebration Monday night. Right,...

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Big start

HIGH SCHOOL SKIERS pull away from the mass start of Middlebury Union High School’s Nordic meet at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton Monday.

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FERRISBURGH — Members of each of the 17 county fire departments turned out for the annual Addison County Firefighters Association meeting...
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SALISBURY — Students in many schools have to be reminded to switch off lights as they exit a classroom, or close windows to keep the heat in...
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MIDDLEBURY — The public is invited to the Middlebury College Natatorium on Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. to see students launch the...

Editorial

The brilliance of President Obama’s state of the union speech Tuesday night was that it set the political stage for the presidential election two years from now in terms favorable to Democrats. It was not a speech focused as much on specific initiatives, but rather on what principles he thought united Americans. Over the next two years, he suggested, he will travel state-to-state stressing two themes: 1) the need for bipartisan...

Sports

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VERGENNES — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team on Friday had a fight on its hands for 19 minutes at Vergennes — the score stood at 17-17.

But then the 8-5 Eagles took charge in their 42-23 victory, Mount Abe’s sixth in seven outings.

To close the third quarter, Eagle senior center Isabel Brennan (nine points, nine rebounds and eight assists) scored six points in an 8-1 run...

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 — Incumbent Middlebury selectboard members Dean George, Susan Shashok and Donna Donahue all confirmed last week that they will run re-election on Town Meeting Day, when they could...

Special Section

Get wedding planning tips from local experts and read about being newly engaged from two local couples in the Addison County Weddings supplement.

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Sports Column

Oh, those darn Patriots, dirty cheaters. Haven’t won a Super Bowl since Spygate, when they were caught filming the Jets’ defensive signals (Really? The Jets? Seemed like unnecessary overkill.) Used evil trickeration to defeat those nice Ravens a couple Saturdays ago, lining up a halfback as a lineman. The nerve of a team trying to fool the opponent’s defense. And now, allegedly used underinflated balls to make it easier for St. Tom Brady to throw against Indianapolis in Sunday’s rainy AFC championship. Clearly that explains why the Colts couldn’t tackle...
On the heels of last year’s successful benefit “Comfort in the Stumble,” Town Hall Theater and the Addison County Parent-Child Center are once again bringing comedic storytellers to Addison County on Thursday, at 7 p.m., with the new show “Are We There Yet?” Join award-winning comedic storytellers Sue Schmidt, Kevin Gallagher and Cindy Pierce as they share their experiences of life on three bumpy and hilarious roads growing up, falling down, shaking off, and...

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