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Grocer, local dignitaries battle hunger

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER In an effort to end hunger, Bristol’s ShopRite has been an advocate for helping local organizations and food banks feed the population right in its own backyard. “We acknowledge that to find hunger, we don’t…

School safety plan to be implemented

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Last week Governor Dannel Malloy announced 36 districts will be receiving funding from the Competitive Grant Program for school security as part of the Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Act. Even though Bristol was…

St. Paul slips past Watertown

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER WATERTOWN – When you have a bona fide on-field warrior directing your football squad, then your chances of winning a close game are not only real, but extremely possible. And with the game on the…

Police blotter for Sept. 27

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Julie Velazquez, 42, of 29 Babcock St., Hartford was arrested on Sept. 16 and charged with sixth degree larceny. •Donald Bouchard, 51, of 18 Pleasant St., Burlington was arrested on Sept. 15…

Listings for Sept. 27

Dining listings SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 OTHER THE ART OF WINE. Presented by the Arts for Learning Connecticut. 6 to 9 p.m. Laurel View Golf and Country Club, 310 W. Shepard Ave., Hamden. $45. (203) 230-8101.   FRIDAY, OCT. 4 BRISTOL…

Rams have the tools

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The 2013 edition of the Bristol Central football has some offensive weapons at its disposal but none may be as potent as senior running back Tyler Burrow. Just ask Edwin O. Smith because…

The fine art of hair

by MIKE CHAIKEN   Editions Editor Salon Alexander of Newington and Beauty Entourage presented, ‘A Circus of Creativity Avant Garde Hair and Make Up Fashion Show’ at the New England Carousel Museum last Thursday. The event was organized by Ashley…

City gets Hazard Mitigation Buy-Out grant

Mayor Arthur J. Ward announced in a press release the city will receive $152,500 through the Hazard Mitigation Buy-Out Program established by State of Connecticut Public Act 2012-189, Section 40. Under this program, the release explained, property owners awarded funding…

Panera helping out Foodshare

In concert with Feeding America’s “Hunger Action Month,” 11 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the greater Hartford area, including Bristo,l announced that Foodshare, a Feeding America member food bank based in Bloomfield, Connecticut, will be the recipient of all the funds…

Dems’ Wilson advocates recruiting more minorities, women onto city panels

Democratic mayoral candidate and Bristol Board of Education Chairman Chris Wilson, in a press release from his campaign, said he believes the next Bristol mayor should make a concerted effort to recruit and appoint more women and minorities to Bristol’s…

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…

Wine tasting party to benefit Dial-A-Ride

This year, Bristol Community Organization, Inc. is raising money to purchase a new van for the Bristol Dial-A-Ride program. As the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, more and more senior citizens need the services of the Dial-A-Ride program. Currently, BCO provides…

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…

Elks Club shoot out Sunday

The 2013-2014 B.P.O. Elks Grand Lodge Youth Activities Committee Soccer Shoot Program will be held Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Bristol Soccer Club Fields. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The shoot will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for all…

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:…

Recreation, aquatics programs now registering

Fall recreation and aquatics program registration are underway and programs are already filling up. You may register for programs easily and conveniently from your home by creating a family account at www.bristolrec.com and selecting the activities then paying with credit…

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…