Category: News

Dems, GOP make their slates official

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol’s Democratic and Republican town committees announced their slates for city council and mayor at their July 22 caucuses. Mayoral incumbent Ellen Zoppo-Sassu will face off against Republican Dante Tagariello. Tagariello, 22.is a corporate tax…

Dems, GOP firm up Board of Education slates

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol’s Republican and Democratic Town Committees have endorsed the candidates seeking to serve on the Board of Education. The endorsements came during the respective caucus meetings, held on Monday, July 22. During the 2018 Gubernatorial…

Rep. D’Amato represents couple seeking to take down immunization rate list

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato will be representing Brian and Kristen Festa, in a lawsuit against the State of Connecticut. D’Amato said the Festa family, who are constituents of hers in the 77th district, is working…

Roadwork begins July 23

The City of Bristol’s Department of Public Works is scheduled to reconstruct the following roads starting Tuesday, July 23: New Hampshire Drive Lexington Street East Road (from Wolcott to Greystone) Rockwell Avenue Graham Street The work will consist of reclaiming…

Cigars and pets to help fund Mum

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Mum Festival Committee is hard at work preparing for the 58th annual Mum Festival, to be held from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22, promoting the theme and message of “Growing Together.” Chairman…

Parties going to select candidates

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Bristol Republican and Democratic town committees will be hosting endorsement meetings, as they prepare for the 2019 municipal elections. The BRTC is hosting a pasta dinner (6 p.m.,) prior to their endorsement meeting (7…

A trip down memory lane at 150 Central

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Forestville resident and business owner, Gary Santorso, has dedicated the walls of his restaurant – 150 Central – to remembering the history of “The Village.” Santorso took over the 150 Central Street location in January…

State police announce 50 DUI arrests, no fatalities over July 4 weekend

Connecticut State Troopers announced a sharp reduction in violations and no fatalities over the July 4 weekend despite an increase in arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol. Over the holiday weekend, state police were patrolling highways and roads…

Summer campaign launched by state to fight underage drinking

With the official summer season kicking off, the Connecticut Department of Transportation Office of Highway Safety, along with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles and other community advocates, is reminding residents about the dangers and penalties for underage drinking with…