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Get festive at Rockwell Park today

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Live music, dance performances, crafts, sports tournaments and other festivities will dominate the West End of Bristol this weekend with the Third Annual Rockwell Park Summer Festival. Organized and hosted by Bristol’s West End Association,…

Police blotter for Aug. 15

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week: •Justin M. Coppola, 22, of 87 Sycamore St., Bristol, was arrested Aug. 1 and charged with third degree assault and second degree breach of peace. •Eugene R. Chaples, 45, of…

Task force ponders holding ‘open house’ at Boulevard School

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The Memorial Boulevard Task Force has considered possibly holding a “no commitments open house” for tenants interested in using the former Memorial Boulevard School. During a meeting held last Monday, the task force discussed the possibility…

Obituaries for Aug. 15

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further details, look to our print or e-edition on Friday. Wanda (Lumbra) Krajewski, 86, of Bristol, widow of Maurice Krajewski, died Sunday, Aug. 3, at The Hospital of Central Connecticut,…

Program on churches offered at Bristol Historical Society Aug. 21

  Journey back, to the past on Thursday, Aug. 21, when Tom Dickau, president of the Bristol Historical Society, presents a multi-media presentation titled “Traditions,Trials and Turmoils within the Bristol Churches.’ Although churches are generally considered a stabilizing force within…

Polls open for primary Tuesday

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The polls are scheduled to be open in Bristol on Tuesday, Aug. 12 for both the Republican primary and Democratic primary election. Here are the following party-endorsed candidates of the Democratic party nominated in the…

Mum Fest seeking vendors; Aug. 30 deadline

The Bristol Chrysanthemum Festival is looking for both craft and food  vendors to participate in this years festival held on Sept. 27. The deadline to participate is Aug. 30. For further information, contact Joe Krolikowski at Joseph.Krolikowski@transworldsystems.com or calling (860)681-3247…

Lights, camera, Bristol

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER When Michele Boyko wrote a movie script, she knew she wanted to make it Bristol’s independent film project. A writer/producer for J.A.C.O.B. Film Productions, Boyko feels proud to play a role in something that will…

Police blotter for Aug. 8

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Shawn M. Davis, 24, of 152 Davis Dr., Bristol was arrested on July 30 and charged with third degree burglary, fourth degree larceny, and third degree criminal mischief. •Sara B. Byczynski, 30,…

Adult education department to announce new workforce development program

The BristolAdultEducationCenter and Rowley Spring will hold a press conference on Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. at The Bristol Adult Education Center, 210 Redstone Hill Rd., to launch AEDAC, a workforce development program. Representatives from the Dollar General Foundation, the…

Obituaries for Aug. 8

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further information, look to our print or e-editions on Friday. Curtiss Vincent Stella, 94, died Tuesday, July 29. Elizabeth (Kloss) Comeau of Bristol, died on Tuesday, July 29. Phylis (Wells)…