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Two curious cows

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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A PAIR OF milking cows wonder what to make of a visitor to their Middlebury barn while a third cow apparently can’t be bothered.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

 

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In the stalls

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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ROUND AIR CIRCULATORS break up the straight lines that stretch out through a milking barn in Middlebury. The cows are free to leave their stalls but seem content to mostly stay put.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Happy Holstein

Posted on March 14, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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A FRIENDLY COW comes right up to a visitor to a Middlebury dairy barn last week.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Knit one, purl one

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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A PAIR OF knitters use their time wisely during Monday’s New Haven town meeting. 

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Welcome to March

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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ICICLES ON THE roof covering these three mailboxes in Middlebury remind us that there is still plenty of winter left.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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After 51 years serving the town of Orwell, Walker James will step away

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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ORWELL — Walker James will sit at the front of Orwell Town Hall with the rest of the selectmen’s board next Tuesday morning as the dean of the town’s leadership.

For 51 years James has served the town in some capacity or another — moderator, school director, justice of the peace, sewer plant operations manager …

“He’s done a touch of everything,” said Tom Audet, the chair of the selectmen’s board.

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Home away from home

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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LOCKERS IN A Mount Abraham Union High School hallway look monotonously similar after hours, but a glimpse at the students who keep their stuff in them shows a kaleidoscope of humanity.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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New funding devoted to job creation in Addison County

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy was joined by a phalanx of local, state and regional economic development officials at the Middlebury Town Offices on Thursday to announce a major expansion of a federal program designed to spur business grown in rural areas, including Addison County.

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Off season

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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THE CONCRETE STADIUM seating at Fucile Field off Creek Road in Middlebury sure looks cold on this February afternoon. Hard to imagine that people will fill the stands to watch lacrosse in only two months.

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Pages to paper roses

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE FIRST-YEAR students Elise Morris, left, and Sugeidy Ferreira look at a cell phone propped up on a table in Special Collections at Davis Family Library to compare the paper flowers they made on Valentine’s Day to some they see online. Special Collections hosted a free workshop in which college and community members made up-cycled paper roses using pages from discarded books.

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