Category: Local News

Make yourself count: Officials make pitch to public to fill out census forms

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz visited the Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, April 23, as part of her 2020 U.S. Census kickoff tour. “This is the first time in the history of our census, since 1790,…

Arts panel plans activities

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol’s City Arts and Culture Commission met on Wednesday, April 17, and discussed several upcoming events, including musical entertainment at the summer farmers market, live entertainment at the Duck Race festival, and an event with…

Celebrating the earth

Erin O’Connell of Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, Inc., holds a red-tailed hawk, at a ‘Birds of Prey’ demonstration at an Earth Day celebration at Indian Rock Nature Preserve Saturday. Photo by JANELLE MORELLI

It’s showtime

Cast members rehearse last Thursday at St. Paul Catholic High School for this past weekend’s presentation of ‘This is Me!’ the annual OM variety show. The show was a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center.…

The future of voting: Ziogas, Merrill make pitch for changes

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill, and state Representative Chris Ziogas hosted an early voting and no-excuse absentee ballot public forum last Thursday. Merrill explained at the forum held at the Manross Library she wanted to…

Robots, on your mark…

Members of the Greene Hills School Robotics team, above, are hoping and praying that their robot will perform the required task in the competition at Northeast Middle School last Thursday. Photos by JANELLE MORELLI Members of the Northeast Middle School…

United Way honors Community Builders

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The 17th annual United Way Community Builders’ Reception was held on Thursday, April 11, where several individuals and organizations were recognized for their dedication to the west central Connecticut region. President and CPO of the United…

Problem solved: Students exhibit inventive behavior

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol elementary school students convened on Tuesday, April 9, at Mountain View Elementary School for the 2019 city-wide Invention Convention. Alan Theriault, the city-wide gifted program teacher, explained the invention convention allows students to get involved…