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Winter Solstice Celebration set in Bristol

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The year’s longest night has at last arrived and that means it’s time for the annual Winter Solstice Celebration at the Waterworks property on Plank Road in Bristol. Revelers of all ages are invited to venture into the forest and mark the moment when the sun stands still on the southern horizon and turns to begin its march to summer.

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School repairs take focus in Mount Abe budget proposals

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Five-town residents got a first look at two very different kinds of fiscal year budget scenarios for Mount Abraham Union High School, at a recent forum.

One budget included roughly $250,000 for ongoing repairs on the 47-year-old Bristol facility. The other sketched out what payments could look like on a 20-year, $20-million bond, which is considered the minimum needed to adequately renovate the building.

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New winter celebration to light up Bristol next week

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol community leaders are planning a new night of live flame, celebration and light to drive the darkness away.

“Lumen,” as the new celebration is called, will take place downtown on next Friday, Dec. 23.

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Cirque de Fuego bringing fire show to Bristol on Dec. 23

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Bristol will be ablaze next Friday evening with fire spinners, fire breathers and lots and lots of candles. But don’t worry, it’s all perfectly safe. Cirque de Fuego, a husband and wife team from Jericho, will be doing all the fancy fire art at Lumen: Bristol’s Celebration of Fire and Light on Dec. 23. (See related story).

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Century-old Greenwood Cemetery sign restored

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Reg Dearborn



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BRISTOL — The sign that was installed over the middle gate of the Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol in 1904 stood proudly for many years.

But the elements took their toll on the metal gateway, which stood just north of Route 116 near the base of Stone Hill, less than a mile west of the village. And the sign, which had been damaged at least three times since it was installed, was removed after being badly damaged the last time about 25 years ago.

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Mary's in Bristol to host free holiday meal for the public on Dec. 18

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — All Addison County residents are invited to take part in the 34th Annual Holiday Project of the Harmon family and the Inn at Baldwin Creek when they stage Bristol’s Christmas Dinner and Festival this Sunday at Mary’s Restaurant.

The Dec. 18 celebration will feature dinner and festivities starting at 11:30 and continue until all are served. The Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary’s Restaurant provides the meal, supported by donations from local businesses, and dozens of volunteers coordinate the event.

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Bristol police cite local man for domestic assault

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On Dec. 3, Bristol police arrested Jim Edwin Peabody, 54, of Bristol and cited him for first degree aggravated domestic assault.

Police were dispatched to a Taylor Avenue residence at around 7 a.m., after a man called 911 to report that he had been assaulted. The man provided Bristol police with a sworn statement indicating he had been living in Peabody’s guest bedroom for several weeks and that Peabody had grabbed him by the arm and throat during a verbal altercation that morning.

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Police ask for help with toy drive

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL / MIDDLEBURY — The Bristol Police Department is teaming up with the Middlebury Police Department for their annual holiday toy drive. Anyone wishing to donate toys can deliver them to either department over the next couple of weeks.

The toys will be delivered by uniformed officers on Christmas Day to children and families throughout Addison County.

The police departments of Middlebury and Bristol invite local residents to join them in delivering a positive Christmas experience to families and children in need throughout our communities.

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DaddyLongLegs spins out folk, jazz and blues

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Get ready to tap your feet. The irresistibly exuberant music of DaddyLongLegs is now available on CD. The three-man group — banjo player Rick Ceballos, violinist David Gusakov and guitar player Matt Witten — has released the trio’s first CD, entitled simply “DaddyLongLegs.”

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Bristol man delivers hurricane relief in Haiti

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol resident Tyler Westbrook has just returned from two months in one of the most devastated places in the western hemisphere — Haiti.

October’s Hurricane Matthew affected 2.1 million Haitians, leaving over 175,000 homeless and over 800,000 in need of food assistance, according to the United Nations. 

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