Around 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, we had a garage fire, which destroyed the building and all of its contents. When my husband looked out the window and discovered that the garage was on fire, he immediately called 911, handed the phone to me, and hobbled out to turn on our hose.
Just a few minutes later fireman Bob Howard, from down the road, arrived on the scene. He quickly made sure that we were OK then helped me move our vehicles out of the way. Shortly after, Monkton Fire Department arrived, followed by Bristol and Starksboro fire departments and the Bristol Rescue Squad.
They were able...
Recently my wife and I were abruptly reminded why we are blessed to live in Addison County. On a sunny July Sunday afternoon returning from the Champlain Islands we were driving on Monkton Road in Bristol and struck a deer. Everything happened instantaneously and immediately airbags had deployed and we were off the road. And I realize in describing this incident that many Vermonters have had similar experiences.
What unfolded over the next hour, however, was a new experience for us and a real celebration of our neighbors. The car behind us (and two bicyclists) stopped and assisted us in...
BRISTOL — The Bristol Rescue Squad, which serves the towns of Bristol, Starksboro, Monkton, Lincoln and New Haven, is expanding its ranks and its members are getting better trained.
The group would like to congratulate and welcome the following members that have recently passed their National EMT certifications: Michaela Wisell, Melodie Huizenga, William Elwell, Eli Rickner and Emma Radler. In addition the following new members have joined us and currently run with other squads in the 5 Towns area: Doug Schmidt, Logan Jipner, Camille Pontarelli, Susan Nelson and Vincent Moeykens. Bristol has...