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'Church and State' performance speaks to the heart

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Did you know that one of our own (Addy Indy reporter Christopher Ross) is starring in the upcoming performance Church & State? He will be joined on stage by Valerie Smith-Hastings, Kerianne Severy and Victoria Luksch. Leigh Guptill is directing this Company Be production.

That’s some serious Addison County talent for ya!

The play by Jason Odell Williams will be performed at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse Aug. 16 and 17, 8 p.m. and Aug. 19, 2 p.m. There will also be a show on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Holley Hall in Bristol. Pay $10 cash at the door.

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Art on Main to exhibit photographs by Bristol's Anne Majusiak

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Art on Main in Bristol has put up their new exhibit, “What I Saw: Photographs by Anne Majusiak.” Majusiak’s work is known by many in the area who follow her on Facebook and Instagram — each new image a testament to her unique eye and fierce commitment to getting the right setting, the right time of day, the right angle and the right light. That and a little “magic” imbues her photographs of iconic Vermont scenes with something distinctive.

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Bristol tax rates drop dramatically

Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — Bristol tax rates are down across the board for the coming year, but what that will mean for individual tax bills will vary according to the results of the town-wide reassessment of property values that was completed this past spring.

The Bristol selectboard at its Aug. 6 meeting set the 2019 fiscal year municipal tax rate at $0.6989, (a decrease of $0.0627, or about 8 percent), and the police district tax rate at $0.3182 (a decrease $0.0453, or about 13 percent).

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Bristol Stampede hits $2M milestone

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — More than 20 years ago, when Sheri Bedard Bannister designed a logo for her family’s annual fundraiser, the Three Day Stampede Toward a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis, she had no idea that dozens of people in her community would one day get it tattooed on their bodies.

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Experts to evaluate Mt. Abe's ventilation system

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — A comprehensive assessment of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems at Mount Abraham Union High School could begin producing hard data as early as this fall.

Complaints about poor air quality at the school have provoked a great deal of discussion over the past few years, but proposals for improvement have three times gone down in flames, along with the multi-million-dollar renovation bonds into which they were embedded.

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Women take charge in Bristol

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Women own or run a heck of a lot of Bristol businesses.

Though there is no definitive list of town business, Ian Albinson, executive director of the Bristol CORE business group, compiled a list of 22 women-owned or women-run businesses virtually off the top of his head.

No one can say just why this is the case and what it means for the town’s future, but people paying attention say that the number of women in the town’s business scene and the vigor they bring to the entrepreneurial ecosystem is undeniable.

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Bristol film series to celebrate women directors

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — In the middle of her acceptance speech at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony last March, a giddy, breathless Frances McDormand put her Best Actress Oscar on the floor and asked all the female award nominees to stand with her. Led by actress Meryl Streep, they did, and Hollywood’s Dolby Theater erupted with applause.

The moment was less striking as a gesture of solidarity, however, than as a visual of how literally few and far between those women were — lone figures standing amid vast seas of the seated.

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Bristol Police Log: Man cited for assault, burglary

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — On July 6 Bristol police arrested Yohanan Svitavsky, 30, of Bristol, for burglary, assault, obstruction of justice and reckless endangerment.

Through investigation police said they determined that Svitavsky and another person entered the dwelling of an acquaintance and assaulted the occupant.

Svitavsky was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center, arraigned July 9 and held without bail.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Summer 'school' enriches 5-Towns

Posted on July 23, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — Just because the Mount Abraham Unified School District’s summer Expanded Learning Program (ELP) will not end with a battery of standardized testing doesn’t mean there’s not a whole lot of learning happening there.

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