Author: mchaiken

Gridiron preview for Oct. 17

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Another slate of games for Bristol’s scholastic football teams once again commences this Friday night. But only two of the three squads in town will have their collective hands full while the other…

Martin endorsed by CBIA for 31st

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association has endorsed Bristol’s Henri Martin for election to the state senate, representing the 31st district, said a press release from the CBIA. The release said in this upcoming legislative session, legislators are urged by…

Hobby Lobby now open

Hobby Lobby held a grand opening for its new location last Monday. The Bristol store is Hobby Lobby’s second location in Connecticut. Edward Koslow is the store manager of the 48,000 square-foot retail facility located at Farmington Avenue and Stafford…

Obituaries for Oct. 17

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For further details, look to our print or e-edition on Friday. Mary S. (Sanchez) Roberts, 91, of Bristol, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Ingraham Manor. She was the wife…

West Bristol KIM celebrate wolves; Wolf Central presents program in Plantsville Oct. 15

The Kids in the Middle, a group of community service-minded middle school students, are hosting a month-long celebration of school spirit at West Bristol School. Wolf Month is an opportunity for the School to have fun and learn about their…

Fire report for Oct. 10

sThe Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents last week. Sept. 26 Stephen Toyota, 1069 Farmington Ave., vehicle accident, general clean-up. 103 Union St., fuel burner/boiler malfunction, fire confined. Northeast Middle School, 530 Stevens St., power line down. 36 Lancaster…

Volunteers needed for hospice

Volunteers to donate their time and talents in the hospice division of Athena Home Health Care. Opportunities in various settings are available to provide terminally ill patients and their families companionship, support and assistance. People are also needed to help…

Rosa Gatti center named at BBGC

The Bristol Boys and Girls Club recently named the Rosa Gatti Community Center. Here, Rosa Gatti, a member of the Bristol Boys & Girls Club’s Development Committee and former ESPN Vice President of Communications and Corporate Outreach reacts as she…