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Free music to fill the streets in Bristol

Posted on June 13, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — Bristol’s Main Street will shut down to traffic on June 18 and open up to the third annual Pocock Rocks music festival and street fair.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that Saturday downtown Bristol will transform into a haven for rocking tunes, craft brews, local wines, chocolate pairings, cheese tastings, specialty foods and crafts of all kinds.

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Bristol selectboard considers emergencies, priorities

Posted on June 13, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard spoke with the Bristol Rescue Squad about improving the emergency response system at their Monday, June 6, meeting and entertained summer issues ranging from the hours of the farmers’ market to liquor licenses for this weekend’s music and street festival, Pocock Rocks.

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Mt. Abe's beloved veteran says goodbye

Posted on June 9, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



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BRISTOL — After 39 years educating students — eight years in Enosburg Falls as assistant principal, guidance counselor and psychology teacher followed by 31 at Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School teaching a range of history and humanities classes — Jim Ross will retire this month.

The teacher who helped start girls’ soccer teams at both Enosburg and Mount Abe and has seen students dedicate their yearbooks to him five times is scheduled to give his fifth and likely final graduation speech on Saturday at the class of 2011’s request.

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Dwire earns diploma after thirty years away

Posted on June 9, 2011 |
By Ian Trombulak



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MIDDLEBURY/BRISTOL — When Michelle Dwire dropped out of high school in the beginning of her junior year, she had no idea the impact it would have on her life. She was 17 and pregnant, and finishing high school was not her top priority.

“I never really thought about getting my high school diploma,” said Dwire, a Bristol resident. “I didn’t really think it was that important.”

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Bristol town plan shaping up, but critics warn language is vague

Posted on June 9, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — As the new Bristol town plan quickly takes form, the Bristol Planning Commission on Tuesday continued to grapple with the level of detail necessary to pass and implement an effective plan.

Commissioners and residents have debated for weeks how specific they need to make the language in the draft of a new town plan. Individuals on both sides of the long-running debate over whether gravel extraction should be permitted in certain town zones have called for more detailed language.

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Businesses in Bristol on the rebound

Posted on June 6, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — Some Bristol businesses struggled through the heavy winter as a couple empty storefronts on Main Street reflect.

Five Main Street businesses closed this year and two operations moved — Bristol Physical Therapy set up shop on North Street and the Pathways program of the Mount Abraham Union High School, which had a Main Street storefront, moved back into the school  — leaving a total of seven vacancies on Bristol’s main drag.

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Bristol studies pedestrian safety

Posted on June 2, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — Bristol residents have consistently expressed that they are concerned about the safety of children, joggers and bicyclists that frequent the stretch of Route 17/116 between downtown Bristol and Lincoln Road. 

A “pedestrian feasibility study” will be conducted throughout the summer to provide the town with several options for constructing a pedestrian path along this precarious stretch of road.

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ANeSU taxes rising to make up for deficits

Posted on May 30, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



 

BRISTOL — Tax rates in some Addison Northeast Supervisory Union towns likely will increase in the coming year by a penny more than they otherwise would have as school directors, on the advice of supervisory union officials, try to rein in operating deficits for all six district schools.

ANeSU interim business manager Susan Jefferies shifted into high gear early this month to quickly draw up fiscal action plans for each of the schools after audits released at that time showed the official cumulative deficits that the schools had run.

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Dan's Place is out and ND's is in

Posted on May 30, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



 

BRISTOL — A tavern called ND’s, named after proprietors Nina Badger and David Bannister, is set to replace the bar formerly known as Dan’s Place on the east end of Main Street in Bristol by mid June.

After Dan Palmer closed his bar in February, he was unable to reopen as planned in April.

Fortunately for the loyal following of Dan’s Place frequenters, Badger (who helped Palmer initially decorate and set up his spot) and Bannister (one of Palmer’s investors) are promising a bar very reminiscent of its former self.

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ANeSU gets new business head

Posted on May 30, 2011 |
By Andrew Stein



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BRISTOL — Addison Northeast Supervisory Union recently hired seasoned school finance veteran Edward Gomeau to take over as its business manager. In July, Gomeau will take over an operation that has been plagued with deficits over the past two years.

Presently in his fourth year as director of finance and operations for New Haven Public Schools in Connecticut, the new business manager touts a hefty history in the field of fiscal management.

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