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Battle against drugs strains small Bristol police force

Posted on January 27, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — Yet another recent heroin bust has highlighted Bristol’s ongoing struggle with drug-related crime that has strained its small police force.

Despite dozens of arrests over the past 12 months, heroin remains pervasive in pockets of the small community, emblematic of a statewide struggle with opiate addiction and its consequences.

Police say an influx of out-of-town drug dealers has made investigations more difficult and time-consuming.

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Panel recommends MAUHS renovations

Posted on January 27, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — A committee charged with evaluating the feasibility of making repairs to Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School issued its report to the district school board, recommending that the district pursue a renovation project.

“It is the position of this committee that the community is ready for an upgrade to the facility,” the report states. “We believe it is now up to the board and concerned citizens to advocate for the scope of changes to be performed.”

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Bristol Fire Department elects new officers, taps LaRose as chief

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol Fire Department on Saturday elected new officers at its annual meeting, and installed Brett LaRose as the new chief.

LaRose has been with the department since 1995. He replaces outgoing chief John “Peeker” Heffernan, who served as chief for six years. Heffernan on Tuesday expressed confidence in the department’s choice of LaRose.

“I think he’ll do a great job — he’s been doing hard work, and he deserves credit,” Heffernan said.

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Bristol selectboard zeroes in on 2014-15 town budget

Posted on January 16, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on Monday heard budget proposals for the landfill, solid waste and fire departments, as the board edged closer to finalizing a 2014-2015 spending plan that it will put before voters for approval in March.

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Bristol Police Log: Police arrest three men in separate incidents

Posted on January 15, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department reported three recent arrests.

On Jan. 3 at 12:25 p.m. police arrested Thomas John Coleman, 18, of Bristol at a Basin Street residence on a warrant for escape. The Vermont Department of Corrections had issued the warrant on Dec. 30. Bristol police lodged Coleman at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.

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Bristol planners OK one firehouse site, reject the other

Posted on December 19, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol Planning Commission on Tuesday took a look at the final two proposed sites for a new firehouse and determined that one aligns with the town plan and the other does not.

Commissioners voted for the West Street site, and against the North Street site.

The group was not comparing the two sites against each other, but rather evaluating each individually according to their adherence to the Bristol Town Plan. Only the selectboard has the power to choose a site.

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Bristol's Best Night offers fun for the whole family

Posted on December 19, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The Watershed Center invites revelers of all ages to celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown Bristol as the community marks the arrival of 2014 with Best Night, a gathering of the region’s favorite musicians, storytellers and other artists.

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DeWitt, Kurth appointed to Mt. Abe board

Posted on December 11, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — The Bristol Elementary School board on Monday filled two vacancies on the Mount Abraham Union High School board.

Members of the local board interviewed the three candidates who submitted letters of interest at the meeting and then appointed Douglas DeWitt and Alicia Kurth, board vice chair Kelly Laliberte said. Joanne Casey was the third applicant.

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Three juveniles cited on drug charges

Posted on December 11, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department announced Dec. 6 the citation of three Mount Abraham Union High School students for drug offenses in November.

Police on Nov. 17 cited a 15-year-old for possession of narcotics after Mount Abraham staff found the student to be in possession of a pill that was not prescribed to him.

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Mount Abe Principal Andy Kepes to resign at year's end

Posted on December 5, 2013 |
By Zach Despart



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School principal Andy Kepes has told the school board, faculty and students he intends to resign at the end of the current school year.

Kepes, who has been principal for five years, said he has enjoyed his time at Mount Abraham, but that the principal’s office was not a good fit for him.

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