Category: Local News

Friendly’s ‘Cones for Kids’ supports Easter Seals

Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC has launched its 35th annual “Cones for Kids” campaign. The Valentine’s Day fundraiser will benefit the Easter Seals programs and services of Greater Waterbury, Central and Northwest Connecticut. For a $1 donation, Friendly’s provides restaurant guests…

Rehab center holiday party held

The annual Bernie Guida Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Holiday Party was held Dec. 10 at the Giamatti Little League Center. There were 120 current and former rehab patients in attendance. Graduates of the program reconnected with the staff and the…

Election Results Are In: Cockayne re-elected mayor; Dems take over Board of Ed

After a close race against Democratic candidate Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Republican incumbent Ken Cockayne has been re-elected as the Mayor of Bristol. According to unofficial results from the Registrar of Voters office, Cockayne received a total of 6,084 votes, just 128…

Little League promo encourages visitors and citizens to ‘Round Bristol’s Bases’; flyer in Friday’s Observer

A new citywide promotional game is being launched Saturday to coincide with the East Region Little League Sofball and Baseball Tournaments hosted at Bristol’s A. Bartlett Giamatti League Leadership Center from July 25 through August 16, where nearly 450 participants/…

Renaissance Downtowns explores financing for Depot Square project

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Renaissance Downtowns is working on a financial package that will move the long-awaited Depot Square project forward. During a Bristol Downtown Development Corporation meeting held last Monday, project manager Ryan Porter shared an alternative financing method…

Larson introduces social security proposal to cut taxes for seniors and increase benefits

WASHINGTON–Today, Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT 1st District) joined several members of the Ways and Means Committee and others to introduce the ‘Social Security 2100 Act’, HR 1391. According to a press release from Larson’s office, the congressman, a member…

DOT to launch CTfastrak transit system with 9 days of free service

NEWINGTON—The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will be offering free rides for all passengers during the initial nine days of service. The free service, from March 28 to April 5, is available…