Category: News

Bear stop into liquor store

BRISTOL– A bear took a stroll into an unlikely snack venue _ a Connecticut liquor store. The mid-sized creature lumbered across a parking lot in Bristol around 2 p.m. Monday, getting close enough to the entrance of Crazy Bruce’s Liquors…

Charter panel discusses council suggestions

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Charter Revision Commission met on Tuesday, Aug. 7, to discuss the City Council’s recommendations regarding the proposed changes to section 56, referring to unlawful harassment by elected officials, and section 39, regarding staggering terms…

Police blotter for Aug. 10

Bristol police reported the following arrests: Ashraf Algahmi, 24, of 70 Symco Dr., New Britain, was arrested on Monday, July 30, and charged with following too close, and operation of a motor vehicle with a learners permit without a licensed…

Kids listings, starting Aug. 10

FRIDAY, AUG. 10 BRISTOL DRUM CIRCLES WITH JAMI RAY. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. www.ImagineNation.org   NAPPY’S PUPPETS. 9:30, 11:15 a.m. “Jack and the Beanstalk.” And “Shadows Around the World.” Bristol Public Library, 5…

Obituaries: Laura Simonin

Laura Simonin, 61, of Harwinton, passed away Thursday June 28, 2018 at Bristol Hospital.   Laura was born in Torrington, August 23, 1956, daughter of Lorraine (Sexauer) Simonin of Harwinton and the late Harold “Richie” Simonin. Laura was employed by…

Police blotter for Aug. 3

Bristol police reported the following arrests: Jennifer Gardner, 35, of 94 Kenney St., Bristol, was arrested on Monday, July 23, and charged with evading responsibility of injury or property damage. Eric Marino, 36, of 46 Neapaug Rd, Burlington, was arrested…

Public gives input on charter changes

By TAYLOR MURCHISON- GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The city council held a public hearing on Thursday, July 19, to receive public input regarding proposed changes to the charter, as proposed by the Charter Revision Committee. The Charter Revision Committee proposed changes…

Grant applications sought from nonprofits

Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and links to the online applications are available on the Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. The following grant cycles are open; the deadlines and basic…

Distracted driving campaign underway

The Bristol Police Department along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, has announced today the continuation of the “U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY.” campaign. Through this initiative, officers will be cracking down on motorists who text,…

Register for classes at Tunxis

Credit registration for the fall 2018 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860)773-1490, or visit tunxis.edu/apply. Those who would like to register can…