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March 16th, 2016

A Tiger sophomore tops the Independent's High School Girls' Basketball All-Star Team

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Although all the local high school girls’ basketball teams had their moments this winter, ultimately Middlebury enjoyed the season the most, sweeping all five games vs. local competition on the way to the program’s first winning season in six years.

The Tigers had plenty of contributors, but one stood out for her all-around play — sophomore Keagan Dunbar, the 2016 Addison Independent Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year.

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Community Forum: Senate works on new energy bill

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Sen. Christopher Bray



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Vermonters want a greater voice in solving this century’s greatest challenge — how to change our economy from one powered by burning fossil fuels to one powered by clean, renewable energy.

Over the past several years, the Legislature has struggled to find the right way to promote this energy transformation while also empowering Vermonters to help determine how we make the transition. We have brought our hearts and mind to this work, and now we’re offering an answer.

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Karl Lindholm: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Karl Lindholm



Muhammad Ali was a dancer.

He danced in the ring, light as a feather, sticking and moving, bobbing and weaving, avoiding blows, floating as if on air, stinging his earth-bound plodding adversaries, mere mortals, beating them up, knocking them down and out, in a world of hurt.

Ironic, isn’t it. Such grace of movement, such beauty of physical expression really, in service to violence and pain. Ali wanted to knock you out: his end, his purpose, was your end.

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Editorial: Why Democrats need Bernie

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



After Tuesday’s primary wins in four states and a dead-heat in Missouri, Hillary Clinton made big strides in her push to claim the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. But Clinton’s campaign did the Democratic Party a disservice when campaign manager Robby Mook suggested in a memo to supporters that Clinton’s “pledged delegate lead is so significant that even a string of victories by Sen. Sanders over the next few weeks would have little impact.”

That’s a disservice for several reasons:

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March 14th

Two Mt. Abe principal finalists to meet the public this week

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Residents in the Bristol area this week will have a chance to meet and talk with the two finalists in the search for the next Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School principal.

Candidates Jessica Barewicz and Chris Smith will come to Mount Abe for a day-long visit this Thursday, March 17. Feedback forms will be available for stakeholders to provide written input to the principal search committee. A third finalist withdrew over the weekend.

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Red Cross salutes Starksboro man

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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STARKSBORO — A Starksboro man was among the seven Vermonters that the American Red Cross honored last Thursday in an event celebrating “everyday people” and the heroic things they do in our community.

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U.S. Forest Service to close Middlebury Office

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The United States Forest Service (USFS) headquarters on Route 7 in Middlebury will be vacated and sold within the next three years, as the federal government looks to consolidate some of its resources throughout the country.

This news was confirmed on Tuesday by USFS Ranger Christopher Mattrick, who manages the Rochester/Middlebury district of the Green Mountain National Forest. Mattrick disclosed the news as part of a March 8 update on local USFS activities to the new Middlebury selectboard.

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Residents celebrate Rec Center's opening

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on March 2 to celebrate opening of the new Middlebury Recreation Center at 151 Creek Road. Bread Loaf Corp. provided integrated project management services for the design and construction of the building.

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