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Library program rescheduled to Feb. 22 due to snow

February 8, 2016
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The program “Sweet Sorrow: Historic Songs of Love, Pursuit, Connecting and Parting”–A light-hearted journey through the adventures and mis-adventures of lover throughout time–with musician and historian Rick Spencer, originally scheduled for Feb. 9 has bee moved to a snow date of Monday, Feb. 22 at 1:00 PM. No charge. For information or to register at BPL…

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Emergency parking plan in place as of 9 a.m.

February 8, 2016
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Emergency parking plan in place as of 9 a.m.

An emergency parking ban is going into effect at 9 a.m. today, Monday, for snow clearing operations.

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Fire report for Feb. 5

February 7, 2016
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The Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents last week. Jan. 22 638 King St., vehicle accident, general cleanup. Liberty Baptist Church, 265 Maple Ave., smoke detector activation, no fire. Maple Avenue and Burlington Avenue, gasoline or other flammable liquid spill. Ruby Tuesday, 1444 Farmington…

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Nutmeg Ballet revisits ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with HSO for Valentine’s Day

February 6, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory has been here before. But Victoria Mazzarelli, the school’s artistic director, is more than happy to revisit Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”—especially considering the upcoming opportunity it presents her young dancers. From Feb. 11 to 14, the Hartford…

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Rams top 5 finisher at challenge

February 5, 2016
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Rams top 5 finisher at challenge

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER RIDGEFIELD – The Bristol Central wrestling team was a top five finisher at the recent Ridgefield challenge on Saturday, Jan. 30 in a very crowded field of contenders. Central had its collective hands full in the event from Ridgefield as…

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Clean up of roads under way

February 5, 2016
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Clean up of roads under way

The city of Bristol reported: “Crews and contractors are out clearing roads. “Downtown center lanes will be cleared tomorrow morning. “We expect the parking ban to be lifted within the next couple of hours.”

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Spring Street closed by fire and downed line

February 5, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A fire sparked on Spring Street this morning when heavy snowfall brought down a power line. A main line beside The Step Saver building at 213 Spring St., home to The Observer, came down just before 11 a.m. The fire melted a…

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City issues snow parking ban

February 5, 2016
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A snow parking ban for the city of Bristol is in full effect until further notice, according to a press release from the Bristol Police Department. Registered owners of vehicles in violation are subject to a fine and tow of their vehicle.

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Mardi Gras: When masks are a legal requirement

February 5, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Just think of it as following the letter of the law. When you think of Mardi Gras, which this year is Feb. 9, you think of masks. After all, it is the tradition. But there is a reason why, according…

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