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Mt. Abe student spends last semester in Ecuador

Posted on February 10, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — On a dismally cold morning this past fall, Spencer Norland watched the sunrise from the side of an active volcano high in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. For the Mount Abe Union High School senior, it wasn’t a bad way to finish his high school career.

Norland, 17, participated in a semester abroad program sponsored by Kroka Expeditions, an outdoor education company based in Marlow, N.H.

“I would strongly recommend it to other students,” Norland said. “It was an amazing experience.”

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ANeSU schools set budget proposals, all would see tax hikes

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



Editor's note: This story was edited since it was originally posted to correct the Lincoln school spending plan number and the proposed increase in spending, and adjust the tax rates for the five towns.

BRISTOL — Proposed elementary school spending for next year is down in three of the five towns that comprise the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union. Nevertheless, all would see small increases in their tax rates, according to numbers supplied by district officials this week.

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Mount Abe's Aldrich has the 'write' stuff

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — A Mount Abraham Union High School student placed third in an annual essay contest sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Freshman Will Aldrich won the award for his essay, “Promote Sustainable Development,” in the contest timed to coincide with the president’s annual State of the Union Address to Congress.

For the contest, Vermont high school students are asked to write a 250-500-word essay about their views on the state of the union. President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union at the Capitol on Tuesday evening.

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Bristol drug sting nabs two suspects

Posted on January 27, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Bristol police on Jan. 17 arrested a second man implicated in a September drug raid on a South Street apartment. Court papers detail the sting operation that led to the arrests of the men for drug offenses.

It is the latest in a long-term effort by Bristol police to fight drugs in the community.

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Battle against drugs strains small Bristol police force

Posted on January 27, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Yet another recent heroin bust has highlighted Bristol’s ongoing struggle with drug-related crime that has strained its small police force.

Despite dozens of arrests over the past 12 months, heroin remains pervasive in pockets of the small community, emblematic of a statewide struggle with opiate addiction and its consequences.

Police say an influx of out-of-town drug dealers has made investigations more difficult and time-consuming.

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Panel recommends MAUHS renovations

Posted on January 27, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A committee charged with evaluating the feasibility of making repairs to Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School issued its report to the district school board, recommending that the district pursue a renovation project.

“It is the position of this committee that the community is ready for an upgrade to the facility,” the report states. “We believe it is now up to the board and concerned citizens to advocate for the scope of changes to be performed.”

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Bristol cops ask voters for new ride

Posted on January 23, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on Monday discussed budget proposals for the water, sewer and police departments, and inched toward completing a draft of the town budget to put before voters on Town Meeting Day. The board also discussed creating a new zoning district around Bristol Pond.

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Bristol Fire Department elects new officers, taps LaRose as chief

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol Fire Department on Saturday elected new officers at its annual meeting, and installed Brett LaRose as the new chief.

LaRose has been with the department since 1995. He replaces outgoing chief John “Peeker” Heffernan, who served as chief for six years. Heffernan on Tuesday expressed confidence in the department’s choice of LaRose.

“I think he’ll do a great job — he’s been doing hard work, and he deserves credit,” Heffernan said.

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Candidate for Vermont House emerges in Bristol

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — They say the early bird catches the worm.

Fred Baser hopes that old adage applies to politics, as the Bristol Republican on Thursday became one of the first candidates to confirm a run for the Vermont House this November.

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Bristol selectboard zeroes in on 2014-15 town budget

Posted on January 16, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on Monday heard budget proposals for the landfill, solid waste and fire departments, as the board edged closer to finalizing a 2014-2015 spending plan that it will put before voters for approval in March.

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