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Bristol folks read stories to school kids

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Bristol Elementary School’s annual I Love to Read and Write Week in February had a wonderful new activity this year: 21 members of the wider Bristol community came into classrooms to read to the children, as part of the Passport to Stories Around the World.

“Mrs. MacDonald’s 3/4 class was a real hoot. We read a story, rolled in some geography, played a bit with languages, and the kids were super engaged. Several of them were counting up the countries I’d visited. I lost track after 22,” said reader Jim Jarvis.

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Fundraising continues for new fire station in Bristol

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — As the exterior of the new Bristol fire station continues to take shape and the restored 1897 Memorial Bell now hangs proudly in its new tower, fundraising to outfit the interior of the long-awaited facility is in full swing.

First Assistant Fire Chief Eric Forand, who heads the New Firehouse Needs Working Group, reports that efforts to raise money for the interior furnishings and equipment has brought in about two-thirds of the $75,000 that the Bristol Fire Department expects it will need.

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Bristol teen taking poetry performance to state final

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Mount Abraham Union High School senior Hannah Funk stepped onto the stage at the Barre Opera House this past Wednesday and recited one poem about a “flesh-eating wintry demon” and another about a Latina witch-healer. Actually, it was more than the typical classroom recitation; it was a performance in which Funk’s delivery became more and more animated as she worked her way through the pieces.

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Reen says listening and building relationships are his strengths

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — Middlebury Union Middle School Principal Patrick Reen says he knew he wanted to work in education when just a youngster — that, or become a forester because of his love of hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

Teaching won out.

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MUMS Principal Patrick Reen is finalist for ANeSU superintendent

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Middlebury Union Middle School Principal Patrick Reen has emerged as the finalist candidate for superintendent of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union. (See "Reen says listening and building relationships are his strengths.")

“The search committee was very impressed with Patrick,” said Robert Stevens, the educational consultant hired by ANeSU to facilitate its search for a superintendent.

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Local author, photographer to share her experiences of living in Syria

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — The violence of the years-long civil war in Syria has been featured in much of the news from that Middle Eastern country, but what of the Syrian people themselves?

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Bristol residents weigh in on fate of historic firehouse

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — A highlight of Monday night’s Bristol town meeting was the extended discussion about how or if the selectboard should proceed with selling the old Bristol Fire Department building on North Street.

Should the town save the beautiful old structure, and could residents afford the cost of restoring the century-old building?

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2016 Bristol Town Meeting Wrap Up

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — In the only upset on the Bristol ballot, challenger Ted Lylis beat incumbent selectboard Chair Brian Fox and challenger Joshua Clark for a three-year term on the selectboard. The final vote was 504 for Lylis, 391 for Fox, and 200 for Clark.

Fox had served on the selectboard since 2013, when he won a race against John Moyers; previously, Fox had served five years on the Mount Abraham Union High School Board.

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2016 Bristol Town Meeting Preview

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol voters will convene on Monday, Feb. 29, at Holley Hall starting at 7 p.m. for the annual town meeting, followed by the school meeting. Voting by Australian ballot will take place Tuesday, March 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., also at Holley Hall.

At Monday night’s meeting, Bristol residents will weigh in on 21 articles, 15 for the town and six for Bristol Elementary School.

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Mt. Abe seeks to maintain prorams

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — On Town Meeting Day, March 1, voters in the five Addison Northeast Supervisory Union towns will decide on a $13,389,914 proposed Mount Abraham Union High School spending plan for the 2016-2017 school year. That budget represents a roughly 1 percent decrease in total spending from the current year’s $13,947,738 budget that voters approved on a third vote last June.

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