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May 25th, 2017

Jessie Raymond: Time to show the garden who's boss

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



A good gardener isn’t someone who has luck getting things to grow. Things will grow whether you want them to or not. The real talent lies in taking charge of what grows and not letting the garden be the boss of you. You have to be ruthless.

I’m not.

Or, I wasn’t. After years of lamenting my lack of cruel streak, I have finally found my inner garden warrior.

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Salisbury hosts walk to school day on June 6

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — Salisbury Community School will be holding a special Walk to School Day on Tuesday, June 6. Kelley Cross Road will be closed to through traffic by order of the town Selectboard so that students can walk the half-mile to school from either Holman Road or West Salisbury Road.

The event is being organized by science teacher Amy Clapp and her fifth grade Green Team, with support from the Vermont Energy Education Program. It will conclude a month-long study of natural resources and human impact on the environment for the school’s K-6 students.

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VUHS softball breaks through for a big win

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — How tough has the schedule been for the Vergennes Union High School softball team? Seven of their 14 games have come against Division I programs with winning records, and another two against two of the top three teams in D-II.

Just last week alone, the Commodores absorbed setbacks from Colchester, Missisquoi and Essex, as of this Wednesday the first-, second- and fourth-place teams in D-I.

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Labor historian to give June 7 talk on 'What if poor women ran the world?'

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEURY — Labor historian Annelise Orleck will recount the struggle for welfare rights by Las Vegas women in the 1970s in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury onJune 7 at 7 p.m. Her talk,What if Poor Women Ran the World?is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’sFirst Wednesdays lecture seriesand is free and open to the public. (Note: This talk is rescheduled from January.)

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Commodore and Otter baseball teams nab victories

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes and Otter Valley won home games to highlight local baseball action, all on Tuesday, when also Mount Abraham and Middlebury came up short on the road.

Teams are playing their last regular season games this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday morning.

COMMODORES

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In high school lacrosse, Tiger girls trounce South Burlington, others fall

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In high school lacrosse earlier this week, the Middlebury girls took a big step toward the No. 1 seed in Division I, while the Vergennes-Mount Abraham boys’ and girls’ teams both lost.

The Otter Valley boys’ last game, at home vs. Hartford on Monday, was canceled. OV finished its regular season at 3-9.

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Legislative Review: Rep. Peter Conlon, Sound state budget faces veto

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Rep. Peter Conlon



By Rep. Peter Conlon, D-Cornwall

With the legislative session now in the rearview mirror, I wanted to touch on a couple major accomplishments and address the issue of school employee health insurance.

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Ways of Seeing: Abi Sessions, 'Garden World' counteracts Trump

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Abi Sessions



It’s all Trump’s fault: my chronic stiff neck, the persistent headaches, the muscles in my shoulders as tight as steel cables. Those shoulders seized up on election night and haven’t let go yet.

The cracked tooth soon to be extracted — that’s his fault too. I’m sure the unconscious clenching of the jaw when I read the latest outrage or listen to his nasty voice has enough power to shatter the enamel of that previously healthy tooth.

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