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On the Ball: Panthers dancing

Posted on May 9, 2011 | Blog Category:
By Andy Kirkaldy



First up, this just in (and no surprise, really): I was wrong. And happy to say so.

When the Middlebury women’s lacrosse team lost to Tufts in the NESCAC quarterfinals, 13-12, a week ago Sunday, I assumed and wrote the 11-5 Panthers’ season was over. But their strength of schedule — all five of their losses came to teams ranked in the top 17, and Middlebury has five top-19 wins — earned Coach Missy Foote’s Panthers a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament.

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Staff blog: Gov. Shumlin on the Rachel Maddow Show

Posted on April 27, 2011 | Blog Category:
By Andrea Suozzo



Since Tuesday, Vermont's gotten some national coverage on the topic of health care reform, not the least of which were Gov. Peter Shumlin's appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC (video below) and on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show.

The occasion for Shumlin's appearances — and the national attention — was the passage of S.57 in the Vermont Senate, which sets the state on track to offer health insurance to all Vermonters. A committee will now reconcile the House and Senate versions of the bill before it heads to Shumlin's desk.

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Staff Blog: Board of Education seeks student member

Posted on April 15, 2011 | Blog Category:
By Andrew Stein



Are you a high school student from the class of 2013? Have you ever wished that the adults making decisions about your education's future would listen more to kids? Have you ever wanted to weigh in on Vermont's educational future?

Well, here's your chance!

The Vermont Board of Education is one of the few state education boards in the country that has a full-voting student member, and they want interested applicants to apply.

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Staff blog: President Obama speaks on deficit

Posted on April 13, 2011 | Blog Category:
By Andrea Suozzo



Today, President Obama spoke on the budget negotiations that have tied up congress over the past few weeks. While critiquing the Republican approach to budget-building, he laid out his own spending plan, which includes spending cuts that he said will cut the national deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years.

Below is a video, via www.whitehouse.gov, of today's speech, followed by a full transcript of the event, as released by the White House.

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Staff Blog: Sen. Leahy calls for Tik Root's release

Posted on April 1, 2011 | Blog Category:
By Andrea Suozzo



On March 31, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) spoke on the Senate floor about Tik Root, a Middlebury College student from Ripton who is currently detained in Syria.

He said Root is a "young, curious American student" who, naturally, was interested in watching the events unfold. Further, he said that no one from the U.S. embassy has been allowed to see Root in order to verify that he is healthy and being humanely treated.

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Staff Blog: Ripton's Pathik Root detained in Syria (Updated)

Posted on March 31, 2011 | Blog Category:
By Andrea Suozzo



Middlebury College student and Ripton native Pathik "Tik" Root disappeared while observing a protest in Damascus on March 18. Syrian authorities on March 26 confirmed that Root had been jailed, and since then state officials and his family and friends have continued working to have him released.

See bottom for our first story on Root's disappearance, and below for links to ongoing coverage of the situation.

Follow the story

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Discussion Board: Education Reform

As part of an ongoing discussion on education reform between Addison County residents and Middlebury College, we're providing community members with a platform to discuss this intricate issue. This week's discussion revolves around the following questions:

Do Addison County and the rest of the US need to reform their education systems? If so, why? And, how might education reform proceed? 

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Staff Blog: Midd professor on The Daily Show

Middlebury College professor Allison Stanger appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week. Catch our article about the interview and what it's like to be on national television in Thursday's paper, and watch the video below.

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Staff blog: Town Meeting Day 2011 recap

Posted on March 4, 2011 | Blog Category:
By Andrea Suozzo



Our newsroom staff gathered at the Addison Independent offices for the annual Town Meeting Day rush — the calls, the faxes, the emails, and the frantic rush to finish everything in time for the Thursday paper.

And of course, the liveblog.

Read the replay of the evening's results as they came in, and read our final result coverage from all of the Addison County towns (and Brandon).

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On the Ball: Seeds are planted

On the Ball: Seeds are planted

That time of the year is here, where postseasons overlap and local fans have a full menu of options. Well, almost full — the Middlebury College men’s hockey team lost in the NESCAC quarterfinal round on Saturday, its earliest exit ever.

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