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Porter to close Bristol Primary Care next month

Posted on March 14, 2019 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Porter Medical Center (PMC) will close its primary care practice in Bristol on April 12 in the wake of the recently announced departures of half of the practice’s health care providers.

While PMC officials acknowledged their decision to close Porter Primary Care Bristol was made more hastily than they would have preferred, they’re confident affected patients will be able to land new family doctors at neighboring Mountain Health Center or at other Porter practices within Addison County.

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MAUSD offers free workshop to foster trust

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — On Saturday, March 16, the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) will host a free six-hour workshop at Bristol Elementary School — its first major step, post-unification, toward fostering better communication within the 5-Towns community.

“What’s at the heart of this is building trust and relationships,” said MAUSD Superintendent Patrick Reen. “The board and the administration are hearing, in various ways, that that trust isn’t there. We want to build that, and this is a step in doing so.”

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Bristol residents challenge themselves to walk for health — and community building

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Darkness. Arctic weather. Chunky boots. Vermont winters often make it hard to go for a walk.

But as the days get longer and the snowdrifts shrink (at least for now, anyway), a new group is making walking plans for the town of Bristol. Heck, they’re not even waiting for spring.

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Zig Zag Lit Mag release to be held in Bristol

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL  — On Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 4 p.m., “Zig Zag Lit Mag” will release its sixth issue at Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, 1868 North 116 Road in Bristol. The event is free and will feature a meet and greet, followed by a reading from those published in the magazine beginning at 2:45 p.m.

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Fifth- and sixth-graders to host Alternative Energy Coffee Shop

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL  — For those interested in alternative energy based solutions to climate change, empowering the youth of our community, and taking an active role in our local education system, Bristol Elementary School will host an Alternative Energy Coffee Shop later this month.

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Vergennes- and Bristol-area towns narrowly approve school spending

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Andy Kirkaldy and Christopher Ross



VERGENNES / BRISTOL — Residents in two of the county’s three consolidated school districts, encompassing 10 towns, on Tuesday approved their respective school district budgets by a total of 20 votes out of more than 3,600 ballots cast.

The five Addison Northwest School District communities — Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Addison and Waltham — backed a 2019-2020 budget of $22,139,341 to fund the four ANWSD schools and the district’s share of Hannaford Career Center, but only by a 672-665 margin.

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Bristol Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On Town Meeting Day, incumbent Ted Lylis defeated challenger Ian Albinson, 413-402, for a three-year term on the Bristol selectboard.

“I thank all of the voters who chose me for another term, and I will serve our community to the best of my abilities in our constant effort to make Bristol an ever pleasant place to live,” Lylis told the Independent in an email Wednesday morning.

Albinson could not be reached for comment by press time.

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More students are named to Mt. Abe honor roll

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School has released an updated version of Grade 12 students on the honor roll to reflect changes recently made. Honor Roll recipients include:

Highest Honors — Ashley Aldrich, Josie Brennan, Thomas Carr, Jalen Cook, Kai Dobek, Sawyer Forbes, Cora Funke, Eden Ginsburg, Grace Hobbs, Chessley Jackman, Evan Laurent, Owen Maille, William Martin, Jessalyn Murray, Molly Murray, Elizabeth Siminitus, Emily Tardie, Leeya Tudek and William Wright.

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Mt. Abe district report rejected

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — A few minutes into the second annual meeting of the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) Tuesday evening, moderator Pam Marsh asked for a motion to adopt the report of the school district’s offices.

What she got instead was quite the opposite.

“I move that we reject the report because it says that it has the proposed 2019–20 budget and I cannot find a proper budget in here anywhere,” said Bristol resident Brenda Tillberg.

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Mold problems worsen at Mt. Abe

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — Mold that was recently discovered in the boys’ shower rooms at Mount Abraham Union High School has spread farther than was previously thought.

Earlier this month district officials discovered leaky plumbing and mold inside the walls of two shower rooms and immediately set about dealing with it. On Monday, the company hired to clean it up made an unwelcome discovery.

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