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Final bell chimes for revered Bristol character


LIFELONG BRISTOL RESIDENT George Smith served his community in a variety of capacities for more than 60 years, right up to his death on Saturday, Nov. 9, at age 93. Smith is seen here at the town landfill — where he was the “keeper of the scales” for more than two decades — on the day the dump closed, Aug. 1, 2015. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell

BRISTOL — George Smith, who served his country in World War II and his community for more than 60 years, died on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the age of 93.

Key bird habitat in Weybridge conserved forever


WEYBRIDGE RESIDENT GALE Hurd, center, has agreed to donate a 55-acre grassland off Sheep Farm Road to the Otter Creek Audubon Society, and Middlebury Area Land Trust will hold a conservation easement on the property. Shown with Hurd (center) are MALT Executive Director Jamie Montague and OCAS President Ron Payne.

WEYBRIDGE — A Weybridge resident has ceded her ownership of a 55-acre parcel of grassland off Sheep Farm Road so that it will remain forever open to wildlife and humans alike.

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