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LINCOLN — The library will be welcoming patrons back inside the building starting Monday, July 20. They will be limiting the number of patrons inside at one time, requiring masks, quarantining book returns and asking for your cooperation and patience if unforeseen circumstances arise. The library will still be continuing the front porch pickup service. Email or call the library to let them know what books, movies and/or audio books you would like to check out and they will leave them on the front porch table for you to pick up at your convenience. FROM THE TOWN CLERK Lincoln voters, did you...
LINCOLN — The town of Lincoln has hired Dufresne Group Consulting Engineers to complete a study to identify and evaluate potential alternatives for a bike and/or pedestrian facility along River Road from the end of the existing sidewalk south to the Lincoln Community School. This process typically includes a public meeting to obtain feedback from the community on existing issues and concerns.  Due to COVID-19, that meeting was put on hold and a survey is being used to obtain this feedback. The survey is available online and in paper format at the town office. Please contact the town office at...
LINCOLN — It’s so great to be back writing the Lincoln News! I hope you all have been and continue to be well. I know many activities have been canceled, but if you have an event that is happening in Lincoln, I’d love to know about it. Congratulations to Jacob and his LCS classmates on their promotion to seventh grade. Good luck to all of you next year. I’d also like to congratulate all of the Lincoln Class of 2020 high school graduates. Well done! The Lincoln Library is continuing with front porch pickup. Email the library at lincolnlibraryvt@gmail.com or call 453-2665 with your next book...
LINCOLN — Lucinda Guy, a Mt. Abe senior, is this year’s winner of Lincoln’s second Walter S. Burnham Award. In addition to participating in athletics and musicals at Mount Abe. Guy has worked with children at the Lincoln Community School. For two summers she volunteered at the Lincoln Library organizing and checking books in and out for patrons. She’s long participated in Green Up Day with her family. After graduation, Lucy hopes to attend a New England college and study zoology, occupational science, or athletic training. Walter Burnham’s 1919 will allocates funds for “rewards of merit...

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...

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