Category: Local News

Betts, GOP force haring on bill providing $60M in tax relief for businesses; request to testify deadline Monday

HARTFORD – State Representative Whit Betts (R-Bristol, Plymouth) along with the rest of the House Republicans forced the legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee into having a public hearing on a bill that would provide $60 million in business tax…

Fund raiser for Relay for Life set for Feb. 26; kick-off at Bleachers on Feb. 9

The Fighters For Family Team for Bristol Relay for Life is sponsoring a fundraiser to raise money for their team and the American Cancer Society. The team and captain Colleen Miller, a cancer survivor, will host “Flight Night” at Flight…

Listings for July 12

Miscellaneous listings FRIDAY, JULY 12 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Stonewell Restaurant, 354 Colt Highway, Farmington. No charge. (860) 582-8229.   SUNDAY, JULY 14 PLAINVILLE GENERAL ELECTRIC 5K ROAD RACE. 9 a.m. Begins on East…

ESPN’s Jay Harris will be guest speaker at United Way Builders’ event

The United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth and Terryville, will hold its 11th Annual Community Builders’ Reception on April 11, 2013 at the Aqua Turf Club. The event recognizes and honors those…

Girl Scout cookies are still available

Girl Scouts in Connecticut continue to participate in the Cookie Program, a $790-million national girl-led business that teaches girls Five Skills: goal setting, money management, people skills, business ethics, and decision making. And when it comes to skill building, statistics…

Entertainment for a cause

Brooke Cyr of Bristol,Miss Plainville’s Outstanding Teen 2013, hosted the Love Is The Movement Benefit Talent Show, a benefit for Sandy Hook victim’s and the TWLOHA organization on Saturday. It was held at Rockwell’s Banquet Hall. There were 27 talent…

Snow in the forecast for this weekend, says Accuweather: CT may be spared the worst of it

 It’s the weekend, it must mean it’s going to snow. Accuweather is warning that New England is likely to see snow this weekend. Although, Connecticut seems as if it will be spared the whallop in storm for Massachusetts, where places…

Trash collection update

The city Public Works Department issued the following statement late yesterday. Bristol remains in a state of emergency. The emergency parking ban remains in effect. Residents are encouraged to hold their rubbish over to the next collection if possible. Public…