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December 21st

No snow! Winter-oriented businesses are suffering

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



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ADDISON COUNTY — A year ago at this time, Vermonters could look out their windows at hillsides blanketed in a foot of snow in some places. This year, that same view yields mostly brown ground, trees devoid of leaves and not a snowflake to be found. In past weeks, temperatures have risen as high as into the 40s and 50s.

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State OKs ACSU merger plan, and Otter Valley merger

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) last week gave its seal of approval to governance consolidation plans for three school districts — including one in the Middlebury area and one in the Brandon area.

The Dec. 15 decision paves the way for residents in the seven communities the Addison Central Supervisory Union to decide on March 1 whether their schools should be governed by a single board and funded through a single budget.

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Former Middlebury President Ron Liebowitz to lead Brandeis University

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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WALTHAM, Mass. — Ronald D. Liebowitz, who stepped down as the 16th president of Middlebury College this past June, has taken a similar job at a Boston-area educational institution.

Brandeis University’s Board of Trustees on Thursday announced that Liebowitz has been named the ninth president of the Waltham, Mass., school.

Liebowitz will begin his leadership role at Brandeis on July 1, 2016.

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Tigers lone winner in boys' hoops

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury posted its first win to highlight local boys’ basketball play late last week. In other action, Vergennes, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham all came up short.

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MUHS broke into the win column and avenged an earlier defeat by topping visiting Burr & Burton on Thursday, 62-47. The victory was the first of new coach Kyle Lussier’s varsity career.

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Tiger boys' hockey rallies past hartford, now 4-0

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ hockey team rallied from a two-goal deficit on Friday to defeat visiting Hartford, 5-3, and remain undefeated at 4-0.

The 2-2 Hurricanes got a first-period goal from Kyle Weeks and a strike at 7:08 of the second from Nate Lemieux.

The Tigers got on the board 19 seconds after Lemieux’s goal when freshman Henry Hodde tallied his first career goal, with assists going to Andrew Gleason and Colton Leno.

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MUHS girls' hockey falls on the road

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



NORTHFIELD — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team lost its first two games of the year last week, both on the road to fellow Division I contenders.

The 3-2-1 Tigers will play at Saranac Lake, N.Y., this Tuesday. Their annual holiday tournament comes to the Memorial Sports Center next Monday and Tuesday, with games against Spaulding and Northfield, respectively, both at 5 p.m.

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Guest Editorial: Carbon tax borders on the silly, not the rational

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Sen. Joe Benning



The carbon tax debate has gotten silly. Partisans, touting economic collapse on one side and environmental calamity on the other, have resorted to an ancient tactic usually reserved for whipping up public support for war: Demonize the other side and paint them as being ignorant sub-humans. Vermonters are beginning to grow weary of this style of discourse.

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Opinion: Picking a college no easy task

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By Andrea Torello



This week’s writer is Andrea L. Torello, M.Ed., of Vergennes, president of College Bound in Waltham and senior associate at Strategies for College in Shelburne.

I was thrilled to see an article on preparing our local youth for the college search, selection and application process on the front page of the Addison Independent recently.

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