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Pet of the week: Whitney

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Pete and David Basque



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Whitney is a beloved 6-year-old boxer mix who lives with Pete and David. She is an active gal who loves outdoor adventures. That said, she also excels at lounging on the couch!

Pete and David Basque

Bridport

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Bill Taylor: Third generation ambulance driver

Posted on May 6, 2019 |
By Alice Grau



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BRIDPORT — Bill Taylor has been a member of Town Line First Response since 2006, after he moved to his wife Lisa’s hometown of Bridport, and is currently serving his second term as squad president. He is proud to be a third-generation ambulance driver.

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Matthew Brankman named principal of Bridport school

Posted on April 29, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — Matthew Brankman couldn’t help but chuckle at the perfectly reasonable question he was asked during his recent interview for the Bridport Central School principalship:

“Will you be able to handle living in rural Vermont?”

When you currently live in a community of around 1,200 and your resumé includes seven years teaching to tiny groups of children in the Alaskan bush, it’s pretty safe to say Matt Brankman won’t feel isolated in rural Vermont.

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Pratt's Store marks its 50th year serving Bridport

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — When Bridport folks are missing key ingredients for a meal, a do-it-yourself project or a party, they utter the same refrain: “I can get that at Pratt’s; they have everything.”

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Bridport Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents approved everything on their 2019 town meeting warning, including a request to take out a five-year loan of up to $220,000 to buy a new Tandem dump truck.

Bridport Town Clerk Valerie Bourgeois said 169 of the community’s 906 registered voters casted ballots on Town Meeting day.

Participants at the annual meeting agreed, by voice vote, to tax themselves a combined total of $1,081,259 to pay for highway and general fund services for fiscal year 2020.

They also passed articles seeking:

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Alice Grau offers a glimpse into life as a first responder

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Alice Grau



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Editor’s note: The writer describes what it is like to be an EMT in hopes that others will volunteer to be first responders in their communities.

BRIDPORT — Some six years ago, newly retired and trying to find a way to help out in my community, I decided to train as an Emergency Medical Technician, or EMT, take the certification exam, and volunteer with Townline First Response.

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Letter to the editor: Lorraine Morse a good choice for ACSD board

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Angela Cobrin Landis



Middlebury residents are incredibly fortunate to have Lorraine Morse as one of their choices for Addison Central School District Board.

Lorraine Morse has demonstrated a very strong sense of responsibility to our community with 20+ years of experience volunteering in our community; and 18 consecutive years specifically on the school boards from: Mary Hogan, UD3, Hannaford Career Center, Addison Central Supervisory Union Board, ACSD; not to mention all of the subcommittees and other added responsibilities.

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Bridport Town Meeting Preview 2019

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting will, among other things, decide whether to take out a five-year loan for up to $220,000 to buy a new Tandem dump truck.

Voters will also be asked to tax themselves a combined total of $1,081,259 to pay for highway and general fund services for fiscal year 2020. That $1.1 million request is the same tax levy as was approved by voters for the current fiscal year, according to Bridport Selectman David Bronson.

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Lawmakers and citizens take aim at carbon tax

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Carbon tax.

It was a political land mine that few state politicians wanted to step on during last year’s campaign, and there appears to be little support this year for adopting such a tax to combat climate change.

Still, the prospect of a carbon tax was the main topic of conversation at the session’s inaugural Addison County legislative breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall on Monday.

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Lawmakers cite 2019 priorities

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — While much of the discussion at the Legislative Breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall on Monday was on the idea of a “carbon tax,” the four lawmakers and many citizens in attendance also talked about other important issues.

Other discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast focused on:

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