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  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
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November 25th, 2015

Otter scorer tops the Independent's field hockey all-star team

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — This fall an undermanned Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team scrapped all the way to a Division II title. All the Otters deserve tremendous credit, especially considering how few subs Coach Stacey Edmunds-Brickell had to deploy.

But it’s hard to imagine the 12-2-3 Otters claiming that crown without the player who scored roughly two-thirds of the team’s goals, the Addison Independent Player of the Year, junior Allison Lowell.

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Clippings by Karl Lindholm: Doctor Baseball sings a bedtime song

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Karl Lindholm



Boring. Same thing, year after year.

For nearly 10 years, I have offered the same item for the service auction at our church:

Go to a Lake Monsters Game in Burlington with Doctor Baseball”: four people, everything included — a ride to and from the game, tickets, program, hot dog/beer, pretentious inside-baseball conversation.

The minimum bid is $100. The actual value: “Priceless.”

That’s me, “Doctor Baseball.”

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Eric Davis: Phil Scott's vulnerability: 'Where's the beef'

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Eric Davis



With the election for Vermont’s next governor less than a year away, I now believe that both the Democratic and the Republican gubernatorial primaries in August will be competitive. I had always thought that the Democratic primary would be a close election. However, I now see the Republican primary between Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and Bruce Lisman to be a competitive race as well.

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Opinion: Are solar farms really paying off?

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Anders Holm



In his Nov. 19 editorial, Mr. Lynn describes very well the environmentalists paradox and the challenge facing Vermont. There has to be a thoughtful balance between utilization and preservation of the environment. Having not been in Vermont for many months, my first trip down Route 7 was nothing short of shocking. Solar farms were popping up like dandelions in the spring.

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Opinion: Green energy is creating blight

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Lynn Coeby



Vermont is quickly losing its quaint, iconic, quintessential charm. We are a state that is known worldwide for its green mountains, its covered bridges, its cute rural towns and its aesthetically pleasing character. It is why I moved here and why tourists flock here year round.

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Opinion: State should mandate paid sick leave for all workers

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Lauren Andrews



I am writing to express my support for paid sick days for all workers in Vermont.

There are nearly 100,000 Vermonters who don’t receive any paid sick leave. People need a minimum standard of earned leave to use to take care of their own health and the health of their families. Everyone deserves a chance to recover. Being able to rest when ill and come back to work at full capacity without the stigma of “Well, you weren’t here yesterday…” would be a huge relief for me and many of my coworkers.

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