LINCOLN — Calling all walkers, bikers, runners and strollers, two historic walks through Lincoln are now available just in time to enjoy the foliage. The Lincoln Historic Society and Lincoln Library present descriptions of the people and businesses, from 1860 to present day, who helped build this town.
Do you know where a gunsmith lived? Why do the Creamery Street houses look somewhat alike? Do you know about the day Lincoln died? Find out where you could get the latest-in-fashion hat or a cold sip of buttermilk. You can find and see all the answers while getting some exercise, maintaining...
LINCOLN — Welcome to all the new students and teachers in MAUSD. Welcome back to all the returning students and teachers. I wish you all the best this year. I know school looks a bit different this year, but we can get through it if we all listen, have patience and work together. Be well!
Just a friendly reminder that with school back in session, kids might be anxious and nervous and not paying attention to their surroundings. Please be aware of students walking and riding their bikes to school. Please allow yourself extra time for getting to school or work. Please don’t pass school buses...
LINCOLN — The library will be restarting their weekly toddler storytime outside on Friday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. with a few precautions. Please bring your own blanket to sit on, your own lightweight scarf or textile square for the scarf songs and your own snack and drink. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Breathing and Listening with the Natural World, a new afternoon activity geared toward students in grades 5 through 8, will begin outside on the library grounds starting Friday, Sept. 11, from 3-5 p.m. This event, led by Kristin Andrews, will include discussion, craft...
LINCOLN — The town clerk will be unable to respond to phone messages or records requests Sept. 3 through Sept. 7. The best way to reach all town officials at this time will be via email, as some are working remotely. See the town website for email address information. Call (802) 453-7072 if you’d like to reach the selectboard administrative assistant or bookkeeper during this time.
FROM THE TOWN CLERK
On Aug. 11, the election was held under a big tent outside the town office. The weather cooperated and more voters participated absentee than in person. In the weeks leading up to Election day...
LINCOLN — Lincoln’s municipal tax rate will be slightly lower for fiscal year 2021, but the overall rate for Lincoln property owners is going up because of a jump in educational property tax rates.
The town selectboard on Aug. 18 set this year’s municipal tax rate at $0.6427 per $100 of assessed property value, a decrease of three-quarters of a penny, or about 1%.
However, Lincoln’s residential educational property tax rate increased by 7.72 cents, or 5%, to $1.5702.
The nonresidential rate increased by 7.02 cents, or 4.8%, to $1.5380.
The total property tax rate for Lincoln residents next...
LINCOLN — The Lincoln Library Community Read for August is “Black Is The Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine” by Emily Berner. “Black is the Body” won the Christopher Isherwood Prize for autobiographical prose in the Los Angeles Times2020 Book Prizes competition. A native of Nashville, Emily has, since 2001, been a faculty member at University of Vermont, where she is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English. The library has many copies of this book, so they invite anyone who might be interested in reading it to do so. There will be an outdoor...
LINCOLN — Vermont’s Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Office at 62 Quaker St. Please wear a mask and bring your own black pen if you do not want to use the pens there. Early/absentee voting is available until 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10.
The library is once again open to patrons. Stop by and check out all your favorite summer reads or maybe try some new authors. The library will continue to offer curbside service for the foreseeable future as there may be times that service meets someone’s needs better than coming into the building. Don...
HARRISON BROOKS SITS in his Lincoln home playing ElevatorUp, the card game he conceived, developed, published and recently began selling online. He calls himself CEO (Chief Elevator Officer) of PlayElevatorUp.com.
LINCOLN — Seventeen-year-old Harrison Brooks and his family have been visiting Addison County from their New York City home since he was a young kid.
“Every chance we’d get, we would come up here to visit (my grandmother in Lincoln) and spend as much time as we could,” he told the Independent. “A lot of my early childhood memories are from Vermont: struggling to lift hay bales, looking forward to the Addison County fair, going to summer camp in Hancock, learning how to lawn mow.”
This summer the Brookses are in the process of moving up to Lincoln to live year round, and among the things...
LINCOLN — The MAUSD Expanded Learning Program Summer Adventure Camp presents “BOTS!” a new children’s musical starring the ELP Summer Musical Theater Group on Friday, Aug. 7 at 8:30 p.m. This drive-in theater event will be held in the MAUHS parking lot. Rain date is Thursday, Aug. 6. Come celebrate these amazingly talented kids.
FROM PAUL FORLENZA, CHAIR, LDC
The Lincoln Democratic Committee will meet via Zoom to nominate candidates for Justice of the Peace on Monday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. Some duties of a JP include helping conduct elections, hearing taxpayer appeals and performing marriages....
LINCOLN — The Lincoln Library is now open for inside browsing. A plexiglass shield has been installed at the front desk and no patrons will be allowed behind the desk. A maximum of 10 people, including staff, will be allowed inside at one time. Masks that cover your mouth and nose are required for patrons and staff. Masks are available if you need one. If you are unable to wear a mask, please use curbside pickup. Sanitizing your hands before entering the building and upon exiting is required. Please keep a distance of 6 feet from others both inside the library and out.
Be aware that you may...