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MIDDLEBURY — A proposed renovation and expansion of Middlebury’s Ilsley Library was unveiled at Tuesday’s selectboard...
VERGENNES — Middle of last week, Aaron Gratton, 24, was visiting his grandparents, who live at 52 Armory Lane in Vergennes, a senior...
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Seasons of love

MOUNT ABRAHAM UNION High School student Owein LaBarr rehearses a scene from the school’s annual spring musical Tuesday night. The show runs Thursday through...

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The music of spring

THE MOUNT ABRAHAM Union High School spring musical opens Thursday and runs through Saturday. For contractual reasons the name of the show cannot be published, but it is...

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Harmony in numbers

ELIZABETH SIMINITUS, LEFT, Maeve McGinnis, Emma LaRose and Justice Westbrook at a Tuesday rehearsal run through a tune that will be performed in the Mount Abraham Union...

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Three of a kind

THE MOUNT ABRAHAM Union High School spring musical opens Thursday and runs through Saturday. Featured here from a Tuesday night dress rehearsal are Kai Correll, left,...

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Ginger and Fred

EDEN GINSBURG AND Ethan DeWitt practice a step for the Mount Abraham Union High School spring musical during a Tuesday rehearsal.

Independent photo/Trent...

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Eye contact

ADE CROSTHWAIT AND Owein LaBarr share a quiet moment on stage at Mount Abraham Union High School Tuesday evening during rehearsal of the Bristol school’s spring...

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Misery song

MOUNT ABRAHAM STUDENT Owein LaBarr belts out a tune in a rehearsal of the Spring Musical on Tuesday. The show opens Thursday and runs through Saturday.

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Row upon row

THE MOUNT ABRAHAM Union High School spring musical opens Thursday and runs through Saturday. Students are shown here in a dress rehearsal on Tuesday.

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Pet of the Week: Ruby

RUBY IS ALL of 10 inches tall and 16 pounds, so the recent snowstorm presented some logistical challenges for our little Jack.

But for anyone who knows the...

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Musical interlude

NORTH BRANCH SCHOOL students sit around a computer on top of a piano for an impromptu sing-along during lunch break at the Ripton school Monday afternoon.

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ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont dairy farmers and farmworkers are in an increased state of alert as federal immigration authorities begin enforcing...
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BRISTOL — Bristol Town Administrator Therese Kirby will not be renewing her contract when it runs out at the end of the fiscal year. Instead...
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MIDDLEBURY — Like most of us, Robin Ingenthron spent Tuesday weathering a major winter storm. Actually, he’s had a lot of experience...

Editorial

Two local stories stand out in today’s Addison Independent: a shocking $10 million price tag for upgrading the Ilsley Library in Middlebury, and, more importantly, a look at how the threat of deportation of migrant workers could impact the state’s and county’s dairy economy. The threat to farm-related economies across the nation that has been created by Trump’s misguided immigration policy has grabbed headlines across...

Sports

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ADDISON COUNTY — The balanced and scrappy Otter Valley Union High School boys’ basketball team enjoyed the best season among local outfits, among other things sweeping all of its games vs. Addison County competition.

But the team with the worst record in the area enjoyed the services of the top pick for the 2017 Independent Boys’ Basketball All-Star Team, Vergennes senior Adam Gill, the 2017 ...

Feature

VERMONT — Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States and contributes significantly to the state’s economy. Vermont sugarmakers work tremendously hard to produce...
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...

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Sports Column

It’s been another lousy year to be an Eastern skier. And another great year to be a fan of Middlebury College men’s basketball. There’s little mystery about what’s happening to Vermont skiing. It used to be we’d have a lot of 30-degree days with snow. Now we have a lot of 35-degree days with rain. Blame it on climate change. And expect it to get worse over time. Back in the last century, we could always count on a January thaw of a couple days. These days, we skiers are glad when the snowy weather persists for more than two weeks at a time. Add to...
The Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra will return at 4 p.m. on Sunday to the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury to present their Spring Concert series featuring works by the great French composers; Bizet, Faure, Ravel and Saint Saens. The orchestra will perform the same program the previous night (Saturday) in Ackley Hall at Green Mountain College in Poultney at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra will be led by their new Artistic Director, Matthew LaRocca. LaRocca teaches theory and composition at Saint...

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