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September 7th, 2017

Victor Nuovo: Private property and civil society

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s Note: This is the 23rd essay by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

By VICTOR NUOVO

Philosopher John Locke believed that the paramount duty of civil government is to safeguard the life, liberty and property of all the people. He believed that a person’s right to these things are rights of nature: they become civil rights whenever a person consents to enter a civil state; there they may be limited, but they are never lost.

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Mt. Abe girls topple Commodores to highlight soccer action

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — A win by Mount Abraham over Vergennes provided the local highlight as the high school girls’ soccer season got under way late last week. In other action, Middlebury won its opener at home, but Otter Valley lost its home debut.

Thunderstorms wiped out Tuesday’s slate, which included the Commodores visiting MUHS and the Eagles hosting Lake Division foe Milton. The MUHS-VUHS game was rescheduled to this coming Monday.

EAGLES VS. VUHS

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Tiger football routs Lakers in home opener

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School football team debuted in promising fashion this past Friday, taking a 35-6 third-quarter lead in a 49-20 victory over visiting Colchester in the opener for both Division I squads.

The Lakers scored on the game’s first possession, a four-play, 63-yard drive capped by a 5-yard pass from quarterback Zack Morin to wideout Bailey Olson and keyed by a 44-yard Morin-to-Olson bomb.

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Orwell's Hanson wins on Devil's Bowl dirt

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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WEST HAVEN — Orwell driver Lacey Hanson dominated the 30-lap Sprint Cars of New England feature on Labor Day at Devil’s Bowl Speedway to win the race and the three-race Sprint Car series at the track.

Hanson started sixth but needed only one lap to get to the lead in a 16-car race, and she left the field in her wake to take her second win of the season at the 0.3-mile dirt track at Devil’s Bowl.

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OV field hockey rallies at Windsor

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School field hockey won its opener last week on the road, but the Otters’ home opener on Tuesday vs. Mount Anthony was postponed by rainy weather. Mount Anthony instead will visit Brandon this coming Wednesday.

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Eagle field hockey starts with a romp

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



EAST DUXBURY — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team opened on Sept. 1 with a 6-0 victory at Harwood.

The Eagles were paced by a three-goal, one-assist performance by forward Jalen Cook, and central middie Olivia Young added a goal and an assist. Cecilia Vichi and Chloe Lyons added a goal apiece, and Casondra Dykstra chipped in an assist.

Goalie Chessley Jackman stopped one shot to earn the shutout.

The Eagles were set to visit U-32 on Wednesday and will entertain Middlebury on Saturday at 10 a.m. 

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U-32 strong late vs. Eagle football

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



EAST MONTPELIER — Host U-32 earned a 33-20 Division II football victory over the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative team on Friday. The Raiders picked up 277 yards on the ground and 147 passing.

The Eagles fell behind by 14-0, but rallied to tie the game at 14-14. The Raiders scored on a short Logan Wedge run after an Eagle fumble gave them the ball at midfield, and then and 18-yard pass from Logan Wolf to Austin Bressett.

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MUHS, VUHS runners do well at Essex meet

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Addison Indpendent



ESSEX — Solid results for Middlebury Union High School highlighted local runners’ efforts at Saturday’s Essex Invitational Cross Country Meet, at which Tiger senior Sam Hodges finished fifth, and top-20 efforts by freshman Camille Malhotra and senior Caroline Kimble helped the MUHS girls take sixth, the best team finish among Division II schools participating.

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