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Vermont's primary election was held on Tuesday, August 14. Read about the Addison County results here: Peter Newton advances in sheriff...
ADDISON COUNTY — Marie Audet of Bridport and Paul Ralston of New Haven are hoping to become the first two independents to ever occupy...
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Go, Alice!
ALICE GIOTTI WORKS hard to finish off Eliza Myrick during the Field Days armwrestling competition last Friday night. Giotti and Myrick finished second and third,...
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Small but mighty
TILDA ADAMS-LILE puts on her game face for a battle against Carter Buzzell during a 5-and-under armwrestling match at Field Days Friday. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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Fierce competition
AVA WOOD BEARS her teeth as she faces Alice Giotti in the girls 6- and 7-year-old round of last Friday night’s armwrestling competition at Field Days. Independent...
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Fightin' with a smile
ALLY SINKS FIGHTS hard to earn a victory over Jamison Fisk in the 5-and-under round of last Friday night’s armwrestling competition at Field Days. Independent photo...
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Powerhouse
SEDONA CARRARD, RIGHT, gives the extra effort to beat Emily Prong in the 8- and 9-year-old girls armwrestling tournament at Field Days last Friday. Independent photo/...
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Corn under clouds
DRAMATIC CLOUDS FORM over a field of corn in Middlebury Tuesday morning. Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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Coding it themselves
S.T.E.A.M. GIRLS CAMP assistant Sarah Nicolai, a sophomore at MUHS, works last week with campers Meredith Prouty (left), 8, and Rosa Wurst, 7, both of Weybridge....
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Little programmers
AVERY DEYO, 8, of Crown Point, N.Y., and Harper Hendy, 8, of Weybridge are hard at work on coding projects at the S.T.E.A.M. Girls Camp at the Middlebury Recreation Center...
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Code fun!
S.T.E.A.M. GIRLS CAMP Director Gigi Miller, right, shares a laugh with campers Janet Ryan, 7, of Newton, Mass., left, and Dana Livesay, 6, of Middlebury during camp at the...
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Dinner time
THESE HOLSTEIN DAIRY cows enjoy a fresh dinner of grass and other forage shortly after the evening milking at a Middlebury farm last week. Independent photo/John S....

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Editorial

When President Trump tweets in a late night rage that American journalists are the “enemy of the American people,” that they are “sick and dangerous,” what does he mean, and what is his intent? Does he truly think journalists are trying to overthrow the government? Does he think that by pointing out the thousands of lies, untruths and misstatements he has made since he has taken office (now averaging over seven per...

Sports

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NEW HAVEN — The competitive juices were flowing in the Show Tent at the fairgrounds this past Friday night as 161 entrants paired off, grasped hands and wrestled.

Athletes from four states — Vermont, New York, Maine and Massachusetts — and Canada contended in the annual Addison County Fair and Field Days armwrestling competition.

Tournament Director Bill Sinks, backed up by Jennifer Devoid, Jen...

Feature

NEW HAVEN — In May 2017 Lonie and Chrystal Parker started with an empty utility trailer and a Vermont Department of Health checklist spelling out everything required to obtain a food truck...

Look for the 4th annual MNFF Program in the Thursday 8/16 paper offering film briefs, schedules and all you'll need for this year's event.

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Sports Column

Two p.m. rolled around and we still hadn’t spotted one of the famous Alaskan brown bears we had come to Katmai National Park and Preserve to see. My wife, Deborah, and I had spent most of our nine-day trip in the town of Port Alsworth on the shores of Lake Clark surrounded by the 4 million acres of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. We’d taken several day-hikes along rivers, waterfalls and lakes, visited the park headquarters and gone to a talk by the park historian, and canoed around the bay. We had also done a good bit of writing — while watching rain fall on the...
MOON TAXI WILL rock the crowd when they take the stage on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 6:15 p.m., at the Ciderfest Music Festival, Held at Woodchuck Cidery, 1321 Exchange Street in Middlebury. Courtesy photo By GREG PAHL The 5th annual Ciderstock Music Festival kicks off at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 18, with Burlington’s Seth Yacovone Band at the Woodchuck Cidery, 1321 Exchange Street in Middlebury. The musical entertainment continues at 4:30 p.m. with Jukebox the Ghost (pictured...

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