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Kids get free books for summer reading

Posted on July 7, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Most children living in poverty do not have any books at home, a sobering statistic that makes these students more likely to struggle in school and drop out before graduation. In addition, many students in this rural county do not have easy access to a library during the summer months when school is not in session. Yet research shows that reading during the summer can counter the academic summer setback students often experience when they return to school in the fall.

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Kilbourne leaving Bridport Central School

Posted on June 5, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — Bridport Central School Principal Kathleen Kilbourne will be leaving her position this month to take the top administrative post at Castleton Elementary School.

Her recently announced departure will result in the district hiring an interim principal to direct Bridport Central for the coming school year, during which officials will search for a permanent replacement.

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Bridport woman helps parents carry on

Posted on May 1, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — Raising five young children takes patience, physical strength and some ingenuity.

Nancy Sunderland possesses all these qualities, and is using them to literally reduce the heavy lifting of child rearing for moms and dads. Along with business partner Jessica Young, Sunderland has formed the company Poe Wovens, which is making woven baby wraps to help parents comfortably and stylishly carry their infants or toddlers with less stress.

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New creamery builds cheese business from the curd up

Posted on April 24, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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BRIDPORT — Cheese curds? Really? Isn’t that what’s left after you make cheese?

Julie Danyew gets that question all the time. She’s the cheesemaker at one of the newest Addison County cheese producers, Bridport Creamery, which started selling the delicious cheese curds last September.

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Shoreland bill continues to generate controversy

Posted on February 6, 2014 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Health care reform, education financing and budget matters are making most of the headlines in the Vermont Statehouse these days, but Addison County residents reminded lawmakers on Monday of another issue they will follow intently this legislative session: A proposed law that would regulate the manner in which shoreland properties can be developed.

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Book tells family's story of running a Bridport country store

Posted on December 9, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — What happens when an English-born, Long Island housewife moves her family to rural Bridport, Vt., in the early 1960s to run a country store?

“The Red Brick Pantry,” a new book by Margaret (Rother) Nocca, tells the story of her and her family as they lived it in Bridport, just a few feet off  Route 22A. Proceeds from the sale of this slim volume, whimsically illustrated by the author, benefit the Bridport Historical Society.

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Bridport Grange to host pot pie dinner on Saturday

Posted on October 3, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRIDPORT — Each year the Bridport Grange raises money to purchase dictionaries for every third grader in the Addison Central Supervisory Union. The Grange will hold a chicken pie dinner fundraiser to benefit the Words for Thirds Project on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5-7 p.m., at the Grange hall, 3015 Route 22A.

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Couple raises special kite over Vermont

Posted on August 1, 2013 |
By Devon J. Villa



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BRIDPORT — One day last week Bridport resident Susan Massed got in touch with her roots by sending a kite high into the sky.

A native of Nantucket, an island of the coast of Massachusetts, Massed took part in a special challenge she had seen on a friend’s Facebook page.

“I saw a promotion put up by the Nantucket Kiteworks,” Massed said. “And I applied to be a part of it.”

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DUI No. 3 nets Bridport man up to four years in jail

Posted on June 13, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — A Bridport man with a history of drinking and driving convictions was sentenced on June 3 in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division to between 60 days and four years in prison for driving under the influence of alcohol, third offense.

Richard Kimball, 44, was also sentenced to concurrent two-month sentences on four other charges.

Judge Helen Toor handed down the sentences to Kimball for offenses committed in three separate incidents in Middlebury and Brandon this past October, November and February.

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Blue Spruce Farm's 100kW wind turbine now online

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRIDPORT — As dairy farms attempt to maximize their assets, one dairy in Addison County has found a way to put some new “energy” into its business.

Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, the first dairy farm in Vermont to put power from cow manure on the electric grid, is now capturing energy from the wind as well. Green Mountain Power has installed a Vermont-built Northern Power 100 kilowatt wind turbine at the Route 22A spread run by the Audet family.

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