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December 21st

Tigers lone winner in boys' hoops

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury posted its first win to highlight local boys’ basketball play late last week. In other action, Vergennes, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham all came up short.

TIGERS

MUHS broke into the win column and avenged an earlier defeat by topping visiting Burr & Burton on Thursday, 62-47. The victory was the first of new coach Kyle Lussier’s varsity career.

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Tiger boys' hockey rallies past hartford, now 4-0

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team rallied from a two-goal deficit on Friday to defeat visiting Hartford, 5-3, and remain undefeated at 4-0.

The 2-2 Hurricanes got a first-period goal from Kyle Weeks and a strike at 7:08 of the second from Nate Lemieux.

The Tigers got on the board 19 seconds after Lemieux’s goal when freshman Henry Hodde tallied his first career goal, with assists going to Andrew Gleason and Colton Leno.

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MUHS girls' hockey falls on the road

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



NORTHFIELD — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team lost its first two games of the year last week, both on the road to fellow Division I contenders.

The 3-2-1 Tigers will play at Saranac Lake, N.Y., this Tuesday. Their annual holiday tournament comes to the Memorial Sports Center next Monday and Tuesday, with games against Spaulding and Northfield, respectively, both at 5 p.m.

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Guest Editorial: Carbon tax borders on the silly, not the rational

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Sen. Joe Benning



The carbon tax debate has gotten silly. Partisans, touting economic collapse on one side and environmental calamity on the other, have resorted to an ancient tactic usually reserved for whipping up public support for war: Demonize the other side and paint them as being ignorant sub-humans. Vermonters are beginning to grow weary of this style of discourse.

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Opinion: Picking a college no easy task

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Andrea Torello



This week’s writer is Andrea L. Torello, M.Ed., of Vergennes, president of College Bound in Waltham and senior associate at Strategies for College in Shelburne.

I was thrilled to see an article on preparing our local youth for the college search, selection and application process on the front page of the Addison Independent recently.

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Opinion: Einstein saga has local connection

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Jason Bacon



One hundred years ago Albert Einstein published some equations which transformed our understanding of the universe.

As we celebrate this anniversary, your readers should appreciate that Einstein’s move from Belgium to the USA in 1933 was mainly the work of Oliver Locker-Lampson, the grandson of a New Haven Vermont farm boy, Curtis Lampson.

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Opinion: Sick bill deserves support

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Barbie Hodgdon



I’m writing to express my support of the Healthy Workplace Bill H.187. I urge my senators to vote for this bill. By providing paid sick leave to many more employees, it will support a whole class of workers to live a healthier life.

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Opinion: Christmas offers outlet for some amusing riddles

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Joyce Jacquier



I wrote the following riddles for my elderly brother who has Alzheimer’s disease, and he is limited from the usual. I am a 76-year-old secretary retiree, and not a published writer — just someone who likes to write as a hobby.

Christmas Riddles

Why did the dog bark at the postman?

     So he would “Go Tell It on the Mountain.”

Why did the reindeer stamp his feet?

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