September 2021

Afghan student fears for family back home


BECAUSE REVEALING THE identity of “Jamila” could endanger her family in Afghanistan the Independent has withheld her photo as well as her real name, her hometown and the American schools she has attended. Bridport resident Jill Vickers has been working with U.S. officials to secure visas for Jamila’s family, but it’s unclear at this time if they will be able to safely exit the country. Image by Christopher Ross

BRIDPORT — Jill Vickers spent part of her summer this year teaching a young Afghan woman how to drive.

Ripton Ridge Run set for Oct. 10


RAIN OR SHINE, the Ripton Ridge Run promises a challenging run made sweet by the colors of fall and a rejuvenating lunch afterwards. Photo Courtesy of Ripton Ridge Run

RIPTON — The Ripton Ridge Run will have both an in-person and virtual event on Sunday, Oct. 10, starting at 12:30 p.m.

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