Lincoln

09/19/2019
LINCOLN — Bridges presents the movie “Dark Money” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., at the library. The film takes viewers to Montana — a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide — to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. “Dark Money” uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (“Prodigal Sons”) and produced by Katy Chevigny (“E-Team”). The Ladies Aid Industria...
09/16/2019
BRISTOL/LINCOLN — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has awarded grants to the towns of Bristol and Lincoln for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvement projects. “Improvements to the bike and pedestrian infrastructure around the state help communities modernize and become more livable and affordable,” said Gov. Phil Scott in a press release issued last week. “The positive effects of these projects are widespread, including benefits to property values, tourism, business and the environment.” Bristol will receive $42,000 for its Main Street Lighting and Sidewalk Improvement...

LONGTIME LINCOLN FIRST responder Eleanor Scully shows off her likeness on the poster advertising the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department’s Father’s Day Barbecue this past June.
09/16/2019
LINCOLN — On this past Father’s Day, 90-year-old Eleanor Scully was honored by the Lincoln Fire Company at the organization’s annual barbecue. Since 1990, Scully has served the Lincoln community as a first responder. The Lincoln resident and retired nurse also worked for the Bristol Rescue Squad, which serves Bristol, Monkton, New Haven, Starksboro and Lincoln. Before moving to Lincoln, she and her husband, Bud, were EMTs in New Jersey for 17 years. To advertise the event, the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, which operates the emergency medical services in town, produced an attractive...

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM the Lincoln General store shows an image of the person who robbed the store early Monday morning.
09/12/2019
LINCOLN/FERRISBURGH — Vermont State Police are investigating what they termed as “several incidents where convenience stores and gas stations have been burglarized and property has been taken.” They specifically cited burglaries at the Lincoln General Store on Monday, Sept. 9; at the Jolley Convenience Store on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh on Tuesday, Sept. 10; and at the at the Starry Night Café, also on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Police said the Lincoln store was broken into before 3 a.m. Monday morning. A suspect stole “multiple items” before leaving, according to police....

LORRAINE PATTERSON AND her granddaughter Lena Jones take a breather while having fun biking on Lincoln’s Quaker Street, which recently were made more friendly to bikers and pedestrians thanks to painting of “advisory lanes” that create more room along the sides of the road. Courtesy photo
09/12/2019
LINCOLN — Lincoln’s roadways aren’t exactly ideal for bike or pedestrian lanes. “Our roads are very narrow (22 feet in many areas) with ditches and culverts on the sides and no room for the (Vermont Agency of Transportation) requirement of bike lanes that must be four to five feet in width,” said Lincoln selectboard member Ellie Bryant. Still, Bryant has been working for more than a year to find a solution. Now, thanks to an “Advisory Bicycle Lane Design Guide” and a $1,500 RiseVT Amplify Grant, one phase of that solution is at hand. The grant will cover the expense of painting advisory lanes...
09/12/2019
LINCOLN — Are you interested in joining the Lincoln Community School (LCS) Mentor Program? The Lincoln Mentor Program is looking for potential mentors to pair up with student mentees from LCS. Accepted mentors will agree to spend either an hour a week meeting with their mentee or two hours every two weeks outside of school, for a full year. Potential mentors must pass a background check, which includes fingerprinting. If interested, please email the Coordinator, Beth Nelson at beth.nelson@mausd.org. It’s a win-win situation. On Friday, Sept. 20, at 10:30 a.m., children’s author and...

GREG AND AIDAN Ryan, formerly known as the group They Might be Gypsies, will be opening this season’s Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall on Saturday, Sept. 14.
09/12/2019
LINCOLN — Greg and Aidan Ryan, formerly known as the group They Might be Gypsies, will be opening this season’s Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall on Saturday, Sept. 14. Inspired by the 1930s Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and contemporary gypsy masters as well, Greg and Aidan play high energy, uplifting music with tremendous passion. Their two records received rave reviews, with their debut album winning the Vermont Times Argus' Instrumental Album of the Year. In addition to playing with Aidan, Greg performs in a duo with Rani Arbo of the American roots band Rani...

TOM AND RHONDA GADUE of Lincoln recently purchased and began renovating the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford. The couple has operated the Solar Sweet Maple Farm sugarhouse in Lincoln since 2012. Brandon Reporter photo/Russell Jones
09/05/2019
PITTSFORD — The New England Maple Museum, on Route 7 in Pittsford, has been open for four decades, but until recently the future of the museum was in jeopardy. New owners Tom and Rhonda Gadhue said they are not only trying to keep the museum alive, but are expanding its offerings. “We want to bring the museum up-to-date while keeping it as original as possible,” Tom Gadhue told The Brandon Reporter this week. “We also have several ideas planned to add to what the museum has to offer.” Started by Tom and Donna Olson in 1977, the New England Maple Museum is a snapshot of the history of the...
09/05/2019
LINCOLN — Greg and Aidan Ryan, formerly They Might be Gypsies, will be opening this season’s Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Inspired by the 1930s Gypsy Jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and contemporary gypsy masters as well, Greg and Aidan play high-energy, uplifting music with tremendous passion. The Lincoln Library presents “That The People May Live: The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota” on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, the Lakota holy...
08/29/2019
LINCOLN — School is back in session and that means anxious and excited kids running around. Allow yourself extra time for getting to school or work, don’t pass school buses when the lights are on and the stop sign is extended and be aware of students riding their bikes to school. Thank you for using a little extra care and caution as we begin this new school year. Welcome to LCS: Annsunee Swift, principal through December, Brittney Peterson, grade 5/6 teacher, Brady Fuller, custodian and welcome back to Justin Newton, PE teacher. Wishing all LCS staff and students a wonderful school year....

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