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GOP’s Cockayne accuses mayoral opponent of ‘misleading’ public

Republican City Councilman Ken Cockayne, the Republican nominee for mayor issued a statement that his Democrat opponent, Christopher Wilson is “misleading the public” regarding claims he is making on his campaign website and hand out. A press release from the…

Chamber holding candidate debates

The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce will host two debates, one among Republican, Democrat and unaffiliated candidates for the Bristol City Council and one for the mayoral candidates. All Bristol taxpayers and voters are invited to attend. The mayoral debate…

CCRPA receives federal funding

U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) announced in a press release $44,758 in federal funding for the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA). The grant, awarded through the Economic Development Administration, aims to strengthen investment and job creation in Central…

Obituaries for Sept. 27

The following obituaries will be published Sept. 27. For further details. go to our print edition or e-edition on Fridays. Margaret J. Torvinen, 73, of Terryville, died on Tuesday, Aug. 27 in Los Angeles from complications from surgery. Marie (Drouin)…

Quilts on display

A most unusual exhibition can be seen at the New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Avenue in Bristol now through October 19th. Thanks to the Building Blocks Together Quilt Guild (BBT), the horses in the main gallery are cloaked in BBT’s quilts.…

Museum raffling off Harley

The New EnglandCarouselMuseum is holding its 16tg Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle to benefit the Museum. Stop in at The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will…

Mum Fest parade winners announced

Award winners for the 2013 Bristol Mum Festival Parade, held Sunday, Sept. 22 in downtown Bristol, have been announced.   FLOAT AWARDS  Mum Festival Chairperson’s Award: St.AnthonySchool Hometown Hero’s Choice Award: Reach for the Stars Academy of Dance Mayor’s Award:…

CT Fashion Week returns this week

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Connecticut Fashion Week is back for its sophomore effort. The events get kicking on Wednesday, Sept. 25 with a fashion accessories and intimate apparel fashion show at Captiva Salon in Wallingford. But, the actual kick…

Bristol designer unveils latest

Bristol’s Kathy Faber Designs presented a fashion show at the Women’s Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Sept. 7. Hair was handled by Salon Eleganza of Plainville. Make-up was handled by Brittany Monico and Lisa Veneruso. 2

The future of fashion

The Academy of Arts University runway shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York are always about the students exploring where they think the art of fashion should go. At the Sept. 6 show, the students…

Police blotter for Sept. 20

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Amanda D. Avallone, 21, of 60 Mills St., Bristol was arrested on Sept. 8 and charged with second degree breach of peace and third degree criminal mischief. •Max V. Rickis, 24, of…

Listings for Sept. 20

  Kids listings TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 BRISTOL PRE-SCHOOL DANCE PARTY. 10:30 a.m. For children 6 and under. Music, dancing, refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free but registration required. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.  …

Miss Connecticut reaches semifinals

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— For pageant aficionados, the final night of competition of Miss America is the Super Bowl of pageants. And Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington and the reigning Miss Connecticut, showed she could…

Chamber to host council, mayor debates

The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce will host two debates, one among Republican, Democrat and unaffiliated candidates for the Bristol City Council and one for the mayoral candidates. All Bristol taxpayers and voters are invited to attend. The mayoral debate…

Obituaries for Sept. 20

The following obituaries will be published in the Sept. 20 Observer. For further details, look to the print edition on Friday or the e-edition published on Friday. David A. Hutchins, 63, of Canton, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at…