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MIDDLEBURY — News of the arrest on March 14 of New York City real estate scion Robert Durst on a first-degree murder charge is...
LINCOLN — For 26 seconds, applause rocked the walls of Lincoln Community School’s tiny gymnasium Tuesday evening. The cause of the...
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Meet the press

MEMBERS OF THE media surround Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley at the start of a press conference Tuesday about the disappearance in 1971 of Middlebury College student...

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Meet the future

A CROWD GATHERS for the groundbreaking ceremony for Middlebury’s new town office building Tuesday afternoon. Work on the building is set to begin in mid-April....

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Breaking ground

MEMBERS OF THE Middlebury town office building committee turn over shovels of dirt during the official ground breaking ceremony for the project Tuesday afternoon. The...

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Economy pitch

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE’S KIRK Alumni Center was filled to capacity on Monday evening to hear Addison County business leaders present their ideas for improving economic...

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Talking business

VERMONT GOV. PETER Shumlin chats with Stonecutter Spirits owners Sas Stewart and Sivan Cotel during a visit Monday to their new production facility on Exchange Street in...

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10 by 10

HANNAFORD CAREER CENTER Addison Repertory Theater student Isabella Jackson rehearses with other ART students on Tuesday. They will present 10-minute, one act plays in...

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On stage

TSERING CHOPHEL, CENTER, takes center stage while rehearsing a one act play with Addison Wales and Andrew Brown this week. They are part of an Addison Repertory Theater...

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Bad girl

ISABELLA JACKSON APPEARS to have the upper hand over the character played by Tsering Chophel in the ART production of one act plays, which will be staged at the Career...

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A moment

ACTOR ANDREW BROWN upstages Isabella Jackson during a Hannaford Career Center Addison Repertory Theater rehearsal this week. ART is celebrating its 20th anniversary this...

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Oh ya!

ANDREW BROWN AND Isabella Jackson share a bump over the body of Addison Wales during a Hannaford Career Center Addison Repertory Theater rehearsal Tuesday. ART will...


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MIDDLEBURY — Local playwright Dana Yeaton has a lengthy history of creating funny and inspiring dramatic productions. He probably never...
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ADDISON AND RUTLAND COUNTIES — As the Vermont Senate Education Committee continues its work on an education funding reform bill this week,...
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VERGENNES — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday called on lawmakers to help him contain what he called one of the state’s top cost-drivers...

Editorial

  So much happened in local news this week that we’ll limit editorial comments to several shorts on a few of the more interesting issues: School Finance • On school finance reform, we feature two stories on the front page: One covering Gov. Peter Shumlin’s remarks at Addison County’s weekly legislative review in Vergennes in which he defends consolidation of some of the state’s smallest schools. As a...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — Many footpaths in the Middlebury area still lie buried under several inches of snow and ice, but a local group is making plans and eagerly awaiting spring’s thaw so they can get back to running on those trails.

Middlebury Trail Enthusiasts, as the growing group of trail runners is known, is working to connect outdoor enthusiasts with similar activity levels and goals while expanding awareness and...

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...
VERGENNES — The latest Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes Youth of the Year had several goals in mind when she decided to compete for the honor. Some were practical — if...

Special Section

Read about how designers, builders and owners are working to improve residential energy efficiency.


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Sports Column

Until a few years ago, the Vermont Principals’ Association endorsed a straightforward system for seeding playoff teams in its four divisions. Teams were awarded more points for winning against teams in higher divisions or on the road, and fewer points for winning against teams in lower divisions or at home. For instance, if Division II Vergennes won a basketball game at D-I Champlain Valley Union, it would earn six points. The same win at home would earn five. If D-II Vergennes won at D-II Mount Abe, it would earn five points. If VUHS beat the Eagles at home, the Commodores...
Brandon Music presents a return performance of the Michele Fay Band on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Michele Fay Band is a compelling and captivating ensemble featuring original and Americana music that brings forth a comfortable groove of folk, swing, and bluegrass-influenced songs. Fay’s heartfelt lyrics are woven seamlessly together as she delivers with a crystal clear, authentic voice accompanied by guitar, fiddle, bass and banjo. Art Edelstein, music critic for the Times Argus,...

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