Day: February 28, 2014

Parks dept. offers teens chance to train as counselors

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…

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…

Blight fight is working, says mayor

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.…

City gets state funds for improvements to sewage treatment plant

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.…

More blighted properties targeted by city

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…

Police blotter for Feb. 28

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…

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…

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,…

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

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…

Sun’s no competition for Home Show

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER The 29th annual Bristol Home & Business Expo was another success last weekend, despite the warm temperatures and sunshine that could have distracted residents suffering from this winter’s cabin fever. Linda DiMatteo, executive assistant to…