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Chamber looking for branding manager to promote city’s ‘All-Heart’

August 27, 2014
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by LISA CAPOBIANCO The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce is on the hunt for a full-time branding and market development manager in Bristol. During a special meeting held last month, the City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement between the City of Bristol and the chamber for marketing and branding services. For those services,…

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Long live rock at Uproar Festival with Godsmack, Skillet, and Pop Evil

August 31, 2014
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Long live rock at Uproar Festival with Godsmack, Skillet, and Pop Evil

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After a hiatrus of couple of years, Godsmack is back with a vengeance. Want proof? The Boston-based band’s latest album, “1000 HP,” reached the number 2 slot on Billboard’s Rock charts. Not bad for a group whose last album, “The…

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Saturday morning drilling

August 30, 2014
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Saturday morning drilling

As the fall high school sports season looms, the Bristol Central High School football team took to the field for some drills on Saturday morning. PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS

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Public offers view on Bristol Hospital, Tenet, Yale deal

August 30, 2014
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER People from all walks of life spoke recently at Bristol Hospital before health care officials as the hospital currently undergoes the process for a potential merger with Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation. During a public…

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Vet, retired officer selected as ‘Hometown Hero’

August 29, 2014
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Vet, retired officer selected as ‘Hometown Hero’

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Honoring deceased military veterans at funerals is just one of many ways in which Bob Coffey has served the community of Bristol. Currently, the commander of the American Legion Post 2 Military honor guard, Coffey said offering comfort to the…

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Fixtures planted for BEHS lights

August 29, 2014
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – With the fall scholastic season on the horizon, would the newly acquired lights on the Bristol Eastern football field be installed and ready to go for game time? With a new drive to raise $40,000 for the installation…

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City lures Farmington biz to business park

August 29, 2014
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City lures Farmington biz to business park

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The Southeast Bristol Business Park will soon become the permanent home of a German-based company that specializes in spindle manufacturing and repair. GMN USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GMN, plans to relocate its U.S. operation to Lot no. 4 in…

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Beautification Awards given

August 29, 2014
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Beautification Awards given

The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce hosted a Business After Hours event and Beautification Awards at Lake Compounce on  Aug. 20. Beautification Awards, chosen by the Chamber Beautification Committee and the Men’s Bristol Garden Club, were presented to Bristol residents or companies who made strides…

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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 29

August 29, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 29

SUNDAY, AUG. 31 SOUTHINGTON BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SERVICE. 9:30 a.m. Outside, under a tent, on the front lawn of the church. Traditional ceremony conducted annually in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the saint who loved all birds and animals. All are welcome. Bring…

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Senior listings for Aug. 29

August 29, 2014
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 9 PLAINVILLE FOXWOODS CASINO TRIP. Trip associated with AARP Chapter 4146. 8 a.m., leave Our Lady of Mercy parking lot, 19 South Canal St., Plainville. 4:15 p.m., leave Foxwoods. $21 per person. Bonus package included. All seats are to be paid for prior…

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