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ESPN’s Jay Harris will be guest speaker at United Way Builders’ event

The United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth and Terryville, will hold its 11th Annual Community Builders’ Reception on April 11, 2013 at the Aqua Turf Club. The event recognizes and honors those…

St. Paul cast ready to sound familiar notes in ‘Little Women- The Broadway Musical’

The Louisa May Alcott novel “Little Women” is a classic of American literature. But although its primary characters, the March sisters, are the same age of most high school students, the tale still may be a tough sale to teens…

Police blotter for March 29

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Ryan F. Johnston, 31, of 1016 Gatewood Circle., Enfield was arrested on March 17 and charged with issuing a bad check and sixth degree larceny. •William G. Babcock, 41, of 41 Washington…

Sen. Murphy to hold roundtable discussion on issues facing veterans

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) issued the following press release. WATERBURY—On Monday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will hold a roundtable discussion at Post University with student veterans, active duty soldiers, Army National Guard recruiters and university administrators to discuss…

Obituaries for March 29

The following obituaries were received for the March 29 Bristol Observer. For more details, see the print version of the March 29 newspaper or check out our e-edition, which goes live on Friday, March 29. Marvin A. Levine, retired from…

Garden Club, Historical Society, library team up for program on ‘Gardener to the Stars’

On Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m., the Bristol Garden Club, Bristol Historical Society, and the Bristol Public Library will present “Beatrix Farrand, Rediscovered: A Dramatic Presentation of the Life, Times, and Gardens of America’s First Female Landscape Architect and…

Police blotter for March 22

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Ricky J. Lyons, 40, of 38 Elm St., Apt. No. B, Vernon was arrested on March 13 and charged with assault on a peace officer, interfering with an officer, and operation with…

Girl Scout cookies are still available

Girl Scouts in Connecticut continue to participate in the Cookie Program, a $790-million national girl-led business that teaches girls Five Skills: goal setting, money management, people skills, business ethics, and decision making. And when it comes to skill building, statistics…

Rep Wright: Survey says constituents want to limit assault weapons

Respondents to an ongoing survey conducted by State Representative Christopher Wright (D-77th District) say they support gun control measures that are being debated in the General Assembly, a news release from Wright’s office announced. In his survey, the release explained,…

Obituaries for March 22

The following obituaries were received for the week of March 22. For further details, check our e-edition on Friday or our print edition published Friday. Irene C. Ksiazkiewicz, long-time member of Polish Club Irene C. Ksiazkiewicz, 95, of Bristol, widow…