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  1. Vermont town's famous floating bridge reopens with fanfareRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

    A tractor drives across the historic floating bridge in Brookfield, on Saturday, May 23, during the reopening celebration for the rebuilt crossing. BROOKFIELD >> A tiny Vermont town's famous wooden floating bridge - believed to be the only one of its kind in the country - has been rebuilt and was reopened last Saturday with fanfare, including a parade with a bagpiper, high school marching band, oxen team, horses, and antique cars crossing the new span Saturday.

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  2. Vermont town's famous floating bridge reopens with fanfareRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Star-Telegram.com

    In this Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo, a worker crosses a one-lane floating bridge on Route 65 across Sunset Lake in Brookfield, Vt. The $2.4 million project to rebuild the wooden floating bridge, believed to be the only one of its kind in the country, reopens this weekend after being closed for seven years after its floatation system failed.

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  3. Brookfield Floating Bridge to reopen after 7 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The Brookfield Floating Bridge has come a long way since someone lashed a bunch of logs together across Sunset Lake nearly 100 years ago. "It was originally built in 1820 and it's been rebuilt -- this is the 8th time," says VTrans project manager Jennifer Fitch.

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  4. Brookfield Floating Bridge Re-openingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | WVNY

    BROOKFIELD, Vt.- The historic floating bridge in Brookfield is the only one of it's kind east of the Mississippi River. It's a concept that's been around for 200 years in the area but recently has been closed for six years.

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  5. Brookfield's historic floating bridge to re-openRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

    Floating bridge gets much-needed upgrade Brookfield is home to the only floating bridge on the east coast, and is only one of a handful in the country. "It's very important not only to the town but the entire region as a historic landmark ," said Perry Kacik of the Brookfield Historical Society.

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  6. Brookfield's historic floating bridge to re-openRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

    Floating bridge gets much-needed upgrade Brookfield is home to the only floating bridge on the east coast, and is only one of a handful in the country. "It's very important not only to the town but the entire region as a historic landmark ," said Perry Kacik of the Brookfield Historical Society.

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  7. World's First FRP Floating Bridge Takes Shape In VermontRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | ENR-Engineering News-Record

    It is the eighth iteration of the original log bridge built in 1820, after a town resident fell through ice and drowned in what is now called Sunset Lake. The 318-ft x 20-ft, single-lane Brookfield Bridge employs a fiber-reinforced polymer flotation system with a 100-year design life.

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  8. Book Review: 'Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women' by Nina GabyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Seven Days

    ... romantic partner. Yet there's no obvious outlet for mourning this type of dumping - an observation that inspired Brookfield-based Nina Gaby to create the new anthology Dumped: Stories of Women Unfriending Women , recently published by She Writes ...

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  9. Where to Celebrate the Wearing of the Green on St. Patrick's Day 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Patch.com

    Brookfielders looking for something to do this St. Patrick's Day have lots of places to enjoy corned beef, Irish dance, music and more. Locals got a head start on celebrating the wearing of the green at Monday night's St. Patrick's Day Family Night at Chick-fil-A in Brookfield .

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  10. Vermont Symphony Orchestra returns to the LatchisRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    ... and, finally, brass and percussion to build to what I hope is an exciting conclusion." For Neilson, who lives in Brookfield and has connections to the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont MIDI Project and the Vermont ...

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  11. WTF: VTrans Answers From the Road, Part 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Seven Days

    ... that you had moved from the Connecticut River watershed to Lake Champlain's, or vice versa)? They were in Brookfield, but I haven't seen them in at least a decade. VTRANS: It was easily more than a decade ago that the signs were removed due to their ...

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  12. Vermont lawmakers seek resolution in support of striking FairPoint workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    ... have already conceded," she said. "Now it's up to FairPoint to step up to the plate. Conrad Caldwell, 65, of Brookfield, a repair technician for 36 years, said at least the company is back at the table. He said he has an issue with the fact that the ...

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  13. Balint: The new 'French Resistance'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    ... we don't like is more speech, not less. Always. Ed Koren - longtime cartoonist for the New Yorker and resident of Brookfield, Vt. - expressed his despair at the murder of the "Charlie Hebdo" victims and their "huge talents...lost to us by such ...

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  14. Missing Vermont woman found after 18-mile walkRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Vermont State Police say a 73-year-old woman who was reported missing is safe and in good health after walking 18 miles away from her home. A Brookfield family called police Thursday morning to report that Mary Roulston was gone when they woke up.

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  15. WTF: Questions From the RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Seven Days

    ... that you had moved from the Connecticut River watershed to Lake Champlain's, or vice versa)? They were in Brookfield but I haven't seen them in at least a decade. Between mile markers 67.0 and 68.0, there used to be some green, vertical, ...

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  16. Ferrisburgh students use wet snowstorm to create overnight fiestaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | WCAX-TV Burlington

    ... but as the night wore on in the Champlain Valley some snow gave way to slush. The floating bridge on Route 65 in Brookfield closed as well as parts of Route 9 between Bennington and Wilmington. With the official start of winter still about two weeks ...

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