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bristol http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/297/all en Supreme Court rules against Lathrop gravel pit plan http://addisonindependent.com/201503supreme-court-rules-against-lathrop-gravel-pit-plan <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Vermont&rsquo;s highest court late last Friday ruled that a lower court had erred in approving a proposed gravel pit in Bristol in a ruling hailed as a win by project opponents. It is the latest &mdash; but perhaps not the last &mdash; twist in a case that has wound its way through the courts since 2003.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29370">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503supreme-court-rules-against-lathrop-gravel-pit-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Act 250 bristol Dumont gravel pit Lathrop Moyers neighbors Supreme Court Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:33:45 +0000 Zach Despart 29370 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Supreme Court right to reject pit http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-supreme-court-right-reject-pit <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Bruce Acciavatti et al. </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> The Supreme Court of Vermont just dealt a major blow to the Lathrop Limited Partnership&rsquo;s proposed gravel pit in Bristol. In a unanimous decision issued March 20, the Court reversed rulings by the lower Environmental Court that allowed the project to move forward. The high court&rsquo;s decision marks the end &mdash; we hope &mdash; of a long and costly struggle.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29345">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-supreme-court-right-reject-pit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion appeal bristol Gravel Lathrop neighbors pit Supreme Court Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:32:13 +0000 Zach Despart 29345 at http://addisonindependent.com Teachers union: ANeSU faculty vote no confidence in Superintendent David Adams http://addisonindependent.com/201503teachers-union-anesu-faculty-vote-no-confidence-superintendent-david-adams <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Faculty in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union &ldquo;overwhelmingly voted&rdquo; on Monday evening that they have no confidence in Superintendent David Adams, the teachers union said in a statement.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29320">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503teachers-union-anesu-faculty-vote-no-confidence-superintendent-david-adams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Adams ANeSU board bristol contract faculty no confidence petition union Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:48:34 +0000 Zach Despart 29320 at http://addisonindependent.com VUHS, Mount Abe and Bristol school boards tread lightly in reworking budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-mount-abe-and-bristol-school-boards-tread-lightly-reworking-budgets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy and Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Three school boards in northern Addison County met early this week to consider new budget proposals after voters said &ldquo;no&rdquo; to initial proposed spending plans on Town Meeting Day.</p> <p> The Vergennes Union High School and the Bristol Elementary School boards met on Monday evening and the Mount Abraham Union High School Board convened on Tuesday. All three meetings garnered a couple dozen visitors.</p> <p> The boards did not warn any new budgets for revote, but all plan to meet again next week.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29091">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503vuhs-mount-abe-and-bristol-school-boards-tread-lightly-reworking-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County bristol Featured MAUHS school budgets vergennes VUHS Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:44:00 +0000 Trent Campbell 29091 at http://addisonindependent.com Students of the Week - March 9, 2015 http://addisonindependent.com/201503students-week-march-9-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29042">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503students-week-march-9-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County brandon bristol MAUHS OVUHS Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:09:08 +0000 Addison Independent 29042 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol police deal with many minor disturbances in February http://addisonindependent.com/201503bristol-police-deal-many-minor-disturbances-february <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Police Department in February dealt with a host of mostly minor incidents, including domestic disturbances, drunk drivers and fighting students. They also ticketed or towed motorists who continue to defy the town&rsquo;s winter parking ban on some streets.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29015">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503bristol-police-deal-many-minor-disturbances-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs bristol police Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:04:35 +0000 Zach Despart 29015 at http://addisonindependent.com County voters reject five school budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201503county-voters-reject-five-scool-budgets <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart and Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Voters in the northern half of Addison County rejected five school budgets in two supervisory unions on Tuesday evening, a sign that voters remain frustrated with the rising costs of education taxes.</p> <p> Residents rejected spending plans for Vergennes Union High School and Ferrisburgh Central School in the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union, and three schools in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union: Mount Abraham Union High School, Monkton Central School and Bristol Elementary School.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28966">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503county-voters-reject-five-scool-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County bristol budget education Featured Ferrisburgh Montkon Mount Abraham taxes vergennes voters VUHS Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:21:17 +0000 Zach Despart 28966 at http://addisonindependent.com Aqua Vitea to move to Middlebury location http://addisonindependent.com/201502aqua-vitea-move-middlebury-location <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28817" style="width: 70px;"><a href="/201502aqua-vitea-move-middlebury-location"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/AquaVitea1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="AquaVitea1.jpg" title="AquaVitea1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="70" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TRAVIS BACHAND, A team leader at Aqua Vitea in Bristol, works in the company&#039;s Bristol Works facility Tuesday afternoon. The kombucha mater is moving to a larger Middlebury location to increase production and expand distribution. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; A local beverage company is moving out of Bristol, but will keep its operations in Addison County.</p> <p> Aqua Vitea, the maker of the popular kombucha fermented tea, will be packing up and leaving the Bristol Works after less than two years in that space.</p> <p> Founder Jeff Weaber said the company is moving to Middlebury in June, but said he likely won&rsquo;t announce the exact location of the new facility until this spring, after all the details are finalized.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28818">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502aqua-vitea-move-middlebury-location" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Aqua Vitea bristol Bristol Works Middlebury Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:01:23 +0000 Zach Despart 28818 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol woman cited for domestic assault http://addisonindependent.com/201502bristol-woman-cited-domestic-assault <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A Bristol woman pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a charge of domestic assault, stemming from an alleged Dec. 10, 2014, dispute with her sister.</p> <p> Ashley Tatro, 22, faces up to 18 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 if convicted on the misdemeanor charge.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28811">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502bristol-woman-cited-domestic-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs assault bristol Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:52:39 +0000 Zach Despart 28811 at http://addisonindependent.com Legislative Review: Lake, budget among top issues http://addisonindependent.com/201502legislative-review-lake-budget-among-top-issues <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Rep. Fred Baser of Bristol </div> </div> </div> <p> Entering the Town Meeting break there are three topics that have percolated to the top of legislators&rsquo; lunch break discussions. Those subjects are solving the state revenue projected shortfall, changes in public education, and water quality issues, especially surrounding Lake Champlain. What are my thoughts on these issues?</p> <p> <strong>MONEY SHORTFALL</strong></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28771">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502legislative-review-lake-budget-among-top-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion bristol legislature Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:19:34 +0000 Zach Despart 28771 at http://addisonindependent.com Students of the Week - February 23, 2015 http://addisonindependent.com/201502students-week-february-23-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28717">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502students-week-february-23-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County brandon bristol MAUHS OVUHS Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:56:14 +0000 Anna Harrington 28717 at http://addisonindependent.com Man faces multiple DUI charges http://addisonindependent.com/201502man-faces-multiple-dui-charges <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Bristol police on Feb. 14 arrested a Waitsfield man on suspicion of committing multiple offenses.</p> <p> Police pulled over Erik P. Lundblad, 35, just before 1 a.m. for driving an unregistered vehicle on Stoney Hill Road. Police found that his driver&rsquo;s license had been suspended for life for previous DUI convictions, and that he had a pending third DUI charge. Police said Lundblad was under conditions set by a judge that he not drive nor buy or possess alcohol. Police suspected Lundblad was intoxicated, and found an open can of beer in the vehicle.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28616">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502man-faces-multiple-dui-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs bristol police Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:34:55 +0000 Addison Independent 28616 at http://addisonindependent.com Students of the Week - February 9, 2015 http://addisonindependent.com/201502students-week-february-9-2015 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28493">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502students-week-february-9-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County brandon bristol MAUHS OVUHS Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:15:45 +0000 Addison Independent 28493 at http://addisonindependent.com Legislative Review: Lawmakers struggle to fund education http://addisonindependent.com/201502legislative-review-lawmakers-struggle-fund-education <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Rep. David Sharpe D-Bristol </div> </div> </div> <p> Our Vermont Constitution requires the state to provide education for all our youth. For many years, the state has designated towns to carry out this requirement of the constitution. In the end it is the responsibility of all of us to educate all our youth.<img alt="" src="/files/images/Sharpe(1).jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 437px; margin: 6px 5px; float: right;" /></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28496">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502legislative-review-lawmakers-struggle-fund-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont bristol legislature Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:44:18 +0000 Trent Campbell 28496 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol cops busy this January http://addisonindependent.com/201502bristol-cops-busy-january <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Bristol police had a busy month in January, in which they responded to a variety of calls.</p> <p> On Jan. 8 at 8:05 p.m. police arrested town man Dustin W. Quade, 23, on suspicion of sexual assault. Police, with the assistance of the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations, believe Quade sexually assaulted a woman at his apartment the previous evening.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28460">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502bristol-cops-busy-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs bristol police Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:50:27 +0000 Addison Independent 28460 at http://addisonindependent.com