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Voters reject Mount Abe, Bristol school budgets again

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Voters in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union rejected two of the three school budgets up for consideration Tuesday. It is the latest chapter in a tumultuous spring for the district, which has also seen a citizens petition calling for the removal of the superintendent and a near-unanimous vote of no confidence in his leadership by the teachers’ union.

Residents rejected spending plans for Mount Abraham Union High School by a tally of 755 to 485, and Bristol Elementary School, 224 to 166.

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ANeSU voters reject 2 of 3 budget proposals up for consideration Tuesday

Posted on April 14, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Voters in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union rejected two of the three school budgets up for consideration Tuesday.

Residents rejected spending plans for Mount Abraham Union High School by a tally of 755 to 485, and Bristol Elementary School, 224 to 166.

Monkton voters approved the budget for Monkton Central School by a narrow margin, 158 to 132.

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Designers unveil new plans for Brisol firehouse on West Street

Posted on April 13, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — A potential new firehouse in Bristol is taking shape as an architectural firm last week presented a plan for a two-story, 11,456-square-foot building that in an ideal sequence of events could be built by next spring.

Bristol residents and firefighters packed the municipal office conference room Wednesday evening to hear Cushman Design Group of Stowe present its design, which was created using input from a volunteer committee of firefighters and community members.

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$4.9 million Bristol Elementary budget on ballot this Tuesday

Posted on April 9, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Bristol residents on Tuesday will cast ballots on a new Bristol Elementary School spending plan for next year that shaves a fraction of a percent off the proposal they defeated on Town Meeting Day. But despite asking for $2,700 less in spending, the new budget would restore some instructional positions targeted to be cut by reducing spending in other areas.

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Mount Abe teachers win $100,000 grant, Rowland Fellowships

Posted on April 9, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Two Mount Abraham Union High School teachers are the recipients of a $100,000 grant to further their research into new ways to assess student performance.

Science teachers Andrew Jones and Gabe Hamilton this month were selected to the 2015 class of Rowland Foundation Fellows. They plan to continue their work on standards-based grading, a comprehensive approach to student assessment that supplements final number or letter grades.

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Divided board OKs Mount Abe spending plan; Tuesday vote set

Posted on April 9, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A divided Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School board on Tuesday evening warned a new budget proposal to put before voters next week.

The vote in the five-town area will take place on Tuesday, April 14, the same day residents in Bristol and Monkton will weigh in on new spending plans for their elementary schools. Voters in all three school districts rejected fiscal year 2016 spending proposals on Town Meeting Day.

Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters on Town Meeting Day rejected the Mount Abe budget proposal by a tally of 1,241 to 1,088.

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Rusty Dewees to perform at 'Lungs for Kate' benefit in Bristol

Posted on April 6, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Comedian Rusty Dewees will visit Bristol on April 11 for a show to benefit a young woman in need of a double lung transplant.

Dewees will perform at Mount Abraham Union High School at 7 p.m. that Saturday evening.

Proceeds from the show will support Mount Abe alumna and Bristol resident Kate Heffernan, who has cystic fibrosis and is on the lung transplant waiting list. Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased through www.lungsforkate.com.

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Committee to reveal Bristol firehouse plan next Wednesday evening

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A committee of volunteers charged with developing a design for a new firehouse in Bristol will present the plan they chose at a meeting next Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Holley Hall.

If the public is receptive of the plan, the selectboard hopes to schedule a bond vote for the project as early as June, with an eye on breaking ground in September.

The new firehouse would replace the current facility on North Street, which was completed in 1897 and suffers from a number of structural deficiencies.

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Bristol's Vermont Farm Table set to expand

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — A Bristol business dedicated to high-quality products is expanding with the help of a loan from the Addison County Economic Development Corp.

The ACEDC gave Vermont Farm Table a loan totaling $38,000, part of a financing program totaling $100,000, with additional funds coming from the National Bank of Middlebury. The company plans to use the capital to hire new staff to expand its operations and invest in product development.

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Supreme Court rules against Lathrop gravel pit plan

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Vermont’s highest court late last Friday ruled that a lower court had erred in approving a proposed gravel pit in Bristol in a ruling hailed as a win by project opponents. It is the latest — but perhaps not the last — twist in a case that has wound its way through the courts since 2003.

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