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Mt. Abe teacher Jori Jacobeit wins foreign language honor

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — For Mount Abraham Union High School Principal Jessica Barewicz it was one of those moments that makes the job worthwhile.

On March 15, during the spring conference of the Vermont Foreign Language Association at Saint Michael’s College, Barewicz had the pleasure of presenting an award to one of her own.

Mount Abe French teacher Jori Jacobeit has won the 2018 VFLA Distinguished Teacher award.

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Five-town forum draws crowd to discuss future of Mount Abe

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Charlie Mitchell



BRISTOL — About 50 community members gathered this past Saturday morning at Mount Abraham Union High School to facilitate a process for the entire community to “take ownership of stuff we think really needs to get done” at the high school and, according to Bristol resident David Brynn, apply that energy collaboratively with the school board and high school administration.

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Bristol selectboard says 'no' to vote on Vt. Gas in town

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — The Bristol selectboard on April 2 rejected a petition containing more than 200 signatures that requested a special referendum on the town’s pending license agreement with Vermont Gas.

Selectboard members said they believed the decision on the license belonged with the board.

“I commend everybody for being passionate about this and doing the footwork, but I feel like people have voted us in to make these tough decisions,” said board member Michelle Perlee.

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For Jack Brown, restoring cars is a career and a lifestyle

Posted on April 2, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



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BRISTOL — Jack Brown has been tinkering with cars for almost as long as he can remember, or in his words, “since I was a pup.”

He grew up in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia and in the late 1940s went to boarding school in New Hampshire. Around age 14, Brown started learning about mechanics and taking an active interest in cars. At age 17, he moved back to Philadelphia and enrolled in the Spring Garden Institute where he studied auto mechanics and committed to the trade.

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State police probe thefts of sugaring equipment

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Vermont State Police said they’ve identified suspects in connection with thefts and vandalism targeting multiple sugarworks in Bristol, Lincoln, Cornwall and other Addison County locations during the past three weeks.

Trooper Brett Flansburg on Tuesday confirmed the list of victims includes Mayer Maple Products off Route 116 in Bristol, as well as smaller, residential sugaring operations.

Flansburg said he was aware of five sugarworks cases currently under investigation by officials at the VSP’s New Haven barracks.

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Second forum on Mount Abe set for Saturday

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



BRISTOL — A community group seeking creative solutions to address the needs of Mount Abraham Union High School will convene its second meeting this Saturday, March 31, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the school.

The mission of the 5-Town Community Forum is to foster vigorous but respectful debate, encourage diverse participation and create an environment where residents can develop their ideas, according to leaders of the forum.

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Mount Abe travel club broadens horizons, plans third international trip

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — For April vacation this year 35 Mount Abraham Union High School students and six chaperones will exchange the Green Mountains of Vermont for the green hills and highlands of Ireland and Scotland.

This is the third international trip sponsored by the newly reconstituted Mt. Abe Travel Club, advised by social studies teacher Jess Little and assistant principal Justin Bouvier. Last year students traveled to Belize and in 2016 toured five European countries.

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Bristol concert to benefit Ugandan children

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — As part of their efforts to raise funds for the Village2Village Project, a 15-year-old organization born in Bristol that now supports more than 134 orphaned and needy children and HIV+ guardians in northeastern Uganda, the band “Old Bones” will play in Bristol on Saturday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bristol.

A collection will benefit Village2VillageProject’s most vulnerable children in Uganda.

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Storyteller Cindy Pierce to speak at Mt. Abe April 10-11

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Nationally recognized social educator and comic storyteller Cindy Pierce will be in Bristol on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10 and 11, to speak first to Mt. Abraham students and later to the larger community.

Pierce will be at Mt. Abe to speak to students from 11-12 p.m. on both  the April 10 and 11 during the school day. She will also speak to the greater community on the evening of Tuesday, April 10, in the Mt. Abraham Auditorium from 7-8 p.m.

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Bristol demonstration keeps focus on guns

Posted on March 22, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — The day after 17 people were shot to death at a Parkland, Fla., school, last month as Fair Haven police investigated a Poultney teen for planning a similar shooting at Fair Haven Union High School, Mount Abraham Union High School conducted a routine fire drill.

“That was scary,” sophomore Emma Campbell later recalled.

Senior Chloe Lyons agreed:

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