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November 30, 2016 top stories
Repair work would close bridge

BRADFORD—A vital link between New Hampshire and Vermont will be closed for almost three weeks next year as a bridge over the Connecticut River undergoes extensive repairs.
An official from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation visited towns in both states last week to explain the project and its goals while asking area residents and municipal officials for guidance on the timing of the closure. It now appears that the project could take place late in the construction season.

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Thanksgiving on
wheels goes silver

FAIRLEE—This is the 25th Thanksgiving that Georgette and Dan Ludwig have prepared a full holiday dinner with all the trimmings, and then given it away. The event has become a tradition for their family and friends, too.
The Ludwig family celebrates the annual holiday by cooking dinner for locals who are elderly or maybe a little down on their luck. Some people may not have the means to cook a big meal for whatever reason.
For the first few years, the whole meal was cooked and a sit-down dinner was held for seniors at the Third Rail restaurant on Main Street.

The bridge between Bradford and Piermont could be closed for nearly three weeks next year as it undergoes repair work to replace an expansion joint and resurfacing.


Community rallies for
longtime volunteer

WEST FAIRLEE—Several West Fairlee residents are heading up a fundraiser for a man they describe as a pillar of the community.
Nathan Pero has been involved in numerous and varied community projects and groups, ranging from the Boy Scouts to local Abenaki to the American Legion. He has put on chicken barbecue fundraisers, organized Lake Fest, assisted with West Fairlee Old Home Days, played a part in every parade and helped clean out under the West Fairlee Church in preparation for a new cellar.

Minor injuries reported
in near bus rollover

NEWBURY—Four students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a school bus almost rolled over on Monday morning.
On Nov. 28, the Vermont State Police responded to a school bus crash on Moore
Hill Road in Newbury. Members of Woodsville Ambulance, the Newbury FAST Squad, and the Department of Motor Vehicle Commercial Enforcement Unit responded as well..

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