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Time for back-to-school shopping

July 28, 2014
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Time for back-to-school shopping

August might not have reared its head just yet, and September seems eons away, but really, if you’ve checked the flyers and your email alerts from local retailers, it’s back to school shopping time. Before you know it, Connecticut’s annual sales tax free week for clothing will be upon us. This year, it runs from…

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Police make arrest in early Sunday morning attempted burglary

July 27, 2014
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  After spotting someone running from the Farmington Avenue Citgo early Sunday morning, Bristol police apprehended a suspect and accused him of attempted burglary.   Police said an officer was checking the security of the Citgo Gas Station/Convenience store at 551 Farmington Ave. at approximately…

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Mushroomhead, top 20 band? Metal act finds chart success

July 27, 2014
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After 20 years as a band, Ohio’s Mushroomhead has a top 20 album. It’s latest, “The Righteous and the Butterfly,” which was released on May 13, flew up the charts immediately after. “I’m pleasantly surprised,” said the band’s drummer Steve…

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BOE renews super’s contract

July 26, 2014
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The school board recently voted to approve extending the contract of Bristol Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ellen Solek for the next two years. During a recent school board meeting held earlier this month, the school board voted unanimously to extend…

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Greeners falter against Winsted, lose 11-4

July 25, 2014
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Greeners falter against Winsted, lose 11-4

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – A promising start for the Bristol Greeners on Thursday, July 17 turned into another tough outing as the Winsted Whalers made a big comeback in a Tri-State League showdown. The Whalers fell behind early in its encounter with…

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Area writers author new chapter in local publishing

July 25, 2014
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Area writers author new chapter in local publishing

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Local authors may feel the need to travel out of state to publish their work, but a new company formed by a group of local writers in Central Connecticut will soon provide them an opportunity to get noticed. Committed to…

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Bristol Rising plans downtown food fest for September

July 25, 2014
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Bristol Rising, alongside local restaurateurs and cultural nonprofit event partner, The Carousel Museum of New England, to bring forth Flavor’d Food Fest, A Taste of Bristol and Beyond. Flavor’d Food Fest is a new food-oriented event that will focus entirely around food, and will feature…

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Bond OKd for Bristol Eastern athletic field lights

July 25, 2014
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Bond OKd for Bristol Eastern athletic field lights

Bristol officials joined State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol) and Governor Dannel P. Malloy Friday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford following the Bond Commission’s approval of a $70,000 grant-in-aid for the installation of lights at Bristol Eastern High School’s athletic field. From the left…

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United Way seeks community’s help with Adopt-A-Child; 538 children signed up

July 25, 2014
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United Way seeks community’s help with Adopt-A-Child; 538 children signed up

The first day of school can be a tough time for needy children whose parents cannot afford a nice outfit and/or appropriate school supplies. A child’s self-image has a dramatic effect on performance in the classroom and the lack of a positive self-image can create…

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