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First Day of Classes At West Bristol School

Nearly 900 students from kindergarteners to eight-graders arrived for the first day of classes at the new West Bristol School on Aug. 30. Workers were scrambling to get the playscape ready for mid-day recess, but otherwise virtually all of the new building and grounds were ready. Principal Michael Gaudette and his staff spent the first half hour directing youngsters - often accompanied by parents - to their new classrooms, and Deputy Superintendent Susan Moreau said afterward that the opening was "fabulous."By DON STACOM