Bristol Rescue Squad calls rise 30% in 2 years

In August, the agency responded to around 100 calls, the highest monthly total in its history. And this reflects a larger trend within the organization, which has seen its annual call volume increase in recent years. 

Bristol Rescue Squad needs more volunteers

Officials from the Bristol Rescue Squad are reaching out to the community to assure them that the organization is looking for volunteers to help provide a vital service to Bristol and the 5-Town area.

Super-centenarian Bill James to the rescue!

BRISTOL —  “Yeah, I drove until I was over 100,” said Bristol resident Bill James.James will celebrate his 110th birthday this coming Monday. When he was born, William Howard Taft was in the White House and driving often meant horses, not cars.Instead of … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Firefighters were simply terrific

Around 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, we had a garage fire, which destroyed the building and all of its contents. When my husband looked out the window and discovered that the garage was on fire, he immediately called 911, handed the phone to me, and hobbled … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Bristol-area first responders earn compliments

Recently my wife and I were abruptly reminded why we are blessed to live in Addison County. On a sunny July Sunday afternoon returning from the Champlain Islands we were driving on Monkton Road in Bristol and struck a deer. Everything happened instantaneo … (read more)

Bristol Rescue Squad is expanding

BRISTOL — The Bristol Rescue Squad, which serves the towns of Bristol, Starksboro, Monkton, Lincoln and New Haven, is expanding its ranks and its members are getting better trained. The group would like to congratulate and welcome the following members th … (read more)