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Bridport http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/60/all en Town Meeting Wrap 2015: Bridport http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-wrap-2015-bridport <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRIDPORT &mdash; Bridport residents at their town meeting agreed to take steps to take the town clerk, treasurer and tax collector positions off future election ballots and instead allow the local selectboard to appoint people to those positions. This will allow qualified candidates to apply from outside of the town of Bridport.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28935">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503town-meeting-wrap-2015-bridport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:50:48 +0000 Addison Independent 28935 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Hands free! Mom of 5 develops baby carrier http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503hands-free-mom-5-develops-baby-carries <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28858" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503hands-free-mom-5-develops-baby-carries"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Lake.Nancy_.1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Lake.Nancy_.1.jpg" title="Lake.Nancy_.1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NANCY SUNDERLAND is a veteran of the U.S. Marines, an entrepreneur and mother of five. Here, she carries her youngest child, Beau, using one of her luxury woven baby wraps made in Vermont by her company, Poe Wovens. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Christy Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> BRIDPORT &mdash; Sometimes the best ideas come just before a breakdown.</p> <p> You&rsquo;re at the end of your rope and you&rsquo;re either going to break down or break through.</p> <p> Nancy Sunderland is one of the fortunate who broke through.</p> <p> Sunderland, 37, is a native Vermonter who grew up in Essex Junction to French Canadian parents who had emigrated from Quebec.</p> <p> Toward the end of high school, Sunderland reviewed her options and made a decision that surprised several people around her: She enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28859">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503hands-free-mom-5-develops-baby-carries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport baby Featured Poe Wovens Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:49:28 +0000 Zach Despart 28859 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Preview 2015: Bridport http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-bridport <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRIDPORT &mdash; Bridport residents at their town meeting next Tuesday will be asked to take the town clerk, treasurer and tax collector positions off future election ballots and instead allow the local selectboard to appoint people to those positions.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28780">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502town-meeting-preview-2015-bridport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:42:06 +0000 Addison Independent 28780 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bridport, Cornwall choose new principals http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502bridport-cornwall-choose-new-principals <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28639" style="width: 123px;"><a href="/201502bridport-cornwall-choose-new-principals"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Principals.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Principals.jpg" title="Principals.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="123" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Bridport and Cornwall will each welcome new elementary school principals this summer, and neither incoming leader will have a long way to travel to get to their respective jobs.</p> <p> Addison Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Peter Burrows confirmed this week the appointments of Jennefer Eaton as principal of Bridport Central School, and Jennifer Kravitz as the new leader of Cornwall&rsquo;s Bingham Memorial School.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28640">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502bridport-cornwall-choose-new-principals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Bridport Cornwall Featured principal school Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:04:09 +0000 Zach Despart 28640 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Farmers focus on water quality issue http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502farmers-focus-water-quality-issue <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> BRIDPORT &mdash; Members of Addison County&rsquo;s agricultural community are concerned about how they could be affected by the state&rsquo;s latest push to clean up Lake Champlain.</p> <p> Gov. Peter Shumlin in his January inaugural address cited cleanup of the lake as one of his top priorities for the 2015-2016 biennium. He noted that farmers must play a key role in that effort, through water quality initiatives that are in part designed to reduce manure runoff into Lake Champlain. Manure is a leading source of phosphorous pollution in the lake.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28400">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502farmers-focus-water-quality-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport agriculture Bridport legislative breakfast Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:12:55 +0000 John Flowers 28400 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Backers see solar as money maker http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502backers-see-solar-money-maker <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28321" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201502backers-see-solar-money-maker"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/SolarArray.thumbnail.jpg" alt="SolarArray.jpg" title="SolarArray.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE NEW, 2.0-MEGAWATT solar array being built near Route 22A in Bridport. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Last year, the Public Service Board approved 26 projects in Addison County larger than 15 kilowatts, the largest of which were a 2.2-megawatt array in Middlebury and a 2.0-megawatt array in Bridport.</p> <p> As workers proceed with construction of these arrays, soon to be among the largest in the state, many Addison County residents are wondering who&rsquo;s making money from these large arrays. Landowners get revenue from leases, municipalities get tax revenue, construction firms get business &mdash; but how do investors in solar projects benefit?</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28322">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502backers-see-solar-money-maker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport DPS Featured investment PSB Savage solar Springer Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:11:14 +0000 Zach Despart 28322 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Two vehicles strike a horse on Route 22A http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410two-vehicles-strike-horse-route-22a <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRIDPORT &mdash; Vermont State Police on Friday, Oct. 3, were looking for the owner of a horse that was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 22A in Bridport. Late that day police reported that they had identified and notified the owner of the horse.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25972">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410two-vehicles-strike-horse-route-22a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:34:08 +0000 Evan Johnson 25972 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Horse struck twice on Route 22A in Bridport http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410horse-struck-twice-route-22a-bridport <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> UPDATE:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BRIDPORT &mdash; Vermont State Police earlier today were looking for the owner of a horse that was struck and killed by a vehicle on Route 22A in Bridport. Police have now found and notified the owners of the animal.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25960">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410horse-struck-twice-route-22a-bridport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:35:22 +0000 Trent Campbell 25960 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Farm safety workshop held at Blue Spruce Farm http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408bilingual-farm-safety-workshop <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24884" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201408bilingual-farm-safety-workshop"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/FireExtinguisher2127_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FireExtinguisher2127_1.jpg" title="FireExtinguisher2127_1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Louise Waterman instructs a farm worker in proper fire extinguisher use. Addison Independent Photo. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Weyland Joyner </div> </div> </div> <p> BRIDPORT &mdash; Local farmers and farm workers gathered at Bridport&rsquo;s Blue Spruce Farm in late July for a farm-safety training workshop that consisted of basic farm first aid training, a talk on power takeoff (PTO) safety, and a hands-on fire extinguisher exercise.</p> <p> The two-and-a-half-hour workshop was sponsored by Co-Operative Insurance Companies in conjunction with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and University of Vermont Extension.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24885">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408bilingual-farm-safety-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:39:47 +0000 Weyland Joyner 24885 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bridport solar project receives award http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407bridport-solar-project-recieves-award <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24581" style="width: 152px;"><a href="/201407bridport-solar-project-recieves-award"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/solar.thumbnail.jpg" alt="solar.jpg" title="solar.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="152" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A 150KW SOLAR tracker orchard in Bridport provides 15 percent of Woodchuck Hard Cider’s energy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRIDPORT &mdash; A solar orchard powering Middlebury&rsquo;s Woodchuck Hard Cider recently won two honors at a national solar show.??The 150kW Bridport project utilizing Vermont-made AllSun Trackers was a &ldquo;Project of Distinction&rdquo; finalist and won &ldquo;Project of Distinction 2014 Fan Favorite&rdquo; at the PV America event in Boston in June.?</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24582">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407bridport-solar-project-recieves-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Bridport Featured Woodchuck Hard Cider Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:42:33 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24582 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Kids get free books for summer reading http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407kids-get-free-books-summer-reading <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24364" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201407kids-get-free-books-summer-reading"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Bridportbooks2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Bridportbooks2.jpg" title="Bridportbooks2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRIDPORT ELEMENTARY STUDENTS browse the selection of free books made possible by Bonnie’s Book Foundation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Most children living in poverty do not have any books at home, a sobering statistic that makes these students more likely to struggle in school and drop out before graduation. In addition, many students in this rural county do not have easy access to a library during the summer months when school is not in session. Yet research shows that reading during the summer can counter the academic summer setback students often experience when they return to school in the fall.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24337">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407kids-get-free-books-summer-reading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport books Middlebury summer Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:57:21 +0000 Addison Independent 24337 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Kilbourne leaving Bridport Central School http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406kilbourne-leaving-bidport-central-school <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23749" style="width: 148px;"><a href="/201406kilbourne-leaving-bidport-central-school"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/KathleenKilborne1485.thumbnail.jpg" alt="KathleenKilborne1485.jpg" title="KathleenKilborne1485.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="148" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRIDPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL Principal Kathleen Kilbourne is leaving to take the top leadership position at Castleton Elementary School. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRIDPORT &mdash; Bridport Central School Principal Kathleen Kilbourne will be leaving her position this month to take the top administrative post at Castleton Elementary School.</span></p> <p> Her recently announced departure will result in the district hiring an interim principal to direct Bridport Central for the coming school year, during which officials will search for a permanent replacement.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23750">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406kilbourne-leaving-bidport-central-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:51:46 +0000 Zach Despart 23750 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bridport woman helps parents carry on http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405bridport-woman-helps-parents-carry <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23074" style="width: 76px;"><a href="/201405bridport-woman-helps-parents-carry"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Sullivan9234.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Sullivan9234.jpg" title="Sullivan9234.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="76" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BRIDPORT RESIDENT NANCY Sunderland, seen her with her son, Beau, has launched with a business partner a line of woven baby (and toddler) wraps. She hopes to eventually move the business, Poe Wovens, into a vacant barn next to her home. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRIDPORT &mdash; Raising five young children takes patience, physical strength and some ingenuity.</span></p> <p> Nancy Sunderland possesses all these qualities, and is using them to literally reduce the heavy lifting of child rearing for moms and dads. Along with business partner Jessica Young, Sunderland has formed the company Poe Wovens, which is making woven baby wraps to help parents comfortably and stylishly carry their infants or toddlers with less stress.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23042">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405bridport-woman-helps-parents-carry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Featured Nancy Sunderland Poe Baby Wraps Thu, 01 May 2014 13:15:33 +0000 Zach Despart 23042 at http://www.addisonindependent.com New creamery builds cheese business from the curd up http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404business-grants-aim-protect-rural-character <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22919" style="width: 153px;"><a href="/201404business-grants-aim-protect-rural-character"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/BridportCreamery8434.thumbnail.jpg" alt="BridportCreamery8434.jpg" title="BridportCreamery8434.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="153" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THESE BROWN SWISS are part of a herd at Iroquois Acres farm that provides the milk Bridport Creamery uses to make its cheeses. Brown Swiss, which make up 10 percent of the herd, are considered good cheese cows because their milk is higher in a milk protein called casein (the word casein comes from the Latin word for &quot;cheese&quot;). Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRIDPORT &mdash; Cheese curds? Really? Isn&rsquo;t that what&rsquo;s left after you make cheese?</span></p> <p> Julie Danyew gets that question all the time. She&rsquo;s the cheesemaker at one of the newest Addison County cheese producers, Bridport Creamery, which started selling the delicious cheese curds last September.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22920">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404business-grants-aim-protect-rural-character" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Brown Swiss Cows creamery Featured Iroquois Acres Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:07:36 +0000 Zach Despart 22920 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Shoreland bill continues to generate controversy http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402shoreland-bill-continues-generate-controversy <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p style="font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 20.799999237060547px;"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRIDPORT &mdash; Health care reform, education financing and budget matters are making most of the headlines in the Vermont Statehouse these days, but Addison County residents reminded lawmakers on Monday of another issue they will follow intently this legislative session: A proposed law that would regulate the manner in which shoreland properties can be developed.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21531">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402shoreland-bill-continues-generate-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport Featured Lake Champlain legislature pollution Shorelands bill Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:14:54 +0000 Zach Despart 21531 at http://www.addisonindependent.com