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Bristol looks for a new elementary school principal

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The search is under way for a new principal at Bristol Elementary School, and Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Assistant Superintendent Catrina DiNapoli, who is spearheading the search, said nearly 20 applicants have applied for the position.

Current BES Principal Sandy Jump notified Interim Superintendent Armando Vilaseca in March that she would be retiring effective on July 1.

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Bristol youth enjoys baseball diplomacy

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — “What our players and what the Cuban players ... did in those six days did more for government relations between our two countries than has been done in the last 40 years by the governments,” Little League baseball coach Jim Carter said.

Carter, retired University of Vermont baseball coach and grandfather of Bristol 12-year-old Carter Monks, was referring to the trip that he, Monks and 10 other Vermont Little League baseball players made to Cuba last week.

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Bristol police will dispose of medication dropped of Saturday

Posted on April 28, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department has will hold a Drug Take Back event this Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents of the five-town area — Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro — can drop off their unused or expired medications at the Bristol Police Department at 72 Munsill Ave. at BristolWorks so that they can be properly disposed of.

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Bristol seeks $1.1 million for new water main

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The 110-year-old water main along West Street in Bristol is overdue for replacement, according to selectboard members and engineers they hired.

At a public hearing on Monday evening, they explained why Bristol residents should approve a $1,115,020 bond to replace a large portion of the West Street line and extend the town water system to Lovers Lane. A vote by Australian ballot will be held May 10.

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UPDATE: Man in Jeep tries to lure Bristol kids

Posted on April 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



Editors's note: This story was updated Tuesday evening to indicate that the Vermont State Police closed the case.

BRISTOL — Vermont State Police on Tuesday morning, April 19, were seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of red Jeep who allegedly tried to persuade two young girls to get in his vehicle near the intersection of Vincent Drive and Lower Notch Road in Bristol on Sunday, April 17. But by the end of the day troopers had closed the case.

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Two more candidates seek House seat in Bristol-area district

Posted on April 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



Two more candidates have thrown their hats into the ring in the race for one of the two Vermont House seats that represent Bristol, Monkton, Lincoln and Starksboro.

Lincoln resident Mari Cordes is running as a Democrat for a seat in the Addison-4 House district. She is the third Democrat to announce, and thus there will be a primary in August to see which two Dems will run in the General Election.

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Bristol-area teachers and schools reach contract accord

Posted on April 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Teachers in the Bristol-area school district and school officials have reached a tentative contract agreement.

The contract between the Addison Northeast Education Association (teachers union) and the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union covers the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years, Interim Superintendent Armando Vilaseca said on Tuesday.

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160-year-old Bristol barn wins restoration grant

Posted on April 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — A recently awarded historic preservation grant will help restore a 150-year-old barn on the Rocky Dale Gardens property in Bristol.

“We’re elated,” said Rocky Dale owner and landscape designer Ed Burke, of the $15,000 matching grant from the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development’s Division for Historic Preservation.

“It’s still a costly and uphill battle for us to do this, but we find it incredibly important to this homestead and to this business.”

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April is Parkinson's awareness month

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Like most people, those words would mean little to me prior to 2010, the year I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. I had heard of Parkinson’s but paid little attention to it. I suppose that is the way we are with most things until it affects us or those we love.

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Learn about 'Endangered Alphabets'

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — What does the age of digital convergence, Facebook and globalization mean for the future of the written word? Writer/carver/painter Tim Brookes will share his remarkable and thought-provoking perspective on this question in the program “Endangered Alphabets, Cultural Erosion, and the Future of the Written Word” at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. The presentation is hosted by the One World Library Project and sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council through its Speakers Bureau program.

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