Category: News

Transportation Commission holding public hearings across state to gather info

The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing in Torrington in the TorringtonCity Hall auditorium 140 Main St., on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. This will be the second of five hearings that the commission holds statewide this…

Police blotter for Sept. 5

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week. •Dianne Hebert, 61, of 113 Davis Dr., Bristol, was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with sixth degree larceny. •Enellie Jones, 18, of 111 Shawn Dr., Apt:5, was arrested Aug. 22…

ESPN to debut new studio in Bristol during this weekend’s NFL coverage

ESPN’s National Football League coverage will have a completely new look during the 2014 season thanks to a state-of-the-art 9,000 square foot NFL studio that will debut this week with the three-hour kickoff edition of ESPN’s Sunday “NFL Countdown” pregame.…

Obituaries for Sept. 5

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further information, turn to our print or e-editions on Friday. Santo R. Romeo, 64, of Bristol, died Tuesday, Aug. 26. He was married to wife Grace (Milo) Romeo for 37…

Hospice volunteers needed by VITAS

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care is looking for volunteers in Bristol. VITAS volunteers give their time to terminally ill patients and their caregivers. All VITAS volunteers receive training in end-of-life-care. In orientation classes, they are trained in listening skills, family dynamics…

Registration deadline to march in Mum Parade Sept. 4

It’s not too late to register for this year’s Bristol Mum Festival Parade, but there isn’t much time left. Schools, marching bands, clubs, churches, fire departments, scout groups, dancers, veterans’ groups, musical/theater groups, local businesses, car enthusiasts, and many more…

Cellphone use while driving targeted by police thru Sept. 24

Bristol police have announced that they will be cracking down on districted driving starting tomorrow until Sept. 24. Bristol police said the local department and law enforcement agencies across the state are joining with the state Department of Transportation Highway…

Long live rock at Uproar Festival with Godsmack, Skillet, and Pop Evil

[portfolio_slideshow id=8830] By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After a hiatrus of couple of years, Godsmack is back with a vengeance. Want proof? The Boston-based band’s latest album, “1000 HP,” reached the number 2 slot on Billboard’s Rock charts. Not bad…

Beautification Awards given

The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce hosted a Business After Hours event and Beautification Awards at Lake Compounce on  Aug. 20. Beautification Awards, chosen by the Chamber Beautification Committee and the Men’s Bristol Garden Club, were presented to Bristol residents…