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VERMONT FAMILY FORESTS will have the West Barn on the Wells Farm in Lincoln restored from foundation to rooftop. Photo courtesy of Vermont Family Forests
LINCOLN — Built in about 1860, the West Barn at Vermont Family Forests’ Anderson Wells Farm is one of the oldest barns in Lincoln. It’s also the most prominent of the Wells Farm buildings you see from Quaker Street. This summer, that vista will change a whole lot as the West Barn undergoes a much needed, major, foundation-to-rooftop renovation. The West Barn is a bank barn, meaning that it was built into the side of a hill — a design that allows two floors of the building to be accessed from ground level. The settlers who built the barn framed it with hand-hewn timbers atop a loose fieldstone...
LINCOLN — Now that the snow is melting and the spring weather is here, please be on the lookout for children walking and riding bikes to and from school. The Lincoln Community School has a lot of children riding bikes and walking to school from 7:30 to 8 a.m. They ride and walk home from 3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Please use caution. Thank you! FROM THE TOWN CLERK It’s mud season! Many dirt roads are turning to mush, soup, and slop. If you do not live on one of these roadways, please help by driving around on paved surfaces instead. The people who must use these dirt roads to get home will appreciate...
LINCOLN — The Library is busy planning activities for this spring and summer that will introduce social interaction in ways that allow each individual to choose the level of interaction with others. A new tool borrow board will be available where you can post a tool that you are looking to borrow or a tool that you would like to loan out. There will be no tools on site at the library. This is purely a means for connecting people and tools. Please email lincolnlibraryvt@gmail.com if you would like to participate. Another project in the works is the Human Library. The idea of a Human Library is...

NATE GUSAKOV
Bleep! Technical difficulties.  We’ve all been there.  Last Friday, Nate Gusakov had to pull the plug on his own show, which kicked off the new music series out of Burnham Hall in Lincoln.  “It all fell apart,” Gusakov said in a phone call this week. “We tested our internet connection and it was great, then we got there and it went out. So we used our backup plan and that went out too.” Just a half an hour before the show, Gusakov decided to start recording for a last ditch effort, but called it quits about half-way through his show.  “It had been such a frazzle of a day,” he said. “So we...
LINCOLN — The Road Foreman has officially posted weight limits on Lincoln’s dirt roads as of March 9. If you have an excess weight vehicle and need to travel on these surfaces for any reason, please contact Dave Cavoretto, in advance, at (802) 453-3703. This month’s library book discussion will be held via Zoom on Monday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. The book being read this month is “The Island Of Sea Women” by Lisa See. Please contact the library for the link to the discussion. There will be a Zoom MAUSD Board meeting on Tuesday, March 23, at 6 p.m. This will be a regular Board meeting, but there...

PHILANTHROPIST WILL JACKSON is donating this beautiful, 130-acre parcel of land to the town of Lincoln. The property, located off River Road near the Lincoln Community School, will be accessible to the public for hiking, cross country skiing and other passive recreation. The Middlebury Area Land Trust is facilitating the donation and future care of the property. Photo by Josh Hummel
LINCOLN — People traveling up Lincoln’s River Road have undoubtedly seen a nondescript dirt pull-off that fronts a gated dirt road. It’s right before you get to the Lincoln Community School. Unbeknownst to many, that dirt road leads to 130-acre jewel of a property strewn with trails, meadows, forestland and what Middlebury Area Land Trust Executive Director Jamie Brookside calls “an incredible, sweeping view” of Mount Abraham. “It’s breathtaking,” she said during a recent interview. “I’ve been to a lot of incredible places in Vermont, and this is up there.” Owned by Cornwall resident Will...
LINCOLN — Town Meeting Election results are in! According to town clerk, Sally Ober, 410 out of 1097 registered voters cast their ballot. 300 voted by absentee ballot and 110 voted at the polls. Normally around 300 people vote in an odd-numbered year. All candidates on the ballot were elected (all ran unopposed) and every question on the town ballot passed. If you’d like to see detailed numbers, the official results are posted on the Secretary of State’s website at electionresults.vermont.gov/Index.html#/town. As town clerk, Sally would love to hear how best she can serve our community. One...
LINCOLN — This month the library is celebrating our local sugar industry. Don and Jodi Gale have filled the glass display case with buckets, taps, articles and instruments, all from their past 32 years of collecting the sweet stuff. Some of the items are donated by Charlie Leeuw. Stop by the library to check it out. Take and Make activity packs for the kids are also available at the library. There are many different packs to choose from for all skill levels. FROM LCS PRINCIPAL, TORY RILEY Last June, after our Lincoln Community School had existed remotely for about three months, educators...
LINCOLN — Now is the time to request your absentee ballot for Town Meeting. There will be no in-person meeting this year, so all articles will be voted by Australian ballot. The polls will be open on Tuesday, March 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Burnham Hall. Voters are strongly encouraged to vote absentee, and ballots must be requested. Ballots will not be automatically mailed like they were in the general election. You can request your absentee ballot in one of the following ways: online at mvp.vermont.gov, by emailing clerk@lincolnvermont.org, by mailing the postcard that will be coming in the...
LINCOLN — Now is the time to request your absentee ballot for Town Meeting. There will be no in-person meeting this year, so all articles will be voted by Australian ballot. The polls will be open on Tuesday, March 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Burnham Hall. Voters are strongly encouraged to vote absentee, and ballots must be requested. Ballots will not be automatically mailed like they were in the general election. You can request your absentee ballot in one of the following ways: online at mvp.vermont.gov, by emailing clerk@lincolnvermont.org, by mailing the postcard that will be coming in the...

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