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December 14th

County boys' hoop teams fall short

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Local high school boys’ basketball teams all came up short in action in the latter half of last week.

OTTERS

Host Mill River earned a 78-67 victory over Otter Valley on Friday. MRU (2-1) led at the half by 35-26 and then outscored OV by 26-17 in the third period to take charge. MRU’s Mike Morgan finished with a game-high 23.

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New Haven brings skepticism to Vt. Green Line Q&A session

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — New Haven residents continue to grapple with whether — and on what terms — to accept the Vermont Green Line, a 400-megawatt renewable energy transmission project that proposes to site a large electrical converter station near the VELCO substation.

Last Tuesday, Dec. 8, more than 100 residents packed the New Haven Town Hall for an informational meeting, conducted according to Town Meeting rules and overseen by town moderator Pam Marsh.

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Vermont Sports Media Association names OV's Allison Lowell Athlete of the Month

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont Sports Media Association chose two high school juniors — a high-scoring field hockey player and a prolific football quarterback — as its Athletes of the Month for October.

In statewide balloting of VSMA members, the organization selected Otter Valley Union’s Allison Lowell as its October Female Athlete of the Month and Burr & Burton Academy’s Griffin Stalcup as its October Male Athlete of the Month.

A VSMA member first nominated each athlete for his and her outstanding performance in October.

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Waltham selectboard eyes revenue from power line, supports 'green line' proposal

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — The Waltham selectboard came away from a Dec. 7 meeting with representatives of the companies proposing the Vermont Green Line saying it would recommend the town support the planned $600 million, 400-megawatt underground power line that would run from Beekmantown, N.Y., to New Haven.

“Our board was supportive of the plan,” said selectboard chairman Mike Grace in an email to the Independent. “We just wanted to get enough information to answer any questions at town meeting.”

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Sports Scoreboard/Schedule for Dec. 14

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

COLLEGE SPORTS

Men’s Hockey

12/11 Midd. vs. Hamilton 3-3

12/12 Midd. vs. Amherst 2-0

Women’s Hockey

12/12 Castleton vs. Midd. 3-2 (OT)

Women’s Basketball

12/12 Plattsburgh vs. Midd. 68-62

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Injured Monkton man rises to the challenge, regains independence

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Chris Grant pretty much had life by the tail.

He had his health, a home, a job and a Harley.

Then June 27, 2009, came along and changed his life forever.

Grant, then 36, was taking his motorcycle for a quick burn along Walker Mountain Road in Clarendon. He was a mile-and-a-half from his home when he rolled into a curve and saw an oncoming pickup truck that was veering across the centerline of the road.

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Editorial: Congress must OK war powers and accept consequences

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Last week, Vermont’s congressman Rep. Peter Welch did what Congress should have done long ago: he proposed bipartisan legislation that would authorize the use of American military force against the Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL. Joined by Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., and U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Jeff Flake, R-Az., Rep. Welch told his fellow congressmen and women that it was up to Congress to approve war powers if they determined that the nation should be more militarily involved against the Islamic State, not the president.

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Opinion: Recovery from opiate addiction requires support

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Bob Donnis



In reference to the article “State launches treatment program for opiate addicts” in the Dec. 3 edition of the Independent:

I wholeheartedly applaud the treatment of incarcerated people (and all people) suffering from the disease of addiction. This an outstanding program for many reasons. In my view, the chief benefit is that this treatment gives people the ability to recover their lives and become solid citizens of Vermont.

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