Missing Bristol man found deceased in woods; circumstances not suspicious

BRISTOL — After looking for Walter Rusch for a week, family of the 63-year-old man found his remains in a wooded area near his Bristol home on Saturday morning, police report. His death does not appear to be suspicious, according to Vermont State Police Detective Sgt. Lauren Ronan. Rusch’s family reported him missing at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, April 16. He was last seen at home overnight Thursday into Friday but was gone by 6 a.m. He is believed to be on foot and might have been spotted walking in downtown Bri … (read more)

Community helps find New Haven couple’s dog

NEW HAVEN — In late August, after their four-year-old English setter, Tela, bolted from a nearby hay field and sallied forth on six days of unknown adventures to undisclosed locations, Ursula and Jon Olender learned what they say was a valuable lesson:  A … (read more)

Lynne Schulze classmate surfaces in Bristol

MIDDLEBURY — Steve Brown was doing business at the Addison Independent offices a few weeks ago when something caught his eye. A black-and-white photo of a smiling teen on the front page of an Oct. 10 issue of the newspaper. He recognized the face, even th … (read more)