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Bridport churchbells to commemorate end of First World War

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Members from two neighboring congregations in Bridport will join forces to ring a church bell together at 11 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 11, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending the First World War.

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Firm fights lake pollution with shale and biochar

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRIDPORT — Rock Dust Local LLC, a Bridport company founded by Tom Vanacore, last week shipped out 80 tons of freshly broken Addison County shale mixed with biochar — enough to cover 40 acres of Champlain Valley farm fields.

Vanacore is betting the dark gray mixture will convert excess phosphorus into mineral form and prevent it from making its way into Vermont streams and ultimately Lake Champlain.

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Bridport Historical Society annual potluck to be held Sept. 23

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — The Bridport Historical Society will hold its 2018 annual meeting and potluck lunch on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Bridport Community/Masonic Hall. Featured will be a program by Donald Wickman on “Lake Champlain Over the Years: A Visual & Historical Narrative.”

Wickman is a historian from Rutland specializing in the American Revolution and the Civil War. In this program, he explores the heritage of Lake Champlain, one of the most historic bodies of water in the United States. The talk is a Vermont Humanities Council Program.

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Note of appreciation: Bridport Community Supper organizers offer thanks

Posted on May 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The 10th year of the Bridport Community Supper program has ended for the 2017-2018 winter season. Our suppers are provided free of charge to the community every Friday night at the Bridport Grange Hall from December through March.

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UPDATED: Publisher of Valley Voice Cheryl White dies

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Cheryl White, the longtime owner and publisher of The Valley Voice newspaper in Middlebury, died of natural causes at her Bridport home this past Thursday evening, May 3.

White was well known in her hometown as well as throughout the broader community, with many friends and close associates built through her decades in journalism. She bought The Valley Voice more than three decades ago.

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Bridport town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting elected David Bronson to a three-year term on their selectboard and passed all of the money items on their warning.

Bronson topped Brice Stocker, 127 to 91, in the one contested race.

Residents agreed to spend up to $340,000 to replace the Sunderland Bridge on Crown Point Road. That project is contingent on the town receiving $175,000 in state money to go along with $165,000 in local funds to finance the project.

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2018 Bridport town meeting preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting will decide a contested race for their selectboard and will be asked to invest in two major construction projects in their community.

David Bronson and Bruce Stocker are vying for a three-year term on the selectboard. There are no other contested elections on the ballot.

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Middlebury-area school board on path to level-funded budget; teachers brace for layoffs

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District (ACSD) board on Monday agreed to pursue a level-funded budget for member-schools for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year, a move that would require more than $1.9 million in cuts and a potential reduction of 14 teaching positions, 18 paraprofessionals, a principal’s post and a central office worker.

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HomeShare Vermont bring people together, helps fill needs

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — With no age or income restrictions on HomeShare Vermont’s participants, homeshare hosts are drawn to the program for an extensive list of reasons.

Some need a little help around the house or want companionship. Others could use extra rental income to help make ends meet. Then there are some who see homesharing as a way to give back to the community and environment.

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Bristol selectboard eyeing trees; wants to balance safe sidewalks with tree health & beauty

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard is trying to figure out what to do about those trees between the street and the sidewalk in the village that are busting up sidewalks.

Cutting back the roots so the sidewalk can be repaired could end up killing the tree; removing the tree takes out an important Bristol asset.

“Sidewalk trees are a big part of the beauty of Bristol village, as is its walkability” said Bristol selectboard Chair Peter Coffey. “Trees are important. Safe sidewalks are important.”

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