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Local students excel in state speaking contest

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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CHESTER — Each year, Lions Clubs throughout Vermont invite high school juniors and seniors to write and deliver a speech based on the current Lions Clubs International president’s theme for the year. At this year’s statewide competition in Chester, during the Vermont Lions District 45 Cabinet Meeting on Saturday, March 10, two of the three prize winners came from the Addison Independent’s coverage area.

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Nominate Vermont's top dairy farm

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association (VDIA) are seeking nominations for the 2018 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. The deadline to submit is April 27.

The award, which has been presented annually since 1961, honors one outstanding dairy farm each year for overall excellence in dairying. Nominees are evaluated by a judging committee comprised of past winners on their overall farm management, innovative practices, milk quality, crops, pasture quality, conservation practices and promotion of the dairy industry.

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Storyteller Cindy Pierce to speak at Mt. Abe April 10-11

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Nationally recognized social educator and comic storyteller Cindy Pierce will be in Bristol on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10 and 11, to speak first to Mt. Abraham students and later to the larger community.

Pierce will be at Mt. Abe to speak to students from 11-12 p.m. on both  the April 10 and 11 during the school day. She will also speak to the greater community on the evening of Tuesday, April 10, in the Mt. Abraham Auditorium from 7-8 p.m.

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With bears waking up, feeders are lures

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Spring weather is welcomed by all. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department would like to remind Vermonters that warm spring weather and melting snows, while a balm to human souls, will also cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. With that in mind, the department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting those hungry bears.

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Help move amphibians to safety

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — In early spring amphibians abandon the protection of their upland wintering sites to move to lower, wetter sites where they gather and lay eggs. Some amphibians put themselves in jeopardy by crossing roads to get to their reproductive sites. Depending on local vehicle traffic, entire amphibian populations can be wiped out in the process.

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Middlebury baseball starts picking up wins

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



CALIFORNIA — The Middlebury College baseball team won three times in five games in recent action during its spring break trip to California between March 24 and 27.

The Panthers (4-7) were set to play at Redlands on Wednesday before playing a three-game set vs. league foe Williams this Friday and Saturday, also in California.

On March 24 host Chapman edged the Panthers, 5-3, after taking a 5-0 lead off loser Colby Morris (1-2) in the first three innings. Morris tossed a complete game, allowing two earned runs on four hits over eight innings. 

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Panther softball starts 6-2

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



CLERMONT, Fla. — The Middlebury College softball team opened its season in Clermont, Fla., by winning six times in eight games between March 23 and 27.

The Panthers (6-2 heading into two games on Wednesday) are scheduled to play doubleheaders at Norwich and Johnson State on Friday and Saturday, conditions permitting.

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TCNJ deals Panther women's lax first loss

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



TRENTON, N.J. — Host The College of New Jersey on Tuesday dealt the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team its first loss of the season, 10-6, in a matchup of two highly ranked NCAA Division III teams.

The No. 2 Panthers dropped to 6-1 heading into a Thursday road game at Montclair State. They will visit undefeated No. 7 Amherst on Saturday. No. 4 TCNJ, which earlier had lost to Wesleyan, a team the Panthers handled easily, moved to 7-1.

The Lions dominated Tuesday’s second half, outscoring the Panthers, 7-3, after a 3-3 first half.

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Tiger girls help hockey all-star team post victory

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ESSEX — Five Middlebury Union High School senior girls’ hockey team members played for the winning Austin squad in the annual Rotary Hockey Classic on Saturday in Essex. The game pits teams of Vermont seniors against one another to benefit charity.

Tiger senior defender Abby Gleason was named the MVP for the Austin team, which got an overtime goal from Northfield’s Brianna Doty to defeat the Harris team, 3-2.

Also scoring for the Austin team were South Burlington’s Claire Wright and Rutland’s Meghan Hamilton. 

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Trout season opens on April 14

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Vermont’s traditional trout fishing season is set to open on Saturday, April 14, and despite recent cold weather and lingering snow cover across the state, officials from Vermont Fish & Wildlife say anglers can be successful early in the season by following a few basic tips.

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