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Four nabbed in Bristol drug bust

Posted on September 2, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Bristol police on Saturday morning arrested four people on drug charges during a bust that also netted thousands of bags of heroin.

The department said the arrests were the result of an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of heroin and other controlled substances in the Bristol area.

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Lake Monsters 'draft' Bristol baseball player

Posted on August 28, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — The Vermont Lake Monsters minor league baseball team in Burlington looked in their own backyard to fill an open roster spot by signing a Bristol native to a one-day contract.

The Class-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics signed catcher Ethan Fritz, who became a free agent after a strong season this spring with the Bristol Eagles.

Not bad for a kid who’s just 11.

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Nature and fishing come alive in local author's new book

Posted on August 19, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — The latest book by Bristol resident and Addison Independent outdoor columnist Matthew Dickerson hit the shelves last week.

Dickerson describes “Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia,” co-authored by David L. O’Hara, as a mosaic combining nature writing, fly-fishing narrative, memoir and philosophical and spiritual inquiry.

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Bristol author enjoying success with Eddie Red series

Posted on August 11, 2014 |
By Phoebe Lewis



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BRISTOL — Author Marcia Wells writes her books in her home just outside of Bristol, which is situated far from any neighbors.

“We’re very isolated — it’s just me and the chickens,” she told a visitor with a laugh last week.

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Bristol's Prince Lane project underway

Posted on August 7, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Crews have begun construction on a number of improvements to Prince Lane in the heart of Bristol. Project administrator Carol Wells said the work will make the area safer for motorists and pedestrians, as well as improve the downtown aesthetics.

“The impetus of the project was to improve appearances, taking down all the ugly wires and poles, screening in the dumpsters, and mainly to provide safe access to pedestrians,” Wells said.

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Stampede sets new fundraising record

Posted on July 31, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Organizers said this year’s Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis set a new fundraising record and was a smashing success.

“Every year we outdo ourselves,” event organizer Shawna Sherwin said. “I’m amazed by what this community provides every year.”

The Stampede is an annual giant yard sale, book sale and silent auction to raise money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The event raised $133,000 this year, up from the previous record of $125,000, set just last year.

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Bristol Police arrest man who escaped correctional facility

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police on July 17 arrested a town man on a warrant from the Vermont Department of Corrections. Police arrested Jonah S. Kleinfeldt, 39, for escape.

Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said his force took Kleinfeldt to the Chittenden County Correctional Center in South Burlington.

In other department news, a man Bristol police arrested last month was acquitted of selling marijuana by a jury in Addison County Superior Court, but was convicted of lesser charges.

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Physicians prescribe fresh food from their new garden

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Phoebe Lewis



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BRISTOL — As a child, you may have been given a lollipop or a sticker after braving a doctor’s visit. At Bristol’s Mountain Health Center, you’ll probably get a few tomatoes and a bag of spinach.

The modern twist on giving a treat after a doctor’s visit is feasible because of a new garden outside the Health Center office featuring healthy options such as tomatoes, spinach, arugula and kale.

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Zoning issue could delay Bristol station

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on Monday debated how to handle a discrepancy in town zoning maps that could delay the siting of a new firehouse.

A committee charged with researching a prime location for a new firehouse last month recommended to the selectboard that it be built on West Street. The site contains portions of the Bristol Recreation Club and a plot owned by Ed and Suzanne Shepard.

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Three Day Stampede sees record donations

Posted on July 17, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Organizers for the Three Day Stampede say they’ve collected a record number of donations for this year’s event, and they’re looking for more.

 “As of today we have collected over five tractor-trailer loads full of everything from furniture to home décor to sporting goods for your shopping pleasure,” founder and organizer Bonita Bedard said in a statement. “Saturday’s drop-offs alone filled a 48-foot trailer, leaving us scrambling to store the remainder of the items.”

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