Author: mchaiken

Police blotter for May 22

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week. •Mark Brague, 29, of 44 Chestnut St., Bristol, was arrested May 8 and charged with third degree assault and second degree breach of peace. •Heather K. Shaw, 45, of 159…

Time for that BE-BC showdown

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – This coming Tuesday, the Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern softball and baseball teams will clash to end the regular season in what should be two competitive and unpredictable showdowns. On the softball diamond,…

State to make it ‘cheaper’ to use electric vehicles, governor announces

Governor Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday announced in a press release Connecticut is making it “cheaper” to purchase or lease an electric vehicle as a result of the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program. The announcement was made at…

Legislator encourages seniors, veterans with disabilities to take free passes to state parks

State Representative Betty Boukus (D-Plainville, New Britain) is encouraging seniors and veterans with disabilities to take advantage of free passes to Connecticut state parks. “This is a terrific opportunity for seniors and veterans to visit our beautiful state parks –…

Fire report for May 15

The Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents last week. May 1 Valero & Dixie, 228 Pine St., vehicle accident, general cleanup. 325 Oakland St., sprinkler activation due to malfunction. South St. and Wilcox St., vehicle accident, general cleanup. Rockwell…

Seniors’ listings for May 15

MONDAY, MAY 18 PLAINVILLE QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stephanie Soucy, Plainville Senior Center Outreach Coordinator available to answer questions on a walk-in basis. Questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, Housing Options,…

Support group listings for May 15

ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street,…

Meetings listings for May 15

MONDAY, MAY 18 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. Mondays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. QuiltsThatCare.org. (860) 945-0184, Deborah@QuiltsThatCare.org. TUESDAY, MAY 19 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public…

Kids listings for May 15

MAY 16-24 OTHER ‘FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY.’ Based on book by actress Julianne Moore. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $15 to $17. (860) 523-5900 ext. 10, PlayhouseonPark. SATURDAY, MAY 30 PLAINVILLE 2ND ANNUAL PLAINVILLE FAMILY FEST. 10 a.m. to…

Dining listings for May 15

SATURDAY, MAY 16 BRISTOL GOLABKI (STUFFED CABBAGE) SUPPER. 5 p.m. Held by the Towarzystwo Organization at St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. $10. Buy tickets at rectory, (860) 583-4242 and Polonia Market, 411 North Main St., Bristol. Take outs…

Health listings for May 15

MONDAY, MAY 18 PLAINVILLE AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. YMCA Plainville, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. RedCrossBlood.org, 1-800-RED CROSS. TUESDAY, MAY 19 BRISTOL AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 1 to 6 p.m. Elks Lodge, 126 South…

Music listings for May 15

FRIDAY, MAY 15 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Legends, 192 Pine St., Bristol SATURDAY, MAY 16 OTHER KINGS OF CHAOS. 8 p.m. Features Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan, Billy Gibbons, Glenn Hughes, Steve Stevens. $60, $85. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Foxwoods.com…