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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police are stepping up their traffic patrols in Addison County and beyond in wake of some recent fatal car...
Now in its third year, the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has served as a venue for first and second time filmmakers from all over the...

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Aug 17 2017 - 11:46am
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Champion

TEAGAN WILBER WAS the winner of the age 0-5 class at Friday night’s county fair in New Haven. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Battling it out

CAMILLA PLOUFFE BATTLES with Teagan Wilber during the armwrestling competition at Field Days Friday. Wilber and Plouffe were first and second, respectively, in their age...

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Grin and bear it

LYDIA TUPPER BATTLES back to defeat Ava Wood in a girls' 6 and 7 armwrestling match at Field Days last Friday evening. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Hands down

JEREMY KELLY WINS a match in the men’s right-handed 143-pound-and-under category at Field Days Friday night. Kelly took third in the weight class.

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Rally for peace

PEOPLE MARCH THROUGH downtown Middlebury Monday evening, above, in response to the weekend events in Charlottesville, Va. The march and rally, held in College Park,...

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Farm tour

A RECUMBANT BIKE rider at Monkton Ridge was one of the 260 to rides in the 10th Annual Tour de Farms last Sunday. Photo courtesy of Rad Innovations and Clover Ridge...

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Time to tour

RIDERS SAMPLE KIMBALL Brook Farm chocolate milk at Last Resort Farm at the Tour de Farms bike ride last Sunday. Photos courtesy of Rad Innovations and Clover Ridge Media...

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Meals On Wheels VIP

MORE THAN 50 Meals On Wheels volunteer drivers and clients from across Addison County held a party for Tracy Corbett, the long-time coordinator of the program here who...

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E unum pluribus

THIS AMAZING SUNFLOWER grown by Miriam Hardy in Middlebury started out with one big blossom at the top, but then it just kept adding more flowers until this week it...

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Her best toss

ADDISON COUNTY FAIR and Field Days wrapped up its five-day run Saturday in New Haven. Here, Katie gives the skillet toss her best go. Independent photo/Trent Campbell...


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EAST MIDDLEBURY — The recent flying of Confederate flags on at least two private properties in Middlebury is being condemned by many area...
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ADDISON COUNTY — The sound of gunfire way off in the woods is not unfamiliar to folks who enjoy trekking through the forests of Addison...
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MIDDLEBURY — Close to 100 people gathered Monday evening in Middlebury for a rally in solidarity with those opposing white nationalists, in...

Editorial

Blazoned across the front page of today’s Addison Independentare two pictures of Confederate flags flying in front of two homes that just happen to be in East Middlebury. The story focuses on the symbolism and potential message those flags convey, the pain and fear they strike in the hearts of some area residents, all of which is magnified by the events last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. The local display of two Confederate...

Sports

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NEW HAVEN — When the strongest (and the most cunning) male and female athlete step up to the padded table in the Show Tent at the Addison County Fair and Field Days each August, you know there is going to be a lot of straining, a fair amount of sweating and sometimes a little bit of crowing when one competitor drives another competitor’s wrist to the table.

That’s what was on display at the annual Field Days...

Feature

You are never the same after viewing a total solar eclipse. Those who have experienced one find themselves craving the next and may even travel the globe to repeat the experience. There will be a...
Story by John Flowers, Gaen Murphree, Will DiGravio and John S. McCright VERMONT — Strides have been made toward cleaning up Lake Champlain since the Vermont Legislature two years ago...

Special Section

See new perspectives at the third Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. Check out the festival program here.


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Sports Column

Over the past few years I’ve been reading and learning a great deal more about the interconnectedness of stream and forest: the intimate interdependencies of terrestrial ecology and aquatic ecology. The dependencies go in both directions. Aquatic life depends on terrestrial life, and vice versa. Or to turn the motto of Las Vegas on its head, what happens on shore doesn’t necessarily stay on shore. I’ve known for years about the importance of riverside trees both for shade and to stabilize the streambank. What I’ve learned more recently is how important it is that...
Cooie DeFrancesco and her ensemble will perform jazz classics of the 20th century at Brandon Music on Saturday evening.   By Greg Pahl Cooie’s Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Brandon Music. Drawing from the vast catalog of jazz classics of the 20th century, Cooie’s Jazz Ensemble lures you deep into the music. Cooie DeFrancesco reaches the heart of a lyric and brings her own special blend of pathos and humor. You might laugh, you may...

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