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Price for new Bristol firehouse set at $2.8 million

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Evan Johnson



BRISTOL — A new firehouse for the Bristol Fire Department will cost an estimated $2,840,067, according to plans presented Tuesday evening to the Fire Facility Committee.

Brandon general contractor Naylor & Breen Builders prepared the estimate on behalf of Kevin Harper, who owns the property on which town officials hope the firehouse can be built  — a 2.7-acre plot across West Street from the Bristol Recreation Club. 

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Vermont Guard's Maj. Roy to speak at Bristol ceremony

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Maj. Jacob Roy



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BRISTOL — The guest speaker at this year’s Memorial Day observances in Bristol will be Maj. Jacob Roy, the S3 Operations Officer for the 86th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 86th IBCT (MTN), Vermont Army National Guard.

He will deliver his address on the village green on Monday afternoon at the conclusion of a parade that will leave from Mount Abraham Union High School at 1 p.m. and march down West Street to the green.

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Bristol Elementary budget revised for revote; residents to decide June 16

Posted on May 18, 2015 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — The Bristol Elementary School (BES) board is targeting Tuesday, June 16, for revote on a revised fiscal year 2015-2016 budget proposal that will be roughly $11,000 less than the spending plan local residents last rejected on April 14.

At a Monday meeting, board members are expected to settle on an exact spending amount to warn for that public revote.

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Bristol firehouse cost estimate due

Posted on May 18, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRISTOL — The Bristol Fire Facility Committee is expected at a meeting this Tuesday evening, May 19, to unveil a construction estimate for a new West Street firehouse.

That meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be held at the Bristol Federated Church at 37 North St.

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Body cameras lead Bristol to update police policies

Posted on May 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRISTOL — Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs on Monday updated the Bristol selectboard on his department’s policies, most notably changes in its Video/Audio/Still Recording Equipment Policy that were triggered by the department’s purchase of body cameras.

Town Administrator Therese Kirby said the previous policy was so outdated that it “used to refer to tapes.” The updated policy spells out how the digital footage and audio captured by the body cameras is stored, how it may be accessed, and who may access the material.

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Cancer takes Bristol youth; help sought for family

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — The pain is inconceivable.

While other moms throughout the nation were being celebrated by their children this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, Katie Gorton was pressing her ear to her 15-year-old son Jacob’s chest to hear his heart beat for the last time.

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Third vote on Mt. Abe budget set for June 9

Posted on May 3, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School board is asking Addison Northeast Supervisory Union voters to mark their calendars for June 9, when the board expects to hold a vote on a third proposed FY 2016 spending plan for the school.

“The process of developing that new budget will be worked on over the next few weeks,” said board chair Dawn Griswold in a statement.

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Bristol still wrestling with landfill closing plan

Posted on April 30, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Representatives from Casella Waste Systems on Monday met with the Bristol selectboard to discuss a possible deal through which the trash hauler would help the town fill and close its landfill.

Bristol officials reached out to the Rutland waste management company after efforts to get the state to help pay for landfill closing costs were unsuccessful.

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ANeSU to bring in a mediator; board hopes to improve climate

Posted on April 27, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Executive Committee at a special meeting Thursday pledged to address what it characterized as a “deteriorated environment” in the district’s six schools.

“The committee recognizes the need for an immediate assessment of current conditions,” the committee said in a prepared statement.

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Pocock music festival to take hiatus until 2016

Posted on April 27, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Pocock Rocks, Bristol’s annual summer music festival on Main Street, will not happen this year, but organizers said it will make a triumphant return in 2016.

The Bristol Downtown Community Partnership, the principal organizer of the event, decided not to hold Pocock this year because of a lack of resources.

“We didn’t have enough hands to pull it off,” said BDCP board member Darla Senecal, who also serves as Bristol’s recreation director.

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