Category: News

New hire at Parks and Rec

The City of Bristol Parks and Recreation Department announced the selection of Sarah Larson as the new recreation and community outreach coordinator. Larson is a Bristol native, graduating from Bristol Central High School in 2014 and Tufts University in 2018.…

Council designates Bristol as ‘Recovery Friendly Community’

During the April meeting of City Council, a city press release said the panels unanimously voted to establish the city as a “Recovery Friendly Community.” The Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Policy Council recognizes communities which are “interested in supporting residents…

Area Republicans say businesses can’t afford $15 wage minimum

State Representatives William A. Petit Jr. (R-22), Whit Betts (R-78), and Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) said the state’s business community can’t afford the crush of anti-employer policies pushed by the majority party’s “controversial” proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage to…

Farmington Avenue closure

Bristol Police Department announced that Farmington Ave., (Route 6) will be closed from Mix Street to Camp Street due to the investigation of an accident. “It is anticipated that the road will be closed for the next several hours,” according…

Preschool program registering

Bristol Preschool Child Care Center, Inc. is now accepting applications for enrollment for its preschool program. Bristol Preschool is a non-profit, NAEYC accredited agency funded by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and United Way of West Central Connecticut. Tuition…

Bristol TEC kids building ‘coolest custom motorcycle’

Local trade school students from Bristol Technical Education Center partnered with Yankee Harley-Davidson of Bristol, for real-world training opportunity: helping build the coolest custom motorcycle in the world as part of the 2019 “Battle of the Kings” competition, sponsored by…

State Rep. Ziogas holds forum on tolls

State Representative Chris Ziogas (D-Bristol) hosted a forum last Monday in Bristol on investing in the state’s transportation infrastructure. An audience of approximately 50 Bristol residents attended the presentation and question and answer session. Participants included Ziogas; House Transportation Committee Chair, Rep.…