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June 19th, 2017

Volunteers strike out on path to build Trail Around Bristol

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — When Bristol resident Porter Knight put out an all-points bulletin for anyone interested in working on a Trail Around Bristol to attend an exploratory meeting, she hoped she’d get at least six people.

She was telling herself, “If I get six people, I’ll be like, ‘This is good. This is a good working group.’”

The meeting this past Wednesday drew more than 40 participants, who spent the evening brainstorming and emerged with the beginnings of an action plan to make this long-standing dream a reality.

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MUMS students give '13 Reasons Why Not' as they work to prevent bullying and suicide

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — “Your canvas has many unique colors, you are a piece of art.”

“You’re a tall redwood tree; resist the negativity and live a long life.”

“The sky speaks to you and says you are the brightness in my day.”

“Be like a wolf: strong and independent. I will be your pack.”

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After 48 years in the classroom and on the sports fields, VUES teacher to retire

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In his soon-to-end 48 years at Vergennes Union Elementary School, mostly spent teaching 5th- and 6th-grade social studies, Joe Samaritoni has enjoyed plenty of what he calls “aha moments,” coached and refereed countless youth soccer and basketball games, and resisted the advice of many to join the ranks of administrators.

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Lincoln pastor brought love and humor to 38 years of service

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LINCOLN — The Rev. Dave Wood, the long-time pastor of the United Church of Lincoln, found his life’s calling on a canoe trip.

“It had been an amazing day,” said Wood, who was then in his early 20s and leading youth group activities in upstate New York.

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Lincoln painter turns skills to repurposing found objects

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Buttons. “That’s what started it all,” Reed A Prescott III explained a few weeks ago in his studio-shop on Main Street in Bristol. Buttons are what redirected Prescott’s attention from his 20-plus-year career as a landscape painter.

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Fish & Wildlife urges you to stay away from nesting loons

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to give loons a hand this summer by enjoying them from a safe distance.

Loons were removed from Vermont’s endangered species list in 2005 following decades of recovery effort. But one of the main threats still facing loons as they continue to recover is human disturbance during the breeding season.

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Bristol reopens search for new town administrator

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — After its prime candidate to replace departing Town Administrator Therese Kirby declined a job offer, the Bristol selectboard is reopening its search for a new top manager.

“We offered the job, and the gentleman we offered it to didn’t accept so we’re going back out. That’s the gist of what’s happening,” said Selectboard Chair John “Peeker” Heffernan.

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Hancock searching for next town clerk

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



HANCOCK — The town of Hancock has begun looking for a new town clerk after the current clerk, Olivia Drury, announced she will be stepping down from the position.

Drury will be relocating to Rochester for family reasons, according to selectboard Chair Jack Ross. In Hancock, as in most Vermont towns, the clerk is required by law to be a town resident, so Drury will no longer be able serve in the position. Ross said Drury, who did not respond to a phone call before the Independent’s Friday deadline, will be leaving on July 1.

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