SCORES OF COUNTY residents last Saturday logged into an online performance space called “Lincoln Live,” where people to performed music, read poetry or told jokes while safely distant during the pandemic. The weekly events are the brainchild of musician Nate Gusakov.
LINCOLN — Since its first Zoom meeting on April 11, a virtual open mic series called “Lincoln Live” has gradually increased in size and popularity. Last Saturday’s event — the fifth so far — attracted more than twice as many people as the first.
Its founder, Lincoln resident Nate Gusakov, is pleased with the way it’s going.
And he hopes it will end soon.
“It’s been wonderful to look at the gallery of neighbors’ faces, but also a little scary to realize that seeing people on a screen is the best we can do for a feeling of community togetherness,” Gusakov told the Independent in an email. “I’m...
LINCOLN — There are a lot of people in Lincoln right now who want to help their neighbors. What a good problem to have.
However, a real challenge in life can be asking for help — especially if you’ve always taken care of yourself, like us country folk do, or if you’re used to helping others. What I personally have had to learn in tough times is that asking for help is giving someone else the opportunity to do a good deed. By helping me, they felt useful and went to bed feeling a little more at peace. There is usually more gift to the giver! So don’t be shy about anything that you might need...
LINCOLN — Due to the state of emergency declared by Governor Scott, the Lincoln Town Office is closed for walk-in business. Town Officials will continue to do our work and we will stagger our hours to avoid contact with each other. We encourage you to do business with us remotely as much as possible. We will consider making appointments for those who need to do title searches.
Several of us who work here are among the very vulnerable population, so please stay away if there is any chance you could be infecting us! Payments and applications may be left in the drop box, and you are welcome to...
LINCOLN — Bridges presents the film “Hidden Figures” on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at the library. Based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s nonfiction book, “Hidden Figures” follows three female African-American mathematicians, Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, as they quickly rose in the ranks of NASA. They were the brains behind calculating the launch coordinates for astronaut John Glenn’s orbit and guaranteeing his safe return.
There will be an early education developmental screening on Thursday, March 26, at Bristol Elementary School. Children will have the opportunity...
LINCOLN — Eloise & Co. will perform for the Burnham Music Series at Burnham Hall in Lincoln on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. This duo features the combined creative force of Becky Tracy and Rachel Bell. These two, who are often joined by various guest guitarists including Owen Morrison, Andrew VanNorstrand and Bethany Waickman, crank out dance and concert music with unbridled energy. Their depth and versatility is evident not only in their dynamic playing, but also in their rich and unique repertoire, ranging from exciting original compositions to rock-solid traditional tunes. Eloise...
LINCOLN — Not quite 30 minutes into Lincoln’s annual town meeting Monday night, Rev. Justin Cox strode up the middle aisle of Burnham Hall and, though he’s by now quite used to projecting his voice across great spaces, graciously accepted the microphone.
“I’m the new minister over at United Church of Lincoln,” he said by way of introduction, then added that this was his first town meeting. “Everything I know about New England town meetings I know from ‘Gilmore Girls’ on TV, so bear with me,” he said.
Continuing the town meeting tradition of his predecessor, David Wood, who served UCOL for 38...
LINCOLN — The Big Change Roundup for Kids has officially kicked off at Lincoln Community School. Students and faculty will be collecting monetary donations to benefit sick children at the UVM Children’s Hospital. If you’d like to help with their fundraising efforts, please visit the LCS page at bigchangeroundup.org or send in your cash/check donation with an LCS student. Thank you for your support. Together we can make a difference one dime at a time.
Stop by the Lincoln Library on Saturday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration with Nola Kevra. All ages...
LINCOLN — In Lincoln this week, residents approved more than a million-and-a-half-dollars in town spending, elected several town officials (including one new face) and conducted the usual town meeting business.
Without too much ado, residents at Monday night’s town meeting in Burnham Hall passed the following three budget items:
• $1,052,578 in highway fund spending.
• $424,452 in general fund spending.
• $150,000 for the Paving Reserve Fund.
Afterward, townspeople considered whether or not Lincoln should grant a tax exemption to the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Company.
A chorus of “ayes”...
My name is Rob Backlund and I am running for Lincoln’s open seat on the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) board. I am the son of retired public school educators and my daughter, Suvi, will be a member of the Mount Abraham Unified High School Class of 2037. I was raised to value, appreciate and cherish education. Any efforts, time and money that I put forth to support our children, our teachers, our schools, our communities, our collective education, isn’t energy and capital spent, it is time and money invested. I aspire to represent Lincoln on the school board so that I can role...
LINCOLN — The annual town meeting in Lincoln will be held in Burnham Hall on Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m.
Voting by Australian ballot to elect town officers, approve the unified school district and regional technical school budgets, and choose presidential primary candidates, will take place on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Office.
Voters will be asked to approve a 9.7% increase in general fund spending, to $424,452, of which $262,839 would be raised by taxes.
Proposed highway fund spending would see a tiny increase of $442 to $1,052,578.
In anticipation of future...