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MONTPELIER — Lawmakers expected to take on a lot of important issues when they arrived in Montpelier for the legislative session in...
LEICESTER — In what local mosquito control officials are calling a “perfect storm” for breeding, the 2015 mosquito season...
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Summer spot

THE WIDE, SHADY porch on the front of the Elderly Services building in Middlebury is an inviting spot on a hot, spring day.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Centipede

TIGER JUNIOR MATTHEW Ferguson finds his way in the crowd at the start of the boys’ 1,500-meter race in Bristol Monday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent...

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Blastoff

EAGLE SOFIA WOLAK takes the handoff from teammate Margaret Moody and high-steps into the second leg of the girls’ 4x100 relay Monday afternoon in Bristol.

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Providing support

A CONSTRUCTION WORKER on Monday morning shores up a concrete form for the foundation of Middlebury’s new town offices going up next to the Ilsley Library.

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Final resting place

MIDDLEBURY POLICE DET. Kris Bowdish and Addison County Victims Advocate Deb James lay flowers last Friday at the new gravesite in East Middlebury’s Prospect...

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Hairy visitor

KAREEM ILIYA AND his family noticed that something was toppling and destroying a bench they have in a woodland clearing near their Shoreham home east of Route 22A. A...

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Half marathon, full smiles

A GROUP OF Middlebury College students show off their medals after the Middlebury Maple Run half marathon on May 3. Pictured, from left to right, are, front row, Lizzie...

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Former Tigers

FOUR FORMER MIDDLEBURY Union High School lacrosse players were on the Castleton State College women's lax team that  won the North Atlantic Conference...

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Plants

MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School students Skylee Devoid, left, Kailey Leonard, Brian Newton, Ivy Doran and Annie Andrus check out an elephant made out of fruits and...

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Up and over

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School junior Hannah Buttolph clears five feet, four inches to win the girls’ high jump at last Thursday’s meet in Middlebury.

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MIDDLEBURY — One can certainly say that Dr. Mike Kiernan faces many challenges as a physician with Porter Hospital’s Emergency...
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BRANDON — Every year on the last Monday in May, a group of first-grade girls in white dresses clutch bunches of fresh lilacs in their small...
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MIDDLEBURY — Organizers of the first-ever Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) have signed up a major new sponsor and have thus far...

Editorial

Here’s why I’m standing with Sen. Bernie Sanders in his run for the presidential Democratic nomination and why it’s smart politics for other Vermonters — and moderate to liberal voters everywhere — to support him as well: He’s talking about the right issues; fundamentally, he’s right; he won’t be beholden to special interests; his presence in the race will force the Democratic Party to discuss...

Sports

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BRISTOL — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ and Harwood girls’ track and field teams prevailed at a six-team meet hosted by Mount Abraham on a steamy Monday afternoon.

With many local athletes experimenting in different events, the Tiger boys scored 194 points to defeat Harwood (111), Enosburg (84), Mount Abe (62), Fair Haven (34) and Lamoille (14).

The Harwood girls piled up 164.5 points, ahead of...

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

I have long enjoyed watching well-played women’s and girls’ lacrosse games, something we have been blessed with living in these parts. The sport is elegant, fast and graceful. It showcases teamwork and individual athleticism as well as wonderful hand-eye coordination. Many of those games have been enhanced by excellent officiating. The Middlebury College team’s 9-6 win over Amherst earlier this spring comes to mind. Defenders were allowed to use appropriate levels of strength as well as positioning and footwork to ward off attackers, and officials didn’t needlessly...
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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