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VERGENNES — Vergennes officials have begun taking steps they believe will lead to safer downtown crosswalks for pedestrians and...
MIDDLEBURY — When the final bell ends each school day at Middlebury Union High School, Tristan Woods could easily walk home. But the 9th...
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Getting in the spirit

A TEAM OF horses pulls a wagon full of holiday revelers up Main Street this past Saturday during the kickoff to the Very Merry Middlebury downtown promotion.

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Lucky hat

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLDThatcher Trudeau of Salisbury set out on his own and shot a 154-pound, 8-point buck while wearing his Opa’s lucky hat! Trudeau called it in and...

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Gap

A GAP BETWEEN stone and wood fences leads to two barren trees on a Cornwall hillside.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Fall harvest

PUMPKIN SEEDS GLEANED from a pumpkin grown on a Middlebury farm are washed and ready for toasting.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Helping the homeless

THIS BEAUTIFUL OWL sculpture by Panton artist Eben Markowski was shown at Northern Daughters Gallery on Main Street in Vergennes and recently sold for $4,000. All...

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Stage presence

THE MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY Players’ annual production of “The Nutcracker’s Adventure” comes to the Middlebury Union High School stage starting...

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Holiday on stage

THE MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY Players’ annual production of “The Nutcracker’s Adventure” comes to the Middlebury Union High School stage starting...

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Glad tidings

THE MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY Players’ annual production of “The Nutcracker’s Adventure” comes to the Middlebury Union High School stage starting...

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Hugs

THE MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY Players’ annual production of “The Nutcracker’s Adventure” comes to the Middlebury Union High School stage starting...

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Magical dancer

THE MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY Players’ annual production of “The Nutcracker’s Adventure” comes to the Middlebury Union High School stage starting...


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MIDDLEBURY — Fieldwork has taken on a new meaning for Middlebury College students enrolled in this fall’s Environmental Studies senior...
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SALISBURY — Town Hall Theater officials are giving area woodworkers a plum assignment using some well-seasoned cherry planks. It’s...
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VERMONT — During her 40-minute commute from Vergennes to Shelburne, Karen Chickering sings. A soprano for Vermont’s one and only jazz a...

Editorial

I’ve tuned out of the endless forensic analyses of how news media failed the electorate. In fact, other than having misread the political and cultural pulse of many Americans, I’m not sure the serious news organizations failed us at all. Many of us were just absent. Watching a Trump supporter on the PBS Evening News say that she’d liked the idea of a woman in the White House until she learned from her sister’s Facebook...

Sports

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ADDISON COUNTY — Twelve Middlebury, five Mount Abraham/Vergennes, and eight Otter Valley union high school football players earned Division I, II or III postseason honors, respectively, from their league coaches.

DIVISION I

In D-I, two Tigers earned first-team mention, Trey Kaufmann as a linebacker and Andrew Gleason as a defensive back.

The other picks were:

•  Offensive...

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...
ADDISON COUNTY — Freezers throughout Addison County are packed with venison, and in many local homes that dish probably served as the main course on Thanksgiving. That’s because the...

Special Section

Check out holiday celebrations, traditions, gatherings, shopping, recipes and more in the 2016 Holiday Guide.


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Sports Column

Just 40 yards from my stand, the tracks cut across the lumber trail I was walking along. They were too big to miss even in the dim light of dawn. Bee thief. Honey stealer. Black bear. The tracks, left in three inches of heavy wet snow, were still distinct and fresh. Probably less than an hour old, I thought. Five subsequent thoughts then crossed my mind, in the following order, I think. Thought No. 1: This is really cool. It would be even cooler to actually see a bear. I hadn’t seen a bear in Vermont in two years. Thought No. 2: I’m probably not going to see a deer...
Cellist Sophie Shao will return for her ninth consecutive Middlebury College Performing Arts Series appearance at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. The program will include Beethoven’s C Minor string trio, Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 2, and Dvo?ák’s second piano quartet. Shao is always an audience favorite, performing chamber music alongside a group of virtuosic friends each year. Although Shao has been the constant, the rest of the ensemble has...

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