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Obituaries for May 10

The following obituaries will be published in the May 10 Bristol Observer. For further details, look to our print edition or look to our e-edition, which is available Friday mornings. Richard E. Sonstroem, 93, of Farmington, formerly of Bristol, died…

Beautification nominees sought by chamber

The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce Beautification Committee is once again sponsoring the Beautification Awards, to be presented at the State of the City & Town Breakfast. Recognition is given to those who have made strides to beautify their property…

Women urged to ‘defy gravity’

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Every spring, the Main Street Community Foundation hosts its annual Wonder of Women event, always with the goal in mind to inspire local women to consistently strive for success. This annual event supports the foundation’s…

Duck, bobble, and float Sunday

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Its that time again, where 5,000 rubber ducks will be dumped into the Pequabuck River for the Ninth Annual Pequabuck River Duck Race. The race, which will be held on Sunday, May 5, benefits the…

Step back in time to Art Deco

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After reaching back to the era of Elvis and Eisenhower for its 2012 season, the American Clock and Watch Museum is now putting the focus on another celebrated period of the decorative arts in America.…

Police blotter for May 3

Bristol police reported the following arrests: •Joseph G. Badal, 54, of 316 Chestnut St., New Britain was arrested on April 23 and charged with second degree failure to appear. •Walter Clark, 59, of 28 Irving St., Apt. No. 8, Bristol…

Listings for May 3

  Dining listings SATURDAY, MAY 4 BRISTOL ‘A RENAISSANCE MASKED BALL.’ Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Be transported to the 16th century while you raise a glass in toast to His Majesty, his Queen, and…

Central boys running all over

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The Bristol Central boys track teams have been busy over the last couple weeks but all that competition has turned the Rams into a better squad. On Tuesday, April 23, Central defeated CCC…

Obituaries for May 3

The following obituaries will be published in the May 3 Bristol Observer. For further details, look for our print edition or look in our e-edition, which is posted on Fridays. Francis “Frank” J. Miasek, 73 of Bristol, husband of Diane…

Listings for April 26

  Kids listings SATURDAY, APRIL 27 BRISTOL CREATE A GIFT FOR MOM. 1 to 3 p.m. Create a Tussie Mussie for mother’s special day. $5. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. TheCarouselMuseum.org   62ND ANNUAL PERRY J. SPINELLI FISHING DERBY.…

Police blotter for April 26

The Bristol Police Department reported the following: •Debbie M. Aubin, 42, of 110 High St., Bristol was arrested on April 12 and charged with reckless burning, disorderly conduct and first degree reckless endangerment. •Russell G. Baylock, 26, of 209 Burton…

Nice bounce back for BE

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER MIDDLETOWN – After a tough 7-0 loss to Manchester the previous Monday, the Bristol Eastern baseball team bounced back nicely on Wednesday, April 17 against a tough Middletown aggression. A solid pitching and hitting outing…

Obituaries for April 26

The following obituaries will be published in the April 26 Bristol Observer. For further information, turn to our print edition or go on-line on Friday morning and look at our e-edition. George J. Wagner, Jr., 77 of Bristol, husband of…