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Bridport woman crowned Miss Vermont 2017

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Bridport resident Erin Connor, 22, was crowned Miss Vermont 2017 at the Vergennes Opera House on Friday evening.

Connor, a 2013 graduate of Middlebury Union High School, is a student at the University of Vermont, where she is studying Public Communication. She performed American Sign Language to the song “The Greatest Love of All” in the talent portion of the competition. Members of the deaf community from Vermont and Massachusetts attended the show to see her perform.

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Bill on soil practices draws fire at legislative lunch

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRIDPORT — Water quality, regenerative agriculture certification, farm labor, and the legislative budgeting process topped the bill at Monday’s Ag Lunch at the Bridport Grange.

Close to 50 attendees gathered for the annual lunch, which is part of the legislative breakfast series co-sponsored by the Bridport Grange and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

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Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting Tuesday decided two contested races for their local selectboard and passed all money items on their ballot.

Tim Howlett narrowly won a three-way race for a two-year term on the selectboard. He prevailed with 83 votes, over David Bronson (79) and Michael Lawton (66). Howlett replaces Marian Walker, who did not seek re-election.

Meanwhile, challenger Matthew Lawton easily topped incumbent Jerry Forbes, 171-52, for a three-year term as selectman.

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Bridport

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting Tuesday decided two contested races for their local selectboard and passed all money items on their ballot.

Tim Howlett narrowly won a three-way race for a two-year term on the selectboard. He prevailed with 83 votes, over David Bronson (79) and Michael Lawton (66). Howlett replaces Marian Walker, who did not seek re-election.

Meanwhile, challenger Matthew Lawton easily topped incumbent Jerry Forbes, 171-52, for a three-year term as selectman.

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Bridport

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting on Tuesday will be asked to fund repairs to a local bridge and decide two contested races for their local selectboard.

Residents David Bronson, Tim Howlett and Michael Lawton are vying for a three-year term on the selectboard. Meanwhile, incumbent Jerry Forbes faces opposition from Matthew Lawton for another three-year term on the panel.

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Big repairs loom for bridges in Bridport

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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BRIDPORT — Bridport now can rightfully lay claim to the nickname of “Bridgeport.”

That’s because the community is confronting repairs to no less than four of its local bridges, beginning this March with the Sunderland Bridge on Crown Point Road.

Bridport residents on Town Meeting Day will be asked to spend up to $325,000 in town surplus funds to repair the 52-foot-long Sunderland Bridge, which straddles the western branch of Dead Creek on Crown Point Road, near its intersection with Basin Harbor Road.

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Bridport business acquires Florida electronics company

Posted on February 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRIDPORT — Vermont System Integrators Inc., which has offices in South Burlington and Bridport, has announced the acquisition of Reef Radio Electronics of Key Largo, Fla.

System Integrators Inc. was founded by Rick Scott, who has been providing design and installation solutions for home automation, security, energy management and audio/video for residential and commercial customers for over 30 years.

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Area lawmakers pan Scott's education funding plan

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Local legislators on Monday criticized Gov. Phil Scott’s proposal that school districts budget the same amount of spending for fiscal year 2018 as they are for this year, saying such a move would unfairly restrict local budget planners and could run counter to a 20-year-old Vermont Supreme Court ruling on education funding.

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Tri-Town passes state muster: Water quality good, crisis mostly well handled

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON — A Jan. 10 letter from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division gave the Tri-Town Water District good marks for water quality and its response to a mid-December crisis.

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Local hunter wins lifetime license

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — David Girard, 56, of Bridport, is the lucky winner of the 2016 Vermont Lifetime Hunting and Fishing License Lottery. With his lifetime license, Girard will be entitled to hunt and fish for free for life. He was drawn as the winner from among 10,067 lottery tickets purchased in 2016.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department holds the drawing annually and presents a lifetime hunting and fishing license to the winner.

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