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'Dinoman' to present fun fossil facts July 12

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A collaborative effort by the 5-town librarians is bringing some summer fun (and learning) for kids to Holley Hall in Bristol this Wednesday afternoon.

“Dinoman” will offer a trip through the Mesozoic era — a journey of magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props. Think BIG!

How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program provides fun and informative answers to curious kids of  all ages.

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Mount Abe school district settles teacher and support staff contracts

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — School boards and unions representing teachers and support staff in the Bristol-area schools late last month ratified new teacher and support staff contracts that cover the next two school years.

On the whole, employees will see pay increases in each of the two years and their contribution to health insurance will rise after Jan. 1, 2018.

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Bristol-area school boards and employees embrace collaborative approach to contract negotiations

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — With contract negotiations now successfully concluded, a school district that just two years ago found itself bitterly embroiled over leadership, trust and communication issues has now emerged as a leader statewide in embracing a collaborative approach to employee contract negotiations.

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Bristol considers firearms law

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Selectboard members are considering an ordinance that would regulate the discharge of firearms in Bristol. The ordinance, if passed, would be a first of its kind in the town.

The local law, which the Bristol selectboard heard about at their June 26 meeting, would prohibit firing a gun “within a safety zone of 500 feet from another person’s/entity’s residence, building, place of business or camper in the town of Bristol.”

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Longtime Bristol police chief to retire this August

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs will retire at the end of August.

Gibbs officially announced his retirement at the Bristol Police Department staff meeting last Tuesday, June 27, saying: “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the community of Bristol.”

Gibbs has served on the Bristol police force for 31 years.

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Five-town arts guild asks local donors to take a seat

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Attendees at next week’s Fourth of July celebration in Bristol will get yet another chance to be sitting pretty — by bidding on one-of-a-kind, work-of-art chairs painted by local artists. The 5 Town Friends of the Arts’ “Chair-ity” event is part of the group’s annual silent auction fundraiser.

“Funky chairs can be really fun in your house,” said Chair-ity organizer Vera Ryersbach.

Six local artists are contributing this year’s chairs they have painted in a variety of creative and funky ways:

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Mount Abe honor roll

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The following students have made the Mount Abraham Union High School Honor Roll for the second quarter.

GRADE 9

Work Habits Highest Honors — BJ Bennett, Jnana Breck-Arndt, Josie Brennan, Faith Brinkman, Emma Campbell, Jackson Gepfert, Alexis Kouwenhoven, Cole Kouwenhoven, Camille Lyons, Sean Meyer, Sydney Minnerly, Sydney Perlee, Jonas Schroeder and Maizy Shepard.

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Tour de Farms sets earlier date this year for biking tour

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — After running its bicycle tour of Addison County farms in September for many years, ACORN’s 10th annual Tour de Farms this year has been moved a month or so earlier.

The Tour, one of Vermont’s oldest cycling farm tours, will be held Sunday, Aug. 6, in and around Bristol. This year’s route will follow 28 miles of rolling hills and backcountry roads through the Champlain Valley’s quintessential pastoral landscape.

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Mount Abe student wins Hildene writing award

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MANCHESTER — Mount Abraham eighth-grader Madison Shepard was honored in a statewide essay competition last month for her writing on climate change.

Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home in Manchester, paid tribute to 13 eighth-grade students at a celebratory luncheon there on May 21. The event honored the winners of the 11th annual Hildene Lincoln Essay Competition.

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Local Lions distribute donated eyeglasses

Posted on June 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — From July 2016 to June 2017 Vermont Lions Club members have been quietly collecting eyeglasses from the public and stashing them away in the basement of Vergennes Lion Brad Howe, the chairmen of the effort. 

On June 14, under Howe’s direction, members of the Vermont clubs delivered about 15,000 pairs of eyeglasses to the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC) in West Trenton, N.J. More than 3,000 of those glasses were from the Lions Club donation boxes in Brandon, Middlebury and Vergennes.

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