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Watershed Center maps out events for 2014

Posted on March 31, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — The Watershed Center, a nonprofit conservation group that maintains hundreds of acres of wilderness, mostly in northwestern Bristol but also in New Haven, held its annual meeting March 16 to plan its agenda and public events for the coming year, including a spring celebration and a birding outing.

The group promotes conservation practices and holds regular events on its two tracts of land for residents and school groups.

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New program fights hunger in Bristol

Posted on March 31, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — An expanding food program at Bristol Elementary School will give more children access to healthy food during the week, and also on weekends.

The initiative, called “Bites in a Bag,” is a partnership between the Bristol Have-A-Heart Food Shelf, the Bristol Elementary food service staff and parent volunteers.

The group sends students home at the end of each week with a snack bag stocked with foods such as cheese sticks, yogurt, popcorn, fruits and vegetables.

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Town administrator to end his eight-year run in Bristol

Posted on March 31, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



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BRISTOL — After 30 years of dealing with pot holes, dog bite complaints and municipal budgets, Bristol town administrator Bill Bryant is ready to retire. Bryant, 57, tendered his letter of resignation at the March 17 selectboard meeting; and his last day will be April 30.

“It seemed like the right time to make a decision for me and the person who replaces me,” Bryant said, noting that the next fiscal year’s budget has been developed and approved by voters.

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Interim Bristol principal offered longer-term contract

Posted on March 26, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — The Bristol Elementary School board on Monday chose the school’s interim principal to be the permanent head.

Sandy Jump, a longtime educator who has served at the school since last summer, will continue as principal at BES.

In a unanimous vote, the board selected Jump over the other finalist, Roy Getchell, who visited the school last week. Jump has served as principal in Milton, Charlotte and East Corinth; while Getchell has worked at a secondary school in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for the past five years.

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Bristol playground effort seeks $25,000

Posted on March 26, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Organizers of the Bristol Green Playground Project say they need to raise an additional $25,000 to fully fund construction of a new playground on the town green.

The group, called the Bristol Green Playground Committee, hopes to raise the funds by the end of April.

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Bristol police cite man for domestic abuse for third time

Posted on March 24, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — A Bristol man with a notable rap sheet was arrested again Thursday, this time on five charges.

Police on March 20 arrested Samuel Hellmuth, 36, on suspicion of first degree domestic assault, violating conditions of release, unlawful mischief, trespassing and interfering with emergency services.

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Two finalist vie for Bristol Elementary principalship

Posted on March 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Two candidates for the job of Bristol Elementary School principal spoke with students, faculty and parents Monday at an open house at the school.

One candidate is the interim principal, while the other is a school administrator who flew in from hallway around the world. At the open house, Sandy Jump (the interim principal) and Roy Getchell discussed their strengths as administrators and laid out their visions for the school.

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Two finalist vie for Bristol Elementary principalship

Posted on March 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Two candidates for the job of Bristol Elementary School principal spoke with students, faculty and parents Monday at an open house at the school.

One candidate is the interim principal, while the other is a school administrator who flew in from hallway around the world. At the open house, Sandy Jump (the interim principal) and Roy Getchell discussed their strengths as administrators and laid out their visions for the school.

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Bristol Legion honors Lincoln resident

Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — American Legion Post 19 in Bristol on March 8 honored Lincoln resident Eleanor Scully with its “Above and Beyond” award. A nomination letter called Scully “an extremely dedicated individual who unselfishly donates her time to many organizations.”

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Reed Prescott reinvents his art

Posted on March 17, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — By his own admission, Reed Prescott’s mind never stops churning. At the artist’s studio on Main Street in Bristol this past Monday, he is surrounded by wood shavings and power tools, working on his newest line of products. Known primarily as a landscape painter, the Lincoln resident is now branching out into hand-carved wooden items — everything from earrings to buttons, zipper pulls and bracelets.

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