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ADDISON COUNTY — For months, landowners along the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project pipeline route have asked state regulators to...
ADDISON COUNTY — Voter turnout for a primary in a year that doesn’t have a presidential election can be woefully low. But a...
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Casting away

WILLIAM MARTIN, 13, of Starksboro casts a line into Dead Creek near the Stone Bridge Dam in Addison last Thursday morning.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Full honors

MEMBERS OF THE Hanscom Air Force Base Honor Guard fold up an American flag after a ceremony in the West Salisbury Cemetery last Friday morning honoring the service of...

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Playtime

CHILDREN FROM VERGENNES, Ferrisburgh, Addison, Waltham, Panton, Bristol, Lincoln and Benson took part in the Studio V theater camp last week. The performed scenes from...

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On the opera house stage

CHILDREN IN THE Studio V theater camp spent last week playing and rehearsing in the Vergennes Opera House to prepare for a performance of scenes from “Robin Hood,...

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Safe harbor

SAIL BOATS, INCLUDING the sail freight boat Ceres, float anchored off the Vergennes city docks below the Otter Creek Falls last Thursday morning. Vergennes Day...

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Peeled

PEELING PAINT FLAKES off two doors hanging in a crooked frame in Vergennes last week.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Work buddies

TERRY STEPHENS AND his dog, Freedom, last week work on a stone wall that Stephens has been constructing on his Cornwall property for the last few summers. Stephens, who...

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Almost ready

JOHN BAKER OF Wild-flower Ironworks stands in his Addison shop next to the eagle and the Vergennes arch of the Vergennes Opera House marquee before he began work to...

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Ungh!

AUSTIN DOLAN, RIGHT, beats Greg Whitney to win the 15-year-old boys’ armwrestling class at Field Days. Dolan, just 14, won both the 15- and 16-year-old categories...

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Fair intensity

DEB BANION, RIGHT, battles Jessalyn Carosella during the Addison County Fair and Field Days armwrestling competition last Friday night. Carosella won the match and the...


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ADDISON — Peter Briggs firmly believes that if you see a problem, you should work to become part of the solution. So when Briggs, 23,...
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MIDDLEBURY — An Addison County Superior Court hearing on Tuesday cleared the way for an Addison man to be sentenced for his role in a rash of...
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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department is seeking input from area teens and adults on a proposed skatepark that would...

Editorial

As long as U.S. intelligence agencies are hell-bent on spying on Germany, why can’t they turn up some truly useful secrets? For instance, how to have an economy that bolsters a nation’s power and fosters a vibrant middle class. The latest edition of the CIA’s World Factbook spells out how Germany succeeds and the United States fails at these crucial tasks. The book ranks the planet’s 193 countries by their current...

Sports

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GOSHEN — Ten years ago the Moosalamoo Association Inc. was named a finalist for a Conservation International/National Geographic Traveler World Legacy Award for its efforts to preserve and promote the Moosalamoo region.

Two years later the federal New England Wilderness Act designated the Moosalamoo region as a National Recreation Area.

The effect of those twin...

Feature

ADDISON COUNTY — When voters in Addison County go to the polls for the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 26, they will have one contested race for a Vermont House seat and several candidates...
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The annual Summer Guide features articles covering activities and local events, an extensive dining guide and ideas for how to most enjoy the long days while they last.


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What, exactly, is “camping?” It depends who you are talking to. Growing up in my family, “camping” did not just mean sleeping in a tent; it meant being in the wilderness. If you could hear voices from a nearby tent, it wasn’t camping. If you could drive to your tent site, it also did not count. Staying at a KOA campground certainly did not qualify. My family called that “car camping.” The term was definitely derisive. Car camping involved no suffering and no choices. Backpackers can only bring the 60 or so liters they can fit in their packs, limited...
A new multi-media exhibit, “Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults” has just opened in the Lower Lobby of Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts off Route 30, as well as at the Town Hall Theater’s Jackson Gallery in downtown Middlebury. Through life-sized painted canvases and “sound portraits,” artist Kate Gridley marks the passage of 17 emerging adults as they come to realize their selves and claim their voices. “Passing Through...

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