New murals unveiled at Bristol Rec Park

The murals were commissioned in celebration of the Rec Club’s 100th Anniversary.

Bristol explores alternative locations for police force

The Bristol selectboard is considering a possible change of location for the town’s police department including, perhaps, by adding a space onto the town fire station. 

Bristol ARPA committee to begin reviewing ideas

Priorities for spending Bristol’s $1.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds appear to be coalescing around several themes.

Bristol adds firefighters; eyes 25 mph limit

James Cole and Randy Disorda were introduced to the board by Fire Chief Brett LaRose and appointed to the fire department.

Bristol & Vergennes get housing money

The Vermont Housing & Conservation Board recently announced that it had awarded funding to create and rehabilitate 283 new homes in 12 communities statewide. One fifth of these homes will serve households that have experienced homelessness. 

Mount Abe school renovations come into focus

Renovations are still under way at Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School, where construction crews are renovating the lobby entrance, bathrooms and other spaces throughout the Bristol school. 

Bristol man killed in ATV crash on Sunday

54-year-old Matthew White was killed while getting ready for hunting season, state police said.

Potential board members sought for Addison North school district

Residents who want their name to appear on the ballot for the merged ANWSD/Mount Abe school board must submit petitions by Oct. 3.

Myers takes over Eagle field hockey team — from Mom

Following in the footsteps of a coach who led the program for three decades and racked up 11 state titles in the past 21 years, including four straight through 2021, offers a challenge for whoever takes over.

Bristol gets grant for diversity and inclusion efforts

Bristol will use $10,000 from the Vermont Community Foundation to make the municipality more inclusive and welcoming.

Bristol man brandished a gun at police, is arrested

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Aug. 15 cited Benjamin Emmons, 32, of Bristol for three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, felony operating without owner’s consent, criminal threatening, and a probation violation, following an investigati … (read more)

Western Vt Choral Lab invites singers to join fall community choir

Western Vermont Choral Lab, which is starting its second semester, is building a vibrant singing community and creating musical/social ties between new and established Vermonters.

Bristol selectboard moves to lower village speed limit

The Bristol selectboard on Monday discussed whether to lower the speed limit in the village to 25 mph, set the town’s tax rate for fiscal year 2023 and gave the Bristol Hub Teen Center the greenlight to apply for a grant through the Vermont Health Departm … (read more)

BES kids’ art chosen for calendar

Eleven Bristol Elementary School students were selected as winners for the 2022 Annual Vermont Division of Fire Safety’s Robert Howe Fire Safety Calendar Project.

Bristol gets grant for Basin Street work

A $200,000 Downtown Transportation Fund grant will enable the town of Bristol to make necessary streetscaping improvements to Basin Street.