Author: mchaiken

New hire at Parks and Rec

The City of Bristol Parks and Recreation Department announced the selection of Sarah Larson as the new recreation and community outreach coordinator. Larson is a Bristol native, graduating from Bristol Central High School in 2014 and Tufts University in 2018.…

Council designates Bristol as ‘Recovery Friendly Community’

During the April meeting of City Council, a city press release said the panels unanimously voted to establish the city as a “Recovery Friendly Community.” The Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Policy Council recognizes communities which are “interested in supporting residents…

Area Republicans say businesses can’t afford $15 wage minimum

State Representatives William A. Petit Jr. (R-22), Whit Betts (R-78), and Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) said the state’s business community can’t afford the crush of anti-employer policies pushed by the majority party’s “controversial” proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage to…

FCG gymnasts compete in Bristol event

Bristol Future Champions Gymnastics  hosted the 2019 CT AAU District Championship Meet in the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center’s Fiondella Field House recently. Over 430 gymnasts and their families visited Bristol coming from 14 youth gymnastics facilities…