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‘Legends in Concert’ continues to be a cut above

December 21, 2014
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‘Legends in Concert’ continues to be a cut above

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One of the aspects of the “Legends in Concert” franchise that I have always enjoyed is that the performers never hold back. When the performers step up on stage as Elvis, Michael Jackson, etc., the audience never gets a paint-by-numbers tribute performance. The performers don’t just stand up, offer up…

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Chuckling holiday stress away with Burlesque-A-Pades

December 21, 2014
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Chuckling holiday stress away with Burlesque-A-Pades

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR For the standing room audience at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville last Friday, the stresses of the holiday melted away. And it was all thanks to Burlesque-A-Pades’ “Christmas Shimmy,” featuring Angie Pontani, Helen Pontani, the Maine Attraction, Albert Cadabra, and…

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Letter: Reader shares a positive tale about law enforcement

December 21, 2014
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Letter: Reader shares a positive tale about law enforcement

To the editor: With all the negative publicity lately about the conduct of police offers in this country, I would like to relate an experience of my own with Officer Dustin Demonte from the Bristol Police Department. Recently, while walking my dog on a bitterly…

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Fire report for Dec. 19

December 21, 2014
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Fire report for Dec. 19

The Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents last week. Dec. 5 South Side School, 21 Tuttle Rd., bomb scare-no bomb. 500 Stafford Ave., building fire. Jerome Ave. and Coolidge Ave., vehicle accident, general clean-up. 394 West St., gas leak (natural gas or LPG). 533…

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Health district addresses food safety for the holidays

December 21, 2014
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The holidays around the end of the calendar year are a time for all of us to celebrate the successful completion of all our efforts over the past twelve months, and for most, a religious experience. This is the time when we look forward to…

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Latest credit ratings good news for city

December 19, 2014
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Bristol is seeing a boost in its economic profile, as it recently received an “outstanding” ratings from Fitch Ratings as well as Standard and Poor. During last Wednesday’s Joint Board meeting, Board of Finance Clerk Glenn Klocko gave a brief…

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How about putting a whale under your Christmas tree

December 19, 2014
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How about putting a whale under your Christmas tree

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Thinking of a unique gift this holiday season. Something other than the latest gadget, widget, and fad. How about putting The Gift of Whales under your Christmas tree? Now before you worry about the space issues and what to feed…

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Arrest made after gunfire in West End

December 19, 2014
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Arrest made after gunfire in West End

A New Britain man was arrested early Friday morning after a report of shots fired in the West End. Police said the call came into the department at 12:54 a.m. Police said an investigation was conducted and Shamound Daley of 31 Columbia St., Apt. #…

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Schedule for city hall, trash collection for holidays

December 19, 2014
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Schedule for city hall, trash collection for holidays

Bristol City Hall will be closed at 12:15 p.m. for the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 24 and for the entire day Thursday, Dec. 25. City Hall will also close at 12:15 p.m. for the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 31 and for the entire day Thursday,…

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