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Forward motion

SIXTH-GRADERS Lydia Dragon, Hana Doria and Sonia Belar charge down the track in Mary Hogan Elementary School's annual fifth- and sixth-grade track and...

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On your mark

MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School students participate in the school’s annual fifth- and sixth-grade track and field meet on June 8. Seen here are sixth-graders Aidan...

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Gaining speed

MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School sixth-graders Hannah Cormier, Emma Brown and Lia Robinson gain speed at the annual track and field meet, held at Middlebury College on...

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Born to run

MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School student Madison DeBisschop darts down the track in the 50-meter dash in the school's annual fifth- and sixth-grade track and field meet...

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Flyers

MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School sixth-graders Dahlia Harrison, left, Hannah Cormier and Hana Doria sprint to the finish of a race during the school’s annual track and...

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Run like the wind

MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School sixth-graders Charlie Stone (winner of the 100-meter dash), Fynn Whitlock and Bryce Raymond fly down the track during the school's...

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A most honorable leader

JAMES SELLECK OF Boy Scouts of America Troop 539 in Vergennes received Scouting's highest adult award, The Silver Beaver Medal on June 11, 2017, from Green Mountain...

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Dry docks

VERGENNES CITY DOCKS sit on the shore of Otter Creek below the falls and await placement in the water Tuesday afternoon.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Back Fill

AN EXCAVATOR DROPS fill into a hole in front of the National Bank of Middlebury Monday afternoon. The work is part of the on-going rail bridges/tunnel project.

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Cutting the red tape

PORTER MEDICAL CENTER CEO Fred Kniffin and Middlebury College President Laurie Patton, center left and right, officially cut the ribbon at the opening of Porter’s...


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Editorial

Did Gov. Scott’s veto session yield any significant differences from the budget proposals the governor vetoed?  Yes, but at a cost.  The gains include a guaranteed 2.2-cent reduction in the property tax rate for residents and no increase for non-residents from last year. This was the same two-cent reduction in tax rates proposed in the budget that almost unanimously passed the House and Senate in May, but in that proposal...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — On June 8, the fifth- and sixth-graders from Mary Hogan Elementary School participated in the school’s annual track and field meet, the brainchild of longtime physical education teacher Mike Quinn. 

Quinn, now retired, created the event years ago as an enjoyable way to introduce elementary school students to the sport of track and field and to celebrate both...

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 — The Middlebury Police Department’s newest recruit isn’t striking fear in the hearts of would-be criminals — at least not yet. At 12 weeks old, weighing around...

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Sports Column

As photographer Trent Campbell and I drove back from Burlington after two exciting and successful finals on Monday the 12th we wondered if there had ever been as successful a season — as measured just by collective team championships in the scoreboard sports — as this spring for our four local high schools.  That Monday we had watched the Otter Valley baseball and Middlebury girls’ lacrosse team win close, well-played title games. Three days before we had returned from another tense championship game in which the Mount Abraham softball team claimed that program...
JOHANNES STRING QUARTET will perform Mozart, Bart?k and Beethoven to open the Rochester Chamber Music Society season on Saturday, June 24. By Greg Pahl Widely acclaimed for their high level of virtuosity, the Johannes String Quartet opens the Rochester Chamber Music Society’s 23rd season on Saturday, June 24, at 4 p.m. in the Federated Church, 15 North Main St. (Route 100), in Rochester. The afternoon program will include Mozart’s String Quartet No. 20 in D major, K.499,...

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