Author: mchaiken

Traffic study ordered to look at impact of developing Rt. 6 farm

By TAYLOR MURCHISON- GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Bristol Development Authority met on Monday, Dec. 17, and discussed a possible $10,000 request for a traffic impact study and warrant analysis. BDA executive director Justin Malley said the analysis would study the…

Police blotter for Jan. 4

Bristol police reported the following arrests: Samantha Paige Hammer, 20, of 176 Morningside Dr., Bristol, was arrested on Friday, Dec. 21, and charged with first offense possession of less than one-half ounce of a cannabis-type substance. Brendan O’Neill, 21, of…

Kesha back to having fun

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR On her latest album “Rainbow,” pop singer Kesha sings “Don’t let (them) get you down” (slightly paraphrased for a family newspaper). And the New Year’s Eve performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena proved hands down…

Obituaries: Regina Schittina

Regina (Markiewicz) “Ginny” Schittina, 95, of West Brandywine, PA, formerly of Bristol, widow of Andrew A. Schittina, died on Saturday (December 29, 2018) at home. Ginny was born in Bristol on December 16, 1923 and was a daughter of the…

Fire report published Jan. 4

The Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents: Friday, Dec. 14 511 Emmett St., carbon monoxide detector activation, no CO. West St., and School St., accident, potential accident. 38 Davis Dr., passenger vehicle fire. 22 Pine St., smoke detector activation,…

Obituaries: Patricia Cote

Patricia (Urban) Cote, 76, of Terryville, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at home surrounded by family and friends, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Patricia was born November 12, 1942 in Bristol, CT, daughter of the late Julius…

BDA approves more parking for downtown

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER In its first meeting since August, the Bristol Development Authority Downtown Committee approved a plan to add additional parking spaces downtown. City Engineer Raymond Rogozinski said an additional 38 parallel, on-street parking spaces would be…

Police blotter for Dec. 28

Bristol police reported the following arrests: Erika Youngmark Breer, 28, of 5 Earl St., Bristol, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 17, and charged with traveling too fast for conditions, operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence, and failure…

Carousel Museum secures $150K state grant

Louise DeMars, executive director of The New England Carousel Museum announced in a press release that the museum has been awarded $150,000 by the Department of Economic and Community Development State Historic Preservation Office to install a new energy-efficient, air-handling…

Health listings, starting Dec. 28

THURSDAY, JAN. 3 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Hhcseniorservices.org   TUESDAY, JAN. 8 SOUTHINGTON SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS OF THOSE LIVING WITH…