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Bristol's timekeeper

Posted on January 3, 2011 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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BRISTOL — Bristol resident Victoria Grace has the best view in town.

For more than 20 years now, Grace has climbed up the series of staircases and rickety wooden ladders to the tip-top of Holley Hall twice a week to wind the clock that was installed by the E. Howard Company of Boston in 1884.

Grace inherited the job from her brother-in-law, Roland Benedict, years ago after her sister turned it down. Benedict’s father before him had wound the clock.

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ANeSU officials to consider next steps on teacher pact

Posted on January 3, 2011 |
By Tamara Hilmes



 

 

BRISTOL — On Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m., the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANeSU) Board’s Negotiation Committee will meet to discuss the board’s next steps in the teacher contract negotiations process.

At a Dec. 16 meeting, negotiators representing both the boards and teachers from the Addison Northeast Education Association reached an impasse, leaving school board members to decide whether they should impose a contract on the teachers.

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ANeSU teachers, board at impasse

Posted on December 23, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes and John S. McCright



BRISTOL — Representatives of the six Addison Northeast Supervisory Union school boards and of the teachers who work in those schools met into the wee hours last Thursday negotiating a contract for the current school year. By the end of the night the two sides had come to an impasse.

The school boards will meet next month to decide whether to restart negotiations or impose a contract. If they opt for the latter, the teachers will have to agree to take what the boards offer or strike.

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Guster uses Bristol as backdrop

Posted on December 23, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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BRISTOL — First, downtown Middlebury was featured for a second or two in a pair of “30 Rock” episodes on TV, and now downtown Bristol has made its own minutes-long debut on the pop culture scene.

In October, the popular alternative rock band Guster released a music video featuring downtown Bristol as its backdrop.

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A netbook for every student

Posted on December 20, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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BRISTOL — For the students in Hannah Estey and Rebecca Zavadil’s fifth-grade classes, Christmas came a bit early this year.

On Thursday, the Bristol Elementary School fifth-graders all received new Dell netbooks to use at school and at home through the end of the school year as part of the education portion of the “e-Vermont” grant awarded to the town earlier this year.

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Mt. Abe student promotes rights in Ghana

Posted on December 13, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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BRISTOL — Amidst filling out college applications, going on campus visits and completing routine homework assignments, Mount Abraham Union High School senior Rosie Nelson also finds time each week to Skype with the students and faculty of the New Life School in Ghana.

Nelson, 18, on her second trip to Ghana, volunteered at the school for 11 weeks this past summer, during which time she and her 22-year-old German roommate Christina Rohmann worked together to eliminate the practice of caning from the school’s bylaws after witnessing it firsthand.

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Holley Hall renovations completed

Posted on December 13, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



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BRISTOL — According to town officials, after 125 years of active duty, Holley Hall was in need of a little relief. The renovation project began in 2008 and was completed last month. It rehabilitated the historic building and updated the space to meet the current needs of its inhabitants.

“It was not a delightful space,” Town Manager Bill Bryant said. “The needs had just really changed.”

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Bristol youth put new spin on pageant

Posted on December 9, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



BRISTOL — Though the Bristol Christmas pageant will include the traditional Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, complete with manger and barnyard animals, this year’s pageant takes on a rather untraditional format.

Seventeen-year-old Thomas Ahern, who has been taking a film class at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, volunteered to film and edit a video version of the Christmas story that will premiere at the First Baptist Church of Bristol on Sunday, Dec. 12, on 4:30 p.m.

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Bristol-area schools will miss Challenges mark

Posted on November 24, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



BRISTOL — Superintendent Evelyn Howard announced at a Monday school board meeting that as a whole, the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANeSU) will fail to meet spending reduction mark set by the Challenges for Change law passed in the last legislative session.

The law, formally known as Act 146, aims for every school in the state to reduce spending in 2011-2012 by 2 percent from what is budgeted in the current school year.

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Holley Hall renovations on public view

Posted on November 24, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



BRISTOL — The newly renovated Holley Hall will open its doors to the public from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, to celebrate Bristol residents’ contributions to its new look.

The town offices will host tours, presentations and the unveiling of both the historic painted curtain and a time capsule.

“We wanted to show off the new renovations and give the public the opportunity to come in and see how their taxpayer dollars were spent,” said Carol Wells, a member of the selectboard and executive director of the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership.

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