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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.
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August 16th

Opinion: Vergennes city manager will be sorely missed

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By George Merkle



Reaching the age of retirement for a dedicated and long-time community servant and leader undoubtedly heralds the passing of an era and is always bittersweet. On one hand we are happy for the person for reaching such a cherished life’s milestone, and on the other hand we are sad to see them go. 

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Letter to the editor: Jerome touted for House seat

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Philip Frassica



In the upcoming legislative election in November, the Brandon/Sudbury/Pittsford district has a choice of two house seats from the four candidates running.

I would like to encourage everyone to vote for Stephanie Jerome. Stephanie is not only a fifth generation Vermonter; she has been someone who has made an impact on our communities in a very positive way.

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Letter to the editor: Orwell board is ignoring voters

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Stefanie Wilbur



Editor’s note: The Independent was copied on this letter to the Vermont State Board of Education. The writer said she was very concerned that the Orwell Village School Board may be misrepresenting the voters regarding Act 46.

Dear Vermont State Board of Education,

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Armwrestlers put the hammer down at Field Days

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — The competitive juices were flowing in the Show Tent at the fairgrounds this past Friday night as 161 entrants paired off, grasped hands and wrestled.

Athletes from four states — Vermont, New York, Maine and Massachusetts — and Canada contended in the annual Addison County Fair and Field Days armwrestling competition.

Tournament Director Bill Sinks, backed up by Jennifer Devoid, Jen Fitzsimmons and Kayla Jackson running the brackets, ran a tight tournament. Sinks was joined by George Sheldrick on referee duties.

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Triathlon brothers prevail; Coffey vs. Coffey in season finale

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — The Coffey brothers, Chris of Monkton and Cory of Vergennes, have been competing in Vermont Sun triathlons for more than 10 years. Chris has been the overall champion multiple times while Cory has one title. They have never done what they did this past Sunday at Branbury State Park in Salisbury.

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Matt Dickerson: Getting a bear fix in the Katmai

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Matt Dickerson



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Two p.m. rolled around and we still hadn’t spotted one of the famous Alaskan brown bears we had come to Katmai National Park and Preserve to see.

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