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Teens, Bristol police team up to tackle sexting

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department has reached out to some of the county’s top experts on teen behaviors to create an outreach program to counter sexting — the practice of texting naked photos.

The experts are teens themselves.

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Taking the plunge into icy waters? No problem, say dozens of kayakers

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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BRISTOL — Several dozen kayakers on this past Saturday challenged the lively New Haven River at the Ledges Race, despite freezing temperatures and ice that clung to boulders on the water’s edge.

Race organizer Ryan McCall said the weather didn’t deter the competitors in the annual race down a mile-long stretch of rapids.

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State's newest cohousing community nears opening

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Those who peer through the chain-link fence running from 8 to 14 North Street (and the antique railings in front of number 16) see a construction site.

The ground has been bulldozed flat. Heavy equipment populates the yard. Siding is going up. Solar panels are being installed on roofs. Decks are being built. Workmen bustle around. Electric saws whine and hammers pound.

But when the eight households now signed on to create Bristol Village Cohousing move in, the site will become a community.

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Human Powered Parade to roll through Bristol

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For bike advocate and youth leader Melanie Kessler using human-powered transportation is all about joy.

To celebrate that exuberance and to empower others to create their own human power, the 38-year-old Bristol resident is organizing the first annual Human Powered Parade and Celebration, which will be held May 20 in Bristol.

Kessler describes it as a “possibility parade for all things that roll petroleum free.”

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Mt. Abe plans day-long safety event

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — On Friday, May 5, Mt. Abraham Union High School will host workshops and presentations by numerous organizations, creating a day-long, campus-wide event with a ‘personal safety’ theme for students. The fair, developed by faculty and students in partnership with the Youth Safety Council of Vermont and with support from Co-operative Insurance Companies, will showcase safety knowledge from across Vermont.

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Bristol American Legion honors Preston and LaRose for service

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — During the month of March, the American Legion celebrated its birthday, and this year marks the 98th anniversary of the American Legion.

During this month’s Annual Birthday Dinner, Bristol American Legion Post 19 recognized five individuals for their continuous membership in the American Legion and two individuals for their outstanding service and commitment to their communities with the Legion’s Above and Beyond Awards.

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Instructor to share insights on Aikido

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL– Aikido holds a unique place among martial arts forms.Although it includes the lineage of ancient forms, Aikido was developed in Japan in the twentieth century. The One World Library Project brings Aikido practitioner and instructor Linda White to Lawrence Memorial Library on Thursday, April 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. to discuss and demonstrate this non-violent martial art form.

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Mary's Restaurant sous chef drawn to 'comfort food with a twist'

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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What do you do when the adults leave town? Why, throw a party of course!

Owners of the Inn at Baldwin Creek and Mary’s Restaurant in Bristol, Doug Mack and Linda Harmon, are away in Italy for a culinary tour. So naturally, their daughter/bartender Laura Mack and sous chef Carin Fredette are throwing a kitchen-takeover party from April 5-9.

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Moira Smiley comes home for roots revival

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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BRISTOL — Since she was 12-years-old, Moira Smiley has been recording people singing and speaking. “I’ve always been more of a listener than a speaker,” she said in an interview last month. It’s part of her mission as an artist: “to broadcast the notion that the human voice is vastly flexible and sensitive. And if we pay attention, we can understand each other on a deeper level.”

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Bristol woman faces third embezzlement charge in seven years

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Mike Donoghue



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BRISTOL — A Bristol woman, who recently completed a 21-month federal prison sentence, is facing her third embezzlement case in seven years following a report of money disappearing from a local market, court records show.

Billie LaFlam, 44, of Mountain Road has been ordered by judges to make more than $100,000 in restitution in recent years.

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