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Bristol considers firearms law

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Selectboard members are considering an ordinance that would regulate the discharge of firearms in Bristol. The ordinance, if passed, would be a first of its kind in the town.

The local law, which the Bristol selectboard heard about at their June 26 meeting, would prohibit firing a gun “within a safety zone of 500 feet from another person’s/entity’s residence, building, place of business or camper in the town of Bristol.”

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Lincoln woman joins D.C. health care protest and gets arrested

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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LINCOLN — Lincoln resident Mari Cordes on Thursday returned from a whirlwind, three-day trip to Washington, D.C., that included wading through bustling airports, bunking down at a hostel and getting arrested.

While that might seem like a nightmare scenario for most people, Cordes pronounced the trip a rousing success.

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Poets wanted! Bread Loaf invites local writers to share what matters to them

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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RIPTON — The Bread Loaf School of English and friends are inviting local people to be a part of group reading that looks to define and build community.

Anyone who writes is invited to submit a poem that they could be selected to read, alongside professional poets, at the inaugural Poetry Free for All event later this month.

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Local group searches for DeLorean to amp up 'Back to the Future' remake

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Two years ago, Kurt Broderson organized a local effort to participate in a remake of the “Raiders of the Lost Ark” film.

He’s now rallying the troops to act out some scenes from the 1980s hit “Back to the Future,” an effort that will also involve the search for a “holy grail.” Only in this case, it’s not the Ark of the Covenant, but rather a rare DeLorean sports car that serves as the vehicle for time travel in “Back to the Future.”

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Salisbury art restorers are 'masters of disguise'

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Paintings age. Very slowly.

“Much like people do,” said Randy Smith, an art restorer in Salisbury who’s been in the biz since the early ’70s. “You don’t notice it day to day, but after it’s been a while the varnish yellows, there can be nicotine, smoke or mold stains; the paint can blister or crack; even fire sparks can burn small holes.”

That’s when you call Randy and his wife, Linda Hampton Smith, to help restore the piece to it’s original quality.

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Middlebury to create new conservation commission

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury is putting together its first-ever conservation commission, a five-person panel that will help inventory the town’s natural resources and provide input on the potential impacts of future development on the community’s waterways, wetlands and other environmental assets.

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Longtime Bristol police chief to retire this August

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs will retire at the end of August.

Gibbs officially announced his retirement at the Bristol Police Department staff meeting last Tuesday, June 27, saying: “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the community of Bristol.”

Gibbs has served on the Bristol police force for 31 years.

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Funds sought for crosswalk lighting in Vergennes

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council last week voted to seek a Vermont Agency of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Program grant to help fund five sets of flashing pedestrian lights at heavily used crosswalks, mostly on Main Street.

The lights cost $11,000 a pair, and City Manager Mel Hawley said required site work, such as metal roadside pedestrian grates, will add to the final cost of installation.

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Upcoming Rokeby exhibit to showcase photos of abolitionists

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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FERRISBURGH — Rokeby Museum’s 2017 exhibition, “Yours in the Cause: Faces of Radical Abolition,” opens on Sunday, July 9, with a gallery talk by Director Jane Williams at 3 p.m. The talk is free with museum admission.

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Ferrisburgh nears approval of municipal town plan

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard last week at its second public hearing on a proposed new town plan heard debate on what is apparently the final issue holding up its adoption — a proposed mapping change that would move a couple of properties along Route 7 from a Highway Commercial District to a less permissive Conservation zone.

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