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December 27th

April 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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The Addison Central School District board in April briefly toyed with the notion of having Middlebury Union Middle School absorb the ACSD’s 6th-grade population. Some touted the move as a way of better integrating the International Baccalaureate program into ACSD schools. But the board ultimately balked at the idea, noting — among other things — that some of the ACSD’s seven elementary schools might not be able to survive the corresponding loss of students in a district already contending with declining enrollment.

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March 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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February 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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January 2017 Year in Review

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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On Jan. 1, 2017, the Vermont minimum wage increased from $9.60 to $10 an hour.

In a spot of good news to usher in the new year, the Otter Creek Audubon Society announced that its 2016 Christmas Bird Count tallied the highest numbers ever. Local birders identified 24,073 birds of 72 species. Fifteen bald eagles were counted — a record number. Later in the month, state Fish and Wildlife officials, announced near-record numbers of turkeys culled in 2016 plus very big numbers for bear and deer.

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2017 brought drama, heartbreak and excitement through sports

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — As 2017 closes, the Independent takes a look back at the top local sports stories of the year.

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In our first paper of the year we reported that the Mount Abraham and Middlebury union high school wrestling teams finished second and third at the Tigers’ 45th annual Hubie Wager Invitational Tournament. Three Eagles — sophomores Roman Mayer and Gary Conant and senior Ben Murray — and one Tiger — junior Dustin Davio — won titles.

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Mt. Abe wrestlers defeat CVU, Otter Valley

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By John S. McCright



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HINESBURG — Mount Abraham wrestlers made history on Dec. 20 when they traveled to Hinesburg for dual meets with host Champlain Valley and also with Otter Valley.

For the first time in many years Eagles wrestlers defeated CVU in a head-to-head dual, 54-24. A total of eight matches were contested, with the rest of the weight classes decided by forfeit. Mount Abe won five of the matches wrestled and CVU won three.

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In boys' hoop: OV nips Tigers, other teams fall

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Before bad weather wiped out weekend boys’ basketball games, in Wednesday action last week Otter Valley held off a challenge from Middlebury to highlight local play. In other Wednesday action both Mount Abraham and Vergennes came up short.

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VUHS, snow storms win in girls' hoop

Posted on December 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In the only local high school girls’ basketball action late last week, Vergennes broke into the win column with a home victory.

Middlebury’s home game vs. Otter Valley was postponed until Jan. 15, and Mount Abraham’s annual appearance at Fair Haven’s holiday tournament was moved from last week to this Wednesday.

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