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Starksboro couple to share 50,000-mile adventure at Bristol library

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL —Christiane Kokubo and Nate Shepard came up with a novel idea for their honeymoon — drive from Nate’s home in Starksboro, Vt., to Christiane’s home in São Paulo, Brazil, raise one dollar for each kilometer of the journey, and donate the proceeds to a health clinic for the underserved in Vermont.

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Bristol Police Log: Bristol man receives DUI citation

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A Bristol man is due in court this month to answer drunk driving charges that arose after police stopped his car during a town-contracted patrol.

On Saturday, March 10, at approximately 6:17 p.m. Bristol police arrested Ryan Adam Cousino, 32, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said Cousino’s blood alcohol concentration was more than twice the legal limit, though they didn’t give an exact number.

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Mount Abe girls' hoop final postponed due to weather

Posted on March 13, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BARRE — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ basketball team’s championship game in Barre was postponed from Tuesday night until Friday night due to the midweek snowstorm.

The 19-4 Eagles, seeded No. 2, will meet No. 1 Fair Haven (20-3) on Friday at 8:15 p.m. in the Barre Civic Auditorium.

The game is a rematch of one the Eagles won at Fair Haven, 33-29, on Dec. 28.

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Acoustic upgrades earn applause in Bristol's Holley Hall

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — “Can you hear me now?”

In Holley Hall, where a new sound system made its debut at Bristol’s annual town meeting March 5, the answer was a resounding “Yes.”

The system is part of a $75,000 acoustic upgrade that also included a ceiling treatment and sound-dampening window shades.

Those who struggled through concerts, theatrical productions and public meetings in the cavernous space said the improvements were long overdue.

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Sharpe reflects on his lengthy career in the Vermont house

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Saturday, March 3, saw scores of Starksboro residents assemble at their local elementary school for their annual town meeting.

Among the guests were Rep. Dave Sharpe, Rep. Fred Baser and Sen. Chris Bray. One after the other, they went up to the microphone to deliver their reports on goings-on in Montpelier.

Sharpe, the last of the lawmakers to speak, delivered some news that caught everyone by surprise:

“I won’t be seeking re-election.”

Even Sharpe’s legislative colleagues were caught unaware.

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Bristol wood guru is honored

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The owner of a Bristol business was recognized when the Vermont Wood Works Council recently announced its annual Woodworking and Friend of Industry awards.

The council, which in January changed its name from the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association, cited Dustin Glasscoe, owner of Vermont Farm Table in Bristol, as its 2017 Vermont Woodworker of the Year Award.

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Libanus Lodge, volunteers serve up meals for seniors

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On the second Thursday of each month, the Libanus Lodge at the corner of North and Elm streets in Bristol serves a Lunch for Seniors.

As Cecil Foster explains, the lunch was started about 19 years ago by Ted and Marin Pilon. It was subsidized by AgeWell, formerly the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, until last year when cutbacks by the Trump administration forced the agency to cut back on assistance to these types of programs.

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Voters reject Mount Abe bond for third time; new approaches sought

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



ADDISON COUNTY — After voters in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on Tuesday defeated a $29.5 million bond for the renovation of Mount Abraham Middle/High School, 1,785–1,196, the pressing question is, “What now?”

The bond’s defeat for the third time most likely delays any construction until at least 2020, pending the ability of the 5-town community to agree on a building project, vote for a bond and start the design phase.

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Bristol town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol voters on Town Meeting Day re-elected two selectboard members and filled half their open seats on the unified school board. Along with voters from four other towns, they also approved the district school budget and rejected the Mt. Abe renovation bond.

Joel Bouvier and Peter Coffey, both running unopposed, were re-elected to the selectboard. Town Clerk and Treasurer Jen Myers was re-elected to a one-year term.

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Single-payer advocates make health care pitch

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Vermonters are dying because they cannot afford health care, Montpelier physician Deb Richter told a gathering of concerned citizens at the Bristol firehouse Thursday night. Patients with little or no health insurance often delay seeking primary care until it is too late, she added.

“Our health care system is a catastrophe,” Richter said.

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