Daily Archives: February 28, 2014

Parks dept. offers teens chance to train as counselors

February 28, 2014
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By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Even though it may feel like it is light-years away, summer will be here in just a few months and students will be out of school and ready to head off to summer camp. Before spaces fill up, residents should check out the new programs Bristol’s Parks and Recreation Department…

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Emblem3, MKTO give a hint of something big at MGM Grand

February 28, 2014
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Emblem3, MKTO give a hint of something big at MGM Grand

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Perhaps, it was the dawning of something big. On Saturday, Emblem3, the former “X-Factor” contestants, and MKTO, featuring two former cast members of a Teen Nick show, Gigantic, stepped onto the MGM Grand at Foxwoods stage on the #Bandlife Tour. And as the mostly young female audience screamed “I Love…

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Latest info on next week’s storm from AccuWeather; up to a foot of snow expected

February 28, 2014
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Latest info on next week’s storm from AccuWeather; up to a foot of snow expected

AccuWeather.com reports on the latest update of the snow that may hit Connecticut on Monday.    March may not come in like a lion everywhere across the nation, but winter will roar during the first several days of the month and impact more than 100 million people. Snow will expand from the northern Rockies and…

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Blight fight is working, says mayor

February 28, 2014
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Mayor Ken Cockayne today announced in a press release his crackdown on blighted structures is working to help get other property owners moving to fix up their properties and comply with the orders from the City of Bristol Building Department. “I am pleased that the absentee property owners such as banking institutions and mortgage companies…

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City gets state funds for improvements to sewage treatment plant

February 28, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Bristol is among six communities that received a portion of nearly $277 million in grants and loans for local and regional wastewater treatment projects. The grants were approved on Friday by the state Bond Commission. The release from the governor’s office said the funds to the six communities “will create…

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More blighted properties targeted by city

February 28, 2014
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Mayor Ken Cockayne in a press release announced his continued war on blight in our community by ordering the demolition of three more condemned homes in the City of Bristol. Final notices have been sent to three property owners demanding that they clean up their properties or the City will demolish them, said the release…

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Police blotter for Feb. 28

February 28, 2014
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The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Armando Perez, 73, of 36 Summer St., Apt. No. 5, Bristol was arrested on Feb. 21 and charged with second degree failure to appear. •Anthony M. Scata, 20, of 26 Austin Brook Dr., East Granby was arrested on Feb. 21 and charged with operation of motor vehicle…

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Listings for Feb. 28

February 28, 2014
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Listings for Feb. 28

  Kids listings MARCH 5 to 26 BRISTOL FAMILY ZUMBA SESSIONS. 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. For families with children. Bristol Hospital’s Hughes Auditorium, Level A, Brewster Road, Bristol. Pre-registration. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@bristolhospital.org.   SUNDAY, MARCH 23 SOUTHINGTON PRINCESS MEET AND GREET. Benefit for Southington Community Service and the Junior Miss Southington Organization Scholarship…

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Seniors propel Rams over Maloney, 50-48

February 28, 2014
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Seniors propel Rams over Maloney, 50-48

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Before its game against Maloney on Thursday, Feb. 20, the Bristol Central boys basketball team honored its six seniors playing in their final scholastic home game. And the game against the Spartans was, frankly, all about its seniors. It was a contest its senior core refused to lose…

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Eastern continues winning ways, topping off Central rivals, 41-36

February 28, 2014
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The Bristol Central girls basketball team didn’t budge an inch against Bristol Eastern during their grudge match on Monday, Feb. 17. But defense ruled the night for the Lancers and the visiting squad forced the Rams into numerous gaffes and miscues. And in the end, Eastern rolled up…

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