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Meet the Chef: Laura Mack from lu-lu's

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Nope, her name isn’t Lou-lou. It’s Laura. Laura Mack is behind the creamy and creative goodness at lu·lu’s ice cream on Main Street in Bristol. In the summer of 2012 Mack’s sister Martha opened the small-batch, artisan ice cream shop.

“Martha was the brain child of it all,” Laura Mack said in a recent interview. “I get to play with it now,” she added, a phrase she knows well as the younger sister. Martha’s interests lead her to specialty cocktails and bartending, and Mack took over the ice cream business.

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Bristol Republican in race for county's two Senate seats

Posted on June 6, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Lynn Dike has technically been a “senator” since she was a teenager. Now 65, she still proudly claims the moniker as an alum of Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School in Orange, Mass., whose sports teams bear the “Senators” nickname.

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Mount Abe's married athletic directors made job-share a success

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — No matter how much people have enjoyed a job over the years, a time can come when a new direction looks like a good idea.

At least that’s how married couple Jeff and Mary Stetson explained their decision to step down this June from their unique 25-year partnership as Mount Abraham Union High School’s co-athletic directors.

Jeff, 58, and Mary, 55, who will still teach part-time and coach at Mount Abe, can readily offer highlights from their years sharing the AD job.

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Legion recognizes Bristol police officer as a top cop

Posted on June 2, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Vermont American Legion has named Bristol police officer Josh Otey its Vermont Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

“All the candidates were worthy of the award and recognition ... It had to be a hard choice for the committee in that they were all so deserving,” wrote Tom Scanlon, chair of the Legion’s Law and Order Committee in a letter to Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs, notifying Gibbs that Otey had been selected for the award.

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Mt. Abe students vistit Statehouse

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Mount Abraham Union High School students from the Vermont Teen Leadership Safety Program (VTLSP) joined students from around Vermont at the Statehouse recently as Gov. Peter Shumlin signed an official proclamation declaring May 2016 as Vermont Youth Appreciation Month.

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ANeSU teacher contract includes 3.25 percent raises for two years

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — After 16 months of negotiations, the teachers of the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union have a contract.

What began as a fractious and drawn-out negotiation that twice threatened to dead end — first at an officially declared impasse, then at a call for a fact-finding hearing — has resolved with a teacher salary increase of 3.25 percent for this year and the next.

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Heirloom hardwoods get new life at Bristol business

Posted on May 23, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Vermont Tree Goods — a new Bristol business being launched by sawyer/woodworker/entrepreneur John Monks — was literally born out of the ashes.

A devastating fire on Thanksgiving eve 2010 left Monks and his family with little more than the clothes on their backs.

For Monks, a long-time homebuilder, all that remained of the equipment he had built up over three decades were a few scaffolds.

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Bristol Elementary opts for experience, picks veteran as principal

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — At its Tuesday night meeting, the Bristol Elementary School board named long-time educator and administrator Kevin Robinson the school’s next principal.

“We were really lucky to have two such strong candidates,” said board Chair Elin Melchior, speaking of Robinson and co-finalist Justin Bouvier. “The feedback from the different sessions that they did was very positive for both of them. They both presented very well.

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Students and community come together for ANeSU arts festival

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School veritably exploded with color, sound and movement last week during the three-day Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Fine Arts Festival.

“The arts festival gives us a chance to pause and honor the arts and to honor the artist within our students,” said Mandy Chesley-Park, who together with Jennifer Allred coordinated the festival.

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Bristol-area students get a bang out of taiko drumming

Posted on May 16, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Busloads of elementary students arrived at Mount Abraham Union High School Thursday to watch a performance from Burlington Taiko, led by master taiko drummer Stuart Paton, and then take taiko drumming workshops, a few classes at a time.

The performance was part of the annual Addison Northeast Supervisory Union Fine Arts Festival (see story here).

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