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Outhouse race was a 'snap' for defending champs

Posted on July 8, 2013 |
By Luke Whelan



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BRISTOL — In the championship heat of the 35th annual Fourth of July Great Bristol Outhouse Race, cousins Chris and Kevin Berry hurtled their privy-on-wheels across the finish line and onto a fifth straight title (see audio slideshow of the race here).

“It felt like we had it the whole time, there was a couple close times but relatively it was about even,” said Kevin, 22, a Bristol native, trying to catch his breath.

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Bristol man drowns on July Fourth

Posted on July 8, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Warren



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BRISTOL — Post-parade Fourth of July festivities took a tragic turn in Bristol on Thursday afternoon. A 26-year-old Bristol man was swept away while swimming in the New Haven River between the twin bridges on Route 116 north of Bristol village.

Officials recovered the body at 10:15 a.m. on July 5. The victim was identified as Steven Orvis, 26, of Bristol.

Vermont State Police Lt. William Jenkins said a call came in to police at around 3 p.m. regarding a man who had been swept away from the Bartlett Falls swimming area in Bristol.

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Bristol woman killed in suspected Pittsford murder

Posted on July 5, 2013 |
By Addison Independent Staff



PITTSFORD — Vermont State Police are investigating the suspected murder of a Bristol woman in Pittsford during the early morning of Friday, July 5.

Vermont State Police said they received an E-911 call at around 2:28 a.m. about a possible family fight on West Creek Road in Pittsford. Troopers responded and found Kristen L. Parker, 32, of Bristol, dead inside the residence. Parker’s boyfriend, identified as Christopher Sharrow, 35, of Pittsford, was also at the residence with three young children.

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Bristol man drowns in New Haven River on Fourth of July

Posted on July 5, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — Post-parade Fourth of July festivities took a tragic turn in Bristol on Thursday afternoon. A 26-year-old Bristol man was swept away while swimming in the New Haven River between the twin bridges on Route 116 north of Bristol village.

Officials recovered the body at 10:15 a.m. on July 5. The victim was identified as Steven Orvis, 26, of Bristol.

Vermont State Police Lt. William Jenkins said a call came in to police at around 3 p.m. regarding a man who had been swept away from the Bartlett Falls swimming area in Bristol.

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'Co-housing' development eyed for Bristol

Posted on July 3, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — The creation of a “co-housing community” is being discussed for three historic homes in downtown Bristol, the Tomasi and Peake houses on North Street, and the nearby 12 North St.

Jim Mendel and Peg Kamens, the founders of the Common Ground Center in Starksboro, recently purchased the three historic, white buildings with the hope of renovating many of the currently unlivable spaces on the properties to accommodate multiple families interested in forming such a community.

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Bristol spices up summer meals with cooking classes

Posted on July 3, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — The Bristol Recreation Department will offer a series of fun cooking and nutrition classes for members of the community this summer, some designed for children and others for adults.

“We are constantly trying to poll the community to find what they are looking for,” said recreation director Darla Senecal, noting that the recreation department distributes surveys at the March town meeting and regularly solicits suggestions on its website and Facebook page.

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Young farmers, land trust hope to conserve 687 acres in Bristol

Posted on July 1, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — Trent and Abby Roleau always knew they wanted to have their own farm, a dream that few people can achieve in their early 20s.

Then, early this year, an email from the Vermont Land Trust landed in their inboxes. VLT was notifying its email list that it was seeking applications for a conservation project that would protect 687 acres of woodland and farmland on Route 116 north of Bristol village, land currently owned by the Farr and Fuller families. The Roleaus decided to throw their hat in the ring and drew up a business plan.

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Bristol police look into armed robbery report

Posted on June 24, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — In the early morning hours of Monday, June 24, Bristol police received a report of an armed robbery. The complainant reported that a Main Street resident was approached from behind by a white male, approximately 5 foot, 6 inches tall, wearing dark clothing including a hooded sweatshirt.

The resident told police the subject stuck something in her back and demanded her wallet.

Police reported later Monday morning that they had identified two possible suspects.

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Fresh Air program is a fun, educational cultural exchange

Posted on June 24, 2013 |
By Addison Indepedent



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BRISTOL — Porter and Dave Knight of Bristol have watched their Fresh Air child grow for the past 9 years. This year will be the 10th summer 14-year-old Elijah Hedrington, of the Bronx, has visited the Knights. “He’s fit right into the family since the very beginning,” Knight said. Porter believes that hosting a Fresh Air child is just as eye-opening for her family as it has been for Elijah. “Having a Fresh Air child helps your family grow as much as it helps the child grow. They see things differently but so do you,” she said.

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