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Bridport Grange to host pot pie dinner on Saturday

Posted on October 3, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRIDPORT — Each year the Bridport Grange raises money to purchase dictionaries for every third grader in the Addison Central Supervisory Union. The Grange will hold a chicken pie dinner fundraiser to benefit the Words for Thirds Project on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5-7 p.m., at the Grange hall, 3015 Route 22A.

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Couple raises special kite over Vermont

Posted on August 1, 2013 |
By Devon J. Villa



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BRIDPORT — One day last week Bridport resident Susan Massed got in touch with her roots by sending a kite high into the sky.

A native of Nantucket, an island of the coast of Massachusetts, Massed took part in a special challenge she had seen on a friend’s Facebook page.

“I saw a promotion put up by the Nantucket Kiteworks,” Massed said. “And I applied to be a part of it.”

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DUI No. 3 nets Bridport man up to four years in jail

Posted on June 13, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



MIDDLEBURY — A Bridport man with a history of drinking and driving convictions was sentenced on June 3 in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division to between 60 days and four years in prison for driving under the influence of alcohol, third offense.

Richard Kimball, 44, was also sentenced to concurrent two-month sentences on four other charges.

Judge Helen Toor handed down the sentences to Kimball for offenses committed in three separate incidents in Middlebury and Brandon this past October, November and February.

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Blue Spruce Farm's 100kW wind turbine now online

Posted on June 6, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRIDPORT — As dairy farms attempt to maximize their assets, one dairy in Addison County has found a way to put some new “energy” into its business.

Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, the first dairy farm in Vermont to put power from cow manure on the electric grid, is now capturing energy from the wind as well. Green Mountain Power has installed a Vermont-built Northern Power 100 kilowatt wind turbine at the Route 22A spread run by the Audet family.

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Entrepreneurs invited to Brandon panel

Posted on May 30, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — An exciting new opportunity for entrepreneurs in Rutland and Addison counties will be presented in Brandon on Wednesday, June 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Building J in Park Village, the former Brandon Training School property and future headquarters of the Brandon Venture Center Incubator. Farmers’ market vendors, start-up businesses and established producers looking to grow will find the evening not only interesting but potentially highly profitable as well.

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Bridport students test their culinary mettle as 'Iron Chefs'

Posted on March 28, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — Eighteen Bridport Central School students were duking it out in their gym last Thursday, and we aren’t talking about an impromptu boxing tournament.

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Connor set to compete at national speach contest

Posted on March 25, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Erin Connor of Bridport will again represent Vermont at the national contest of the High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, the premier scholarship program of the American Legion. As a sophomore, Connor made her first trip to the national contest in 2011 and progressed to the second round of the three-round contest. Her parents are Paul and Marian Connor of Bridport.

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Dairy farm adds wind power to its energy portfolio

Posted on March 18, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRIDPORT — A wind turbine is up and running at the Audets’ Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, the second in Addison County that was constructed especially for the Green Mountain Power’s Wind Power Program. The turbine, which sits atop a 121-foot-tall tower just off Route 22A, generates around 165,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, about enough to power 23 homes. It also will save around 191,807 lbs. of carbon emissions annually.

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State lab confirms cause of mass sickness at Bridport school

Posted on March 8, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — As Vermont Department of Health officials had suspected it would, a state laboratory has confirmed norovirus as the culprit behind an outbreak of diarreah and vomiting that lead to the closure of Bridport Centeral School this week. The norovirus was found in a sample voluntarily collected from a person who became ill at Bridport Central, the Department of Health announced on Friday.

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UPDATE: Health Dept. officials suspect Norovirus caused Bridport school closing

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Vermont Department of Health officials on Thursday were busy investigating the causes of a stomach bug that swept through the Bridport Central School community this week and ultimately forced the cancellation of classes on Thursday and Friday.

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