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SUV injures several at Bristol soccer jamboree

Posted on October 13, 2012 |
By Addison Independent Staff



Authorities are investigating an incident at a soccer jamboree at Mount Abraham Union High School on Saturday, Oct 13 during which an out-of-control SUV made its way onto a playing field and injured several children. The extent of the children's injuries remained unknown as of Saturday mid-afternoon. The Independent will update this story as more details become available from police.

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Bristol board OK's Eagle Scout project

Posted on October 1, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — At its Monday meeting, the Bristol selectboard approved a town improvement project in Memorial Park proposed by Eagle Scout Taylor Allred, a senior at Mount Abraham Union High School.

In his project, Allred will clear brush and rebuild a portion of the railing system on the back side of the stream, targeting a specific area where he will replace 16 fence posts that are rotting and unstable.

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Bristol officer, driver tussle at traffic stop

Posted on September 27, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — A verbal argument between a Bristol police officer and Bristol resident David Cobb escalated to physical violence last Sunday, after Officer Josh Otey pulled over the car Cobb was driving for making an improper right-hand turn.

According to Police Chief Kevin Gibbs, Cobb questioned the officer about why he had been stopped and failed to produce a driver’s license. The two argued, and Cobb attempted to get out of his car, Gibbs recounted; when the car door opened, it struck the police officer.

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Bristol eyes future of prominent gravel pit

Posted on September 24, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — Renewed concern over the sharply angled slope of the gravel extraction sites near Mount Abraham Union High School has led to some community questions on one of Bristol’s most contentious issues — gravel pits — that could lead to discussion on how to reclaim the site.

Bristol resident David Brynn recently initiated some conversation on the subject with a letter to the editor published in the Addison Independent and with posts on a social media site.

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Wanted: Spooky Bristol stories

Posted on September 20, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — Bristol resident Elissa Cobb wants to hear a few good spooky stories about her hometown in the next few weeks, and hopes her fellow townsfolk can provide them.

Cobb, in partnership with the Bristol Historical Society, is collecting local ghost stories for a townwide Ghost Walk she is helping to organize for next month. Currently slated for Tuesday, Oct. 23, the week before Halloween, the Ghost Walk is an opportunity for kids and community members to learn about Bristol’s historic buildings in a whole new way.

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Lathrop looks back over century of changes

Posted on September 13, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRISTOL — Not many Vermonters can still recall the days when their town’s roads were unpaved, ice was cut and stored in sawdust-lined containers until summer time, and eggs were commonly known as “hen fruit.”

But Gertrude Lathrop can. The lifelong Bristol resident will mark her 100th birthday on Oct. 13.

“It was very different,” she said, recalling how the town looked in her childhood. “The streets have changed. The buildings have changed.”

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Bristol forum takes aim at drug-related crimes

Posted on September 13, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — Around 70 community members gathered at Bristol’s second crime and drug forum on Tuesday night and took some steps toward addressing the apparent rise of armed burglaries and drug-related crimes in the five-town area.

While few decisions were made, those at the Holley Hall meeting agreed to move forward by organizing steering committees around specific solutions and continuing to foster a conversation that will help determine the next steps.

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After years of work, vote scheduled on Bristol plan

Posted on September 13, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — After nearly a decade of work revising and updating the Bristol Town Plan, an effort that has at times been very contentious, the plan is ready to be voted on by Bristol residents.

The Bristol selectboard held its second and final public hearing on the controversial town plan update on Monday at the start of the board’s meeting in Holley Hall. Only two members of the public were in attendance; no objections were voiced. By 7:04 p.m. — within minutes of calling the meeting to order — the board had closed the discussion.

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Bristol practice to expand in new space

Posted on September 10, 2012 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Bristol Internal Medicine last week opened the doors at its new, more spacious quarters in the Bristol Works business complex, with immediate plans to accept new patients and hire additional help to serve patients in the five-town area.

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Neighborhood watch group to form in Bristol

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — With an apparent rise in drug crime and burglaries in Bristol, and the police department understaffed and strapped for resources, residents on Bristol’s Maple Street are coming together to form a neighborhood watch group.

The first planning meeting was held last Thursday at Living Well Residential Care, which is spearheading the effort to form a watch group.

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