Category: News

I-84 EB up again in Southington, 12 hours ahead of schedule, reports governor; WB open between 7 and 8

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s  weekend bridge replacement project of I-84 over Marion Avenue in Southington is virtually complete with I-84 EB opening at 4:30 p.m. today –  12-plus hours…

Central Connecticut continues success in Miss CT prelims

    Central Connecticut contestants continued their run of success in the second evening of preliminary competition for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen crowns. Although the Bristol, Southington, and Plainville specific competitors did not win any preliminary…

Miss Forestville takes talent first night of previews; former Forestville’s Outstanding Teen follows suit

It was a Central Connecticut kind of night at the first set of preliminaries at the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant Thursday night in New London. Miss Forestville, Molly Westfall, took the preliminary talent award with…

Police blotter for June 27

Bristol Police reported the following arrests: Justin M. Crahan, 33, of 11 Fall Mountain Rd., Terryville, was arrested June 13 and charged with operation while under the influence, traveling too fast for conditions, operation with registration, license, suspended, revoked, and…

BE grads celebrate memories

[portfolio_slideshow id=7934] By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Pictures of senior year memories were scattered on the blue cap of Amber Trahan as she gathered with her friends and classmates outside Bristol Eastern High School, waiting to line up for the…

DOT warns against traveling I-84 through Southington this weekend; bridge construction from Friday to Sunday

detour_slides The Connecticut Department of Transportation has issued the following advisory about I-84 through Southington this weekend. Both directions of I-84 will be shut down. “The Connecticut Department of Transportation is reminding motorists and travelers that Interstate 84 will be…

Bristol Legion knocked around by Avon

PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS [portfolio_slideshow id=7962] By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – The Bristol American Legion baseball team’s showdown against Avon on Wednesday, June 18 from Muzzy Field, felt more like a public tar and feathering than anything. And…

Suspect in string of burglaries arrested near his home; police say he was driving stolen vehicle

UPDATED AT 6:32 A.M. Bristol police reported the suspect in a string of Bristol burglaries has been arrested after a detective spotted the suspect in a vehicle near his home. Police said the vehicle turned out to be stolen. Police…

Obituaries for June 27

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For additional information, look to our print or e-editions on Friday. Ruth Romeo, 92, died Nov. 22, 2013 at the Village Green of Bristol. She was the widow of Louis J.…

Pair of videos show Bristol of days-gone-by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JDBiAv0yAE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qemwvVX16KE www.youtube.com/watch?v=qemwvVX16KE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JDBiAv0yAE   On its Facebook page, the Bristol Historical Society shared links to two YouTube videos that show Bristol as it was around 1962. We thought it was worthy of a share. COURTESY OF BRISTOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

DEEP charges Bristol man with violations of fisheries, MV laws

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Environmental Conservation (En Con) Police on June 20 charged Jose Medina, 22, of Bristol for marine fisheries and motor vehicle violations. The arrest stemmed from a complaint concerning illegal fishing activity in Long…

Police blotter for June 20

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Troy S. Bard, 46, of 61 Bartholomew St., Apt. A, Bristol was arrested June 6 on two counts of disorderly conduct. •Jennifer A. Lange, 42, of 35 Beths Ave., Apt., 53, Bristol…

Cafeteria privatization still drawing crowds: Contractor unveils menu plans

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Cafeteria workers and the public filled the auditorium room of the school administrative building last Wednesday to continue to speak out against the Board of Education’s decision to privatize the cafeteria work and contract it…

String of robberies reported; committed while residents are asleep

A string of burglaries, apparently committed by the same person and committed while residents are sleeping, has caught the attention of law enforcement. The Bristol Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating several residential burglaries. Police said these burglaries…

Obituaries for June 20

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further information, look to our print or e-edition published Friday. Arcilia (Normandin) Morin, 96, of Bristol, widow of Aurele R. Morin, died on Thursday, June 12 at Bristol Hospital. Katherine…

Chakulla performs family friendly concert in Bristol June 25; food donations collected toward admission

Artist Tree Tea House in Bristol will host a family-friendly concert on Wednesday, June 25 with Chakulla, a Folk/World/Jazz/American artist, performing. He will be on his way from performing at the Clearwater Festival in New York State (made famous by…

Route 6 finally open

After being shut down yesterday before noon and remaining closed throughout the night, Bristol Police reported that Route 6, between Camp Street and Stafford Avenue, is now open. Late Monday morning, Bristol police responded to a two- vehicle accident on Farmington…