The Independent’s top 10 stories of 2015

At the end of each year, the Independent editorial staff pores through all of the issues to pick the 10 stories most important to life in Addison County. The top 10 stories for 2015 span a variety of topics, from the Vermont Gas pipeline to school district consolidation under Act 46, from the expansion of solar projects to the continued toll of opiate addiction countywide, especially on children.
Below is a link to each of the stories. Also, check out our most popular web stories from 2015, along with some honorable mentions that did not make the top 10 list.
#1: Vermont Gas abandons Phase II pipeline; PSB launches Phase I review
#2: Voters reject school funding plans; lawmakers push consolidation
#3: Solar arrays abound, siting challenged
#4: $78 million and new farming rules aim to clean up Lake Champlain
#5: Middlebury cries foul over rail bridge project
#6: Drivers under the influence strike and kill locals riding bicycles
#7: Big power lines proposed for Addison County
#8: Juvenile and drug cases flood an overwhelmed justice system
#9: New leaders take charge at Middlebury College and Porter Medical Center
#10: Critical buildings take shape in Middlebury, Bristol, Ferrisburgh

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