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February 24th, 2012
So, winter was cancelled in the Champlain Valley. It’s too bad, but it’s time to stop whining and go sledding. Winter is still scheduled on top of Vermont’s four highest mountains. Where the coverage isn’t great for skiing, sledding is a great alternative. Plus, it’s only a semi-skilled sport, and all it requires is a piece of plastic tarp. In the right conditions, you can sled in just your snowpants.
BOSTON — At a ceremony in Boston this past weekend, The Addison County Independent won 12 awards for journalistic excellence at the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association Better Newspaper Competition. Among the more than 350 newspapers entered in the contest, the Independent won six first place awards, four seconds and two thirds.
Our roller coaster temperatures have made it difficult to determine just what season it is, but the maple trees have decided that it is spring.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited two Northlands Job Corps students with aggravated assault after an attack that left a 17-year-old fellow student with a suspected broken neck on Feb. 7.
Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel also questioned the 20-hour delay before his department was notified on Wednesday evening by Northlands of the Tuesday evening assault.
January brought many thaws to choose from, rather than just one, and February’s first day brought a thaw as well.
(as seen to the left, after heavy rain at the end of January, the ice in the Middlebury River was ripped loose and strewn on the banks)
Wednesday would have seemed like a very warm day, but because I had just come back from a week-long visit to southern California (where it approached 80 degrees), the weather seemed a bit cool. In reality, it was very warm for the first day of February -
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The mild conditions this winter have not been conductive to ice skating on our local waterways, but on Wednesday morning many Addison County residents took unplanned trips across ice - when traveling across driveways and parking lots!
The culprit? A warm front bringing unseasonable rain, followed by a cold front and plummeting temperatures - an effect some meteorologists call a “flash freeze”.
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