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Personal liberties take center stage

Posted on February 9, 2012 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Monday’s season-opening legislative breakfast in Bridport offered a preview of two emotional debates on personal freedom that could play out on a grander scale this spring in the Statehouse.

At issue: Should families be given broader rights to have their children opt-out of vaccines designed to protect them from deadly diseases, and should terminally ill people be allowed to opt-in to a proposal that would allow them to take their own lives under medical supervision.

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Growing up on a dairy farm offers a terrific education

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By Ashley Howlett



 

BRIDPORT — For many teens, life’s all about hanging out with friends, sports, getting a job and coordinating weekend festivities.

For some Addison County teens, it’s about working and helping out on the farm. Although not every person who grows up on the farm takes an interest in the field, there are those who are passionate about farming and continue the generational trend in Vermont and care for their surroundings and their future.

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Bridport turns 250, plans big birthday bash

Posted on May 30, 2011 |
By John Flowers



 

BRIDPORT — The town of Bridport will be throwing itself a big birthday party in June, and everyone is invited.

Bridport is one of 10 Addison County communities that will be marking the 250th anniversary of their town charters this year. Many towns will mark the occasion with special ceremonies, potluck dinners and displays of old photos and other historical memorabilia.

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Bridport and Ripton choose new elementary school principals

Posted on May 5, 2011 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — Bridport and Ripton have picked new elementary school principals who both have strong ties to Addison County.

Bridport Central School directors recently selected Kathleen Kilbourne to lead their students and teachers beginning on July 1. Kilbourne, 38, is currently associate principal of Milton Elementary School and previously taught for 15 years at Bristol Elementary School. She will succeed longtime Bridport Principal Georgette Childs, who is retiring.

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County legislators talk ag policy

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



 

BRIDPORT — Although the Legislature is primarily occupied with bigger state budget and health care bills, several lawmakers joined farmers and other interested people to discuss agriculture issues that affect the county at the annual ag legislative luncheon at the Bridport Community Hall on Monday.

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Bridport, Ripton will look for new principals

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By John Flowers



 

BRIDPORT — School directors in Bridport and Ripton are looking for new principals to fill impending leadership vacancies in their respective elementary schools.

Bridport Central Principal Georgette Childs and Marta Beede, leader of Ripton Elementary School, recently confirmed they will be stepping down at the end of this academic year.

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Bridport man to be charged in 2010 stray bullet incident

Posted on March 10, 2011 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Addison County State’s Attorney David Fenster has decided to prosecute Tracy M. Stone, 36, of Bridport for reckless endangerment and simple assault in connection with the accidental shooting of Bridport resident Peter Damone last Aug. 13.

Vermont State Police Det.-Sgt. Robert Patten, lead investigator in the case, confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon as the Addison Independentwent to press. Fenster could not be immediately reached for comment.

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Farm-fresh' radio picks up tempo

Posted on January 27, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



BRIDPORT — It’s not often that the goings-on at a rural beef farm are broadcast across five counties.

But nestled alongside the barns and fields that make up Wood Creek Farm in Bridport, a low wooden room adjoining a tidy farmhouse is the source of the radio stations WMUD 89.3-FM and Farm Fresh 102.9-FM. The two stations broadcast up to 1,000 songs each day into homes and cars around the Champlain Valley.

It might seem an odd combination, but Chip Morgan, who with his wife, Kathy, runs the two stations, said it makes sense.

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