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Police on motorcycles return to city’s streets

July 31, 2015
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The Bristol Police Department and Mayor Ken Cockayne unveil the new motorcycle unit. During a press conference last week, officers performed a live demonstraton of the Harley Davidson bikes, which will help the police department’s traffic division.

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Expanding its traffic division and enhancing its relationship with the community are two goals the Bristol Police Department aimed to accomplish by forming a motorcycle unit. During a press conference held last Tuesday, officers, along with Mayor Ken Cockayne, Police Chief Tom Grimaldi, Traffic Commander Lieutenant Edward Spyros, and Press…

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Ultimately, Simsbury thwarts Post 2

July 31, 2015
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER SIMBURY – The Bristol Legion baseball team was two hits away from taking a tournament game against Simsbury that would have forced a third and deciding game against the Zone 1 foe. Bristol’s Brad Burney got one such hit in…

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Portion of South Street to close for month starting Monday

July 31, 2015
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Portion of South Street to close for month starting Monday

South Street in Bristol between Wolcott Street (Route 69) and Church Street will be closed to through traffic for a period of approximately four weeks beginning on Monday, Aug. 3 as part of the reconstruction of the intersection of South, Church, and Union streets. Provisions…

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Police conduct DWI checkpoint tonight on Route 6

July 31, 2015
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This evening, the Bristol Police Department will conduct a DWI checkpoint on Route 6. This is part of a federal grant to help reduce incidences of DWI crashes and fatalities in the Bristol community, according to a press release from the Bristol Police Department.

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Walter Trout is back, healthy, and playing the blues

July 31, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Walter Trout is honest. “I thought I was done,” said the blues guitarist in a phone interview earlier this year. He recalled how he was in a hospital in Nebraska. His liver had failed. He had just had a transplant.…

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Police blotter for July 31

July 31, 2015
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The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week. •Allen H. Bartmen, 39, of 17 Upson St., Bristol, was arrested July 17 and charged with two counts of violation of probation, third degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief, sixth degree larceny and illegal manufacture,…

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Davis Strong makes things interesting for Bristol Blues

July 31, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Davis Strong, Davis Strong, Davis Strong. Although the Bristol Blues (25-18) struggled to build on their lead atop the West Division after going 2-2 on the week, Davis Strong made the week interesting for Blues fans and proved why he…

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Council advances boulevard plan

July 31, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER The curtain has not been closed on the future of Memorial Boulevard School. The City Council showed unanimous support last week for plans to consider the continued restoration of MBS as a part of an overall downtown restoration. While the…

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Lincoln College of NE announces Dental Hygiene program

July 30, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England, formerly Briarwood College, is now accepting students for the fall semester in their brand new bachelor of science program for dental hygiene. Registration is underway at the admissions office at 2279 Mount Vernon Rd. in Southington. For more information, contact…

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