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NEW HAVEN — About 30 Vermonters paced across a pasture off Field Days Road last Monday, looking at sightlines, scanning for orange flags...
MIDDLEBURY — A new grant will direct more than $600,000 to Addison County over the next five years for programs aimed at preventing...
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On goal

MOUNT ABRAHAM UNION High School senior Jack Willis gets off a shot on Middlebury goalie Santiago Fernadez in the first half of last Friday’s game in Middlebury....

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Threading the needle

MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH School junior Camden Simpson takes the ball between Mount Abraham Union High School defenders Owein Labarr, left, and Jackson Counter last Friday...

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Pickpocket

TIGER SENIOR JAKUB Kraus knocks the ball away from Eagle freshman Silas Burgess during soccer action in Middlebury last Friday.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell...

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Football moon

CHRISTINE BAKER TRAINED her camera on the weathervane on top of the concession stand at Doc Collins Field in Middlebury during an MUHS football game at precisely the...

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Pet of the Week Sept. 26

BON JOVI, A Polish chicken, free ranges on two acres with 40 other hens including a one-legged chicken named Peg, 10 ducks and six cats including “...

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Speaking her mind

AMISHI JHA DELIVERS the keynote address at Middlebury College’s Clifford Symposium last Thursday night in the Center for the Arts. The three-day symposium explored...

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Lunch companions

COWS AND BIRDS share some grazing space on a Shoreham farm last Thursday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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A roof over his head

GUS BIEDERMAN WORKS on a new front porch roof for a home renovation project in Middlebury Monday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Almost that time

TREES ALONG THIS stretch of the Neshobe River in Brandon are just beginning to show blushes of red and yellow a few days before the official start of autumn.

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Double doors

SIDE BY SIDE doors allow access to an old Sudbury barn and addition.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell


More news

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SUDBURY — The Miller Hill Farm in Sudbury has seen everything from Abenaki hunting encampments to dairying and subsistence farming to a...
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STARKSBORO — It’s a golden early fall day. Across from the beaver pond along a stretch of Route 17 where it snakes toward the spine of...
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VERGENNES — The sun shone once again this past Wednesday morning on the Vergennes Union High School Peace One Day celebration, the 12th...

Editorial

Here’s the good news from the U.S. Census in data released last week: The media household income in Vermont rose 5.1 percent last year. Low-income households — those making up the bottom 20 percent — rose even higher, gaining 8.5 percent, while the top 20 percent rose 7.6 percent and top 5 percent rose 10.5 percent. Vermont’s poverty rate in 2015 also saw the biggest single-year decline in New England, according to...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high school teams both came away with things to be happy about and things to work on after Friday’s 1-1 tie in Middlebury.

MUHS Coach Reeves Livesay was pleased with the Tigers’ edge in play, particularly at midfield, something represented in their 27-12 advantage in shots at goal.

“In the first half we struggled a little bit finding feet, but that...

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...
MIDDLEBURY — Mike Nienow thought the persistent pain in his left leg was simply the result of a bad pair of clogs, the footwear of choice for culinary school students at the Patricia...

Special Section

Back-to-School isn't the only thing to look forward to! Check out all the offerings from the Middlebury Parks and Rec Fall Activity Guide.


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Sports Column

Sports writers love to make predictions. Usually, they are forgotten. Unless, of course, they are proven correct. In the interest of standing by mine right or wrong, I have made three public predictions about the Red Sox, two in writing, (one of which had more waffles than Rosie’s) and one verbal on Sept. 15 made in response to a question posed by Corey Buxton. Corey, whom I often see in the Middlebury College fieldhouse after we each run around pretending to be athletes, prompted my preseason waffling by asking my opinion back in March about Boston’s chances this season....
History, poetry and tragedy collide when stage and film actor Roger Guenveur Smith (“American Gangster,” “Malcolm X”) tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King, caught in the glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality that ignited the 1992 Los Angeles riots. This performance will kick off the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series’ 97th season at 8 p.m., on Friday and Saturday in the Seeler Studio Theatre of the Mahaney Center for the...

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