Author: jgoralski

Main Street Foundation celebrates 20 years: Two decades of philanthropic work

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER This year, the Main StreetCommunity Foundation has a lot to celebrate. Not only did the non-profit organization recently move to its new home on Halcyon Drive, but it also just reached a 20-year anniversary. What began…

Renaissance Downtowns explores financing for Depot Square project

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Renaissance Downtowns is working on a financial package that will move the long-awaited Depot Square project forward. During a Bristol Downtown Development Corporation meeting held last Monday, project manager Ryan Porter shared an alternative financing method…

Larson introduces social security proposal to cut taxes for seniors and increase benefits

WASHINGTON–Today, Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT 1st District) joined several members of the Ways and Means Committee and others to introduce the ‘Social Security 2100 Act’, HR 1391. According to a press release from Larson’s office, the congressman, a member…

DOT to launch CTfastrak transit system with 9 days of free service

NEWINGTON—The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will be offering free rides for all passengers during the initial nine days of service. The free service, from March 28 to April 5, is available…

Obituaries for March 20

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Bristol Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Roger D. Barrett, 83, of Bristol, husband of Joyce (Cook) Barrett, died on Saturday, March 7 at Bristol Hospital. David…

New ENT seeing patients in Southington

Dr. Todd Falcone, a general otolaryngologist or ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT), is now seeing patients at UConn Health in Farmington and Southington. Falcone treats patients suffering from nasal/sinus disease and allergies; salivary gland and swallowing disorders; thyroid and…