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5 Towns to vote Town Meeting Day on $29.5 million Mount Abe repair bond

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — It’s official.

Five-town voters on Town Meeting Day will cast ballots on a revised, $29.5 million renovation plan for Mount Abraham Union High School that would address nine project priorities touted by school officials, albeit to a lesser degree than the $36.6 million proposal that area residents defeated last November.

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Attempted robbery in Bristol on Saturday

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Bristol police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who allegedly tried to rob the National Bank of Middlebury branch on Main Street in Bristol this past Saturday, Jan. 13.

Police allege the woman entered the bank at around 11:10 a.m. and presented to a teller a note demanding money. Authorities said the woman fled the scene without any money, and was last seen leaving the area in what was described as a green, older-model Subaru Imprezza.

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Citizen-led forum explores Mt. Abe facilities needs

Posted on January 15, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — More than 70 residents from the 5 Towns came together on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Bristol Elementary School to share ideas, concerns and aspirations about Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School.

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Bristol Police Log: Bristol investigate internet crimes

Posted on January 10, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police on Dec. 28 participated in an investigation as part of the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task-Force. Police offered no other details on the case.

In other action during the last week of December, Bristol police:

•  Conducted numerous foot patrols on Mount Abraham Union High School campus, Mountain Street and Main Street, without incident.

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Up to 20 teachers and aides could be cut in Bristol-area schools

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Bristol-area voters on March 6 will field their first-ever unified budget covering all Addison Northeast schools.

The proposed 2018-2019 spending plan now under consideration calls for elimination of 20 full-time-equivalent staff positions — including six full-time teachers — in order to achieve the $1,177,814 in reductions needed to meet the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) board’s austerity guidelines.

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1 year, 3 cyclists, 12,000 miles: Bristol speaker to tell stories from bike journey from South America

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Three friends recently returned from a 12,000-mile bike ride from the tip of South America to Vermont, a road trip that took them nearly a year. Although it was an epic journey, their goal was to see just how small the world really is by finding connections with the people they met along the way.

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Bristol property transfers for 2017

Posted on January 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The following arms-length real estate sales were recorded in Bristol during 2017. It should be noted that due to changes in Vermont property-transfer forms, only one buyer and seller are listed in most transactions:

•  Jan. 20: Einar Swanson Estate to Robert Anderson, a home on 0.36 acres at 50 West Pleasant St., $189,500.

•  Jan. 30: Mark Skeffington to Matthew Baron, a home on 2.34 acres at 35 Vincent Drive, $267,000.

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Top 10, No. 3: Voters reject Mt. Abe bond – again

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Will the third time be the charm?

That’s what proponents of a new bond vote to renovate the Mount Abe Union High School facility are hoping. A third vote among Addison Northeast Supervisory Union district voters is likely to be scheduled for this coming Town Meeting Day in March. That proposal will follow two prior defeats and a year of planning, haggling and anguish over what to do with the nearly 50-year-old building.

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Top 10, No. 10: Gun regulations draw fire

Posted on January 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



Two county communities hosted at times heated debates this year about where lines should be drawn between the right to shoot firearms and the right to neighborhood peace and safety.

The situations and the results varied.

In Whiting neighbors of a gun range that town officials said was illegal complained about noise and safety. About two dozen showed up at a zoning board hearing in July to oppose ongoing shooting at a Stickney Road range. The owner, Nicolas Iocco, said he no longer runs the range as a business, although he would accept donations.

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Bristol lumber company adopts a high-tech vision

Posted on January 1, 2018 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Statewide renewable energy mandates that kicked in this year are helping an important local industry — production milling of trees — upgrade its energy infrastructure so that it can modernize equipment and increase capacity.

“Technology is playing a more and more important part in our industry,” said A. Johnson Lumber Co. General Manager Ken Johnson. “If you’re  going to be competing in the production (milling) industry it’s kind of a technological arms race.”

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