Category: News

Realigning Route 72 discussed at session

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Department of Transportation, in partnership with the West End Association, hosted a public information session regarding the possible realignment of Route 72. Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu started the evening by asking those gathered to keep a…

Police blotter for May 18

Bristol police reported the following arrests: John William Anderson, 23, of 64 South St.,. Ext.,. Bristol, was arrested on Monday, May 7, and charged with second degree criminal damage of landlord’s property. Elecia Debra Marie Ashton, 22, of 59 Haggerty…

Apply for Dave Lepore Journalism Scholarship; June 1 deadline

The Dave Lepore Journalism Scholarship Fund at Main Street Community Foundation is seeking applications through June 1, 2018. Residents of Bristol who are pursuing studies in the field of journalism, which includes broadcast journalism, multimedia journalism, photo journalism and print…

Support group listings, starting May 18

ONGOING BRISTOL NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP. Last Wednesday of every month. Bristol Senior and Community Center, Room 101, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 205-9542, (860) 830-2129. NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m.…

Betts, Pavalock-D’Amato praise passage of bill directed at prices for prescriptions

State Representatives Whit Betts (R-78) and Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) praised the unanimous passage of legislation aimed at curbing increasing prices for prescriptions, the fastest growing cost in healthcare. The legislation, HB 5384, An Act Concerning Prescription Drug Costs, seeks to…

PD initiates new Community Watch Team

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Community Watch Team is an initiative being introduced by the Police Department. Citizens can volunteer to register their external video surveillance cameras on a database. Should a crime happen in your neighborhood, the department …

Police blotter for May 11

Bristol police reported the following arrests: Shawna Leigh Capolupo-Brooks, 25, of 102 Leigh Ave., Thomaston, was arrested on Thursday, April 26, and charged with sixth degree larceny. Kenneth Hunter, 27, of 42 Stafford Ave., Apt. B1, Bristol, was arrested on…

Martin votes against Hartford bailout

State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) recently voted against legislation guaranteeing state payment of the capitol city’s debts for the next five years, a press release from Senate Republicans reported. The bill approving revisions to the state’s contract with Hartford passed…

Area legislators support domestic violence arrest reform

State representatives William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22), Whit Betts (R-78) and Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-77) joined fellow legislative colleagues in the Connecticut House of Representatives in supporting a dominant aggressor provision within the existing state laws to improve the arrest…

Special Olympians welcomed

State Senator Henri Martin, right, welcomed Special Olympic Athlete Anthony Thibeault (Southington) and his golf partner Dale Akerley (Bristol) to the State Capitol in Hartford. Anthony will compete in the 2018 Special Olympic World Games in Seattle in June. He…