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Quittin' time

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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THE FIRST WARM day in quite awhile brought out a fisherman to the Otter Creek just below the Middlebury falls just after work early last week.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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On a day's travel

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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IT MUST HAVE been some creative type who attached a smiling unicorn to the head of a baby doll with a puzzled look on its face then mounted the creation on a switch by the railroad tracks in Middlebury last week.

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Kids on the run

Posted on May 10, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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THESE KIDS SEEMED to be enjoying themselves at the 11th annual Middlebury Maple Run last Sunday.

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The wave

Posted on May 9, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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NEARLY 500 RUNNERS stream north on South Street Sunday morning at the start of the 2019 Middlebury Maple Run, which featured clear skies with temps just under 70 degrees. A long, wet spring may have kept numbers down, but those taking part appeared to be enthusiastic, and those cheering along the beautiful route also had a good time.

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ANWSD set to mediate teacher talks

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



VERGENNES — Members of the negotiating committee representing the school board are raising their own issues about how talks have proceeded between the Addison Northwest School District and the Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA). ANWSD Superintendent Sheila Soule last week announced that contract negotiations had come to an impasse, and a mediator would be called in.

On Wednesday, Soule said the district and the teachers group had secured veteran mediator Ira Lobel for this negotiation.

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ANWSD teacher contract talks stall

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



VERGENNES — Contract talks between teachers at public schools in the Vergennes area and the board that oversee those schools have broken down.

Sheila Soule, superintendent of the Addison Northwest School District, on Tuesday told the Independent that the ANSWSD Board and the Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) have reached an impasse in their collective bargaining negotiations for a one-year contract that would cover the coming school year. The current teacher contract runs through June 30.

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Spring bursts forth

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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AREN’T THESE BEAUTIFUL spring wildflowers? We saw them in Addison near Snake Mountain last week. We think they may be “hepatica,” but are not sure. If you know what this variety is called, let us know at [email protected].

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Bleakness ends

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



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THE ENDS OF the branches on these bare trees silhouetted against the evening ski appear to be getting fuzzier as the first small buds of spring soften their austere nakedness.

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Rabid coyote shot in New Haven; second in county this month

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



NEW HAVEN — For the second time in two weeks a coyote with rabies was identified in Addison County.

A New Haven man shot and killed a coyote when it charged him in his yard this past Thursday, according to Vermont wildlife officials. That came 10 days after a coyote attacked a man and woman outside their Salisbury home, and the man shot the animal.

State Department of Health officials confirmed that the coyotes in both cases suffered from rabies.

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Like a poem

Posted on April 1, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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SURROUNDED BY A bit of snow on the ground and a muddy road, this tree seems to be almost ready to pop some buds and start a new season. We thought it was an ash, but when it appeared in the newspaper the tree's owner called us up to inform us that it is an elm — speciifically an elm that has required some rather expensive TLC to keep it so healthy. Now we know.

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