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New Bristol shop offers outdoor gear & services


CHRIS AND SAMANTHA MORRISSEY, owners of Cool Motion Outdoor Sports, are putting the final touches on their 900-square-foot bike and ski shop, which is located in the Rockydale neighborhood of Bristol, just east of Hogback Mountain Brewery. In addition to providing rental and repair services, the couple hope to create a community-focused outdoor adventure center. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — Growing up in Bristol, Chris Morrissey got into BMX culture — ramps, half pipes — and tinkering with bikes.

School is back in session — outdoors


ORWELL VILLAGE SCHOOL kindergarten teacher Josh Martin leads story time for his students in a rustic outdoor learning space. The Orwell community partnered with its school to create the outdoor classrooms as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Independent photo/John Flowers

ORWELL — Teachers have been busy these past few months ordering classroom supplies for the first in-school classes since mid-March.

$18 million city elderly housing project at risk


THESE IMAGES SHOW Vergennes Residential Care at 34 North St., with a dwelling at 40 North St. back to the left, and what it could look like if Daniel and Rebecca Hassan’s plans to expand the business with a new building and renovation project are completed, with the second building removed. Neighbors have appealed the city permit for a senior assisted-living project that could also pump economic life into downtown Vergennes, and the Hassans say their plans are in jeopardy.

VERGENNES — In early July the Vergennes Development Review Board unanimously approved Charlotte residents Daniel and Rebecca Hassan’s plans for a major expansion of Vergennes Residential Care, thei

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