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Vaccinated Vermonters may get together, Middlebury College student restrictions easing


CONNIE MILLER OF Bridport receives her first shot of COVID-19 vaccine from a Vermont state employee at the American Legion Hall in Middlebury on Jan. 28. Miller, age 77, has since got her booster shot and sounds ecstatic to have her vaccinations complete. She said the first shot went fine, but 12 hours after she received the second shot she experienced nausea, dizziness and headache for about 12 hours, but she has been fine since then. Her husband, Paul Miller, a first responder, got his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in January. Photo by Paul Miller

Gov. Phil Scott announced at Friday’s press conference that effective March 5, people who are vaccinated can gather with other vaccinated individuals at their homes.

Mount Abe girls’ hoop plays hard, but falls to Colchester


EAGLE SENIOR GUARD Savannah Scrodin (4) drives past two Colchester defenders as another senior, Marley Keith (31), takes position under the basket in the fourth quarter of Mount Abe’s 52-43 home loss on Friday. Independent photo/Steve James

BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team did a lot right vs. visiting Division I Colchester on Friday.

Panther skier finishes 8th in World Cup race


PANTHER ERIK ARVIDSSON, shown at the 2019 Middlebury Carnival, earned his first World Cup points this weekend when he earned eighth place in a race in Austria. File photo by Benjy Renton

SAALBACH, Austria — Middlebury College skier Erik Arvidsson — the 2016 World Junior Downhill Champion — finished eighth in Saturday’s FIS Ski World Cup downhill race in Saalbach, Austria, scoring h

Taking COVID vaccines on the road


DEB WESLEY, CEO of Addison County Home Health & Hospice, dispenses a COVID-19 injection to Middlebury resident Pat Durfee last week. ACHH&H is in its third week of vaccinating homebound seniors, most of whom see the COVID shot as a passport to reconnecting with family members they haven’t seen during the year- long pandemic. Photo courtesy Maureen Conrad

NEW HAVEN — It’s early Thursday morning, and the spacious Addison County Home Health & Hospice (ACHH&H) headquarters off Route 7 in New Haven is almost empty.

Town Meeting 2021 results


BRISTOL RESIDENT STEVE Brown delivers his completed ballots to election worker (and town selectboard member) John “Peeker” Heffernan during brisk voting in the basement of Holley Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Independent photo/John Flowers

ADDISON COUNTY — Here are the results of Addison County's Town Meeting Day votes.

Ripton advances in bid to leave the ACSD


AN ARTISTIC STATUE seen in the Cornwall village on Town Meeting Day holds one of the “Brave Little Town” signs seen around the Addison Central School District urging residents to allow Ripton to leave the district. The effort prevailed. Independent photo/Steve James

RIPTON — The town of Ripton’s quest to withdraw from the Addison Central School District will now advance to the State Board of Education.

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