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Bristol eyes land for new rec. center

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — If all goes well the Bristol Recreation Department will get a new home in the next couple of years, including a new teen center and skate park.

At its May 28 meeting the town selectboard voted to pursue a purchase-and-sale agreement — contingent upon voter approval — for the property at 76 West St., which is adjacent to land owned by the Bristol Recreation Club.

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Middlebury College grads return to read their published work

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



MIDDLEBURY — Exposed to such world-class literary institutions as the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Bread Loaf School of English and the New England Review, not to mention a dedicated and accomplished undergraduate faculty, it’s inevitable that every spring another flock of aspiring young writers takes flight from Middlebury College.

But where are they now?

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Robin Shalline says goodbye to Beeman 'family' after 36 years

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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NEW HAVEN — On June 15, as Beeman Elementary kids unwrap their last-day-of-school popsicles and scatter for the summer, longtime teacher Robin Shalline will join her colleagues on the front steps of the New Haven school and wave goodbye to her students for the very last time.

After teaching for 36 years at Beeman, Shalline is retiring.

Through it all, she’s never forgotten what it’s like to be a little kid.

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Opioid warriors seeing rays of hope

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — Therese Giles, a registered nurse at Primary Care Bristol and case manager for its Medication-Assisted Treatment program, is fighting on the front lines of the opioid crisis, and she is seeing some small signs of hope in the battle.

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Dairy farmers face insurance deadline

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



ADDISON COUNTY — For qualifying Vermont farmers, this year’s Margin Protection Plan for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) could amount to free money.

But only for those who sign up for it by June 1.

While some farmers and dairy industry watchers have been critical of the program, which aims to help dairy farmers get by when milk prices are low, most welcome the support offered in some recent changes to MPP-Dairy.

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Beeman Elementary looks locally for new principal

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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NEW HAVEN — Travis Park’s commute from his home in Bristol is about to get a little shorter.

Since 2016 Park has served as principal of Addison Central School. On July 1 he’ll report to Beeman Elementary School in New Haven, where he will replace outgoing Principal Kristine Evarts, who has accepted the position of special education coordinator at Otter Valley Union Middle/High School.

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Bristol trail network expanding

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — If all goes well this summer the Bristol Trail Network (BTN) will more than double the number of its completed segments.

Not bad for a project that will celebrate its first birthday this June.

Two segments of the network have been completed so far.

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College students develop transportation initiatives

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — A group of Middlebury College environmental studies students have been trying to square two items in Vermont’s 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan:

•  The state aims to reduce total energy consumption per capita by 15 percent by 2025, and by more than one-third by 2050.

•  Transportation fuels account for the largest portion of Vermont’s total energy consumption.

Clearly, driving would have to be reduced in order to meet the goals.

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Bristol selectboard to sign pact with Vt. Gas

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
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BRISTOL — Natural gas service is coming to Bristol.

After months of intense discussion, the town selectboard on Monday night voted, 3-1, to pledge their signatures on a proposed license agreement with Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) as soon as the remaining contract kinks get worked out.

The decision surprised many of the 50 in attendance at the Holley Hall meeting, who had expected to continue a discussion about a proposed survey — or even a vote by residents — that would gauge town interest in signing up for natural gas service.

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Lincoln church aiding Haitian orphanage

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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LINCOLN — At the United Church of Lincoln they’re known as the “Orphanage Angels.”

Last month, their luggage full-up with supplies and their hearts full-up with love, Patrice Wassmann and Karen Wheeler boarded a plane bound for Caribbean nation of Haiti.

Their destination: L’Orphelinat Notre-Dame de Perpetuel Secours, eight miles north of Port-au-Prince.

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