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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...
LINCOLN — Is your compost pile frozen solid? Are you out of space in your compost bin because it’s frozen? Don’t give up! Lincoln Compost Ambassador Sally Ober says. You can make an extra compost bin by drilling holes in the sides and bottom of a trash can that has a lid. Cover layers of food scraps with a hefty layer of browns like wood shavings (available at farm supply stores), dry leaves, straw and shredded paper or cardboard. Or, bring your food scraps to your town recycling and trash drop-off or the ACSWMD Transfer Station in Middlebury. More info is online at AddisonCountyRecycles.org...

LAST WEEK, STUDENTS from the Lincoln Community School dropped off “Kindness Rocks” — rocks painted colorfully with positive messages — at public gathering spaces around town.
LINCOLN — Some Lincoln Community School students visited the Lincoln Town Office one day last week. The students appeared with enthusiasm, quickly distributed “Kindness Rocks” all around the office (both inside and out), and then continued on their way to spread more positive energy around town, Town Clerk Sally Ober tells us. “All day long I have been finding rocks in unexpected places, and each time it makes me smile to see one,” Ober said. “Even though I knew these students were here, it feels like they performed a clever magic trick by tucking them into places where I have been surprised...
LINCOLN — Lincoln’s Town Meeting will be on Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m., upstairs at Burnham Hall. Remember to bring your Town Report with you to the meeting. If you did not receive one, please stop by the town office to pick one up or there will be extras at the meeting. Please contact the town clerk at 453-2980 if you need to request childcare or need a ride to Town Meeting. Election of Lincoln’s Town and School Officers by Australian ballot voting is held on Vermont Town Meeting Day, Tuesday, March 3. The polling place is open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Office. Vermont’s...

LINCOLN COMMUNITY MEMBERS parade down the town’s main road on Saturday, Feb. 1, as part of Lincoln’s annual Hill Country Holiday. This year’s event marked the 20th anniversary of Lincoln’s new library. Three library directors — Wendy McIntosh, Linda Norton and Debi Gray — follow the banner. Photo/Megan Hannah
LINCOLN — Lincoln regularly celebrates Hill Country Holiday on the first weekend in February. This year’s event, presented by Lincoln Sports, was themed “Love Your Library.” The theme was chosen in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Lincoln Library, built to replace the one destroyed by a flood in 1998. The Lincoln Co-op Pre-School and Lincoln Little League also participated in the events. The Saturday event started with a parade of folks from the pre-school, and library, Lincoln Sports and the fire department. This year all three past and present library directors were present: Linda...
LINCOLN — Blind Date With a Book is happening at the library Friday, Feb. 7 through Friday, Feb. 14. Stop in for some Valentine’s Day fun as they’ve wrapped up a mystery collection of books. Take home a wrapped book, settle in with hot chocolate or wine in your favorite reading nook and enjoy your blind date. The library has several pairs of Tubbs snowshoes available for patrons to checkout. Stop by the library and give it a try. We had so much fun playing Military Whist during Hill Country Holiday that we’re playing again on Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:45 p.m. at Burnham Hall. The cost is $1 per...

NICK MAYER OF Lincoln, uses pencil and watercolors to build up the life-like qualities of his paintings. He also does less scientific illustrations through his side-company, Predator Fly Gear. Independent photo/Steve James
LINCOLN — There’s something fishy about a scientist who’s also an artist, isn’t there? Especially when he’s a marine biologist. Well, that’s exactly what Nick Mayer is. He’s a bona fide science guy, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in biology from Brown University to prove it. And two studios, one in Bristol and the other in his Lincoln home, where he creates his pencil and watercolor, lifelike illustrations of aquatic life. So which is he? Scientist or artist? The short answer is both. “I use my biology background to inform my artwork, for sure,” he said during a recent interview. “...

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