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Bristol’s new playground generating strong feelings

Posted on September 11, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — A spirited debate about a new playground on the town green has sprung up between residents in the past several weeks. Some described the not-yet-completed playground as an eyesore, while others chimed in to defend the months of hard work of playground organizers.

The discussion began with a series of posts on Front Porch Forum both criticizing and praising the playground project.

“The new playground is the ugliest thing I have ever seen,” wrote Scott and Stacie Ayotte on Aug. 29.

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Almost Home Market is for sale

Posted on September 8, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A town institution is for sale in Bristol, but the owners say business is doing just fine.

Almost Home Market co-owner Beth Marr said she and fellow owner Gary Smith are selling the store, which has been a fixture of Bristol’s North Street for a decade.

“My business partner is not able to fulfill his partnership because of illness and I never intended on taking it solo,” Marr said, adding that she wants to pursue other interests.

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Bristol police nab town man on drug charges

Posted on September 8, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police on Aug. 30 arrested a Vergennes man on suspicion of heroin possession connected to a big drug bust in town Aug. 29.

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Two injured in Bristol shooting incident, one by a state trooper

Posted on September 8, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Two people were shot, one by a state trooper, during an incident Thursday evening on Pine Street in Bristol.

Both victims remain hospitalized on Friday afternoon, police said, but did not elaborate on their conditions.

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Editorial: Drug busts and the public's role

Posted on September 4, 2014 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The story of Bristol police busting a sizable drug operation last Friday offers several teachable moments to the general community.

First, it costs money to be vigilant 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Support the police to the level that is appropriate within your community.

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UPDATED: Four nabbed in Bristol drug bust

Posted on September 2, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Bristol police on Friday morning arrested four people on drug charges during a bust that also netted more than $4,000 in cash and thousands of bags of heroin.

Bristol Police Department Chief Kevin Gibbs said he believes the operation dealt a “significant hit” to a large, out-of-state drug operation. He added that in recent years he has seen a pattern of out-of-state dealers come to Bristol to operate.

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ANeSU communities see tax levies increase

Posted on August 18, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



ADDISON COUNTY — Most property owners in the five-town area are seeing higher tax bills than last year.

Selectboards in Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro set municipal tax rates in the past month or so to pay for town staffing obligations and highway spending.

Town leaders have also received final homestead and non-residential school tax rates from the state, allowing towns to send out 2014-2015 tax bills. Each of the five towns are served by the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union.

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Try shopping local for back-to-school supplies

Posted on August 14, 2014 |
By Christy Lynn



It’s the middle of August and that time of year when you wake up in the morning and there’s a chill in the air that reminds you autumn is on the way.

It’s also that time of year when you start looking at your kids’ tattered, stained clothes and worn-out shoes and start thinking about what they may need to start another school year.

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Bristol's Prince Lane project underway

Posted on August 7, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Crews have begun construction on a number of improvements to Prince Lane in the heart of Bristol. Project administrator Carol Wells said the work will make the area safer for motorists and pedestrians, as well as improve the downtown aesthetics.

“The impetus of the project was to improve appearances, taking down all the ugly wires and poles, screening in the dumpsters, and mainly to provide safe access to pedestrians,” Wells said.

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Bristol Police arrest man for escape

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police on July 17 arrested a town man on a warrant from the Vermont Department of Corrections. Police arrested Jonah S. Kleinfeldt, 39, for escape.

Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said his force took Kleinfeldt to the Chittenden County Correctional Center in South Burlington.

In other department news, a man Bristol police arrested last month was acquitted of selling marijuana by a jury in Addison County Superior Court, but was convicted of lesser charges.

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