Category: News

Obituaries: Helen Galvin

Helen Galvin, 88, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday (October 24, 2018). Born in New Britain, Connecticut on April 28, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Rose and Vincent Jazwinski. Her best friend was always her brother Teddy,…

Police blotter for Oct. 26

The Bristol police reported the following arrests: •Autumn Carlson, 30, of 318 South St., Bristol, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 15, and charged with disorderly conduct. Dennis King, 49, of 70 Gaylord St., Apt. 410, Bristol, was arrested on Monday,…

Couple will bless the rains in ‘Africa’… for the Philippines

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The band Weezer, with Connecticut’s own Rivers Cuomo, went viral with its kind-of-tongue-in-cheek, kind-of-reverent take on “Africa” by Toto, which is made of several Connecticut ex-pats. “Africa,” although it was on a Grammy-winning album, “Toto…

Meeting listings, starting Oct. 26

THURSDAY, NOV. 1 OTHER THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF NEW BRITAIN. 2 p.m. Program will feature comedian Jane Condon, who has appeared on ABC’s “The View,” Lifetime’s “Girls Night Out,” Fox’s ” 24,” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” First Church of…

Club presents its Humanitarian Awards

By TAYLOR MURCHISON- GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center celebrated its 34th annual Humanitarian Awards and Dinner, presenting five awards to seven individuals and one company, including the first ever presentation of the Lifetime…

Police blotter for Oct. 19

The Bristol police reported the following incidents: Shawna Leigh Capolupo-Brooks, 25, of 102 Leigh Ave., Thomaston, was arrested on Friday, Oct. 5, and charged with sale of narcotic substances, conspiracy to commit the sale of narcotic substances, and sale of…

Gridiron preview for Oct. 19

It’s time for another weekend of scholastic football and without a shadow of a doubt, the Bristol Central football squad has the momentum going into its clash again Newington. Off a 29-22 upset of Maloney, will it be back-to-back triumphs…

Obituaries: Ruby Brayall

Ruby (Gertz) Brayall, of Terryville, widow of Richard Brayall passed away Saturday October 13, 2018 at home.   Ruby was born March 16, 1938 in Hamden, CT, daughter of the late Arthur and Ruby (Stacker) Gertz.  Ruby loved bingo and…

NAACP hosts candidate forum

By TAYLOR MURCHISON- GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Bristol chapter of the NAACP sponsored a public meet and greet event to allow the community to interact with some of the candidates running in the upcoming November election. From the Republican party,…

Puckering it up for Daisy

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Community members flocked to Imagine Nation Museum Early Learning Center to celebrate the fourth annual Kiss-A-Pig Contest. Francis “Jay” Porrini, representing Liberty Recycling, won the smooch by raising $6,000, which combined with the other seven…