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FERRISBURGH — Rep. Warren Van Wyck, R-Ferrisburgh, won’t seek re-election to a fourth consecutive, two-year term representing...
BRISTOL — Natural gas service is coming to Bristol. After months of intense discussion, the town selectboard on Monday night voted, 3-...
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Containing the flames
THREE AREA FIRE departments responded to a house fire at 310 Pine Ridge Lane off the north end of Morgan Horse Farm Road in Weybridge late Wednesday afternoon. The blaze...
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Ablaze
THE GARAGE WAS fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters from Weybridge, Middlebury and New Haven arrived on the scene, and the fire had spread to the main house...
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Ready to roll
KINDERGARTNERS AND FIRST-GRADERS take part in a recent Bike Smart training at Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury. Photo by Sabrina Butterfield, Mary Hogan PE...
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Clowning around
LOCAL STUDENTS CHECK out some circus-themed art by Monkton Central School students on display at the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Arts Fest at Mount Abe last week...
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Beaming
AT NESHOBE ELEMENTARY School in Brandon the SOAR (Success through Opportunities, Academics and Recreation) program is looking back as the school year wraps up. Here's...
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Snow happy
AARON CARR-PERLOW, Kaiden Lee and Rowen Steen enjoy the wintertime during SOAR’s Winter Wanderings club.
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Fresh baked
NESHOBE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students baked 74 loaves of bread as part of the Bake for Good program. 
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Balancing act
KINDERGARTNER LIAM KULHOWVICK tries his luck at the spinning-plate trick during the SOAR family circus at Neshobe Elementary School in Brandon. 
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Silo trio
THREE SILOS STAND together on a New Haven farm, pictured last Thursday morning.  Independent photo/Trent Campbell
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Graduates
RACHAEL AND DUNCAN Mathewson, the daughter and son of Duncan and Arlene Mathewson of Little Torch Key, Fla., and Middlebury, Vt., graduated from the University of Florida...

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CORNWALL — Most folks turn their attention to estate planning as they approach their golden years, to make sure their worldly possessions are...
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LINCOLN — At the United Church of Lincoln they’re known as the “Orphanage Angels.” Last month, their luggage full-up with...
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MIDDLEBURY — Last summer, my husband Sam and I finally decided to jump in with both feet on the house we had been renting. We bought the...

Editorial

The plight of the First Congregational Church in Cornwall should send warning signals throughout the county’s rural towns. Dwindling rural populations and a declining interest in religious services by younger generations has led to smaller congregations — sometimes so small that the closing of a church becomes a likelihood. The 215-year-old Cornwall church, which has served five generations of Vermonters dating back to 1785, has...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — The good times continued early this week for the Middlebury Union High School softball team, which topped visiting Vergennes on Tuesday, 19-1, for the Tigers’ fourth straight win and fifth in six outings.

The surge has pushed the Tigers’ record to 6-4 after a slow start that included...

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...
COLUMBUS, Ohio — By the time he was 16, Bristol native Francis Nardiello Smith had played for four regional and two national soccer teams in the Olympic Development Program. “They...

2018 ACORN Local Food & Farm Guide

Consult the 2018 ACORN Guide for accurate and up-to-date info on the local food and farms in the Champlain Valley.


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Sports Column

“We should have done this 10 years ago.” That was the day’s refrain. The third of four times my wife, Deborah, or I repeated it was the third or fourth times we lifted our new ultralight Wenonah kevlar canoe off of or onto the roof of our car, with barely more effort than it takes to lift a mug of coffee to our lips. Don’t get me wrong. We’re thankful for the 17-foot Old Town Discovery canoe we bought a quarter of a century ago when the oldest of our sons was young, and the youngest hadn’t yet entered the world. In terms of durability and delight...
LAURA SPINK AND Graydon James, a.k.a. the band “The Young Novelists,” will bring their ability to tell familiar stories with a modern folk edge to Brandon Music on Saturday, May 19. By GREG PAHL The Young Novelists are a Toronto-based band fronted by husband and wife. They perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. as part of a national tour for their latest album. With a sound that has been compared to everyone from The Band to “pre-weirdness”...

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