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November 2nd, 2015

Otters fend off Eagles for field hockey title

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BURLINGTON — Field hockey titles are typically built on tough defense, good goaltending and timely scoring.

Meet the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team, the 2015 Division II champions.

On Saturday, despite the best efforts of a determined No. 4 Mount Abraham squad that lived in the OV circle for much of D-II final at the University of Vermont, the No. 2 Otters won, 1-0.

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Opinion: Like barns and silos, solar power changes the landscape; and it's necessary

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Duane Peterson



This week’s writer is Duane Peterson, co-president of the Waterbury solar power company SunCommon.

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Opinion: Divining the meaning of the test scores

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By William J. Mathis



“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — nothing more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

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Opinion: PMC cuts healthcare benefits for part time workers

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Millard Cox



Recently it has come to light that Porter Medical Center, which includes the hospital, the nursing home and the physician offices, is ending healthcare benefits for employees who work less than 30 hours per week. These part-time workers will no longer have health, dental or vision coverage as part of their compensation, and it affects all part-time workers: nursing, housekeeping, technicians, maintenance, clerical, food service — even physicians.

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Artists sought for juried art exhibit

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon is accepting submissions for the “Winter as Prism or Prison” juried exhibit. The exhibit runs from Jan. 15 through March 26 with a submission deadline of Dec. 4.

Especially here in New England, winter can be a long, cold endeavor that some find to be a magical time full of fun and striking ever-changing light, while others hunker down and pass the months indoors, waiting for the first signs of spring. How do you view winter: as a beautiful prism of light or a prison of epic proportions?

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VUHS students to present 'The Addams Family' Nov. 19-21

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The ghoulish and quirky Addams family is coming to town and will be brought to life by the talented cast of Vergennes Union High School as they present “The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy” on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19 and 20, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. in the VUHS auditorium.

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Craft fair and silent auction to be held Nov. 7 at Mt. Abe

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School Project Graduation Craft Fair and Silent Auction will take place Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school. Crafters from Vermont and New York have registered to sell their wares to shoppers and many new crafters will be on site this year.

As always, folks can count on a wide variety of crafts, from wood products, clothing, specialty foods and jewelry, to beautiful quilts, silk scarves, cards and artwork.

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Editorial on Drug amnesty: Treat the illness, reduce the crime

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Before reacting to the recent initiative by the Middlebury Police Department to grant amnesty to drug addicts seeking help, area residents might first ask themselves one question: Is the current approach working?

Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley, who had previously led a narcotics unit for the Wallingford, Conn. police force before coming to Middlebury, doesn’t think so.

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