Author: mchaiken

‘The Book of Mormon’ laughs at Latter Day Saints, but they’re fine with that

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Satire and religion tend to be a volatile combination. The life of author Salman Rushdie was threatened because his satirical novel “The Satanic Verses,” has a central character who goes insane and believes he is…

Pequabuck River cleanup in Bristol, Plainville, Terryville April 27

The Pequabuck River Watershed Association seeks volunteers to help clean the river Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year’s river cleanup will cover areas in Terryville, Bristol, and Plainville. “The Pequabuck River Watershed Association is dedicated…

Applications for Neighbor Assistance program being accepted

The Bristol Development Authority is now accepting applications for the 2019 Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit program. The program is designed to provide funding for municipal and tax exempt organizations through business tax credit incentives for businesses that make cash…

Social Security warns of scam

The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched a joint Public Service Announcement campaign addressing a nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. A press release from the organizations reported Social Security and the OIG continue to receive…