Author: mchaiken

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…

Police blotter for March 15

Bristol police reported the following arrests: •Jean J. Beaulieu, 59, of 36 Greystone Ave., Bristol was arrested on March 2 and charged with operation while under the influence and restricted turns fail signal. •Faith M. Fountaine, 21, of 68 Ingraham…

Flooding possibility for New England

Accuweather is saying flooding is a possibility. Severe Weather, Flooding, Coastal Concerns Next Week  State College, Pa. — 15 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a complex storm heading eastward next week will bring the potential for severe thunderstorms, flooding from…

Not in their house

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Beating an opponent in basketball the first time around is one thing. But trying to do it a second time – in the same building, on the same opponent’s floor – is never…

Obituaries for March 15

The following obituaries will appear in the March 15 print edition and e-edition of the Observer. Arthur J. Legere, WWII vet fought in Normandy Arthur J. Legere, 93, of Bristol, died at Vitas Hospice at St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, on…

Deadline approaches for grant, scholarship applications from Main Street Foundation

Application deadlines are quickly approaching for grants and scholarships from funds administered by the Main Street Community Foundation. Grant applications are due on April 5, 2013, and scholarship applications are due on April 1 by 4 p.m. Information is available…

Busway meeting today at 3 p.m.

CTFastrak issued the following press release: We look forward to seeing all Bristol resident at this Monday afternoon’s CTfastrak Open House event.  Here are the event details: The Connecticut Department of Transportation today announced a series of open house meetings…

The Zoe Effect

Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe continues to branch out into the world of fashion design. The fall-winter 2013 collection unveiled Feb. 13 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center had a touch of the 1970s, meets rock and roll flare.…

Police blotter for March 8

Bristol police reported the following arrests: •Zoila B. Buchelli, 46, of 119 Jacobs St., Apt. No. 1, Bristol was arrested on Feb. 24 and charged with second degree breach of peace and third degree assault. •Michael Burns, 45, of 7…