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firehouse http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1932/all en Bristol rec club pulls out of firehouse deal http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501bristol-rec-club-pulls-out-firehouse-deal <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Recreation Club has backed out of its negotiations with the town of Bristol to sell some of its property for a site on which to build a new firehouse.</p> <p> The move came after a Bristol resident pitched a new location and financing plan for the firehouse that the recreation club endorsed and both the town and fire department believe is viable.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28254">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501bristol-rec-club-pulls-out-firehouse-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Featured firehouse Harper Heffernan Kirby LaRose Recreation Club selectboard Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:16:13 +0000 Zach Despart 28254 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol to look at new West Street option for firehouse http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501bristol-look-new-west-street-option-firehouse <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Fire Department may have a new, viable location on which to build its new firehouse, thanks to a land deal inked by a local businessman with a history of partnering with the town.</p> <p> Kevin Harper told the Bristol selectboard Monday evening that he and business partner David Blittersdorf had just purchased two adjacent parcels on the south side of West Street, directly across from the West Street site currently under consideration for a new firehouse.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27990">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501bristol-look-new-west-street-option-firehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Bristol Works firehouse Harper selectboard Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:47:34 +0000 Zach Despart 27990 at http://www.addisonindependent.com More Bristol talks set for firehouse land buy http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501more-bristol-talks-set-firehouse-land-buy <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Bristol may soon complete another step on the way to building a new home for its fire department.</p> <p> Since the fall, members of the selectboard have been negotiating with the Bristol Recreation Club, a private organization, to purchase some of the club&rsquo;s land on West Street as one part of a future building site for a new firehouse.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27877">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501more-bristol-talks-set-firehouse-land-buy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol fire department firehouse Recreation Club Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:21:45 +0000 Zach Despart 27877 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Top stories of 2014: #3 — Upgrades to Mt. Abe, Bristol firehouse in spotlight http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501top-stories-2014-3-%E2%80%94-upgrades-mt-abe-bristol-firehouse-spotlight <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27771" style="width: 64px;"><a href="/201501top-stories-2014-3-%E2%80%94-upgrades-mt-abe-bristol-firehouse-spotlight"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/FPSept25.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FPSept25.jpg" title="FPSept25.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="64" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> This past year in Bristol and the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union, residents debated two major projects that would require taxpayer-approved bonds: a new Bristol firehouse and a renovated Mount Abraham Union High School.</p> <p> The Bristol Fire Department inched closer to getting a new firehouse this year, a process that firefighters have discussed for more than two decades.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27772">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501top-stories-2014-3-%E2%80%94-upgrades-mt-abe-bristol-firehouse-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 bristol firehouse Mount Abraham renovation Top 10 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:36:35 +0000 Zach Despart 27772 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Time short for Bristol firehouse; fixes needed http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412time-short-bristol-firehouse-fixes-needed <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; About 20 members of the Bristol Fire Department crammed into the basement of Holley Hall Monday evening to hear how the selectboard planned to fix their crumbling headquarters on North Street.</p> <p> Firefighters expressed a general sense of frustration that the town has not yet approved a plan for a new firehouse structure, and that the current firehouse does not meet the needs of the department.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27377">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412time-short-bristol-firehouse-fixes-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Baser Bouvier bristol Featured firehouse Fox Heffernan Kirby LaRose Lathrop selectboard septic Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:17:28 +0000 Zach Despart 27377 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Problems mount for Bristol fire department http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411problems-mount-bristol-fire-department <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose gave a grim appraisal of the town firehouse&rsquo;s condition to the Bristol selectboard Monday evening.</p> <p> LaRose presented a 10-page study by Williston firm Childs Engineering that outlined the numerous shortcomings of the North Street firehouse, which was built in 1897.</p> <p> &ldquo;This report makes it reality, all the issues we have had and currently have,&rdquo; LaRose told the board. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re dealing with a building that&rsquo;s just unsafe.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27128">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411problems-mount-bristol-fire-department" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bond Bouvier bristol Featured fire department firehouse Heffernan Kirby LaRose Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:06:12 +0000 Zach Despart 27128 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol officials start negotiations for new firehouse site http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410bristol-officials-start-negotiations-new-firehouse-site <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Town officials and representatives of the Bristol Recreation Club met Sept. 18 to begin negotiations for the town&rsquo;s purchase of club land for a new firehouse.</p> <p> The meeting was held in executive session as to not disadvantage either party. Town Administrator Therese Kirby said the talks lasted about 90 minutes and were productive.</p> <p> &ldquo;It was a great meeting, very positive, and we&rsquo;re going to move forward with negotiations,&rdquo; she said.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25931">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410bristol-officials-start-negotiations-new-firehouse-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol firehouse Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:08:51 +0000 Evan Johnson 25931 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Committee chooses West St. site for Bristol firehouse http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404committee-chooses-west-st-site-bristol-firehouse <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol Fire Facility Site Selection Committee will recommend a location for a new town firehouse at the selectboard meeting Monday evening.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re ready to go in there and bring the selectboard up to speed on where we&rsquo;re at,&rdquo; committee member and Bristol Fire Department Chief Brett LaRose said late last week.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22864">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404committee-chooses-west-st-site-bristol-firehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Featured firehouse LaRose Shepard skate park The Hub West Street Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:01:41 +0000 Zach Despart 22864 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol planners OK one firehouse site, reject the other http://www.addisonindependent.com/201312bristol-planners-ok-one-firehouse-site-reject-other <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRISTOL &mdash; 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.</span></p> <p> Commissioners voted for the West Street site, and against the North Street site.</p> <p> 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.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20709">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201312bristol-planners-ok-one-firehouse-site-reject-other" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol Featured firehouse planning commission Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:43:09 +0000 Zach Despart 20709 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Quest continues for improved Bristol firehouse http://www.addisonindependent.com/201304quest-continues-improved-bristol-firehouse <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; More than 30 potential locations for a new fire facility were proposed this past Saturday at the first public gathering to discuss potential ways to expand the Bristol Fire Department&rsquo;s headquarters.</p> <p> After a contentious bond that would have funded a first stage of expansion to the firehouse on North Street was rejected by voters on Town Meeting Day, 587-293, town officials committed to facilitating public discussions to identify a new site.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16614">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201304quest-continues-improved-bristol-firehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol firehouse Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:33:24 +0000 xian 16614 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol to mull options for firehouse upgrade http://www.addisonindependent.com/201304bristol-mull-options-firehouse-upgrade <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Following Bristol voters&rsquo; rejection last month of a bond that would have taken the first step toward an upgrade to the fire department&rsquo;s North Street facility, the search for an improved firehouse will continue in coming weeks.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16401">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201304bristol-mull-options-firehouse-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol firehouse Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:30:16 +0000 xian 16401 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol rejects firehouse bond, says OK to new police HQ http://www.addisonindependent.com/201303bristol-rejects-firehouse-bond-says-ok-new-police-hq <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; When faced with two votes for expanded municipal facilities on Town Meeting Day, Bristol voters said &ldquo;no&rdquo; to one and &ldquo;yes&rdquo; to the other.</p> <p> The first, for an expansion to the fire department&rsquo;s North Street facility, was soundly rejected by a 587-293 tally. The second, for a police district budget that would fund renovations and a 10-year lease for a new police station at BristolWorks, passed by a narrow margin.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15800">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201303bristol-rejects-firehouse-bond-says-ok-new-police-hq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol Featured firehouse police station Town Meeting 2013 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:31:26 +0000 xian 15800 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol residents raise questions about firehouse bond http://www.addisonindependent.com/201302bristol-residents-raise-questions-about-firehouse-bond <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; With the first of two bond votes slated for Town Meeting Day, public discussion about a proposed upgrade to the Bristol Fire Department&rsquo;s North Street facility is beginning in earnest.</p> <p> Bristol residents said there have been significant neighbor-to-neighbor conversations on the proposed major expansion of the firehouse, with some taking sides on preliminary plans that would add 10,000 square feet of space to the 116-year-old building at a cost approaching $2 million.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15447">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201302bristol-residents-raise-questions-about-firehouse-bond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Featured fire department firehouse Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:29:18 +0000 Addison Independent 15447 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Bristol to cast first votes on new firehouse on March 5 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301bristol-cast-first-votes-new-firehouse-march-5 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; At Monday&rsquo;s selectboard meeting, the town of Bristol went public with a proposed upgrade to the fire department facility on North Street, which Town Administrator Bill Bryant described as &ldquo;a historic building in need of some TLC.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/14904">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301bristol-cast-first-votes-new-firehouse-march-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Featured firehouse Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:54:48 +0000 Addison Independent 14904 at http://www.addisonindependent.com