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Mt. Abe taps New York youth advocate for vice principal

Posted on August 31, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Come Tuesday, Sept. 1, newly hired assistant principal David Ford should be walking the halls of Mount Abraham Union High School.

Ford, who was offered the job after the Mount Abe board approved his hiring on Aug. 18, will join Interim Principal Carol Fenimore and Assistant Principal Ellen Repstad on the school’s three-person administrative team. Fenimore began her tenure July 1; Ellen Repstad, formerly a long-time literacy instructor at Mount Abe, is now in her fourth year as assistant principal.

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State police say man assaulted his female companion

Posted on August 31, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A South Burlington man pleaded innocent on Aug. 26 in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to five separate misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged domestic assault at the Green Mountain Family Campground in Bristol on Aug. 25.

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Landslide! Bristol wants to join county's waste district

Posted on August 27, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol residents overwhelmingly voted to join the Addison County Solid Waste Management District (ACSWMD) in Tuesday’s election.

“We’re thrilled that people turned out to vote and supported what the selectboard feels is the right decision for Bristol,” said Therese Kirby, Bristol town administrator.

The town voted 173 to 8 in favor of joining ACSWMD and 172 to 8, with one spoiled ballot, to ratify the admission agreement worked out between the selectboard and ACSWMD this past July.

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Bristol to vote Tuesday on joining trash district

Posted on August 20, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol residents will vote next Tuesday on joining the Addison County Solid Waste Management District. Voting will be by Australian ballot, and the polls at Holley Hall will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aug 25.

Voters will face two questions. First, should Bristol join the Addison County Solid Waste Management District, which manages the garbage transfer station in Middlebury and other solid waste issues for all of the county except Bristol and Salisbury.

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Bridge on Route 116 in Bristol has re-opened to traffic

Posted on August 17, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bridge No. 6, which is located on Route 116 in Bristol a quarter mile south of Carlstrom Road and the new bridge over the New Haven River, re-opened to all traffic this past Thursday.

The bridge closed on July 20 while work crews replaced the span over a small creek that flowed under the road and into the nearby New Haven River; a detour routed traffic out to Route 7.

Route 116 over Bridge No. 6 reopened a day ahead of schedule.

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Bristol resident tapped to fill open spot on Mt. Abe board

Posted on August 13, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol resident Allison Sturtevant has a head for numbers, and that, in part, helped her win selection to replace a Bristol member of the Mount Abraham Union High School Board who had resigned mid-term.

Sturtevant, appointed by the Bristol Elementary School Board on Monday, will join Mount Abe board members Doug DeWitt, Carol Eldridge, Alicia Kurth and Kris Pearsall in representing Bristol on the 13-member school board, which represents all five towns in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union.

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Bristol tax rate up 1.5 cents

Posted on August 13, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Most Bristol homeowners will see their property taxes rise less than 1 percent this year.

The Bristol selectboard on Monday approved a fiscal year 2016 residential property tax rate of $2.3471 per $100 in property value, an increase of roughly one and a half cents, or 0.68 percent, from the current rate of $2.3312 for FY 2015.

The new rate translates into a property tax increase of around $31.80 on a $200,000 home. The nonresidential tax rate increased by three and a half cents to $2.3101 per $100 in property value.

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Gateway Players to perform Shakespeare comedy on the green in Bristol

Posted on August 11, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Are you ready for a witty battle of the sexes comedy? Well, who isn’t.

And why not go to the top — Shakespeare himself.

Add to this the charm of a balmy mid-August evening on the Bristol town green and you’ve got it — Bristol Gateway Players’ next offering: “Much Ado About Nothing,” Master William’s hilarious send-up of girls and boys fighting about love.

The show will be staged en plein air this Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13-16.

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Landfill was more than a dump to many; Bristol sees passing of an era

Posted on August 6, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For the past 20 years, scale attendant George Smith, 89, has made taking the trash to the dump an extraordinary experience.

Bristol residents came out in droves last Saturday to thank Smith for his long service to Bristol, shake hands, and say farewell to the town’s landfill and to Smith’s quietly charismatic presence and welcoming smile.

Saturday, Aug. 1, was the Bristol town landfill’s last day.

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Bristol ready for next steps in trash, recycling

Posted on August 5, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — After receiving notice from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources last August that the Bristol town landfill was in violation of some state rules, town officials scrambled to plan for the dump’s closure, figured how to pay for that process and set up a new regimen for residents to dispose of their trash and recycling.

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