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Cities to sue manufacturers of prescription opioids; Bristol signs on

By MICHAEL PUFFER REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — Leaders from 25 Connecticut cities and towns traveled to Waterbury City Hall on Thursday to hear that city’s Mayor Neil M. O’Leary’s offer of a joint lawsuit against manufacturers of prescription opioid painkillers. O’Leary…

Fun, competitive, awesome series

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Well, there’s only a few words to describe what went down at the Bristol Little League Softball City Series over the fourth week in August. And the words “fun,” “competitive,” and “awesome” truly…

Police blotter for Sept. 8

`The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week. Matthew Baranowski, 30, of 25 Arbor Ct., Bristol, was arrested Aug. 25 and charged with operation while under the influence and failure to drive right. Peter Geslien, 52, of 201…

Update: Life Star responds to serious motorcycle crash on Divinity Street

A 21-year-old Bristol man died from life-threatening injuries sustained during a serious motorcycle crash at the Tulip Street intersection of Divinity Street last weekend. According to a press release from the Bristol Police Department, Gabriel Cruz-Salgado was driving his motorcycle…

Legislators host workshop on lowering electric bill

State Representatives Whit Betts (R-78), Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) recently hosted an informational workshop for area residents on how to lower your electric bill. The legislators were joined by rate specialists from Connecticut’s Public Utilities…

Bristol’s DACRUZ honored by Sen. Murphy

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Aug. 28 DACRUZ Manufacturing of Bristol is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” DACRUZ manufactures custom precision-machined components and subassemblies for Original Equipment Manufacturers. With the help of 40 employees, DACRUZ Manufacturing uses CNC…

Gov. offers advice on how to help hurricane victims in Texas

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is advising Connecticut residents who are generously considering providing monetary donations to nonprofit organizations that are assisting with Hurricane Harvey response and recovery in the Texas area to take several steps of precaution in order to…