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Hangin' out

TWO GUYS ENJOY the hot summer sunshine and the cool New Haven River as they relax on a riverside rock below Bartlett Falls in Bristol on a recent hot afternoon.

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Makin' waves

LILA COOK-YODER competes for the Middlebury Swim Team in Tuesday’s meet against Vergennes. See the...

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Breath of life

MIDDLEBURY SWIM TEAM member Fynn Whitlock races to a second-place finish in the U-12 freestyle at Tuesday’s meet against Vergennes.

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Returning champ

HADLEY HARRIS WON two events for the Vergennes Champs in Middlebury Tuesday evening.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Wingspan

NATHAN STONE POWERS his way to a win in the U-14 butterfly during the Middlebury Swim Team’s meet against Vergennes Tuesday evening.

Independent photo/...

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Sing along

MUSICAL DIRECTOR HELEN Weston accompanies some members of the Town Hall Theater Young Company cast of “Annie” during rehearsal in the Theater Tuesday...

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Dress up

SARAH HEATH, LEFT, and Chloe Clark play The Mudges during rehearsal Tuesday for the Town Hall Theater Young Company production of “Annie,” which goes on...

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Strike a pose

THE CAST OF Town Hall Theater Young Company’s production of “Annie” strikes a pose during rehearsal Tuesday afternoon. The young performers will stage...

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Pet of the Week, Maple

Oi! Meu nome e Maple! Sou Brasileiro-Vermonter! My name is Maple and I am half Brazilian and half Vermonter. My human mom, Nicole Schmitz moved to Brazil...

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Raptors

THE NEW HAVEN Community Library welcomes the Vermont Institute of Natural Science on Wednesday, July 26, at 11 a.m., as part of its summer program, “Build A Better...


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Most of us have a healthy fear of the creatures lurking in the depths of the deep blue sea. And with good reason. We can’t breathe underwater...
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BRISTOL — You can walk two minutes from downtown Bristol and step into another world. Three local organizations are partnering to create an...
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Addison County residents, a rainy summer means fewer picnics or fewer dips in a favorite swimming hole. But for the county’s 800-some-odd...

Editorial

Note: I took a break and came back to lots going on in the area and, in national politics. Here’s a shotgun commentary on a few of those issues: Fixing health care: Obamacare has its problems, but it wasn’t the six-eyed monster Republicans had made it out to be when they needed a foil to rile up their voters. Turns out, Obamacare is providing a lot of necessary services that many Republican voters (and many others) don’t...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — On arguably the best evening for a swim meet so far this summer, the Middlebury Swim Team on Tuesday topped friendly Champlain Valley Swim League rival the Vergennes Champs, 268-205, in the Middlebury town pool.

Both teams enjoyed 80-degree sun and gentle breezes, in contrast to the rain and thunderstorms that have struck earlier meets and shortened one competition for each team. MST parent Jenn Staats described...

Feature

MIDDLEBURY — “The Collinwood Fire,” the latest animated film by Middlebury’s Daniel Houghton, begins with a filmmaker and a journalist racing toward a column of smoke rising...
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

At this point in my career I consider a stroll through Buttolph Acres with our two dogs on a leash as a vigorous hike. If we’re ambitious we go for the loop all the way past the courthouse and tennis courts. The Robert Frost Trail also offers a fine hike. Not only is it essentially flat and not much longer than a mile, but also the poems scattered along the way allow for pauses for “contemplation.” So speaking as someone who probably could still make it up to the top of Snake Mountain — but not without Sherpas, a masseuse and an oxygen tank — I was...
HILTON PARK WILL bring their folk/American repertoire to Brandon Music on Saturday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. By Greg Pahl Coming from Southern Maine to Brandon at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, is Hilton Park, a 3-piece folk/Americana group that brings their stories to fans young and old all over New England and beyond. Made up of father and son team Bruce and Conor Hilton and Gregg Pannier, Hilton Park has a sound that is authentic and endearingly classic. The trio started out writing...

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