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Bridport Townline First Responders Named Vermont EMS Service Of The Year
By Cheryl White
Pictured: Melissa Bates, Julia Nadeau (founding member), Barb Wagner, Kalie Tubbs, Michael Wojciechowski, Janelle Boulanger, Sue Stocker, Tory Korda, Jess Torrey, Kate Ingerwson, Gordie Halderman, Donna Woods, and Matt Abare along with (not pictured) Ron Sunderland, Chuck Welch, Joan Huestis, Bill Taylor, Jill Grant, Randy Orvis, Luke Justin (on Military leave), Andrew Kepes (on leave) and Bryan Plouffe.  now in their 30th year  the squad proudly displays their 2008 Emergency Medical Services First Responder Service of the Year Award in Bridport on Tuesday evening, April 15th 2008. The organization is “like a family,” and takes great pride in helping with the safety needs of their community.      [ more ]

Local Real Estate Market Not Reflective Of National Trends
By Rebecca F. Kay
   Watching the national news or reading the national headlines would convince anyone that the real estate market is in a recession.  However, despite national headlines, local realtors remain optimistic that the Addison County residential real estate market is strong and will improve throughout 2008.
    The first quarter 2008 closed with thirty-two residential sales in Addison County as reported by the Multiple List Services (MLS).  MLS provides data to realtors of what property has been sold, days on the market, list price, and sale price.  MLS does not report private sales. 
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The Vermont Energy Company - An Alternative Convenience Store
By Rebecca F. Kay
   In October of 2007, the Hartley brothers Kevin and Brad started to renovate the Little Otter General Store on Route 7 in Ferrisburg Vermont.  The renovation was not only to the property, but also to what people have come to expect from a convenience store.
    The brothers designed the store to provide an “alternative to everything.” Brad explained that the idea behind the store is to buy locally, provide a homey place for patrons to stop, and to “go greener and [find] a healthier way to do it.”  Brad also states, “If you want Fritos and Pepsi, [patrons] can still get it.”
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