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Up to 20 teachers and aides could be cut in Bristol-area schools

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Bristol-area voters on March 6 will field their first-ever unified budget covering all Addison Northeast schools.

The proposed 2018-2019 spending plan now under consideration calls for elimination of 20 full-time-equivalent staff positions — including six full-time teachers — in order to achieve the $1,177,814 in reductions needed to meet the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) board’s austerity guidelines.

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1 year, 3 cyclists, 12,000 miles: Bristol speaker to tell stories from bike journey from South America

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Three friends recently returned from a 12,000-mile bike ride from the tip of South America to Vermont, a road trip that took them nearly a year. Although it was an epic journey, their goal was to see just how small the world really is by finding connections with the people they met along the way.

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Bristol property transfers for 2017

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Bristol during 2017. It should be noted that due to changes in Vermont property-transfer forms, only one buyer and seller are listed in most transactions:

•  Jan. 20: Einar Swanson Estate to Robert Anderson, a home on 0.36 acres at 50 West Pleasant St., $189,500.

•  Jan. 30: Mark Skeffington to Matthew Baron, a home on 2.34 acres at 35 Vincent Drive, $267,000.

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Top 10, No. 3: Voters reject Mt. Abe bond – again

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Will the third time be the charm?

That’s what proponents of a new bond vote to renovate the Mount Abe Union High School facility are hoping. A third vote among Addison Northeast Supervisory Union district voters is likely to be scheduled for this coming Town Meeting Day in March. That proposal will follow two prior defeats and a year of planning, haggling and anguish over what to do with the nearly 50-year-old building.

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Top 10, No. 10: Gun regulations draw fire

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Two county communities hosted at times heated debates this year about where lines should be drawn between the right to shoot firearms and the right to neighborhood peace and safety.

The situations and the results varied.

In Whiting neighbors of a gun range that town officials said was illegal complained about noise and safety. About two dozen showed up at a zoning board hearing in July to oppose ongoing shooting at a Stickney Road range. The owner, Nicolas Iocco, said he no longer runs the range as a business, although he would accept donations.

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Bristol lumber company adopts a high-tech vision

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Statewide renewable energy mandates that kicked in this year are helping an important local industry — production milling of trees — upgrade its energy infrastructure so that it can modernize equipment and increase capacity.

“Technology is playing a more and more important part in our industry,” said A. Johnson Lumber Co. General Manager Ken Johnson. “If you’re  going to be competing in the production (milling) industry it’s kind of a technological arms race.”

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Red Cedar's fall apple project put students' hands and minds to work

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — This fall, students in grades four through six at the Red Cedar School in Bristol undertook an in-depth and tasty series of hands-on experiments with the school’s apple crop. Every year the students produce about a dozen gallons of cider along with other apple treats such as applesauce and apple crisp with fruit from the school’s orchard and a cider press.

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Bristol Police Log: Local cops have typical week of activity

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police on Dec. 20 investigated a report of a person falling off a bike and allegedly sustaining an injury on Mountain Street.

Police checked that area and could not find the person.

In other activity from Dec. 18 to 24, the Bristol Police Department:

• Conducted foot and vehicle patrols throughout the village area, including the Mountain, North and Main Street areas in the vicinity of Bristol Elementary School and the town park.

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Mark Benton exhibits paintings at WalkOver Gallery

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Local artist Mark Benton poses the question: “Rural Industry: An Embellishment or Blemish on the Landscape?” In a series of eight oil paintings, all of which are untitled but many of which are recognizable locations, the artist takes his inquiry to the rural industrial landscape.

“I began this series by simply being caught in the moment,” he said, “prevalently a melancholy moment of catching the light at just the right angle reflected off a lonely piece of utilitarian metal.”

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Mount Abraham forum set for Saturday, January 6

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A group of citizens from the Five Town area will host a community forum to share ideas and discuss the future of the district’s middle and high school on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bristol Elementary School in Bristol.

The goal for this forum is to get the whole Five-Town Community actively engaged and empowered in reshaping the school, to hear from people in the community about their ideas about how to make the school a community asset and to bring out the range of concerns and thoughts community members have.

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