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Bristol delays natural gas pact

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — Opponents of the natural gas pipeline proposed for Bristol won a partial — albeit temporary — victory at Monday night’s selectboard meeting.

After roughly 90 minutes of intense discussion, during which the selectboard was often put on the defensive, the four members present voted unanimously to table a motion pledging their signatures on a license agreement with Vermont Gas Systems (VGS).

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New Bristol road foreman not so new to the job

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL - When Eric Cota started his new job as road foreman of the Bristol Highway Department on Saturday, the weather had plans for him.

Over three days, snow and wintry mixes turned into occasional heavy rain, and were followed by strong winds. 

“Thankfully no trees were down in the roads,” he said in an interview.

Then on Monday, in honor of Cota's 28th anniversary with the Highway Department, one of his trucks promptly quit on him.

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Mentoring program connects Mt. Abe students and adults

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — “You know you changed my life, right?”

Short and sweet, these words spoken by a recent Mount Abraham Union High School graduate to his Starksboro mentor of 10 years capture the essence of mentoring programs.

The mission of the Mount Abraham Mentoring Program is to invest in, support and encourage healthy relationships between Mount Abe kids and adults. It’s a mission the program’s coordinator, Brenda McKean, feels is growing more important.

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Bristol Police Log: Police say a Bristol driver lied to officer

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On Tuesday, March 27, Bristol police cited Eric M. Loyer, 26, for driving with a criminally suspended license and providing false information to law enforcement.

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ANeSU seeks nominees for education awards

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Addison Northeast Supervisory Union is looking for help from the public in nominating and recognizing deserving individuals for this year’s annual Education Recognition and Patricia Pierce Excellence in Teaching Award Night.

The award night will be held Tuesday, May 15, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Mount Abraham Union High School auditorium.

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Tariffs and tax incentives have dealt setbacks, but solar in Vermont is doing fine

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Though widely expected, President Trump’s announcement in January that the United States would impose a tariff on imported solar electric cells and modules has set off alarms in Vermont.

The tariff, which the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) called “a loss for America,” is only the latest in what many say is a series of troubling setbacks for Vermont solar, including recent changes in solar power billing rules (called net metering) and a gradual reduction in federal tax incentives.

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Mt. Abe teacher Jori Jacobeit wins foreign language honor

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — For Mount Abraham Union High School Principal Jessica Barewicz it was one of those moments that makes the job worthwhile.

On March 15, during the spring conference of the Vermont Foreign Language Association at Saint Michael’s College, Barewicz had the pleasure of presenting an award to one of her own.

Mount Abe French teacher Jori Jacobeit has won the 2018 VFLA Distinguished Teacher award.

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Five-town forum draws crowd to discuss future of Mount Abe

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Charlie Mitchell



BRISTOL — About 50 community members gathered this past Saturday morning at Mount Abraham Union High School to facilitate a process for the entire community to “take ownership of stuff we think really needs to get done” at the high school and, according to Bristol resident David Brynn, apply that energy collaboratively with the school board and high school administration.

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Bristol selectboard says 'no' to vote on Vt. Gas in town

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on April 2 rejected a petition containing more than 200 signatures that requested a special referendum on the town’s pending license agreement with Vermont Gas.

Selectboard members said they believed the decision on the license belonged with the board.

“I commend everybody for being passionate about this and doing the footwork, but I feel like people have voted us in to make these tough decisions,” said board member Michelle Perlee.

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For Jack Brown, restoring cars is a career and a lifestyle

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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BRISTOL — Jack Brown has been tinkering with cars for almost as long as he can remember, or in his words, “since I was a pup.”

He grew up in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia and in the late 1940s went to boarding school in New Hampshire. Around age 14, Brown started learning about mechanics and taking an active interest in cars. At age 17, he moved back to Philadelphia and enrolled in the Spring Garden Institute where he studied auto mechanics and committed to the trade.

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