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Middlebury — The uproar at Middlebury College surrounding Charles Murray’s controversial speaking engagement last month has...
VERGENNES — Gov. Phil Scott used Monday’s legislative breakfast in Vergennes to lobby for state lawmakers’ support for some...
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Head first

A NUTHATCH LOOKS for a quick getaway after pulling a seed from a Middlebury birdfeeder Monday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Working dance

THE CAST OF the Middlebury Community Players’ production of “Working” rehearses at the Town Hall Theater Tuesday night. The show opens Thursday night...

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Waiting

IN 1974 AUTHOR Studs Terkel released “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.” The book became the unlikely...

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'Working'

ASA BAKER-ROUSE and Luke Bleich rehearse their parts in “Working” on Tuesday at Town Hall Theater. The shows runs through May 7.

Independent photo/...

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Two of a kind

JESSICA ALLEN, LEFT, and Brenda Logee work through a scene of Studs Terkel’s “Working” on stage at Town Hall Theater. The Middlebury Community Players...

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Workin' it

MARY LYNCH, LEFT, Hilary Delisle and David Tennal are in the Middlebury Community Players cast of “Working,” which the company will stage this weekend and...

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Free as a bird

A BIRD SITS atop a plant in a Middlebury garden and watches the world go by.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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A mouthful

A COMMON SPARROW pulls a sunflower seed from a Middlebury birdfeeder Monday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Holding the floor

GOV. PHIL SCOTT speaks at the Legislative Breakfast held in the St. Peter’s Parish Hall Monday morning.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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In for the kill

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School sophomore Emily Laframboise weaves around a defender before rushing the Burlington goal Friday afternoon. The Tigers won the game, 15-1....


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Editorial

In Vermont, Democratic legislators must carefully consider a late-in-the-session move by Gov. Phil Scott that could potentially save taxpayers $26 million annually in education costs. To ignore a full discussion of the proposed plan (Senate Democrats are suggesting it’s too late in the session to take it up) could risk losing this one-time opportunity and give Republicans political ammunition in upcoming elections. Here’s the...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College baseball team clinched its first playoff berth since 2011 by sweeping a three-game series from visiting NESCAC West foe Wesleyan this past weekend. The Panthers also topped St. Michael’s in a non-league contest.

The Panthers ran their winning streak to seven games, improved to 13-10 overall, and finished their NESCAC West slate at 8-4. Middlebury will play in the double-elimination...

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...
ADDISON COUNTY — Earlier this week, in the hills of Starksboro and Huntington, wind whipped audibly through Hillsboro Sugarworks’ 15,000 sugar maples. Light rain tapped on the roof...

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Get rosters, photos, schedules and predictions for the all the local high school Spring sports teams!


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Sports Column

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a reading and lecture by poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil. I was intrigued by the title of the talk: “The Importance of Writing the Outdoors with Wonder.” I especially appreciated the notion of “wonder” — but I’ll come back to that. It dawned on me recently that I’ve now been writing this biweekly column for more than two decades. When Andy Kirkaldy first asked me to write a once-per-month summer fishing column, I had no idea that 20 years later I’d still be writing, and it would have turned into a...
Acclaimed American ensemble the Brentano String Quartet will perform Friday at 8 p.m. in Robison Hall at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts as the opening event of the seventh annual Middlebury Bach Festival. The concert will feature J. S. Bach’s “Art of Fugue,” interspersed with dramatic recordings of related texts by writers ranging from Lewis Carroll to Carl Sagan. Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin will give a free pre-concert talk for interested...

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