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Bridport Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents approved everything on their 2019 town meeting warning, including a request to take out a five-year loan of up to $220,000 to buy a new Tandem dump truck.

Bridport Town Clerk Valerie Bourgeois said 169 of the community’s 906 registered voters casted ballots on Town Meeting day.

Participants at the annual meeting agreed, by voice vote, to tax themselves a combined total of $1,081,259 to pay for highway and general fund services for fiscal year 2020.

They also passed articles seeking:

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Alice Grau offers a glimpse into life as a first responder

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Alice Grau



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Editor’s note: The writer describes what it is like to be an EMT in hopes that others will volunteer to be first responders in their communities.

BRIDPORT — Some six years ago, newly retired and trying to find a way to help out in my community, I decided to train as an Emergency Medical Technician, or EMT, take the certification exam, and volunteer with Townline First Response.

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Letter to the editor: Lorraine Morse a good choice for ACSD board

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Angela Cobrin Landis



Middlebury residents are incredibly fortunate to have Lorraine Morse as one of their choices for Addison Central School District Board.

Lorraine Morse has demonstrated a very strong sense of responsibility to our community with 20+ years of experience volunteering in our community; and 18 consecutive years specifically on the school boards from: Mary Hogan, UD3, Hannaford Career Center, Addison Central Supervisory Union Board, ACSD; not to mention all of the subcommittees and other added responsibilities.

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Bridport Town Meeting Preview 2019

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Bridport residents at their town meeting will, among other things, decide whether to take out a five-year loan for up to $220,000 to buy a new Tandem dump truck.

Voters will also be asked to tax themselves a combined total of $1,081,259 to pay for highway and general fund services for fiscal year 2020. That $1.1 million request is the same tax levy as was approved by voters for the current fiscal year, according to Bridport Selectman David Bronson.

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Lawmakers and citizens take aim at carbon tax

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Carbon tax.

It was a political land mine that few state politicians wanted to step on during last year’s campaign, and there appears to be little support this year for adopting such a tax to combat climate change.

Still, the prospect of a carbon tax was the main topic of conversation at the session’s inaugural Addison County legislative breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall on Monday.

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Lawmakers cite 2019 priorities

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — While much of the discussion at the Legislative Breakfast at the Bridport Grange Hall on Monday was on the idea of a “carbon tax,” the four lawmakers and many citizens in attendance also talked about other important issues.

Other discussion at Monday’s legislative breakfast focused on:

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Bridport's Howlett takes crown as Miss Vermont Teen USA

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRIDPORT — Jenna Howlett of Bridport  was named Miss Vermont Teen USA 2019 at the conclusion of a Nov. 4 competition at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe. That same day Bethany Garrow of Rutland Town was crowned Miss Vermont USA. 

Howlett, daughter of Tim and Julie Howlett, is a junior at Middlebury Union High School. She claimed the title of Miss Vermont Teen USA 2019 after engaging in a personal interview with a selection committee and in active wear, evening gown, and on-stage question phases of competition. 

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Bridport churchbells to commemorate end of First World War

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — Members from two neighboring congregations in Bridport will join forces to ring a church bell together at 11 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 11, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending the First World War.

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Firm fights lake pollution with shale and biochar

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRIDPORT — Rock Dust Local LLC, a Bridport company founded by Tom Vanacore, last week shipped out 80 tons of freshly broken Addison County shale mixed with biochar — enough to cover 40 acres of Champlain Valley farm fields.

Vanacore is betting the dark gray mixture will convert excess phosphorus into mineral form and prevent it from making its way into Vermont streams and ultimately Lake Champlain.

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Bridport Historical Society annual potluck to be held Sept. 23

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRIDPORT — The Bridport Historical Society will hold its 2018 annual meeting and potluck lunch on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Bridport Community/Masonic Hall. Featured will be a program by Donald Wickman on “Lake Champlain Over the Years: A Visual & Historical Narrative.”

Wickman is a historian from Rutland specializing in the American Revolution and the Civil War. In this program, he explores the heritage of Lake Champlain, one of the most historic bodies of water in the United States. The talk is a Vermont Humanities Council Program.

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