Sen. Bray floats idea of expanded bottle bill


THE FUTURE OF recycling and the potential of an expanded bottle bill were among topics discussed at a special forum coordinated by the Bristol Democratic Committee on Monday. Addison County Solid Waste Management District’s Jessie-Ruth Corkins, left, and Sen. Chris Bray were the featured speakers. Independent photo/John Flowers

BRISTOL — Sen. Chris Bray, D-Bristol, wants the topic of recycling to get more discussion and action in the Legislature during the 2020 session that will begin in early January.

New Bristol store is a treat for kids and families


SIMON SAYS: A General Store for Kids and Families opened in downtown Bristol on Nov. 2. Owner Maura Donnelly sells new toys and gently used clothing for children up to age 14. The store is located at 12 Main St. in Bristol, between Cubbers and Bristol Cliffs, where the Images salon used to be. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

BRISTOL — Simon Says: A General Store for Kids and Families, a new retailer in downtown Bristol, carries toys and resale clothing for newborns through age 14.

Volunteers fix what's broken at the Repair Fair


AMY CLAPP AND her son Theo Fallis, left, watch intently as Amie Bates evaluates the broken table lamp they brought to Thursday’s Repair Fair at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury. Bates figured out a fix. Independent photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — More than 60 hopeful souls dragged in their broken small appliances, kitchen tools, bicycles, jewelry, torn or worn clothing and even a busted doorbell to The Makery at the Hannaford C

Key bird habitat in Weybridge conserved forever


WEYBRIDGE RESIDENT GALE Hurd, center, has agreed to donate a 55-acre grassland off Sheep Farm Road to the Otter Creek Audubon Society, and Middlebury Area Land Trust will hold a conservation easement on the property. Shown with Hurd (center) are MALT Executive Director Jamie Montague and OCAS President Ron Payne.

WEYBRIDGE — A Weybridge resident has ceded her ownership of a 55-acre parcel of grassland off Sheep Farm Road so that it will remain forever open to wildlife and humans alike.

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