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Mount Abe board looks to draft new bond proposal

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School board, at their meeting Tuesday evening, performed an autopsy on the lopsided defeat of a $32.6 million bond proposal to renovate the aging Bristol school.

The board came to a consensus on the primary reason the bond failed: taxpayers were unwilling to foot the bill.

Residents of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union’s five sending towns on Nov. 4 voted down the proposal, 3,328 to 1,239.

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Another teen missing in five-town area

Posted on November 13, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police said Thursday that they are looking for a 17-year-old Mount Abraham Union High School student who did not return home after class Tuesday.

Police said Shawn Lussier was last seen at the recreation field around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. He is 5' 10", around 180 lbs. and has brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and camoflauge baseball hat. 

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Former Middlebury dentist returns to county

Posted on November 10, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — There’s a new dentist in Addison County; or more accurately, an old dentist.

Many residents remember the dental practice Dr. Jim Cossaart owned in Middlebury from 2000 to 2008. After returning to his native Kansas for six years, Cossaart and his wife, Deb, returned to Vermont this summer and last month opened up a new practice in Bristol.

The Cossaarts opened the new office, Bristol Park Dental, at the beginning of October. Jim Cossaart said it’s nice to be back in Vermont.

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$33M bond for Mt. Abe defeated by wide margin

Posted on November 6, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Not even close. That was the story of the proposed $33 million bond to finance an ambitious renovation of Mount Abraham Union High School, which voters on Tuesday rebuked by a margin of nearly 3 to 1.

When the dust settled, 3,328 Addison Northeast Supervisory Union residents voted against the bond. Just 1,239 cast their ballots in favor of the proposal.

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Baser in, Fisher out in Addison-4

Posted on November 6, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Bristol Republican Fred Baser on Tuesday rattled what had been a decade of Democratic dominance in the Addison-4 House district, and his victory will also likely have a big impact on the complexion of the Legislature’s health care reform debate during the next biennium.

Baser, in his second bid for one of Addison-4’s two House seats, was the top vote-getter in the four-town district with a total of 1,872 tallies. Rep. Dave Sharpe, D-Bristol, finished second in the race with 1,765 votes.

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Bristol Marine seeks to connect veterans to farming

Posted on November 6, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — By August 2006, exchanging fire with insurgents was so routine that the U.S. Marines in Lance Cpl. Jon Turner’s platoon in Ramadi, Iraq, expected it like clockwork.

So when Turner, just after he rose one morning and began preparing to go out on post, heard the distinctive thoomp of a 120-millimeter mortar fired from outside the compound, he wasn’t surprised.

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Bristol hosts Scouts parade honoring vets from around the state

Posted on November 6, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Hundreds of people lined the streets of Bristol Saturday morning as the town played host to the 16th annual Scouting Salute to Veterans parade.

Billed as one of the largest parades in Vermont, the event is put on by the American Legion and Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America to honor those who have served in the military, law enforcement and first-response organizations. Each year the parade is held in a different Vermont town.

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Bristol, Agency of Natural Resources at odds over future of town landfill

Posted on November 3, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Officials in Bristol are at odds with the state over when to close the town’s landfill and how to pay for it.

In August, the Agency of Natural Resources sent the town four notices of alleged violations for the landfill, which is located off Pine Street. The town was able to address three of them, but one, that alleges that Bristol has failed to save enough money every year to pay for the closure of the landfill, has left the selectboard in a bind.

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Bristol author debuts her first novel

Posted on November 3, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Sheila McGrory-Klyza is quick to admit that she loves France.

“I’m a big Francophile,” she said.

McGrory-Klyza studied in France as an undergraduate at Wake Forest University, and in the last decade moved her family to our country’s oldest ally for a total of one year.

Now, the Bristol food writer-turned-author is releasing her debut novel, which was inspired by McGrory-Klyza’s experiences raising her children in a foreign country.

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Scouts salute our veterans in Bristol parade Saturday

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Bristol will be awash in patriotic fervor Saturday when the town hosts the 16th annual Scouting Salute to Veterans Parade. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with a parade featuring Scouts and veterans from many parts of the state and wrap up with ceremony and remarks by Maj. Gen. Steven A. Cray, the adjutant general of the state of Vermont and the senior uniformed officer in the state.

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