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Trail will reveal Bristol's hidden history: Groups collaborate on path at site of old coffin factory

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — You can walk two minutes from downtown Bristol and step into another world.

Three local organizations are partnering to create an interpretive trail alongside the New Haven River on the site of what was once the hugely successful Bristol Manufacturing Company. The project is a collaboration of the Bristol Historical Society, the Bristol Conservation Commission and the group newly created to build a series of trails around Bristol.

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Police cite three for trafficking heroin in Bristol

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Bristol police on Sunday cited three local residents for trafficking heroin following an investigation at a South Street home.

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Bristol eyes revisions to animal control law

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Vermont State Police on Monday announced that they have cited a North Chittenden woman for cruelty to animals in connection with a June 26 investigation at a Terrier Drive property in Bristol.

Callie Gagnon, 63, is scheduled to answer to the cruelty to animals charge on Sept. 25 in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, according to VSP Trooper Joshua Gurwicz, who investigated the case.

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Bristol Police Log: Man charged with forgery, say he used a stolen credit card in Bristol

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On July 14, Bristol police arrested Shawn Mathieu, 32, of Colchester following a criminal investigation. Police charged Mathieu with forgery and with using “false pretenses or tokens” for signing a stolen credit card and using it at two locations in Bristol.

On July 10, Bristol police were contacted by a Chittenden County resident who reported their wallet had been stolen on July 4. The victim reported being notified by the issuing bank that one of the cards from the wallet had just been used at two locations in Bristol.

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State police allege animal mistreatment in Bristol

Posted on July 18, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Vermont State Police on Monday announced that they have cited a North Chittenden woman for cruelty to animals in connection with a June 26 investigation at a Terrier Drive property in Bristol.

Callie Gagnon, 63, is scheduled to answer to the cruelty to animals charge on Sept. 25 in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, according to VSP Trooper Joshua Gurwicz, who investigated the case.

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Program marks 30 years of summer fun for kids

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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VERGENNES — This year marks important milestones in the full-day summer camps of the Mary Johnson Children’s Center. The program has operated for 30 years in Middlebury, 25 years in Bristol, and 15 in Vergennes.

Maybe 30 years ago, kids weren’t wiring bananas into piano keyboards or making solar robots, as they’ll do this summer? But then as now, the pioneering program provides an important resource for local families.

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County natives deepen their love of art with their own gallery

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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VERGENNES — “You have the best office in all of Addison County.”

That’s what clientele often say to Justine Jackson and Sophie Pickens, the owners of Northern Daughters, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of downtown Vergennes.

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Bristol police department eyes unionization

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Employees in the Bristol Police Department is considering unionization.

“We have to look at our options,” said Bristol Patrolman Josh Otey. “Most police departments in Vermont have union representation.”

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Trash in town is a problem for Bristol

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Garbage is on the minds of Bristol town officials.

Town Administrator Therese Kirby recently reminded Bristol residents that the selectboard established a policy of “Pack in and Pack out” for the town parks more than two years ago. This has been a long held practice of the state of Vermont and the federal government for state and national parks.

The town does have at least eight combination recycling and trash containers placed around the downtown, and a licensed hauler empties them every Friday.

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'Dinoman' to present fun fossil facts July 12

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A collaborative effort by the 5-town librarians is bringing some summer fun (and learning) for kids to Holley Hall in Bristol this Wednesday afternoon.

“Dinoman” will offer a trip through the Mesozoic era — a journey of magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props. Think BIG!

How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program provides fun and informative answers to curious kids of  all ages.

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