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Latest info on next week’s storm from AccuWeather; up to a foot of snow expected

AccuWeather.com reports on the latest update of the snow that may hit Connecticut on Monday.    March may not come in like a lion everywhere across the nation, but winter will roar during the first several days of the month…

Police blotter for Feb. 28

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Armando Perez, 73, of 36 Summer St., Apt. No. 5, Bristol was arrested on Feb. 21 and charged with second degree failure to appear. •Anthony M. Scata, 20, of 26 Austin Brook…

Listings for Feb. 28

  Kids listings MARCH 5 to 26 BRISTOL FAMILY ZUMBA SESSIONS. 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. For families with children. Bristol Hospital’s Hughes Auditorium, Level A, Brewster Road, Bristol. Pre-registration. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@bristolhospital.org.   SUNDAY, MARCH 23 SOUTHINGTON PRINCESS…

Sun’s no competition for Home Show

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER The 29th annual Bristol Home & Business Expo was another success last weekend, despite the warm temperatures and sunshine that could have distracted residents suffering from this winter’s cabin fever. Linda DiMatteo, executive assistant to…

Another blast of winter, snow coming toward Northeast, says AccuWeather

The beginning of March looks less than auspicious with a snow storm that will stretch 1,500 miles across the United States, according to AccuWeather. AccuWeather.com reports March may not come in like a lion everywhere across the nation, but winter will…

State senator asks for alternative to current road deicer; public hearing Friday a.m.

State Senator Jason Welch (R-Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Harwinton, Thomaston) is asking the state’s Transportation Committee leaders to find a way to reduce the state’s use of magnesium chloride, as a deicer on Connecticut’s roads, according to a press release from…

Obituaries for Feb. 28

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For further details, look to our print or e-edition on Friday. Carmella “Molly” Sobota, 94, of Forestville, died Wednesday, Feb. 19. Vincenzo “Jim” Ravita, 87, of Bristol, husband of 62…

Heather Bailey Memorial Scholarship applications available

The Heather Bailey Memorial Scholarship Award is now taking applications. The scholarship isintended to: honor the memory of Heather Bailey, a former Northeast Middle School student; provide financial assistance to a graduating senior to further his/her studies; to recognize a…

Hall of Fame taps new directors

The Bristol Sports Hall of Fame has announced the appointment of four new board members. Tom Monahan is best known as a political reporter who has covered hundreds of campaigns and elections. The well-known, award-winning Monahan worked for WVIT channel…