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BRISTOL — A local man who formerly headed a law enforcement organization targeting child abuse crimes is now facing allegations that he inappropriately touched a girl two years ago in Bristol. Vermont State Police cited Arthur Cyr, 51, of Bristol on suspicion of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child younger than 16, stemming from an alleged incident at a Bristol residence on Dec. 31, 2016. Cyr, now retired, once served as a lieutenant with the Burlington Police Department and at one time led the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations. The CUSI describes itself as “a multi-agency task...

MOUNT ABE SENIOR Jalen Cook tries to dribble past Tiger Ashley Sunderland in the first half of Friday’s game in Middlebury. The Eagles won, 52-17.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham outpaced Middlebury on Friday to highlight local high school girls’ basketball play last week. In other action, the Eagles and Tigers each dropped games earlier in the week, while Vergennes and Otter Valley each split two games. EAGLES VS. TIGERS On Friday the Eagles took charge with a 15-2 advantage in the first quarter in a 50-16 victory over the host Tigers. Mount Abe Coach Connie LaRose praised the young Tiger team for playing hard, and said she got quality minutes from her bench players. Chloe Johnston led the 5-2 Eagles with 17 points and three steals....
I want to extend many thanks to Andy Johnson for leaving money to the towns of Bristol and New Haven in his will. The two towns own two different sections of Plank Road from Burpee Road to North Street in New Haven, and the two towns could come together and pave each section with this donated money. By doing this, it would make Plank Road a paved road from Bristol to Vergennes and in honor of this, renaming it Andy Plank Road. This would be a great memory of Andy Johnson and the money he willed to the towns. Earl Bessette New Haven

“MR. CYPRESS” ELI JENSEN performs a musical number during the “Talent” portion of last year’s Mr. Christmas Tree Pageant. The annual pageant returns to the Mount Abraham auditorium this Saturday night.
BRISTOL — It’s almost time for a Christmas celebration that is quite different from what most people experience. Back for the sixth year, the Addison County Young Life Mr. Christmas Tree Pageant will be held this Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Mount Abraham Union High School Auditorium. Each year around 300 people from the community are treated to a unique, hilarious and free evening of entertainment. In traditional pageant style, seven senior boys will compete for the crown of “Mr. Christmas Tree” through formal wear, interviews, a bathing suit competition, and talent portions, followed...

JAMES ROBIDEAU, SHOWN here accepting the Emergency Maintenance Technician/Truck Captain Award at last January’s Addison County Firefighters’ Association, was recently named Bristol co-apparatus maintenance officer along with Jarrett Kimball.
BRISTOL — Bristol Fire Chief Brett LaRose and Deputy Fire Chief Eric Forand will lead the Bristol Fire Department for three more years. The Bristol selectboard at its Dec. 3 meeting reappointed LaRose and Forand to new terms that will expire at the end of 2021. After advertising for the positions, the town of Bristol received exactly one application for each position. LaRose and Forand have served together in their respective positions since 2014. Other department leaders, which were chosen at its Dec. 5 department staff meeting, include Assistant Chief Kevin LaRose, Captains Matthew Lathrop...
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print subscription, you can now add an online subscription at no additional charge! Just email us with your name and mailing address to set it up...

A 1970 Chevy Chevelle owned by Josh Munson of Williston went home with the Best in Show trophy at the Better L8 Than Never car show held in Bristol Sept. 25. Photos courtesy of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.
BRISTOL — Classic car owners were in for a treat at the 12th annual Better L8 Than Never car show, held on Sept. 25 in Bristol. The event is co-hosted by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the Snake Mountain Cruisers, a Vermont classic car club based in New Haven. Perhaps it was the warm weather and clear skies, or else just the draw of the slick lines and careful care of some of the nicest classic cars in the area, The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription...
BRISTOL — The Early Education Program of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union will hold its developmental screenings on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Children in the five-town area will have the opportunity to play in an early childhood classroom using art materials, blocks, puzzles and imaginative play materials. Parents can share information about their child with the Early Ed staff and learn more about their child’s communication, social, play and motor skills. The screening is free and will take about one hour. The screening will be located at Bristol Elementary School in the Early Education...
BRISTOL — Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom is teaming up with the Bristol Recreation Department to host a Children’s Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Holley Hall. Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes! There will be music, activities and refreshments, including pizza and healthy snacks. The event is free and open to children of all ages. The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers. Are you an online subscriber? Click to login. Click here to learn more about our subscription options. If you have a print subscription, you can now add...

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