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June 1st, 2016

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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Mt. Abe and VUHS softball both win; now they will face off

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — The No. 1 Mount Abraham and No. 8 Vergennes union high school softball teams each easily won first-round Division II playoff games on Tuesday, setting up a quarterfinal matchup between the two local rivals.

That game, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, will be a rematch of a regular season game in which the Commodores surprised the visiting Eagles, 8-2, one of Mount Abe’s three losses this spring. The others came to the Nos. 1 and 5 seeds in D-I.

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Jessie Raymond: Goats crossed the road, and the line

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



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It’s the end of an era at our little homestead, the Lazy J. For the first time in almost a decade, the property is goatless.We have sent our two goats, Jasper and Daphne, to live with a new family in Castleton.

Our decision to rehome them came this spring, after our eldest goat, Lucy, died. (It was harder on us than you might expect; I wore a black armband on my barn coat for weeks.) Suddenly, Jasper and Daphne decided they were not only free-range, but also free to leave the property.

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Opinion: Vermont rents are outrageous

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Bernice Borkman



I have a pressing problem that I know for certain concerns many senior citizens seeking apartments: outrageous rents.

I have been looking over a year for an apartment I can afford.

Now in Addison, Rutland and Chittenden counties the cheapest one-bedroom apartments, without utilities, start at $1,000 per month and up.

What on God’s green earth is going on?

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Gregory Dennis: When the call comes about mom

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



You know the call is going to come. If you’re a Baby Boomer with an aging parent, it’s inevitable.

When your mother is 92 and living on her own a thousand miles away, you know the news is out there in the unknowable future.

And then one Monday the phone rings and the future becomes a little more knowable.

“Greg, this is Audrey, your mother’s housekeeper. Miz Dennis is in the hospital and not doing very well.”

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Baseball playoffs: Eagles are only local winners

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham rallied for a win to provide the only local baseball highlight as the postseason began with a full slate of games on Tuesday.

EAGLES

The Eagles, seeded No. 8 in Division II, scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to edge visiting No. 9 Lyndon, 9-8. Adam Whitcomb, who picked up the pitching win in relief, drove in George Bailey with the run that ended the game.

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