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Police blotter for Aug. 1

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week: •Amy B. Whitley, 34, of 280 Tiffany Lane, Bristol, was arrested July 18 and charged with operation while under the influence and improper number of headlights. •Joseph Aldi, 68, of…

Music listings for Aug. 1

  FRIDAY, AUG. 1 OTHER SHEMEKIA COPELAND. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $25, $35 ,$55. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.   SATURDAY, AUG. 2 OTHER ‘SOCK IT TO ME: A SOULFUL CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF MUSCLE SHOALS,…

Obituaries for Aug. 1

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For more information, look to our print or e-editions on Friday. Leonard Virello, 86, of Bristol, husband of Mary (Klaczany) Virello, died Wednesday, July 16 at Apple Rehab in Avon. Karl…

BOE renews super’s contract

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The school board recently voted to approve extending the contract of Bristol Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ellen Solek for the next two years. During a recent school board meeting held earlier this month, the school…

Bond OKd for Bristol Eastern athletic field lights

Bristol officials joined State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol) and Governor Dannel P. Malloy Friday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford following the Bond Commission’s approval of a $70,000 grant-in-aid for the installation of lights at Bristol Eastern High School’s…

Police blotter for July 25

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week: •Jennifer Shaw, 27, of 140 Shefield Lane, Bristol, was arrested July 11 and charged with third degree assault and disorderly conduct. •Clare Courter, 26, of 140 Main St., Collinsville, was…

U.S. Senator Murphy in Bristol today for phone conference, tour of manufacturer

BRISTOL— Today at 10:45 a.m., U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will join U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on a press conference call to highlight the importance of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) to Connecticut manufacturers, reported a press release from…

Bear spied in city Wednesday

Lisa Butkus of Bristol sent in this photograph a bear that visited her neighborhood between Ivy Drive School and Northeast Middle School on Wednesday around 3 p.m. Butkus reported the bear took the family’s suet feeder, went into the woods,…

Obituaries for July 25

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further details, look to our print or e-editions on Friday. Francis “Fran” L. Anderson, 58, of Bristol, died on Saturday, July 12 at Sheriden Woods Health Care Center. John George…

Chamber after-hours, beautification award presentation at Compounce Aug. 20

The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce will be hosting a Business After Hours and Beautification Awards presentation at LakeCompounce on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the picnic pavilion; however, tickets bought…

Registrar of Voters offers extended hours to hear requests from those removed from registry

On Tuesday, July 29 from 5 to 7 p.m., the Registrars of Voters will hold extended office hours to hear requests from persons removed from the voter registry, allow citizens to register to vote, and allow citizens to verify their…

State expected to provide $70,000 toward lights at BEHS field

State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol) announced today he has secured a $70,000 grant-in-aid to help pay for the installation of lights at BristolEasternHigh School’s athletic field. In a press release, his office said Wright was informed Friday the state Bond…