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Woodstock High grad returned home to open comedy club
02-09-2024 9:01 PM


In Paulo Coehlo’s novel “The Alchemist,” the protagonist Santiago embarks on an arduous quest to find buried treasure that appeared to him in a dream only to discover that the bounty lay where his journey began.Comedian and native Vermonter Collen...

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Town Meeting results: Town budget, all articles pass in Bridgewater
03-05-2024 6:01 PM

BRIDGEWATER — Voters at Bridgewater’s Town Meeting on Tuesday approved all articles as warned.Of the town’s 702 registered voters, 134 checked in for the meeting, Town Clerk Nancy Robinson said in a Tuesday email.Among the articles voters approved...

Town Meeting preview: Bridgewater to consider tax break for grange
02-25-2024 11:48 AM

Article of note: One article asks voters to approve tax exempt status for the Bridgewater Grange #284 for five years.Contested races: Voters will elect a Selectboard member to a three-year term from the floor.Budgets and spending articles: The...

Annual meeting preview: Mountain Views School Distrct to decide $99 million school bond
02-25-2024 11:29 AM

Article of note: Voters will decide the fate of a $99 million bond to finance the construction of a new union middle/high school, athletic fields and related outbuildings, as well as the demolition of the old middle/high school.Contested races: School...

Bridgewater family recovers from July’s flooding
12-30-2023 8:00 PM


BRIDGEWATER, Vt. — The Mispel family has returned to their home off Route 4 in Bridgewater Corners.With $20,000 of FEMA money in hand and help from family members, they rebuilt the mobile home and an addition that had been destroyed in July floods.“We...

Man suffers ‘major’ injuries in Bridgewater crash
12-13-2023 3:24 PM

BRIDGEWATER — A 28-year-old Bridgewater man suffered major injuries and is facing criminal charges after he allegedly crossed a double-yellow line and crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle on Route 4 in Bridgewater earlier this month.Asa Amirkaiee...

Out & About: Bridgewater Historical Society, Coolidge Foundation, mark 100th anniversary of Coolidge presidency
07-31-2023 5:22 PM


Late at night on Aug. 2, 1923, a telegraph came through to the Southern Vermont Telephone Co. in Bridgewater.It woke up Nellie Perkins, who worked as an operator at the company founded by her husband, Winfred A. Perkins, in 1907.“She’s going to hear...

Families hit hard by flooding cope with loss while planning for future
07-24-2023 6:07 PM


BRIDGEWATER — When the Mispel family returned home early from what was supposed to be a week-long family vacation in Maine on July 11, they had to move pieces of what had been the deck of their above-ground pool in order to park in their...

Hard-hit Bridgewater businesses have a long, costly road to recovery after flooding
07-22-2023 11:31 AM


BRIDGEWATER — Andy Reid was standing at the back entrance of Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizza, the restaurant he owns with his wife, in a muddied, silted parking lot a few paces away from the Ottauquechee River during a brief break in Friday’s morning...

Art Notes: Collage artist brings fresh energy to Bridgewater mill
06-14-2023 4:57 PM


At the small art gallery he’s opening in the Bridgewater Mill, Pete Landis wore a T-shirt bearing a stylized bird logo. It’s become kind of a personal brand.“I actually tagged that around New York for a while, until I got arrested,” Landis said. Then...

Town Meeting: Bridgewater voters trim budget, keep traditional format
03-10-2023 11:17 PM

BRIDGEWATER — Voters slashed Bridgewater’s proposed municipal budget by 10% from the floor at Tuesday’s approximately four-hour in-person Town Meeting. They also opted to stick with floor voting at future Town Meetings.The budget reduction puts...

Town Meeting preview: Move to Australian ballot form of voting is before Bridgewater voters
02-27-2023 12:33 PM

Article of note: In three separate votes from the floor, voters will be asked whether to move to Australian ballot voting for the election of town officers, budget adoption and all public questions.Contested races: Voters will elect town officers,...

Ballot or floor: COVID-era changes stir debate on Town Meeting structure
02-26-2023 6:02 AM


At a class Tuesday night in Strafford’s Cabin Fever University titled “All You Ever Wanted to Know About Stafford Town Meeting,” around 20 town residents wondered aloud how they could combine the traditional in-person meeting and its vigorous and...

Bridgewater child care center born, and growing
07-09-2022 9:46 PM


BRIDGEWATER — There was a time when the effort to save the former Bridgewater Village School building and the effort to construct a new town fire station appeared to be at odds.Initially, Bridgewater voters decided at a Special Town Meeting in 2016 to...

Hartford Man Dies in Three-Vehicle Crash on Route 4
12-02-2016 11:10 AM

By Jordan Cuddemi

Bridgewater — A 62-year-old Hartford man was killed on Tuesday when a tractor-trailer swerved to avoid another vehicle and slammed head-on into an Irving Oil truck he was driving on Route 4 in Bridgewater.A family member identified the driver as...

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