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Police blotter for May 22

May 22, 2015
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The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week. •Mark Brague, 29, of 44 Chestnut St., Bristol, was arrested May 8 and charged with third degree assault and second degree breach of peace. •Heather K. Shaw, 45, of 159 Concord St., Bristol, was arrested May 8 and charged with sixth degree larceny. •Malissa M.…

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Forestville Legion post takes over village’s Memorial Day parade

May 22, 2015
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Forestville Legion post takes over village’s Memorial Day parade

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Chuck Woodin, founder of Post 209, has decided to lead and organize the Forestville Village Memorial Day Tribute Parade, which will take place Monday, May 25 at noon. The parade will begin with a Master of Ceremony presentation at Quinlan…

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Women put focus on donations of feminine hygiene items

May 22, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER The newly formed group of Bristol Feminists is targeting their first community fund raiser on a female health initiative. The group, whose executive board consists of six young women from Bristol, is raising funds for feminine care products to be…

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Time for that BE-BC showdown

May 22, 2015
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – This coming Tuesday, the Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern softball and baseball teams will clash to end the regular season in what should be two competitive and unpredictable showdowns. On the softball diamond, both teams will be looking…

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Possible scam reported by city water dept.

May 20, 2015
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Possible scam reported by city water dept.

The Bristol Water Department issued a press release about a possible scam. The release said: “This morning a customer brought to our attention that he had been contacted by someone who claimed to be in the Cancellation Department representing the Water Department. The individual said…

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Police department sponsors blood drive next week

May 20, 2015
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Police department sponsors blood drive next week

The Bristol Police Department will sponsor a blood drive next Tuesday to support the American Red Cross. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Save A Life Bus, which will be parked in front of the police department…

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State to make it ‘cheaper’ to use electric vehicles, governor announces

May 20, 2015
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Gov. Dannel Malloy was in Plainville Tuesday to announce a new electric vehicle initiative

Governor Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday announced in a press release Connecticut is making it “cheaper” to purchase or lease an electric vehicle as a result of the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program. The announcement was made at Crowley Ford on New Britain…

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Local legislators support bills to help veterans

May 20, 2015
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  State representatives Whit Betts (R-78) and Cara Pavalock (R-77) joined their colleagues in the House of Representatives in unanimously passing bills aimed at improving the lives of veterans in Connecticut as they transition from service into civilian life. Reps. Betts and Pavalock co-sponsored legislation…

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Wheeler Y now registering for summer programs

May 20, 2015
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The Wheeler Regional YMCA is now holding registration for its summer programs. Children can sign up for soccer , T-Ball, Camp Wheeler, martial arts, and rock climbing. For more information on exact schedules, call (860)793-9631 Ext 127

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