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Bristol Police Log: Vandal shoots village residence full of bullet holes

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On Aug. 8, Bristol police responded to reported vandalism at a village residence. The resident alleged that male juveniles had shot numerous holes into the home’s siding. Police are working to identify the suspects.

On Aug. 7, 10 and 13, Bristol police checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School. Officers conducted foot patrols on Main Street and in the surrounding area on Aug. 7, 8, 11 and 13. And between Aug. 7 and Aug. 13, Bristol police processed four fingerprint requests for employment purposes.

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Bristol police officers join labor union

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Bristol police are now unionized.

On July 19, Bristol police voted unanimously to join the New England Police Benevolent Association after two NEPBA representatives visited the Bristol Police Department in person and made a presentation about member benefits. The Vermont Labor Relations Board certified the NEPBA as the department’s sole bargaining representative on July 31.

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Bristol heroin case nets trio

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Three Bristol residents last week pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to heroin trafficking-related charges stemming from a July 16 incident in South Street in Bristol.

Edward James Chaloux, 56; Corrine Louise Cantin, 51; and Derek Anthony Jackson, 49, each face a felony charge of trafficking heroin. Conviction on this charge carries a penalty of up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1 million.

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Vermonters raise their voices against bigotry

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Close to 100 people gathered Monday evening in Middlebury for a rally in solidarity with those opposing white nationalists, in response to the weekend’s tragic events in Charlottesville, Va.

“People needed to share their indignation and dismay,” said Ariane van Driel van Wageningen, one of the organizers of the demonstration and a leader with Middlebury Indivisible.

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Bristol Police Log: Two jailed after police find them together

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A Bristol police officer’s observation on Aug. 8 of Patrick Cota, 24, of Bristol and Melissa Sird, 35, of Ferrisburgh together at a Bristol business started a chain of police actions.

Police report that their investigation showed that Cota and Sird were under court-ordered conditions of release that prevented each with having contact with the other. On Aug. 9 an officer found Cota at his West Street home and also searched the home and found Sird there. The officer took them both into custody without incident.

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Bristol man pleads innocent to sexual assault

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A 24-year-old Bristol man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman at a party at his parents’ home in June.

Tyler Ford pleaded innocent to the sexual assault charge in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Aug. 7.

The alleged sexual assault took place in the early morning hours of June 25, at a party at Ford’s family home on Lower Notch Road in Bristol. Ford lives with his parents, Suzanne and Glenn Cota.

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Bristol police chief turning in badge after 31 years; Gibbs to retire at the end of August

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Had he been just a little bit shorter, longtime Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs might have become an Air Force pilot, but at 6-foot-4 he was too tall to fit in the cockpit by Air Force specs.

Instead his desire to serve his community and — he frankly admits — a love of the adrenalin that comes from being the calm authority figure in an emergency led to 38 years as a policeman, 31 of those with the Bristol Police Department.

Gibbs joined the Bristol police in 1986, and became chief in 1992.

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Bristol 'Stampede' raises $125K to fight dreaded disease

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — One of the state’s biggest fundraisers once again brought in a large haul of money to battle against a dreaded disease.

The 2017 Three Day Stampede toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis was an incredible success earning over $125,000 that will go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research and programs.

A press release from Stampede organizer Bonita Bedard said that brings the total raised over 26 years to $1.9 million.

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American Legion post in Bristol installs officers

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — American Legion Post 19 in Bristol this summer held a joint installation ceremony for the new slate of officers for the Legion, the Sons of the American Legion and the Auxiliary for the 2017-2018 year. These officers are:

Legion: Commander Ron LaRose, First Vice Commander Don Lynaugh, Second Vice Commander Denny Cota, Adjutant Alan Smith Sr., Finance Officer Steve Barsalou, Service Officer Brad Bedard, Judge Advocate Marc Prime, Chaplain Eldon Sherwin, and Sargent at Arms Loren Lathrop.

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Local addiction treatment options expand: Services growing in three area towns

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Addison County will soon see a substantial expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment services for locals who are addicted to narcotic painkillers. That treatment — which includes the prescribing of Suboxone — is now being offered in Middlebury and will soon take root in Vergennes.

And leaders of Mountain Health — a Federally Qualified Health Center in Bristol — confirmed that beginning next month it also will dispense Medically Assisted Treatment, known as MAT.

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