Author: mchaiken

Gridiron preview for Sept. 27

By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER   BRISTOL – Week 3 is the epic challenge portion of the scholastic football schedule for the squads in town as Bristol’s collective opponents have the ability to plaster points on the scoreboard in a…

Emerging Leaders saluted

by TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Professional Young Visionaries of Tomorrow and the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce held the inaugural Emerging Leaders event on Wednesday, Sept. 18, where 19 young professionals were recognized for their dedication to their professional…

Ballot order selection held

The Registrars of Voters, Democrat Kevin McCauley and Republican Sharon Krawiecki oversaw a lottery selection for candidate order for the upcoming November ballot. The lottery was held at city hall Tuesday, Sept. 10. City Democrats secured the top slot on…

Miss Mum royal court selected

by TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The 58th annual Bristol Mum Festival started on Sept. 13 with the crowning of 2019 Miss Mum queens. The Miss Mum royal court this year is Miss Mum, Kay-Lin Koh, Junior Miss Mum Kathryn Voisine,…

Are they ready to Kiss-A-Pig?

The candidates are ready and in need of your monetary donations to support the Imagine Nation, A Museum of Early Learning Center in raising funds for quality education programs for children during its fifth annual Kiss-A-Pig Contest taking place on…

Police awards distributed

An award ceremony was held Sept. 17 to honor the members of the Bristol Police Department officers and Police Explorers. Members of the department’s Central Region Emergency Response Team received a letter of commendation for placing first overall in the…

Bristol man arrested on child porn charges; was substitute teacher in Region 10

BY JACQUELINE STOUGHTON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN A Bristol man who worked for more than 10 years as a substitute teacher for the Region 10 school district, which serves students in Harwinton and Burlington, has been charged with possessing child pornography on his…

Obituaries: Edith Vojtek

Edith I. (Murphree) Vojtek, 97, wife of the late Robert Vojtek passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 with her family by her side.  She was born in Sasakwa, Oklahoma on September 25, 1921 and was a daughter of the…

Mum fest officials ask Mother Nature to be kind to event: Opening day Thursday

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR At the annual Mum Festival two years ago, as its marketing chair Mickey Goldwasser explains it, the weather was a scorcher. Keeping hydrated, said Goldwasser, for volunteers and festivalgoers was key. The shade became everybody’s…

Review: One year past 50, Jethro Tull’s music still shines under Anderson’s baton

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ian Anderson has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jethro Tull on stage for about a year now; so, technically, he’s celebrating 51 years of Tull. But that year, musically, appears to have been well-spent…