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February 23rd, 2017

Area Nordic athletes to ski for state

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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CRAFTSBURY — This past Saturday, nine Middlebury-area Nordic skiers traveled to Craftsbury for a day of racing. The goal was to qualify for one of two teams — an elite high school team and an under-age-16 group — that will represent Vermont in regional youth championship races next month.

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Letter to the editor: Ferrisburgh clerk merits re-election

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Bob Beach



Gloria Warden is running for her second term as Town Clerk. She has also served the town as a planning and zoning board member. I have always found her to be unbiased, fair and always working for the Town’s best interest. Please join me to support her in the upcoming election.

Bob Beach

West Ferrisburgh

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Letter to the editor: Ferrisburgh treasurer candidate has strong background

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Deb Healey



I am running for the Ferrisburgh Treasurer’s office because I am at a point in my work life where I can step forward to help. By design, an elected Treasurer is responsible only to the voters; however, to effectively run our town government the Treasurer and Selectboard must work well together.

If elected I will do my best to follow the accounting practices as recommended by our certified public accountant, be available during published office hours and foster town office operations based on cooperation and teamwork.

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Letter to the editor: Middlebury board members deserve stipend increase

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Ross Conrad



An article to increase the stipend paid to the Middlebury Town selectboard members to cover the costs they incur while serving the town will appear on the ballot on Town Meeting Day. This proposed increase would be the first since the current stipend for selectboard members was adopted 22 years ago.

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MUHS gymnastics team vies at state meet

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ESSEX — The Middlebury Union High School gymnastics team concluded its season by finishing sixth among 10 teams at this past Saturday’s state championship meet at Essex High School.

Host Essex won the title for the 12th straight season, scoring 144.25 points to defeat second-place Champlain Valley (139.775), with South Burlington (131.90) in third. Division I St. Johnsbury took fourth (121.20).

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Tiger dance team earns third-place finishes

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School dance team finished third in both of its disciplines, Jazz and Hip-Hop, at the state championship competition, held on Saturday at Vergennes Union High School.

Mount Mansfield won both those disciplines by wide margins. Lamoille edged the Tigers by a single point for second place among nine teams in the Hip Hop competitions, while South Burlington finished second among eight teams in Jazz.

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Leading Artificial Intelligence expert to speak on 'intelligent machines'

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY—For centuries, people have imagined smart machines inhabiting the earth in fictional stories. As these “intelligent” machines cross over from the realm of fiction into reality, the impact of this technology on people, communities, and society at large takes on new urgency. 

Those thorny issues will be the focus of a public lecture, “Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges,” by Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar Barbara Grosz on Monday, Feb. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, room 216.

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Letter to the editor: A&P advertisement shows times, prices have changed

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Samford Rouse



On a recent weekend, I was looking through a box of miscellaneous items when I came upon an A&P store ad for grocery and meat prices and also produce.

The ad was 35 years old. It was in a local paper dated July 4, 1982. I worked for the A&P company for 35 years. The month I retired was August the same year.

Now, people have to work two or three jobs to keep themselves afloat to make an honest living. The prices now have doubled and tripled since, and so hasn’t everything else.

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