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Citizen seeking to open ANeSU teacher negotiations

Posted on March 11, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — A Starksboro man would like Bristol-area school boards to be a little more transparent when negotiating teacher contracts, and he has filed a lawsuit that could be precedent-setting.

John Jefferies said in a complaint filed in court last week that the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union and Mount Abraham Union High School districts and their boards and committees have gone into executive session without cause during face-to-face and mediated meetings with representatives of the teachers’ union during contract negotiations.

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Aspiring young artists exhibit their talents in Bristol

Posted on March 11, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — March is Youth Arts Month across the nation, and for the last nine years, Art on Main in downtown Bristol has marked the occasion with an Emerging Artists Exhibit that gives young Five Town Area artists an opportunity to shine in a professional gallery setting.

Students with exceptional talent and dedication to the arts from Mount Abraham Union High School are selected by Mount Abe art teachers for the annual gallery exhibition. Their art is professionally framed and displayed at Art on Main for the month of March.

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Bristol rejects firehouse bond, says OK to new police HQ

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — When faced with two votes for expanded municipal facilities on Town Meeting Day, Bristol voters said “no” to one and “yes” to the other.

The first, for an expansion to the fire department’s North Street facility, was soundly rejected by a 587-293 tally. The second, for a police district budget that would fund renovations and a 10-year lease for a new police station at BristolWorks, passed by a narrow margin.

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Monkton says no thanks to new town office for third time

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — Monkton voters on Town Meeting Day rejected two bonds related to their municipal facilities — one for the third time.

A $1 million bond to fund a new town hall and library on a parcel the town owns on Monkton Ridge was defeated by a margin of 287-225. Monkton voters also rejected a $120,000 bond for an extension to the fire facility on States Prison Hollow Road by just 12 votes, 260-248.

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Fox beats Moyers in Bristol selectboard race

Posted on March 7, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — In the one contested selectboard race in Bristol on Tuesday, Brian Fox bested John Moyers, 509-354, for a three-year seat formerly held by Carol Wells.

Fox could not be reached for comment before press time on Wednesday. However, the lifelong Bristol resident told the Independent last month that he had considered a run for selectboard for a long time.

“I’ve always been fairly active in the community,” Fox said at the time.

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Vt. House committee approves GMO labeling bill

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



MONTPELIER — Vermont is one step closer to becoming the first state to put mandatory labels on genetically modified food products.

On Friday, the House Agriculture Committee, after weeks of testimony, passed H.112, or the “GMO labeling bill,” by an 8-3 vote. H.112 requires producers to put labels on raw agricultural and processed, packaged food products that are genetically engineered. The bill will go to the House Judiciary Committee for review, then to the floor for a vote.

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Bristol asks questions about firehouse bond

Posted on February 28, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — At a Monday evening public hearing on a proposed expansion of the Bristol firehouse, a handful of residents — many who live near the facility — raised questions about the size of the building and the speed with which the proposal is being pushed on voters.

On Town Meeting Day, Bristol residents will vote on a $375,000 bond to fund an architectural design to expand the fire department’s North Street facility and to purchase a neighboring lot at 2 Garfield St. to accommodate the expansion.

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Bristol police seek 6.4% spending increase to move to BristolWorks

Posted on February 28, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — After the hearing on a proposed firehouse expansion at Holley Hall Monday evening, few people stayed around for the public hearing on the Bristol Police Department’s proposed 2013-2014 spending plan. Those that did heard the rationale for spending a little extra to move the department into a new space at the BristolWorks business park.

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Monkton landowners wary of pipeline plan

Posted on February 25, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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MONKTON — Last August was the first time Beverly Latreille, 82, of Rotax Road in Monkton heard of it. The man who came to her door was working for an engineering firm that had been hired by Vermont Gas Systems, the South Burlington natural gas company now planning to build a 42-mile, $72 million pipeline extension through Addison County to Ticonderoga, N.Y.

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Monkton to vote on new town hall, library

Posted on February 25, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



MONKTON — On Town Meeting Day, Monkton voters will be asked to consider a $1 million bond to fund the construction of a new town hall and library on the 5-acre parcel of land on Monkton Ridge that the town purchased with funds raised through a 2006 bond. Town officials say the current town hall and library are insufficient for Monkton’s growing needs.

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