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January 8th, 2018

Letter to the editor: Vermont Gas misleading, inaccurate

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Bobbie Carnwath



Regarding “Warm Wishes from Vermont Gas” that appeared as a quarter-page ad in the Addison Independent and perhaps other Vermont newspapers during the holiday season: I get that this was paid promotional material, that it is not a newspaper’s responsibility to fact-check its advertisers, and I do appreciate that the text appeared on a shaded background, alerting readers that this was not the professional, verifiable news we typically find in the fine local newspapers that Vermonters rely on and respect.

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Resolve to read more; it's good for you

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The availability of digital content has made it easy to forget how pleasurable it can be to pick up a good book or newspaper and get lost in a story. In fact, a 2015 Huffington Post/YouGov poll of 1,000 adults in the United States found that 28 percent hadn’t read a single book in the previous 12 months.

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Editorial: Of tax cuts and reality

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



As the year came to an end, Addison County taxpayers did what they rarely ever do: Rush into their town clerk’s office to pay their property taxes ahead of time — and with a sense of eagerness!

Why? To cash in on a tax deduction that will no longer be allowed in 2018 courtesy of the GOP’s tax bill.

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Bristol property transfers for 2017

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Bristol during 2017. It should be noted that due to changes in Vermont property-transfer forms, only one buyer and seller are listed in most transactions:

•  Jan. 20: Einar Swanson Estate to Robert Anderson, a home on 0.36 acres at 50 West Pleasant St., $189,500.

•  Jan. 30: Mark Skeffington to Matthew Baron, a home on 2.34 acres at 35 Vincent Drive, $267,000.

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Panther women's basketball team sweeps NESCAC foes

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Depth, defense and ball movement helped the Middlebury College women’s basketball team sweep two visiting NESCAC opponents this past weekend as the Panthers opened league play.

Middlebury improved to 11-2 with the victories on Saturday over Wesleyan, 77-60, and Friday over Connecticut, 75-59.

In the games the Panthers’ bench outscored opponents’ substitutes by 64-32, they forced 44 turnovers and recorded 24 steals, and they assisted 37 of their 55 baskets.

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AgeWell offering beneficial tai chi classes at St. Peter's in Vergennes

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Age Well, formerly CVAA Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, is offering free classes in Sun Style Tai Chi in Vergennes at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Both a beginner and an advanced class will be offered every Monday and Wednesday starting Jan. 8 and continuing until April 11.

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Editorial: Ban the book, says 'Liar King'

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The irony was rich. There’s Trump, the king of liars, outraged that an author could publish a book filled with comments that depict the president as a dunce. Even worse. His own staff calls him “unfit to be president,” “a moron,” uninformed and semi-illiterate. Worse yet, author Michael Wolff, through hundreds of interviews and several months spent at the White House observing Trump’s behavior, depicts the president as a petulant child propped up by a staff and congressional supporters desperate to contain his gaffes.

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