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Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series looking at what the shrinking percentage of younger people in Vermont means to...
BRISTOL — Because of a partial shutdown of the federal government, more than 43,000 members of the United States Coast Guard are serving...
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Quite a catch
PRESENTER CYNDE MCINNIS gets help preparing a 43-foot-long plastic humpback whale for inflation from her nephew and Bridge School student Ty Bierman, left, and her daughter...
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Life size
TEACHER JEN GRILLY snaps a photo of a 43-foot-long inflatable replica of a humpback whale that is being blown up in the gym at Middlebury’s Bridge School this past...
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Deep learning
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...
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Over frigid waters
WINTER TRANSFORMED THE Otter Creek into a wonderland around the Pulp Mill Bridge in Middelbury last week. Photo by Tricia Chatary
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Laundry on ice
CLOTHES HANG OUT in the ice and snow at a Middlebury home last week. Photo by Tricia Chatary
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Check
MIDDLEBURY DEFENSEMAN TUCKER Stearns checks Bellows Free Academy forward Noah Vincelette along the boards in Friday’s 3-0 home loss to the St. Albans school....
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Spectacular save
TIGER GOALTENDER JEFFERY Stearns makes a spectacular save to stop Bellows Free Academy forward Ben Pudvah on a breakaway in the second period of Friday’s Middlebury...
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Ice action
DEFENSEMAN ROBBIE BICKNELL and goalie Jeffrey Stearns watch play in the corner in the third period of Friday’s Tiger loss to Bellows Free Academy. Independent photo...
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It's in
A BFA PUCK slips between Middlebury goalie Jeffrey Stearns’s pad and the goal for the Bobwhites’ second goal on Friday night. Stearns tallied 23 saves in the...
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The ears have it
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,...

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MIDDLEBURY — Just two months ago, Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans and attorney Peter Bevere were political adversaries,...
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FERRISBURGH — Pack a great big hall with nearly 200 firefighters, give them an hour at the cash bar, feed them and seat them on either side...
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MIDDLEBURY — Anyone who has hiked with their children know that it has its delights and its pitfalls. At the Green Mountain Club Breadloaf...

Editorial

Take a look at the parking lot at the Robert Frost Interpretive Trails and you’ll notice something you might not have considered before: It’s plowed. But not by the government services that typically keep it open. A community-minded local association is helping keep it open. Here’s the brief story: The Robert Frost Trails, including the way station picnic area just up the road on Route 125 in Ripton, are under the...

Sports

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MIDDLEBURY — A solid effort wasn’t quite enough for the Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team on Friday night, when visiting BFA-St. Albans remained unbeaten vs. Vermont competition by topping the Tigers, 3-0.

The final score included an empty-net goal, and the 7-1-1 Bobwhites outshot the Tigers by 26-19. BFA’s loss and tie came against New York teams, and the Bobwhites trail only undefeated Essex...

Feature

he Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to...
MIDDLEBURY — As a teenager in the early 1980s, New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Bruni decided that in college he would live openly as a gay man. But when he walked into his dorm room at...

2018

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Sports Column

To borrow a template from a beer commercial, I don’t always spend the weekend on the couch watching and/or reading about sports. But when I do it’s 5 degrees outside. OK, to be fair I did leave the couch to watch Panther women’s hockey and Otter Valley-Mount Abe boys’ hoop, and to make a bunch of trips to the woodpile. Still, there were lots of big people on the TV running into each other, anguished Eagle-fan friends on Facebook, a where-did-that-come-from effort by the Patriots, a truly miserable Celtics game counterpointed with a good Bruins’ win, and...
TOM CLEARY AND JAMIE Masefield work some duo magic at the Walkover Gallery, 15 Main St., Bristol on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. By GREG PAHL The 2019 Walkover Gallery Cabin Fever Series launches on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m., with the amazing duo of jazz mandolinist Jamie Masefield and jazz pianist Tom Cleary. Only the second time these two have collaborated in performance, in their exceptional exploration of classical, jazz and jam band sources, the improvisational possibilities of...

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