Category: Local News

Chamber readies for Home Show

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Jenks Productions, are preparing for the 34th annual Home and Business Expo, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m., to 5 p.m., and…

Through the eyes of Washington: Legislators bring Social Security campaign to city

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER U.S. Rep. John Larson (D-1) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) hosted a forum at the Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., on Friday, Feb. 1, to discuss their proposed piece of legislation  the Social Security…

Officials discuss local watershed

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Pequabuck River Watershed Association invited community members to gather at the Bristol Public Library for the third annual water awareness event, on Saturday, Jan. 26. The event was themed around a central question, “Do we…

BOF okays purchase of land on Shrub Rd.

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Board of Finance unanimously approved Jan. 22 an “additional appropriation of $2.1 million funded by bonding and appropriation” to acquire two parcels of open space land on Shrub Road. During the board’s regular meeting Mayor…

Legislative breakfast Feb. 20

The Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce will host the annual legislative breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 42 Century Dr. All state senators and representatives covering the Central Connecticut region,…

Downtown mural pondered

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The City Arts and Culture Commission held its first meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, Jan. 16, and while there was not enough board members to fill a quorum, the assembled members discussed plans for a downtown…

Anti-drug coalition reconvenes for 2019

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol Eliminating Substance Abuse Together (B.E.S.T-4-Bristol) met on Thursday, Jan. 17, and discussed various possibilities for making their message known throughout the City. According to their website, best4bristol.com, B.E.S.T. is a “Drug-Free Community Coalition that…

City of Bristol announces severe cold weather actions, emergency parking ban

The Office of the Mayor announced that the State of Connecticut Severe Cold Weather protocol has been put into effect, “beginning at noon on Sunday, Jan. 20, and lasting through noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23, as bitter cold temperatures are…

Local Eagle Scouts honored

The Mark Twain District of Connecticut Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, held a recognition dinner for local Boy Scouts who earned their Eagle Scout Award in 2018. Front row from the left are Benjamin Jabs, Anthony Buonafede, Jonathan Markham,…

Legislators get committee assignments

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The members of the Connecticut General Assembly serving during the 2019 Legislative Session were sworn into office on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and the announcement of committees appointments also was released. Senator Henri Martin (R-31) will once…

City’s NAACP to honor Dr. King

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Bristol Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hosting its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at Bristol Eastern High School on Monday, Jan. 21. The event will begin…

Getting an early start on 2019: Kids party all around the world

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center invited families to ring in the New Year during their 13th annual Celebrations Around the World event, which highlighted traditions from many countries and cultures. In the museum studios,…

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.,…