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Police blotter for Aug. 23

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Walter John Slekis, 66, of 3 Cardinal Dr., Farmington was arrested on Aug. 11 and charged with operation while under the influence. •Shawn Stephen Blanchard, 36, of 111 Greene St., Bristol was…

Assessor’s office issues reminder about deadline for vets’ exemptions

Veterans’ Services announces the deadline for the Veterans’ Exemptions Eligibility.  Veterans who may be entitled to a tax exemption must have their DD214 discharge papers on file with the City Clerk’s Office on or before Sept. 30 to receive an…

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Obituaries for Aug. 23

The following obituaries will be published in the Aug. 23 Observer. For further details, look to the e-edition or print edition on Friday. David R. Hamel, 79, of Bristol, widower of Dorothy (King) Hamel, died Wednesday, Aug. 14. Aril T.…

Just in time for Back to School shopping, sales tax free week

Governor Dannel P. Malloy last week, according to a press release from his office, reminded Connecticut residents about the state’s upcoming sales tax-free week – an annual holiday that allows shoppers to purchase most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under…

Countdown to kindergarten reminder

The Imagine Nation issued the following press release: Countdown To Kindergarten– On Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 9:30  to 11:30 a.m. all Bristol children entering kindergarten in the fall are invited to “Countdown To Kindergarten.” “Countdown to Kindergarten” is a program designed…

Police blotter for Aug. 16

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Gary E. McCabe, 35, of 11 Roosevelt Ave., Terryville was arrested on Aug. 5 and charged with failure to bring motor vehicle to stop, operation with registration/ license suspended/revoked, reckless driving and…

Mission: Accomplished

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When last heard from, the two women behind Hells Bells Production were reaching out to the community via crowd-source funding to help them journey to Georgetown to film an episode of their web series, “Women…

Listings for Aug. 16

  Miscellaneous listings FRIDAY, AUG. 16 BRISTOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL. 1 p.m. For adult patrons. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestivlle. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7790.   SATURDAY, AUG. 17 BRISTOL ROCKWELL PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL. Presented by the West…

Obituaries for Aug. 16

The following obituaries will be published Friday, Aug. 16. For more information, look to our print edition or e-edition published Friday. Adrene M. (Day) Bunnell, 66, of Thomaston, wife of Michael Edward Bunnell, died after a battle with cancer. Alice…

Mum-A-Thon coming Sept. 28

The Bristol Sports Hall of Fame is the sponsor, and beneficiary, of the 2013 Mum-A-Thon 5K on Sept. 28. Participants may register at www.ctmumathon.com. This year, there will be a new Flat Fast 5K Course through downtown Bristol. The race…