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Bristol library seeks new board members

Posted on January 6, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Lawrence Memorial Library is seeking a new board member, librarian Nancy Wilson said.

The vacancy was created by the recent resignation of Linda Havey, who moved to Monkton. Board members must be residents of Bristol. The board has five members, each of whom serve three-year terms.

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Fire claims Bristol home, one pet injured

Posted on January 2, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A Sunday afternoon blaze destroyed a home on Lower Notch Road in Bristol and required dozens of firefighters to extinguish. No one was injured, and firefighters were able to recover two family dogs from the blaze — one of which survived intense heat and flames by hiding underneath the porch.

Homeowner Greg West said he and his family were out of town at a Christmas gathering when the fire started.

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Bristol board agrees to fund new firefighter gear

Posted on December 24, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on Dec. 18 approved funding for the Bristol Fire Department to purchase six new vehicle extrication coveralls.

Brett LaRose, the first assistant chief of the outfit, said that the fire department had previously purchased 30 suits, but some have been removed from service due to wear and tear.

LaRose said that he spoke with several vendors, and the best quote he received for the coveralls was $2,772. The selectboard approved an appropriation in that amount.

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Bristol playground fundraiser exceeds its goal

Posted on December 24, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A group raising funds for a new playground on the Bristol town green has reached its goal of $11,000.

The Bristol Green Playground Committee used the fundraising website Indiegogo to solicit funds. As of press time, the group had reached raised $12,390. The fundraising period ends Friday.

“This is fantastic,” committee member Darla Senecal said. “To be able to come up with this in such a short time, it’s bolstering.”

As of Tuesday, 134 different people donated to the project.

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Mt. Abe building repairs sought

Posted on December 23, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The chair of the Mount Abraham Facility Advisory Committee on Dec. 18 enumerated for the Bristol selectboard some of the reasons the Mount Abraham Union High School facilities should be updated.

Troy Paradee stressed that the building is by no means unsafe — rather, some school officials and residents believe it does not meet the educational needs of students in this day and age.

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Daughter sells wreaths to help dad make one last trip

Posted on December 19, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRISTOL — Bristol resident and former Marine John Shepard had always hoped to take his daughter Natasha, 13, to visit the North Carolina coast, the territory he loved when he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1980s.

According to Shepard’s ex-wife and still good friend Marion Martin, a Mineville, N.Y., resident, John and Natasha planned to go this coming November.

But that was before Shepard’s health took a dramatic turn for the worse.

“He won’t make it. He’s fading fast every day,” Martin said.

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Bristol planners OK one firehouse site, reject the other

Posted on December 19, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol Planning Commission on Tuesday took a look at the final two proposed sites for a new firehouse and determined that one aligns with the town plan and the other does not.

Commissioners voted for the West Street site, and against the North Street site.

The group was not comparing the two sites against each other, but rather evaluating each individually according to their adherence to the Bristol Town Plan. Only the selectboard has the power to choose a site.

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Bristol fills two Mount Abe board vacancies

Posted on December 19, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol Elementary School board on Dec. 9 filled two vacancies on the Mount Abraham Union High School board.

Members of the local board interviewed the three candidates who submitted letters of interest at the meeting and then appointed Douglas DeWitt and Alicia Kurth, board vice chair Kelly Laliberte said. Joanne Casey was the third applicant.

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Bristol's Best Night offers fun for the whole family

Posted on December 19, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The Watershed Center invites revelers of all ages to celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown Bristol as the community marks the arrival of 2014 with Best Night, a gathering of the region’s favorite musicians, storytellers and other artists.

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Underage party tip leads Bristol police to arrest man on escape warrant

Posted on December 16, 2013 |
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BRISTOL — Bristol police on Tuesday, Dec. 10, apprehended a Ferrisburgh man who had escaped from custody.

While responding to the Bristol Town Park to investigate a complaint that someone was furnishing alcohol for a minor, police made contact with Joshua Martell. Police said there was insufficient evidence to detain Martell, 28, for providing alcohol for a minor, but discovered that Martell had an active arrest warrant for escape.

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