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Jackman’s employee wins award

Posted on June 9, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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BRISTOL / STARKSBORO — Sometimes when Dave Blair is delivering fuel oil to houses around the Bristol area he sees something that’s not right — a light left on, a door left open, or even evidence of a break-in. Although he usually has more deliveries to make, he said he always calls the office or somewhere to have someone alert the homeowners.

“I’ve been a renter and a homeowner myself, and I’d hope someone would call me if they saw something wrong at my home,” Blair said. “It’s like a neighborhood watch.”

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This year's Pocock Rocks shapes up to be best yet

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Organizers of Bristol’s fifth annual Pocock Rocks festival say the June 21 event is coming together slowly but surely.

“Everything is right on track,” said Kate Selby, executive director of the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership. “The bands are all locked in, and we have lots of great food vendors, nonprofits and local businesses coming.”

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Lathrop recieves award from loggers association

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL —  The Northeastern Loggers’ Association (NELA) recently honored Tom and Pam Lathrop of Exclusively Vermont Wood Products LLC as the recipient of its 2013 Outstanding Use of Wood Award. NELA President Bill Polihronakis presented the award at the annual Loggers’ Banquet in South Burlington, in a ceremony attended by over 200 members of the Northeast’s forest products industry.

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Retiring Mt. Abe History teacher to leave students thinking about current events

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Posters line the walls of Rick Desorda’s classroom. They were made by the Mount Abraham Union High School history teacher’s students, and explain key terms and figures from the Vietnam War — the Tet Offensive, Lyndon B. Johnson, the Silent Majority, Kent State.

For the students, these people, places and events mark a distant time in the past, decades before they were born. But when Desorda was their age, events from halfway around the world figured greatly in his future.

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Bee's Wrap is all the buzz in Bristol

Posted on June 2, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — One could argue that stay-at-home moms make the best entrepreneurs. They’re used to long hours, multi-tasking, and inventing quick fixes on the fly.

For the last year and a half, a New Haven mother of three (all under the age of 11) has been building her own business, and has already found quite a bit of success.

Sarah Kaeck is the founder of Bee’s Wrap, a company that produces beeswax-coated cloths used for food storage. She said her products are more environmentally friendly than using plastic containers, plastic wrap or tin foil.

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Bristol clerk hired as new town administrator

Posted on May 26, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard looked high and low for a new town administrator but ended up picking a familiar face — the town clerk.

Therese Kirby, 47, who has served as town clerk since 2006, will take over the town administrator position at the beginning of the new fiscal year July 1. She will be the first female town administrator in Bristol’s history.

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Mt. Abe school bus catches fire, everyone safely evacuated

Posted on May 21, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



BRISTOL — No one was injured when a bus carrying the Mount Abraham Union High School track and field team started on fire while taking the youngsters to a meet in Winooski this afternoon.

The Eagles were in Hinesburg when, coach Chris Nezin told the Burlington Free Press, smoke was observed coming from the engine area. The vehicle coasted to a stop and the occupants evacuated through the back door and scrambled a few hundred yards away.

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Local attorney presents distracted driving dangers to students

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — “How many of your friends drive distracted?” Emily Joselson asked the juniors and seniors assembled in the Mount Abraham Union High School auditorium Monday morning.

A few brave hands rose at first, then scores more, until half of the students thrust a hand into the air.

“What are some examples of distracted driving?” Joselson pressed.

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Bristol board takes annual road tour

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard took its annual tour of the town’s roads April 29, examining local infrastructure and ordering repairs.

Over the course of three hours the selectboard examined a number of town thoroughfares, including Prince Lane, South Street, Basin Street, Route 116, High Street, Mountain Terrace, Mountain Street, Pine Street, North Street, Plank Road, Upper Notch Road and Pumphouse Road.

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Bristol police looking for burglary suspects

Posted on May 12, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police are asking residents to be extra vigilant after receiving a report of the theft of items from a car.

Police said someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway of a Church Street home and stole cash, fuel, three silver necklaces and a cell phone. Police believe the theft occurred between 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, and 6 a.m. on Monday, May 12.

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