Category: Local News

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…

Governor announces declaration of emergency granted

Connecticut has received the presidential emergency declaration, the governor’s office announced. Additionally, the governor in a prepared statement is asking for cooperation and patience from residents during the clean-up. “This declaration will provide much needed assistance to the state and…

The latest info on city’s response to aftermath of blizzard

As frustration mounts among residents waiting to be dug out, the city issued the following announcement. “Bristol emergency response vehicles have resources to reach those in need. Some other municipalities are dependent on National Guard assistance for emergency response. “Crews…

Travel ban lifted

The governor announced he is lifting the travel ban. The following news release was issued. Governor Malloy today announced that the travel ban will be lifted at 4PM.  This will apply to all roads, including limited access highways. “While we…

Metro-North trains suspended in wake of storm

The governor has now shut down Metro-North trains. The governor’s office issued the following update. Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that due to current storm conditions and projections of heavy snowfall accumulations, Metro-North Railroad will suspend service tonight beginning…

Popular eatery closes

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Garnish, the popular eatery that came to signify the beginning of a revival of the fortunes of the village of Forestville… and the city of Bristol at large, is no more. As of Monday, the…

Central’s Got Talent!

Bristol Central High School students performed an evening of talent on Saturday, January 19th.  Singers, dancer, instrumentalists, and even a human beat box were a part of the evening.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus              …