July 6th, 2012
Several teams representing local businesses and organizations competed on July 4 in the annual Great Outhouse Race in Bristol.
Independent photos/Trent Campbell
BRISTOL — Bristol police on July 5 arrested two Monkton men and charged them with armed robbery after they allegedly forced their way into a Bristol nursing home and made off with narcotics on July 4.
Police arrested Timothy J. Boardman, 42, and Alec T. Morse, 20.
Authorities allege that the two suspects, armed with tire irons, grabbed an employee as she was leaving the Living Well Care Home on Maple Street at around 10 p.m. and forced her to re-enter the facility.
Once inside, Boardman and Morse allegedly demanded drugs and cash from the home.
Crowds turned out to see the sights and hear the sounds of the Bristol Fourth of July parade on Wednesday morning. If you missed the celebration, check out our slideshow here!
Photos by Trent Campbell
Proper watering of tomatoes, controlling slugs, and rejuvenating spring annuals are some of the gardening activities for this month.
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Thank you to all who submitted to our spring photo contest! We had a lot of fun looking at all of them, and picking out our favorites was tough.
First place: Monica McEnerny shot this photo of the inside of this red tulip in her backyard in Middlebury. The vibrant colors and close-up perspective caught the eye of the judges.
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Only 17, Hunter Bates already knows the importance of balance in his life. An honor roll student at Middlebury Union High School, Bates is also an accomplished racecar driver in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and hopes one day to compete on the professional NASCAR circuit.
Bates said his good grades reflect his racing mindset.
“To do well I need to be in the zone. I need to have that determination to go to the front and win,” he said.
BRISTOL — On June 26, two Mountain Street residents informed the Bristol Police Department that contents from their cars were stolen.
Among the items stolen from one car were a smartphone charger, a Fletcher Allen hospital pager, a white wallet with butterflies on it, five credit cards, two debit cards, a driver’s license, $80 in cash, a Madison clutch purse, four pairs of sunglasses, an Albuterol inhaler, two bottles of prescription medication and four buckeye nuts.