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Deep learning

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



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BRIDGE SCHOOL STUDENTS and their teacher explore the inside of a 43-foot-long inflatable humpback whale named Nile with naturalist Cynde McInnis at the Middlebury school on Friday morning. Enthralled by the experience are, from left, teacher Nikki Juvan and students Amelie McCue, Billy Mitchell, Tiger Uttamang, Serenity Bassett, Sam Bierman and Matty Napolean. Turn to Page 3 to see the outside of the whale.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

 

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The ears have it

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



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WHILE DOG WALKER Pam Laurent keeps her golden retriever Millie moving during a walk in 15-degree weather along Mountain Street in Bristol this past Thursday afternoon, Millie looks pretty excited to be outside.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

 

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Fluff it up

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By John S. McCright



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A FLOCK OF chickens of various breeds isn’t bothered by the mild cold and snow on a Middlebury farm earlier this month, but one suspects this past weekend’s sub-zero temps kept more of them in the coop.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Snow cells

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



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FLUFFY SNOW THAT fell overnight across the Green Mountain State on Tuesday night filled a portion of each hexagon in this chicken wire fence in Middlebury Wednesday. Several inches of snow and a lot of ice resulted in school closures across Addison County.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Information superhighway

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



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AJ BOWEN, A lineman with Eustis Cable Enterprises, installs fiber optic cable for Middlebury College and other customers on South Pleasant Street in Middlebury this past Thursday afternoon.

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It's a boy!

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



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MEGAN HEDLEY OF Benson cuddles her son, Sawyer Jensen Porter Downey, the first baby born in Addison County in 2019. Sawyer, who weighed 7 pounds, 4.6 ounces and is 22 inches long, was born at 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, the day after his due date. Hedley added “Porter” in honor of the hospital, where her own mother used to work. Sawyer’s three-year-old sister, Jocelyn, had mixed feelings about the baby before he was born but was excited once she met him.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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That time of day

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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AT THE END of a hard day of cawing and swooping, crows gather in a Middlebury tree and chew the fat before settling in for the night.

Independent photo/John S. McCright

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Quilting through grief

Posted on December 27, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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LINDA SWEENEY OF New Haven was devastated last February by the unexpected death of her husband of more than three decades. Rather than give away his clothing she decided to turn it into a collection of quilts and stuffed animals, which she gave to their children and grandchildren for Christmas. Click here to read our story.
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Spirit of the season

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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LOCAL GIRLS SING Swedish songs during the Santa Lucia Festival at St. Stephen’s Church in Middlebury this past Thursday. Singing in the festival, staged annually by Shoreham’s Rustan Swenson, are Sophie Pope McCright, left, Chloe Clark, Emma Pope McCright, Astrid Olsen, Anna Berg and (not shown) Chelsea Robinson.

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Advent song

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By John S. McCright



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EMMA POPE MCCRIGHT, left, wearing the candle-lit wreath of Santa Lucia, and attendant Astrid Olsen sing during the Santa Lucia Festival, a traditional Advent celebration with Swedish roots. The event, which also featured the Nordic Harmony Singers and organ accompaniment  by George Matthew Jr., took place at St. Stephen’s Church in Middlebury on Dec. 13.

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