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Police blotter for Nov. 10

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week. Michael T. Najarian, 27, of 8 Edgemont Lane, Wolcott, was arrested Oct. 27 and charged with operation while under the influence. Alexis O. Padilla, 25, of 92 Hart St., Apt.…

BOE to submit plans for magnet school

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As part of its application to the state, the Board of Education approved a draft operations plan for the proposed Memorial Boulevard Intradistrict Arts Magnet School (MBIAMS). During a meeting last Wednesday, board commissioners also…

Obituaries: Rita Marie Schilling

Rita Marie Schilling, 92, formerly of Bristol, died on September 23, 2017 in Dunedin, FL.  She was predeceased by her cherished husband of 58 years, Joseph Wilfred Schilling.  She attended school in Bristol before marrying and moving away from the…

Obituaries: Susan Philbrick

Susan Philbrick, 82 of Terryville, passed away Saturday November 4, 2017 at Cook Willow Convalescent Home, Plymouth.   Susan was born September 3, 1935 in Waterbury, CT, daughter of the late Stillman and Anna (Swazey) Philbrick.  She was a parishioner…

In Observer poll, Zoppo-Sassu clearly ahead; council races neck and neck; cast your vote

A couple of days into the survey of Observer readers about the upcoming election, Democrat Ellen Zoppo-Sassu has a commanding lead over Republican Ken Cockayne. Write-in candidate Richard Kriscenski has garnered little attention from readers. However, in terms of percentage…