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Bristol to mull options for firehouse upgrade

Posted on April 11, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — Following Bristol voters’ rejection last month of a bond that would have taken the first step toward an upgrade to the fire department’s North Street facility, the search for an improved firehouse will continue in coming weeks.

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Mount Abe celebrates French culture and cuisine

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



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BRISTOL — The location may have been rural Vermont, but the ambiance was entirely French at the Mount Abraham Union High School cafeteria last Thursday. French music piped in through the speakers, crisp, white tablecloths dressed up the cafeteria, and students gathered to converse in French over a gourmet meal prepared by chef Bill Snell of New Haven’s Tourterelle restaurant.

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American Legion in Bristol honors two for excellence

Posted on April 1, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — During this month’s annual Legion Birthday Dinner in Bristol, Commander Ron LaRose presented the annual Above and Beyond Awards to Brenda Boutin of Starksboro and Jim Rivers of Bristol.

Boutin was nominated by Jan McCleery for her exceptional volunteer work for the Starksboro Senior Meal Program. She spends many hours procuring food and product donations that she uses to prepare the meals and desserts for all that attend. The number of people served at this monthly meal has increased to 45.

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Bristol plans public brainstorming session for ideas to fix firehouse limitations

Posted on March 21, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — The bond that would pave the way for a major upgrade to the Bristol Fire Department’s North Street facility may have gone up in smoke on Town Meeting Day with a 587-293 defeat, but the search for an improved firehouse continues.

Despite taxpayers’ sound rejection of the proposed North Street upgrade, town officials and members of the Fire Facility Committee said that they were encouraged by the public’s overwhelming support for improving the fire department’s headquarters, albeit in a different location.

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Citizen seeking to open ANeSU teacher negotiations

Posted on March 11, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — A Starksboro man would like Bristol-area school boards to be a little more transparent when negotiating teacher contracts, and he has filed a lawsuit that could be precedent-setting.

John Jefferies said in a complaint filed in court last week that the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union and Mount Abraham Union High School districts and their boards and committees have gone into executive session without cause during face-to-face and mediated meetings with representatives of the teachers’ union during contract negotiations.

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Aspiring young artists exhibit their talents in Bristol

Posted on March 11, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — March is Youth Arts Month across the nation, and for the last nine years, Art on Main in downtown Bristol has marked the occasion with an Emerging Artists Exhibit that gives young Five Town Area artists an opportunity to shine in a professional gallery setting.

Students with exceptional talent and dedication to the arts from Mount Abraham Union High School are selected by Mount Abe art teachers for the annual gallery exhibition. Their art is professionally framed and displayed at Art on Main for the month of March.

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State IDs cause of illness that swept Bridport school

Posted on March 11, 2013 |
By John Flowers



BRIDPORT — Vermont Department of Health officials on Friday confirmed the causes of a stomach bug that swept through the Bridport Central School community last week and ultimately forced the cancellation of classes on Thursday and Friday.

The Department of Health Laboratory confirmed norovirus in a sample voluntarily collected from a person who became ill at the school.

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Bristol rejects firehouse bond, says OK to new police HQ

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — When faced with two votes for expanded municipal facilities on Town Meeting Day, Bristol voters said “no” to one and “yes” to the other.

The first, for an expansion to the fire department’s North Street facility, was soundly rejected by a 587-293 tally. The second, for a police district budget that would fund renovations and a 10-year lease for a new police station at BristolWorks, passed by a narrow margin.

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Fox beats Moyers in Bristol selectboard race

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — In the one contested selectboard race in Bristol on Tuesday, Brian Fox bested John Moyers, 509-354, for a three-year seat formerly held by Carol Wells.

Fox could not be reached for comment before press time on Wednesday. However, the lifelong Bristol resident told the Independent last month that he had considered a run for selectboard for a long time.

“I’ve always been fairly active in the community,” Fox said at the time.

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Books to be dedicated to babies in Bristol

Posted on March 4, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The Lawrence Memorial Library is celebrating its eighth year of the “Books for Babies” program, in which a new picture book is dedicated to each baby/toddler born to a family in Bristol in the previous year. Thanks to joint funding support from the (now retired) Bristol Outlook Club and Wells Mountain Foundation, the library was able to purchase books for all 39 babies born during 2012. Families may come in and select one of the 39 books to receive a bookplate bearing their child’s name.

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