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May 9th, 2016

Opinion: A duty to compensate hurt soldiers

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Elizabeth Roy



Dear Congress,

When my husband was gearing up to deploy in 2006 it was the scariest thing I had ever dealt with. He is the love of my life, and the thought of him going to war terrified me. At the time our three children were 5, 3 and 1. He was in Baghdad, Iraq, from July 2006-September 2007.

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Rivalries highlight local softball action

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — A pair of local clashes highlighted the high school softball slate late last week: Vergennes defeated Mount Abraham, which bounced back to defeat Otter Valley. OV also split two other contests, while Middlebury knocked off an unbeaten team.

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Boys' lax: Eagles win, Tigers, Otters, Commodores fall

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In high school boys’ lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham won, but Middlebury, Vergennes and Otter Valley came up short.

The Otters also hosted Vergennes on Saturday in a Division III clash; see story.

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Scoreboard and sports schedule for May 9

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Girls’ Lacrosse

5/5 MUHS vs. S. Burlington...................... 8-5

Boys’ Lacrosse

5/4 St. J vs. OV...................................... 17-5

5/4 Burr & Burton vs. MUHS................. 12-10

5/6 Mt. Abe vs. Randolph....................... 18-3

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Bristol store basking in glow of new solar array

Posted on May 9, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol Beverage and Redemption Center is now catching some rays — 24.795 kW worth, to be exact.

With 87 roof-mounted solar panels installed in mid-April (plus two heat pumps), owner Adam LaPerle expects to cut his electricity bill in half and to eliminate the use of propane-based heating in his retail space entirely.

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May 5th

Army private stumbled upon Nazi tanks at end of WWII

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By George Jaeger



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Editor’s note: This Sunday, May 8, marks 71 years since the Allied Victory in Europe, known as VE Day. In May 1945 as World War II came to an end in Europe, George Jaeger, now a New Haven resident, found himself celebrating the end of hostilities in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. Just shy of 19 years old, he had crossed Europe as a GI war crimes investigator with Fifth Corps Headquarters, which had been assigned for the last push to Gen. George Patton’s Third Army.

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Maple Run half-marathon lures a big field

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — About 516 individuals and 77 relay teams competed in the eighth annual Middlebury Maple Run this past Sunday under cloudy skies, temps in the low 50s and a steady drizzle later on in the morning. It was the first rainy day of the event’s eight-year history, but runners stayed cool and fast times prevailed.

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Whiting students tell us why they celebrate their moms

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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WHITING — Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8.

The Addison Independent asked students at Whiting Elementary School to tell us why they celebrate their moms on Mother’s Day. Here’s what they said:

Ms. Van De Weert’s 4, 5 and 6 class

“I appreciate my mom because she cooks the deer and turkey that I shoot, even though she doesn’t like it.” – Mikey, age 11

“I love my mom because she is funny, kind, sweet, and snuggles with me.” – Morgan, age 10

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