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Bristol residents raise questions about firehouse bond

Posted on February 14, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — With the first of two bond votes slated for Town Meeting Day, public discussion about a proposed upgrade to the Bristol Fire Department’s North Street facility is beginning in earnest.

Bristol residents said there have been significant neighbor-to-neighbor conversations on the proposed major expansion of the firehouse, with some taking sides on preliminary plans that would add 10,000 square feet of space to the 116-year-old building at a cost approaching $2 million.

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Mt. Abe, Vergennes students cook up a storm at Jr. Iron Chef competition

Posted on February 11, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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ESSEX JUNCTION — Addison Northeast Supervisory Union schools, and schools in the northern half of Addison County in general, were well represented at the sixth annual Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition on Feb. 2 at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in Essex Junction.

On a beautiful Saturday morning, 75 middle and high school teams from all over Vermont participated in the competition.

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Perlee withdraws from Bristol selectboard race

Posted on February 4, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — The number of candidates running for the Bristol selectboard dwindled to two last week. Bristol Planning Commission member Kris Perlee withdrew his petition for his candidacy on the selectboard before the ballot was finalized at 5 p.m. Wednesday, after press time for the last issue of the Independent.

“Due to possible conflicts with planning commission, other commitments, and time with my family, I do not believe this is the best time for me to run,” Perlee said on Thursday.

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Two run for one vacancy on Bristol board; a third candidate withdraws

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



Editor’s note: The version of this article ran in the print edition stated that Kris Perlee was a candidate in the selectboard race. Perlee withdrew his petition for candidacy after press time for this edition of the Independent. This article has been amended to reflect that change.

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Only one candidate so far for Bristol selectboard seat

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



Wednesday, just one petition for candidacy had been submitted for Carol Wells’ soon-to-be vacant three-year seat on the Bristol selectboard. Wells announced in December that she would not seek re-election on Town Meeting Day.

That petition belongs to Brian Fox, a lifelong Bristol resident and president of the Bristol Rescue Squad, whose seat on the Mount Abraham Union High School board is set to expire this year.

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Bristol zeros in on small hike in town tax rate

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard will likely finalize a 2013-2014 municipal budget proposal next Monday with a modest tax rate increase of around 1.1 percent, a number that Town Administrator Bill Bryant said the board felt good about presenting to voters.

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Bristol unveils preliminary design for firehouse update, expansion

Posted on January 21, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — Bristol residents last week got a look at an initial design for an expansion of the town’s aging firehouse. Residents on Town Meeting Day will vote on funding the creation of a final design plus purchase of a neighboring property on which to expand.

At the special selectboard meeting last Thursday in Holley Hall, architect Ashar Nelson gave a report on the feasibility of keeping the fire department at its present North Street location.

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Bates to bring comedy show to Bristol's Holley Hall

Posted on January 17, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



 

BRISTOL — See Vermont’s finest standup comedians perform at Bristol’s first-ever Standup Comedy Revue.

The public is invited to Holley Hall on Friday, Jan. 25, for a fun event that will benefit the Bristol Recreation Department.

The show will feature Addison County’s own Tony Bates of Leicester, plus more great acts by Nathan Hartswick, Natalie Miller, Josh Starr and Kevin Byer. The show will include some mature themes, and is for guests 16 years and older.

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Bristol to cast first votes on new firehouse on March 5

Posted on January 10, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — At Monday’s selectboard meeting, the town of Bristol went public with a proposed upgrade to the fire department facility on North Street, which Town Administrator Bill Bryant described as “a historic building in need of some TLC.”

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Bristol shows its best for New Year's Eve

Posted on January 3, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — New Year’s Eve brought freezing temperatures and a flurry of snow, but downtown Bristol was alight and abuzz with activities, as area residents and families came out in droves to enjoy a series of performances and activities during the seventh annual Bristol Best Night celebration.

“It’s a real community event,” said Rick Ceballos, one of the small number of volunteer organizers. He described the town’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration as a labor of love.

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