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Bristol blood drive set for Sept. 20

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol will host a blood donation site during National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in September to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply for patients in need.

Blood donors may be helping patients like 11-year-old Martin Mwita, who has sickle cell disease. His body doesn’t produce enough healthy red cells to carry adequate oxygen through his body, so he relies on monthly transfusions to stabilize his health.

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Bus offered for Tour de Farms

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — ACORN continues its mission to support and strengthen the local food economy in Vermont’s Champlain Valley with the 9th Annual Tour de Farms — an annual ride that sends bikers around to various farms in the Bristol area, where they can stop and sample local products.

This year, however, ACORN is reaching beyond cyclists; if you don’t ride a bike, you can ride the inaugural Tour de Farm Bus or join the fun at the after party.

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SchoolHack Solutions expanding

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — SchoolHack Solutions of Bristol has added two new people, Marvin Kendrick and Liam Corocoran, to its team of education professionals working to bring SchoolHack’s personalized learning platform — LiFT — to schools in Vermont and across the country.

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Scores of friends help Margaret Owen celebrate her 90th

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Margaret Owen and about 68 friends celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 4, at the First Baptist Church of Bristol.

Music was provided by David Henderson, Jenny Telling and Stephanie Ahern and included the “Margaret Waltz” and a song that was written by Owen, herself, and Telling. The words were a poem that Owen had written about her faith in the Lord, which she called “My Friend.”

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Work begins on Bristol Village housing project

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — A somewhat unusual housing development planned for the center of Bristol has broken ground on property off North Street behind the Rite Aid and Shaw’s shopping area.

Bristol Village Cohousing, a 14-unit project that bills itself as an “eco-village” is inviting the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at 16 North St. After the event, tours of the site will be available.

The first units will be ready for occupancy in January and the entire project is slated to be completed next April.

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Bristol business park proposal taking shape

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — Bristol’s quest to build a business park took a major leap forward Monday when backers of such a park unveiled their prototype to be located on a Stoney Hill parcel behind the new fire station.

For many this vision to put a business park in Bristol and bring scores of permanent jobs to town began when the town purchased the 30 acres on Stoney Hill for $1 in 1999.

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Applications available for Bristol-area arts funding

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — 5-Town Friends of the Arts is now accepting grant applications for its fall round of community grants.

The Community Grants program helps to fund experiences and events in the fine arts, performing arts, history and other cultural experiences to enrich the lives of people living in Monkton, New Haven, Bristol, Lincoln and Starksboro.

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Harper wants to build sustainable economy at business park

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphee



BRISTOL — “It’s not just going to be another business park,” said Stoney Hill Properties developer Kevin Harper. “We want something unique.”

Harper introduced a preliminary plan for his proposed business park at Monday's Bristol selectboard meeting.

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Bristol-area candidates in demand for unified school board

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — When residents in the five Addison Northeast Supervisory Union towns cast votes this Nov. 8 on a proposal to unify budgets and governance of all six of their schools, they will also vote on members of the board that will direct that unified school district.

So the ANeSU’s Act 46 Study Committee is looking for residents of Bristol, Starksboro, Monkton, Lincoln and New Haven to run for the 13 seats on the unified school board.

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State board receives school unification plan from ANeSU

Posted on September 4, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



BRISTOL — The finalized plan for unifying governance and budgeting among all six schools in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union is now before the Vermont State Board of Education, which is expected to review the plan at its Sept. 20 meeting in St. Johnsbury.

If approved by the state board, the plan will come before the voters of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro on Nov. 8 for their decision.

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