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October 17th, 2016

Only the Tigers win in local field hockey action

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury union high school field hockey teams split a pair of road games late last week, but Otter Valley and Mount Abraham found tough going away from home against top opponents and came up short.

The regular season concludes this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on this coming Monday.

TIGERS

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Girls' soccer wrap: Eagles, Otters both win

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer play in the latter half of last week, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham picked up wins, Middlebury earned a road tie, and Vergennes came up short.

The regular season concludes this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on this coming Monday.

OTTERS

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MUHS tops Mount Abe, OV wins in boys' soccer highlights

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury blanked Mount Abraham to highlight local high school boys’ soccer play in the latter half of last week. In other games, the Eagles and Otter Valley picked up wins, but the Tigers and Vergennes came up short.  

The regular season concludes this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on this coming Monday.

TIGERS, 2-0

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Tracking dogs help hunters find injured prey

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently released a list of certified leashed tracking dog owners who will help locate deer, bear or moose that have been shot during hunting season but not yet recovered. The leashed tracking dog owners must pass an extensive exam administered by Fish & Wildlife in order to be certified and licensed to provide their services.

This list, which may be updated during hunting seasons, is available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com).

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Scoreboard and schedule for Oct. 17

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Field Hockey

10/13 MUHS vs. Burlington...................... 5-2

10/13 Essex vs. Mt. Abe.......................... 2-1

10/15 CVU vs. MUHS............................... 4-2

10/15 Bellows Falls vs. OV..................... 4-0

10/15 S. Burlington vs. Mt. Abe................ 5-0

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Opinion: Former Transportation official touts Minter's Irene efforts

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Brian Searles



This week’s writer is Brian Searles, who served as transportation secretary in two different administrations and retired from the position in 2014.

I recently read a press release from the Vermont Republican Party that attempts to cast a shadow over the role gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter played in the response to Tropical Storm Irene. The release titled, “Vermont Media Begins to Lift The Curtain on Minter’s Irene Claims,” includes quotes from a party official and from an editorial that ran in the Caledonian Record newspaper.

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Opinion: Some lawmakers avoid firearms, carbon tax issues

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Ivan St. George



I recently contacted all Addison 3 (Vergennes area) House candidates as well as Addison County Senatorial candidates to ask them whether or not they would support the proposed carbon tax, which would add 88¢ to every gallon of gasoline, $1.02 to heating oil, etc. I also asked for their positions regarding expanded background checks for gun purchases, a policy which has also received considerable attention for several years, and especially recently as the gubernatorial candidate of the Democrat party has made it her number one policy priority issue if elected.

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Opinion: House Speaker: The Legislature does not deficit spend

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Shap Smith



Some on the campaign trail suggest that the Vermont Legislature has engaged in deficit spending over the last 14 years. That is simply not true.

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