Lincoln news for Sept. 19

LINCOLN — Bridges presents the movie “Dark Money” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m., at the library. The film takes viewers to Montana — a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide — to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. “Dark Money” uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (“Prodigal Sons”) and produced by Katy Chevigny (“E-Team”).

The Ladies Aid Industria will be accepting donations of clean, useable clothing and household items on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 1-7 p.m. at Burnham Hall. Please, no electronics or helmets. The rummage sale starts on Friday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and continues on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 a.m.- noon with $2/bag day. Call 453-2807 for more information. 

FROM THE TOWN: As part of recent drainage and pavement improvements on Quaker Street, new pavement markings have been installed to create nine new parking spaces to alleviate cramped and sometimes dangerous parking on town roadways in the center of town. Public events, from time to time, at Burnham Hall, Town Offices, Lincoln Historical Society Museum and the United Church of Lincoln all require additional parking. On-street paved parking spaces will be easier to maintain and use throughout the year.

At the same time, new pavement markings on the traveled, level portion of Quaker Street from the triangle north to the path to the Lincoln Library provide a gentle reminder that motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians share responsibility for safe use of the roadway. The new markings are broken white lines on both sides of the road approximately 4 feet in from the edge of pavement. When bicycles or pedestrians are using the 4-foot lane, motorists are advised to slow down and pass carefully, providing a minimum of 4 feet clearance as provided by Vermont Statute. Motorists are free to drive in the advisory lane when no pedestrians or bicycles are present.

In spring 2020 a final layer of asphalt will be applied on Quaker Street. We will appreciate your cooperation, patience and participation in this trial project. Your comments and constructive suggestions are important to determine the future use of this marking approach on Quaker Street and other town roads.

The 21st Annual Bristol Harvest Festival will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the town green. There will be pony rides, food and craft vendors, a bounce house, pie eating contest and silent auction. There will also be plenty of music to keep you entertained. The harvest festival is organized by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and Bristol Recreation Department. 

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 2, is an early release day for MAUSD schools. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.

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