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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board and local teachers have ratified a new, two-year labor agreement that...
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Festival jams

The celebration of Vermont food, beverages, bakers, and music entertainment–like The Grift, shown here–made this year's Foodaroo Festival a success....

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Clothes line poetry

Foodaroo Festival hosted their own version of refrigerator magnet poetry on Sunday at Middlebury's Marbleworks. 

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Served sizzling

This year's new Foodaroo location, in Middlebury's Marbleworks, provided plenty of room for the festival's 23 vendors. Here, Luiza Bloomberg serves up some...

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Order up

Thousands of festival-goers enjoyed the later afternoon sunshine that brightened up the third annual Foodaroo Festival in Middlebury's Marbleworks Sunday evening....

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Flyin' High

High-flying Wacky Chad performs in front of a crowd of more than 3,000 Foodaroo go-ers. 

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Just one bite

TWO GIRLS SAMPLE some strawberries while picking at Douglas Orchards in Shoreham last week. 

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Got a winner

CHRISTOPHER BALFE, 2, of Bridport hands a ripe strawberry off to his mom, Amanda Bowen, after picking it at Douglas Orchards in Shoreham last Thursday morning.

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Proud picker

CHRISTOPHER BALFE, 2, of Bridport shows off his pickings at Douglas Orchards in Shoreham during an outing with his mom last Thursday morning.

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A future boat

SIXTH-GRADERS AT SHOREHAM Elementary School admire “Oakley,” the white oak tree they planted outside the school earlier this month after representatives from...

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Worn, weathered and warped

SHINGLES ON THE side of a Shoreham barn show their age last Thursday morning.


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VERGENNES — The Seth Warner — Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the DAR has been an active partner with the Vietnam War Commemoration Committee...
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MIDDLEBURY — For the second consecutive year, the Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) has teamed up with the Middlebury Community Music...
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LINCOLN — If one were to spend a day observing the clientele of the Lincoln General Store, here’s what they may see: In the morning, a...

Editorial

Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, famed author and radio personality Garrison Keillor penned a column that speaks to the essence of who President Trump is in a way that appeals to both the right and left. As the headline suggests, it’s a tad irreverent. In light of the GOP’s push to dismantle ObamaCare, it fits today as well. No sensuous pleasure can compare to the thrill of righteousness, and when the poor schlump stood in...

Sports

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ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham Union High School softball team made history this spring, and is deservedly well represented on the 2017 Addison Independent Softball All-Star Team.

But the top nod goes to a Middlebury player. Senior Payton Buxton excelled on the mound, at the plate and in the field and deserved her third straight selection as the Addison Independent...

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 — The Middlebury Police Department’s newest recruit isn’t striking fear in the hearts of would-be criminals — at least not yet. At 12 weeks old, weighing around...

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Sports Column

As photographer Trent Campbell and I drove back from Burlington after two exciting and successful finals on Monday the 12th we wondered if there had ever been as successful a season — as measured just by collective team championships in the scoreboard sports — as this spring for our four local high schools.  That Monday we had watched the Otter Valley baseball and Middlebury girls’ lacrosse team win close, well-played title games. Three days before we had returned from another tense championship game in which the Mount Abraham softball team claimed that program...
DANA AND SUSAN ROBINSON capture the imagination at the Ripton Community Coffee House on Saturday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. By Greg Pahl The Ripton Community Coffee House, a nonprofit community concert series, welcomes Dana and Susan Robinson at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, at the Ripton Community House in Ripton. The Robinsons are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and...

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