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Talks continue on sale of Bristol land

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard at its July 9 meeting inched closer to selling 8.61 acres of town land, located off Firehouse Drive, to Stoney Hill Properties LLC.

The land is part of a 30-acre parcel Bristol bought from the state of Vermont for $1 per acre in 1999.

In 2015 the town signed a purchase and sale agreement to convey the land to Stoney Hill for an initial price of $25,000 per acre, with an additional $10,000 per acre to be paid upon completion of the conditions set forth in the agreement.

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Old Farts Club holds court daily in Bristol

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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BRISTOL — Take a look inside the window of Cubbers restaurant on Main Street in Bristol around 8 o’clock any morning, and you’ll bear witness to a display case of local history.

But this is no still-life diorama. It’s the real-life, venerated “Old Farts Club,” holding court at Cubbers as they’ve been doing nearly every day for the past 15-odd years.

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Bristol fills recreation-related positions

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — With recent departures, hires and some reorganization, the Bristol Recreation Department and Hub Teen Center & Skatepark are sporting fresh faces.

In May Meridith McFarland took over as Rec Director, replacing Darla Senecal, who ran the department for 17 years.

In June, after two years as the Hub’s programs manager and five months as its interim director, Brian LaClair officially took over as the Hub’s director, replacing Ryan Krushenick, who had led the program since 2013.

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Naturalist program grows to 5-town area

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — The ecological brain trust in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro is about to get a little bigger and a little more knowledgeable.

The Vermont Master Naturalist (VMN) program, which has for two years offered in-depth training in local natural history to Burlington residents with a sustained interest and background in at least one natural history discipline, is expanding its offerings to the 5-Towns, as well as to Richmond, South Hero and Williston.

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Outhouse racers battle the heat; six-time winner claims crown

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By James Finn



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BRISTOL — At last Wednesday’s 40th iteration of the annual Great Bristol Outhouse races, a perennial water-closet racer extraordinaire emerged victorious from a competitive field characterized by closely contested finishes and unexpected upsets.

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Bristol apartments scheduled for overhaul

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — Two Bristol apartment complexes that offer affordable housing options — Pleasant Hills Apartments on Mountain Street and Bristol Family Housing on Hunt Farm Road — are about to get major upgrades.

Burlington-based nonprofit developer Housing Vermont, which purchased Pleasant Hills in 2014 and has just announced its intention to purchase Bristol Family Housing, is planning major renovations for both complexes.

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Children's events will be held in Bristol

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Two events for children are coming up in Bristol.

First, the Children’s Literacy Foundation will be distributing books and telling stories for young people attending the Mary Johnson summer camps in Bristol on Tuesday, July 10. Bristol’s event is at 10:30 a.m., at the BASK program, housed at Bristol Elementary School. That same day, the foundation will distributing books in Middlebury at 1:30 p.m. at Mary Hogan Elementary.

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Bristol Police Log: Police respond to domestic dispute

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Between June 18 and July 1, Bristol police completed 17 foot and car patrols at various locations, mostly on Main Street and surrounding areas. Officers also conducted and hour and 35 minutes of directed patrols in the eastern and western parts of the police district, as well as three hours and 30 minutes of town-contracted patrol outside the village, specifically on Monkton Road, and in the south, northwest, west and east areas of town.

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In House bid, Bristol's Demic says stellar education system is key

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Robert Demic beat the odds in 2008 when he miraculously survived a more than 40-foot fall from the roof of a downtown Middlebury building.

Now the Bristol Democrat is hoping his good fortune and tenacity will earn him a spot in the Vermont House in his first-ever campaign. He is seeking one of the two seats representing the Addison-4 district, which includes the towns of Bristol, Monkton, Starksboro and Lincoln.

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Mount Abraham Union High School honor roll

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The following students have been named to Mount Abraham Union High School’s honor roll for the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year.

GRADE 9

Highest honors: Brewer Atocha, Charlotte Doyle, Louisa Funk, Eliana Ginsburg and Darius Kainen-Kodis.

High honors: Marley Keith, Aiden Lavigne, Sarah Lavigne, Karissa Livingston, Johnathan Matson, Madison Shepard, Ava Young and Hannah Zimmer.

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