Warning: Table './addison_drupal/cache_page' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_page WHERE cid = 'http://www.addisonindependent.com/?q=taxonomy/term/102/all/feed' in /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 135

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 729

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 730

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 731

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/addison/public_html/includes/database.mysql.inc:135) in /home/addison/public_html/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 732
John S. McCright http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/102/all en Early earns 2nd in state bee http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503early-earns-2nd-state-bee <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29286" style="width: 70px;"><a href="/201503early-earns-2nd-state-bee"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/EarlyBee.thumbnail.jpg" alt="EarlyBee.jpg" title="EarlyBee.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="70" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ST. MARY&#039;S SCHOOL fourth-grader Alice Early earned second place in the state spelling bee last Thursday. Early lasted through 43 rounds of the competition. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; When it comes time for you to stand on a stage in front of a large audience under bright lights and spell words on demand, nine-year-old Alice Early of Middlebury has some advice.</p> <p> &ldquo;Keep calm and try to remember,&rdquo; the St. Mary&rsquo;s School fourth-grader told an interlocutor last Friday. &ldquo;If it&rsquo;s a tough word, sound it out, think of it and take a stab.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29287">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503early-earns-2nd-state-bee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury competition Featured Spelling spelling bee Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:40:05 +0000 Zach Despart 29287 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Hundreds of top-notch skiers race at Rikert Center http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412hundreds-top-notch-skiers-race-rikert-center <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27645" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412hundreds-top-notch-skiers-race-rikert-center"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/SamHodges2.thumbnail.JPG" alt="SamHodges2.JPG" title="SamHodges2.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CORNWALL RESIDENT SAM Hodges races down the straightaway at the Rikert Nordic Center in the 5K skate race at the NENSA Eastern Cup Opener just before Christmas. He earned 7th place in this race and 12th in the 5K classic. Photo by Pam Quinn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> RIPTON &mdash; More than 400 skiers took part in races on the first day of the two-day New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Eastern Cup Opener at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton just before Christmas, and that many again competed the following day.</p> <p> Indeed, the event not only drew large numbers of people to the area, but the racing was of a high caliber.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27646">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412hundreds-top-notch-skiers-race-rikert-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports nordic Ripton Tue, 30 Dec 2014 19:12:18 +0000 Zach Despart 27646 at http://www.addisonindependent.com 500 expected at Ripton Nordic event http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412500-expected-ripton-nordic-event <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> RIPTON &mdash; Some Nordic skiing aficionados are getting an early start this season in their efforts to make Addison County more of tourist draw for winter sports enthusiasts.</p> <p> The Frost Mountain Nordic Ski Club and Rikert Nordic Center expect to draw more than 500 racers to Rikert in Ripton this weekend for the 2014 New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Eastern Cup Opener. This highly competitive race weekend kicks off the 2014-2015 Nordic ski season and is expected to attract participants from around the region.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27525">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412500-expected-ripton-nordic-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County NESNA nordic Ripton skiing Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:53:45 +0000 Zach Despart 27525 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Clippings: Stop worrying and learn to love solar arrays http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411clippings-stop-worrying-and-learn-love-solar-arrays <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> I don&rsquo;t get it. Why are there all these complaints about the fields of solar arrays being so ugly? Eye of the beholder, I say.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26855">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411clippings-stop-worrying-and-learn-love-solar-arrays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion New Haven NIMBYs Solar arrays Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:59:28 +0000 Zach Despart 26855 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Shumlin tops Milne in Addison County — barely http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411shumlin-tops-milne-addison-county-%E2%80%94-barely <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; In Tuesday&rsquo;s polling Gov. Peter Shumlin didn&rsquo;t do any better vs. GOP challenger Scott Milne in Addison County than he did elsewhere in the state as he made a bid for a third term in Vermont&rsquo;s top constitutional office.</p> <p> With only the results for Lincoln still unreported at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Shumlin appeared to be on track to win the popular vote in Addison County and in the state &mdash; but just barely.&nbsp;&nbsp;We had him leading Milne, 5,675-5,524.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26678">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411shumlin-tops-milne-addison-county-%E2%80%94-barely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:22:21 +0000 John McCright 26678 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Slideshow: Spooktacular 2014 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410slideshow-spooktacular-2014 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26612" style="width: 74px;"><a href="/201410slideshow-spooktacular-2014"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/spook3145_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="spook3145.jpg" title="spook3145.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="74" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <div style="width:500px;height:500px;text-align:center;margin:auto;"> Happy Halloween! News editor John McCright snapped these photos of this year&#39;s Spooktacular in Middlebury.</div> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26611">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410slideshow-spooktacular-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Multimedia Halloween Middlebury Spooktacular Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:19:59 +0000 Zach Despart 26611 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Last hurrah http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410last-hurrah <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26437" style="width: 273px;"><a href="/201410last-hurrah"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Yellow trees_9987.jpg" alt="Yellow trees_9987.jpg" title="Yellow trees_9987.jpg" class="image image-standalone " width="273" height="400" /></a></div> <p> SOME TREES IN a Middlebury neighborhood hold on to their leaves last Friday morning as late fall descends on the county.</p> <p> Independent photo/John McCright</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/photos">see all photos</a> | <a href="http://www.trentcampbell.smugmug.com/Addison%20Independent">order reprints</a></h4> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:09:15 +0000 Trent Campbell 26439 at http://www.addisonindependent.com In class http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410class <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26444" style="width: 276px;"><a href="/201410class"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Japanese kids boats_9943.jpg" alt="Japanese kids boats_9943.jpg" title="Japanese kids boats_9943.jpg" class="image image-standalone " width="276" height="400" /></a></div> <p> HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS from Japan listen intently to lessons about Champlain Valley trapping boats at the Hannaford Career Center this past Thursday. Shown from left are Kanon Sumi, Saki Sugamoto, Kohei Takahashi, Shiho Itagaki and Saki Sugimoto.</p> <p> Independent photo/John McCright</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/photos">see all photos</a> | <a href="http://www.trentcampbell.smugmug.com/Addison%20Independent">order reprints</a></h4> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:03:05 +0000 Trent Campbell 26445 at http://www.addisonindependent.com What will become of Case Street schoolhouse? http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410what-will-become-case-street-schoolhouse <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26244" style="width: 61px;"><a href="/201410what-will-become-case-street-schoolhouse"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Case St school may sell 0233.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Case St school may sell 0233.jpg" title="Case St school may sell 0233.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="61" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MEMBERS OF THE Case Street Community Club, which owns this iconic old schoolhouse on Route 116 in Middlebury, are reaching out to neighbors and anyone who could help find a way to maintain the aging building. They will host a meeting this Sunday at 2 p.m. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Officials of the Case Street Community Club this weekend are beginning a serious discussion about the future of the historic one-room schoolhouse at the intersection of Route 116 and Quarry Road in Middlebury, and for the first time they are asking for help from members of the general public.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26245">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410what-will-become-case-street-schoolhouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:18:36 +0000 Zach Despart 26245 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Foundation given tennis facility as a gift http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410foundation-given-tennis-facility-gift <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26083" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201410foundation-given-tennis-facility-gift"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/tennis6438.thumbnail.jpg" alt="tennis6438.jpg" title="tennis6438.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DEB KELLEY RETURNS a serve at Middlebury Indoor Tennis Tuesday morning. The owners of MIT have given the facility to the Vermont Community Foundation, which will use it to foster a healthy community. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; One of the state&rsquo;s premier philanthropic foundations on Wednesday announced that it will take ownership of the Middlebury Indoor Tennis facility.</span></p> <p> Officials at the Vermont Community Foundation in Middlebury said the gift by MIT founders David and Eleanor Ignat will enable the VCF to further its goal of serving the community &mdash; in particular by expanding efforts to improve the physical health of individuals in the community.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26084">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410foundation-given-tennis-facility-gift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury tennis Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:07:58 +0000 Zach Despart 26084 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Paquette inducted into Vt. Ag Hall of Fame http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409paquette-inducted-vt-ag-hall-fame <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25619" style="width: 172px;"><a href="/201409paquette-inducted-vt-ag-hall-fame"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Lucien Paquette Ag Hall of Fame group photo.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Lucien Paquette Ag Hall of Fame group photo.jpg" title="Lucien Paquette Ag Hall of Fame group photo.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="172" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LUCIEN PAQUETTE OF Middlebury receives a print of an Addison County farm created by local artist Deborah Holmes during his induction into the Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame late last month. Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is making the presentation while more than a dozen members of Paquette’s family look on. Photo by Larry Myott </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Everyone in Addison County knows Lucien Paquette, he moved to Addison County in 1946 to become County Extension Agent. Over 36 years in that position he became the best-known agriculturalist in the county.</span></p> <p> Working with farmers of all sorts of crops &mdash; from apples to dairy &mdash; he developed a reputation that continues to be strong today.</p> <p> Because of his enduring ties to farming in the Green Mountain State, Paquette recently was inducted into the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25620">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409paquette-inducted-vt-ag-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County agriculture Featured Field Days Paquette Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:07:50 +0000 Zach Despart 25620 at http://www.addisonindependent.com VUHS teacher starts strong in online voting for $100,000 prize http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409vuhs-teacher-starts-strong-online-voting-100000-prize <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">VERGENNES &mdash; A representative of the smallest state (in terms of population) in New England is in a contest with representatives of each of the region&rsquo;s five larger states to win a $100,000 prize for her school. In early voting it looks like she has a chance to win.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25524">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409vuhs-teacher-starts-strong-online-voting-100000-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes award Kirkaldy VUHS Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:18:52 +0000 Zach Despart 25524 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Ritchie drops opposition to guilty plea in burglary spree http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408ritchie-drops-opposition-guilty-plea-burglary-spree <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25113" style="width: 80px;"><a href="/201408ritchie-drops-opposition-guilty-plea-burglary-spree"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Ritchie_Raymond_1.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Ritchie_Raymond.JPG" title="Ritchie_Raymond.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="80" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RAYMOND RITCHIE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; An Addison County Superior Court hearing on Tuesday cleared the way for an Addison man to be sentenced for his role in a rash of burglaries in the first half of 2013.</span></p> <p> Raymond Ritchie, 38, faces 13 years to life in prison when Judge Robert Mello delivers his sentence in a hearing set to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25115">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408ritchie-drops-opposition-guilty-plea-burglary-spree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison Addison burglary Featured Ritchie Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:26:17 +0000 Zach Despart 25115 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Field Days vignette: Showing sheep takes a lot of commitment http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-showing-sheep-takes-lot-commitment <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">After the sheep judging was done for the day Thursday evening and the sheep tents were relatively quiet, a big, white ewe bleated plaintively in one corner. A young man in a pink shirt and madras shorts was manhandling her into a frame that would hold her head erect and her body still so he could give her a trim.</span></p> <p> Jarrod Ashley of Whiting was primping a female named Clarice to get her ready to compete in the natural color ewe judging the next morning.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24958">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-showing-sheep-takes-lot-commitment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Baaaaah Field Days Sheep Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:00:07 +0000 Zach Despart 24958 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bike art http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406bike-art <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24053" style="width: 283px;"><a href="/201406bike-art"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/biking art bikes2045.jpg" alt="biking art bikes2045.jpg" title="biking art bikes2045.jpg" class="image image-standalone " width="283" height="400" /></a></div> <p> THE ART PIECE &ldquo;To Be a Lion&rdquo; by Jackie and Jim Bishop is one of a dozen re-cycled bicycles displayed around downtown Middlebury last weekend in conjunction with the Gran Fondo and the Middlebury Arts Walk. Area artists fashioned nearly a dozen unique pieces of art out of repurposed bicycles and bicycle parts and exhibited them around downtown and in the Marble Works.</p> <p> Independent photo/John McCright</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/photos">see all photos</a> | <a href="http://www.trentcampbell.smugmug.com/Addison%20Independent">order reprints</a></h4> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:53:48 +0000 Trent Campbell 24054 at http://www.addisonindependent.com