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New committee charged with determining cost of Mount Abe repairs

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The five towns of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will again be asked to take a hard look at renovating the 48-year-old Mount Abraham Union High School facility, including possibly with funds from a bond.

“It’s really about planning and fiscal responsibility,” ANeSU Superintendent Patrick Reen said at a Mount Abe school board meeting Tuesday.

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Ethiopian dinners give a view into another culture

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Organization and focus. Those are the key ingredients for Alganesh Michael — a South Burlington chef who specializes in her native Eritrean and Ethiopian food. Forget carefully measured spices and ingredients, Michael said she “likes to mix things; I don’t like following directions.” She learned how to cook as a teenager from watching her mom and then trying it herself.

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Surge in workers' comp raises Bristol police spending

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Residents of the Bristol Police District will likely be asked to approve a double-digit hike in taxpayer funds used to pay for the department budget in the coming fiscal year.

Town officials cited a dramatic surge in the cost of workers’ compensation coverage as the reason for the 17 percent increase.

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Assistant principal says she will leave Mt. Abe

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School is going to lose a second assistant principal.

David Ford left his assistant principal position at Mount Abe at the end of December, citing family reasons.

Now Assistant Principal Ellen Repstad said she will resign at the end of the school year, citing a lack of transparency in communication and a difference in values that puts efficiency above what’s best for kids.

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Cabin Fever music series heats up Bristol's WalkOver Gallery

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Holiday-time is over, and it’s still weeks until Punxsutawney Phil tells us how many more days of dark, cold winter we have left. Yup, welcome to the winter doldrums, everyone. But before you go getting depressed, put this on your calendar as something to look forward to: The Cabin Fever Series kicks off its 12th season at the WalkOver Gallery in Bristol on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m.

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Mount Abe cancels police security contract

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard voiced concerns at its most recent meetings over Mount Abe Union High School’s cancellation last November of its security agreement with the Bristol Police Department.

Ending the contract means that local police stopped doing nightly and weekend security checks of the building and cut back the hours MAUHS brings in officers as security for school sports events. The school maintained the arrangement whereby the BPD responds to calls, according to Police Chief Kevin Gibbs.

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Locals walk Medieval pilgrimage trail

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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ADDISON COUNTY — Pilgrims have been journeying to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, for over a thousand years. This past summer, a handful of local travelers were among the hundreds of thousands estimated to have walked some part of the “Way of Saint James” pilgrimage in 2016 alone.

Several of these Vermonters will discuss their experiences on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route (or simply the “Camino”) at Bristol’s Lawrence Memorial Library this Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Mount Abe assistant principal resigns, effective Dec. 27

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School Vice Principal David Ford has resigned, effective Dec. 27.

At its Dec. 20 meeting, the Mount Abe school board appointed Justin Bouvier interim assistant principal.

Ford notified the Mount Abe board in late October of his intent to resign at the end of 2016. The board officially accepted his resignation in late November.

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Budgeting gives insight into new principal

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — This is the first year that Jessica Barewicz has built a budget for Mount Abraham Union High School (see related story). She started as principal last summer.

Barewicz’s approach to crafting the FY2018 budget gives the community a window into the new principal’s approach to school leadership.

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Bristol woman dies in single-car crash

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — A Bristol woman was killed early this past Wednesday morning when the car she was driving crashed into a tree.

At around 5:40 a.m. that day, Vermont State Police rushed to the scene of a one-car crash on Main Street near East Street. Upon their arrival troopers learned that Marietta Pomainville, 62, was deceased as a result of the crash.

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