Category: Local News

‘Tale of the Milkman’ presented at Historical Society March 21

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER On Thursday, March 21, beginning at 7 p.m., the Bristol Historical Society will host, “Tales of the Milkman,” a presentation on the history of the dairy industry in Bristol. Leading the discussion will be Jim Cleveland…

Bubble, bubble, no toil or trouble

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Stafford School students were enchanted by bubbles on Thursday, Feb. 28, when the Connecticut Science Center hosted the “Science of Suds” program at the Bristol elementary school. Science center STEM educator, Andrew Fotta, said programs such…

Programming of Memorial Boulevard School discussed by panel

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Carly Fortin, director of teaching and learning, gave a presentation on the process of developing programming for the magnet school last Thursday before the Memorial Boulevard Intradistrict Arts Magnet School building committee. The presentation was made…

Spring in the city

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER As the snow begins to melt, the City of Bristol wants residents to get involved in the plethora of activities that are being offered throughout the city, and for all passions. The city has over 730…

Building committee picked

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER During a special meeting on the City Council on Thursday, Feb. 21, Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu announced the members nominated to serve on the South Side School HVAC Upgrades Building Committee, and the Senior Property Tax Relief…

Mayor lays out priorities

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu released her legislative priorities for the City of Bristol, a list of bills in the Connecticut House and Senate that she feels mirror the interests of the city. Zoppo-Sassu described the five page…

Legislators talk session with chamber

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce hosted a legislative breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and several legislators addressed legislative topics of interest. State Senator Henri Martin, state Representative Mike Demicco, state Representative Whit Betts, state Representative…

Charter panel prepares for referendum

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Charter Revision Commission met on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to begin the process of reviewing proposed updates to the Charter, which would result in referendum questions on the fall ballot. During the special meeting the commission…

Spring cleanup in West End planned

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The West End Association has begun planning their warm weather activities and are hoping to involve the citizens of Bristol. There will be two spring activities scheduled for May – the spring cleanup and flower planting…

Specialists lead Bristol Hospital forum

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Members of the Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group cardiology department hosted the President’s Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to discuss American Heart Month and the Bernie Guida Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center. “A cardiac and pulmonary rehab…

Hospital tax addressed at President’s Forum

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol Hospital President and CEO, Kurt Barwis, discussed a funding issue affecting all Connecticut hospitals, during the Bristol Hospital President’s Forum, on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Barwis explained that during the previous state budget process, “legislators really…

City picks new HR director

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu nominated Mark J. Penney, of Canton, to serve as the new Human Resources Director, during the City Council meeting held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, reported a press release from the mayor’s office. The news release said Penney…

Updates provided on Boulevard project

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Memorial Boulevard Intradistrict Arts Magnet School Committee met on Thursday, Feb. 14, to hear updates from various aspects of the project. Committee chair, Dr. Michael Dietter, opened the meeting by explaining how to access meeting…

Center to help provide homes for vets

The Chrysalis Center, a non-profit organization, announced the construction and renovation of its newest veterans housing project, “The Elms,” is “expecting to move in nine veterans by the fourth of July.” The Chrysalis Center serves “individuals and their families living…

Home Expo makes its return

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The 34th annual Home and Business Expo was held this past weekend. The event, presented by the Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and Jenks Productions at Bristol Eastern High School, drew many residents and local businesses …