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City officials say bomb threat culprits will be caught; Rewards offered; Information sought

  By MIKE CHAIKEN After five bomb scares at Bristol schools since last week, city officials made it clear tonight that the culprits will be caught and there will be severe consequences—including criminal charges and the pursuit of full financial…

Police issue more details on St. Paul, Chippens Hill bomb threats

The Bristol Police Department, Fire Department, and EMS responded to two bomb threats today. At 11:31 a.m., public safety crews responded to St. PaulHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave. Subsequently, at 1:02 p.m., police, fire, and EMS responded to ChippensHillMiddle School…

Obituaries for June 6

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further details, look to our print or e-editions on Friday. Lee J. Cogswell, 72, of Bristol, died early Friday, May 30. He was the husband of Alice (LeRoy) Cogswell. William…

Listening session scheduled on use of two vacant schools

To encourage and facilitate a community dialogue about how the currently vacant O’Connell and Bingham schools might be re-used, the Bristol Planning Commission has scheduled a public outreach meeting (“listening session”)for Saturday, June 14. The two-hour meeting will be held…

New officer joins PD

The Bristol Police Department has sworn in a new police officer. Harrison Pollock has joined the force after two years with the Orange Police Department. While in Orange, Bristol police said in a release, he was “recognized in 2013 for…

Police blotter for May 30

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Tracey Valentine, 30, of 108 Greystone Ave., Bristol was arrested on May 16 and charged with using/ tampering motor vehicle without permission, illegal possession, illegal possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia,…

After investigation, police find no bomb at BEHS; officers don’t believe incident related to BCHS scare

A threat to students led to the evacuation of BristolEasternHigh School this morning, reported Bristol police. But after a thorough investigation for explosives, officers found nothing. The incident comes two days after a bomb scare at BristolCentralHigh School also led…

Nothing turns up in bomb search at Bristol Eastern; after school and evening activities nixed

Superintendent of Schools Ellen Solek reported via the city website that all of the students at Bristol Eastern High School are safe following an evacuation in the wake a bomb threat.This is the second bomb threat this week in Bristol…

Arrest made in knife attack

Police responded to a knife fight on Farmington Avenue last Friday. The injuries weren’t life-threatening and a suspect was apprehended. Police said that on May 23 at 9:51 a.m., they responded to the parking lot of 1098 Farmington Ave., The…

Two violations for the stop of one: Seatbelt violation leads to drug arrest

Bristol police got a two-for-one deal in a seatbelt traffic stop on Saturday, May 24. Police said they were conducting Click-It-or –Ticket Enforcement in the area of North Main Street and North Street. Around 6:03 p.m., police said they stopped…

Obituaries for May 30

The following obituaries will be published in the May 30 Observer. For further details, turn to our print or e-editions published on Friday. Annette Plourde, 69, of Bristol, died on May 17 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Conn. Josephine “Jo…