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August 16th, 2018

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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Middlebury: Man cited for assault with a bat

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Robert Carter, 18, of Middlebury for two counts of simple assault, after he allegedly chased a man and struck him with a baseball bat in the Lindale Circle area on Aug. 11.

Police said the victim declined medical attention.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Investigated a report of inappropriate messages being sent between two youths at Middlebury Union Middle School on Aug. 6.

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Vermont State Police: Woman cited for DUI-3 after crash

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — At a little after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, Middlebury police were alerted to a vehicle that had crashed in Weybridge, in the area of Quaker Village, with a female walking on the roadway. Middlebury and Vermont State Police officers attempted to locate the vehicle but couldn’t find the female driver.

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'Enemy of the people'?

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



When President Trump tweets in a late night rage that American journalists are the “enemy of the American people,” that they are “sick and dangerous,” what does he mean, and what is his intent?

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