November 17th, 2014
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Bristol was a nice place to live in the past and suddenly it has become even nicer.
Many thanks to everyone involved in the New Haven River Bridge, from the planners and all those whose photo appeared in the Addison Independent cutting the ribbon as well as to all those who showed up early for work in all kinds of weather and whose photo did not appear. The bridge is sleek, smart, handsome, modern, easy to use. Many thanks.
Early childhood education is essential for giving kids the good start they need to be successful. Eighty percent of a child’s brain has developed in the first three years, 90 percent by age five.
As employees of Addison County Vermont Adult Learning (VAL), we wish to offer clarification about comments that were made regarding our role in the community in two recent articles covering our possible move to a new, more central location (Addison Independent “HOPE seeking to fill vacancies” Oct. 23 and “HOPE seeks hold on its mortgage” Nov. 3).
BRISTOL — Bristol police said Thursday that they are looking for a 17-year-old Mount Abraham Union High School student who did not return home after class Tuesday.
Police said Shawn Lussier was last seen at the recreation field around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. He is 5' 10", around 180 lbs. and has brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and camoflauge baseball hat.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Monday got a look at the first draft of a fiscal year 2016 municipal budget that projects a $430,259 increase over this year, which would translate into a 5.6-cent boost in the town’s tax rate.
Board members stressed that the $10,031,448 spending plan under review is just a departure point, and that the final number will likely shrink before being finalized for the voters to decide at the annual town meeting next March.
But officials acknowledged making significant cuts won’t be easy.
BRANDON — Brandon showed it cared this past Thursday night when roughly 60 people participated in a meeting at the Town Hall to talk about the local heroin and opiate addiction problem.
BRANDON — A former banking professional has been has been appointed to the Brandon selectboard.
The board approved the appointment of Doug Bailey at a regular meeting Monday night, filling the seat vacated by Blaine Cliver, who retired from the board last month.
Bailey was one of four applicants for the position. The others were Dennis Reisenweaver, Jeff Stewart and Seth Hopkins.