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June 1st, 2016

Mount Independence to celebrate 'Trails Day'

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont is celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, with a hike into history at 2 p.m. Mount Independence Coalition board member and retired history teacher Mark Brownell leads this hike.

This is one of many programs this year to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the start of Mount Independence, as well as the 50th anniversary of the trail system. It is co-sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition. 

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ACTR seeks feedback on possible bus route changes

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) is seeking feedback from riders and other community members on proposed route and schedule redesigns for its in-county services. The organization is hosting the following open hours for community feedback:

•  Wednesday, June 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m., North Branch School, 898 Lincoln Road, Ripton.

•  Tuesday, June 14, 5-6 p.m., Vergennes Police Department, Route 22A.

•  Tuesday, June 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Holley Hall, North Street, Bristol.

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Tiger softball advances in playoffs

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School softball team, seeded No. 3 in the Division I playoffs, didn’t really bring its hitting shoes to its first-round game against No. 14 Champlain Valley on Tuesday, but the Tigers still had enough to take care of the Redhawks, 9-1.

The Tigers will next host No. 6 Brattleboro (13-4) in a game scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Local connection sparks Panther women's lax to national title

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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PHILADELPHIA — The Middlebury women’s lacrosse team won its sixth NCAA Division III title and first since 2004 on Sunday, when the Panthers put the clamps on NESCAC rival Trinity in a final played a Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, 9-5.

That victory followed the 22-1 Panthers’ convincing 16-11 win over top-seeded and undefeated Cortland State in Saturday’s semifinal.

A strong local connection helped the Panthers take the crown.

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Boys' lax teams cruise in postseason openers

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — The Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Vergennes union high school boys’ lacrosse teams all won big in first-round playoff games played on Tuesday afternoon and will play road games on Friday. 

Meanwhile, the 12-3 MUHS girls’ lacrosse team earned the No. 4 seed in Division I. The Tiger girls were set to host No. 13 Spaulding on Wednesday afternoon after the deadline for this edition of the Independent.

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Otter golf team reaches state tournament

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



RUTLAND — For the second straight season, the Otter Valley Union High School golf team will compete at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course for the Division II championship.

On Tuesday, the Otters shot 388 at the Rutland Country Club to finish second, six strokes behind Woodstock, and the South Sectional tournament, thus qualifying for this coming Wednesday’s championship event.

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Clippings: N.C. Senator provided the template

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



The controversy now about the North Carolina law denying human rights for transsexuals reminds me of a Tar Heel politician of a generation ago who, quite successfully, advocated for laws and policies designed to restrict the rights of a vast number of human beings and even deny their humanity. I’m sure there are a lot of readers who remember, and shudder at hearing, the name Jesse Helms.

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Track and field athletes qualify for New England meet

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ESSEX — Many members of the Middlebury Union High School track and field team on Saturday qualified to compete at the upcoming New England championship meet, which will be held on June 11 in New Britain, Conn.

Before then, athletes from MUHS, Vergennes and Mount Abraham will head to U-32 High School in East Montpelier this Saturday for the Vermont Division II Championship Meet, with athletes from each school expected to excel in several events. 

Qualifying on Saturday for the regional meet from MUHS were:

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