Category: Local News

Councilors share announcements

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Members of city council relayed several announcements during the Tuesday, Dec. 11 meeting of the City Council. Councilor Peter Kelley shared that the deadline for flu vaccination for preschool children is Monday, Dec. 31. “It’s a…

3 bomb threats yesterday, no bombs found

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER According to Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu there were “bomb threats being called in across the country,” yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 13. Zoppo-Sassu said there were three Bristol locations reported on Thursday; “the senior center on Stafford Ave.,…

Saluting veterans

Above, Joanne and Edward Riccio III, look on as a photograph of their father, Edward Riccio, Jr. is revealed on Dec. 7 at the American Legion Post 2. The post held a ceremony to honor all World War II veterans.…

Legislators offer insight at roundtable

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce held the final legislative roundtable of 2018 at Bristol Hospital, on Tuesday, Dec. 4. State Representatives Whit Betts (R, Bristol, Plymouth), Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R, Bristol), Mike Demicco (D, Farmington), Chris…

New director tapped for Meals for Neighbors

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Zion Lutheran Church Names New Executive Director of Meals for Neighbors Program By Taylor Murchison-Gallagher Van Monak Chhun was recently named the executive director of Zion Lutheran Church’s Meals for Neighbors program. Chhun said taking…

Election results are in: Zoppo wins mayor’s seat

Democratic candidate Ellen Zoppo-Sassu won the mayor’s seat in Bristol with 6,413 votes, according to unofficial results reported by the Bristol Registrar of Voters. Two-term Republican incumbent Ken Cockayne received 5,030 votes. Write-in candidate Richard Kriscenski received 43 votes. Meanwhile,…

Fire engine company may be move

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER City officials are discussing possible relocation plans for Fire Engine Company 3 after a sub-committee of the Board of Fire Commissioners requested the consideration. “It’s very preliminary discussion right now,” said Fire Chief Jay Kolakoski.…