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Police blotter for Aug. 29

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week: •Najee Russell, 23, of 360 Oakland St., was arrested Aug. 15 and charged with first degree forgery and fifth degree larceny. •Charles H. Dennett, 32, of 159 Lawncrest Dr., Southington,…

Police blotter for Aug. 29

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week: •Najee Russell, 23, of 360 Oakland St., was arrested Aug. 15 and charged with first degree forgery and fifth degree larceny. •Charles H. Dennett, 32, of 159 Lawncrest Dr., Southington,…

Chamber looking for branding manager to promote city’s ‘All-Heart’

by LISA CAPOBIANCO The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce is on the hunt for a full-time branding and market development manager in Bristol. During a special meeting held last month, the City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement between…

Reminder to enroll in low-income winter heating aid program

State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol) in a press release urged area residents who qualify for the state’s low-income winter heating aid program to consider enrolling as soon as possible. A joint meeting of the General Assembly’s Appropriations, Human Services and…

Obituaries for Aug. 29

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For additional information, turn to our print or e-editions on Friday. Frank Mitchell, 77, a lifelong resident of Bristol, died Sunday, Aug. 17. Born Oct. 14, 1936, he was the son…

Hospice volunteers sought

The Hospice of Bristol Hospital is looking for individuals who are interested in joining its team as hospice volunteers. Individuals in volunteer roles have the chance to interact with patients for a variety of reasons. Hospice volunteers provide companionship to…

Imagine Nation preschool registering for fall

The ImagineNationPreschoolLearningCenter is currently accepting registration for the fall. The school is located in the ImagineNationMuseum located at One Pleasant Street in Bristol. This NAEYC accredited school offers your child the opportunity to grow, learn and discover through a variety…

Bristol back to school FAQs

The first day back to school begins Thursday, Aug. 28 for all Bristol Pubic Schools, including all-day kindergarten. Here are the following start and end times on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for a regular school day schedule: *Kindergarten-Grade 5…

Bristol school bus routes for 2014-15 academic year

The Bristol Public Schools have announced the bus schedules for the 2014-15 academic year, which begins next Thursday. For further information, go to http://www.bristol.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=9976   Route:BCHS12AM BRISTOL CENTRAL HS AM-12 TIME LOCATION 6:53 a.m. FS GARAGE 7:01 a.m. W GATE…

Police blotter for Aug. 22

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week: •Robert L. Wilson, 36, of 2070 Corbin Ave., New Britain, was arrested Aug. 8 and charged with second degree threatening and second degree breach of peace. •Samuel L. Johnson, 31,…

The heart of Mum Fest

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Since 1962, Bristol’s Chrysanthemum Festival has become the event it is today because of the countless number of volunteers who devoted their time to it. Bristol resident Lucy Gorneault is one of these volunteers. The…

Mayor offers congrats to Arthur G. Russell for acquisition

Mayor Ken Cockayne visited with The Arthur G. Russell Company officials Wednesday to congratulate the 69-year-old manufacturing firm on its recent acquisition of Bodine Automation Technology, a move that will grow AGR’s workforce and could lead to expansion at its headquarters…

Officers saluted for July incident

Three Bristol police officers—Brian Jones, Vincenzo Infante, and Daniel Perkins– received awards at the Aug. 19 Board of Police Commissioners regular meeting for their actions in responding to an incident involving a firearm on July 10. Each officer received a…

Obituaries for Aug. 22

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For more information, turn to our print and e-editions on Aug. 22. Helen L. (Jager) Daley, 82, of Forestville, died on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Linda Gail Roy, 58, of New Britain…