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'Bites in a Bag' helps fight child hunger; Bristol program sends food home for the weekend

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — An estimated 13 million American kids go hungry. In Vermont, it’s estimated that 13 percent of all households are food insecure — leaving about 20,000 youngsters under the age of 18 without enough on their plates.

In Bristol, a program called Bites in a Bag is tackling child hunger one bag of snacks at a time.

Each Friday, 40 kids at Bristol Elementary School take home healthy snacks to help tide them through the weekend in food insecure households.

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Bristol Police Log: Police investigate a hit and run

Posted on November 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On Nov. 8 Bristol police responded to a hit and run on Prince Lane near Mountain Street.

Witnesses reported that the vehicle, a silver Subaru Outback, struck a rock wall, lost control, swerved off a graveled area and down a three-foot embankment into a private yard, struck some lawn furniture, and then left the scene.

Evidence at the scene indicates that the Subaru sustained front-end damage. Witnesses believe the Subaru was possibly racing with another vehicle through the Shaw’s parking lot when it crashed.

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Citizens ask board to delay vote on Mount Abe bond

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — A group of citizens last Wednesday urged members of the Mount Abraham Union High School Board to delay any new bond vote on renovating the Bristol building until Town Meeting Day next March.

“The goal should be 60 percent voter participation with 60 percent voting yes,” said Bristol resident David Brynn, among non-board members in attendance.

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Mitra designs with detail, art and intuition

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When you walk into your home what does it feel like? Are you overwhelmed by the piles of shoes in the doorway, laundry heaped in the corner, dishes stacked in the sink and monster dust bunnies hiding all over the place? Those pesky cosmetic things, that with a good cleaning will disappear to reveal your beautiful, well-designed and thought-out living space? Or, perhaps it feels more like no matter how much cleaning you do, the space is just dysfunctional, poorly designed and frustrating?

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Pitts named Vermont's top female scholar athlete; four other local also honored

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BURLINGTON — Five local high school seniors were among 10 Vermont athletes honored by the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association at its 2017 Scholar-Athlete Award banquet at the Burlington Sheraton Hotel.

Mount Abraham Union High School track and field and soccer star Lydia Pitts was announced as the top female winner statewide of a National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association Scholarship. 

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Bristol Police Log: Police respond to 3 a.m. vandalism incident

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — At 9 a.m. on Nov. 1, an officer responded to the Bristol Federated Church at the corner of North and Church streets for a vandalism complaint.

Police were told that earlier that same morning at around 3:30 a.m., an unknown person or persons caused damage to the church sign. Neighbors reported being woken up by a noise and looking out to see two older teens or young adults run from the area and onto Garfield Street.

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Farm-to-school success puts focus on finances

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Even after close to two decades of efforts to get local foods into local educational institutions, words like “fresh” and “tasty” are not universally applied to school cafeteria food.

Yet school nutrition guru Kathy Alexander continues to make Farm to School a centerpiece at Bristol-area schools and this year expanded that work into Vergennes-area schools.

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Bristol selectboard discusses additional water line extension

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — A range of water and sewer issues dominated the Bristol selectboard’s Nov. 6 meeting.

Board members discussed and said ‘Aye’ to three items that OK’d spending a little more than $11,000; but they decided to study a fourth project that would probably cost considerably more.

This past Monday, the selectboard:

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Five-town food drive 'a great success'

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — There is a lot more food on the shelves at the Have A Heart Food Shelf in Bristol thanks to the 10th annual Fill the Firehouse food drive 5 town firefighters organized and carried out on Oct. 28.

“The food drive was a great success,” said food shelf Director Rebecca Stude. “We took in over 5,650 pounds and $1,300.   All towns but one brought in more food this year.”

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Vermont fire safety calendar to feature Bristol kids' art

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MONTPELIER — Eight Bristol Elementary School third graders attended a ceremony at the Statehouse in Montpelier on Friday, Nov. 3, to celebrate the selection of their Fire Safety posters to be included in the Robert Howe Fire Safety Calendar.

This contest, held annually by the State of Vermont Division of Fire Safety, is open to third graders statewide and encourages children to become more aware of how to be safe with and prevent fire and related situations. Forty-seven schools participated this year, with over 900 entries.

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