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3 bomb threats yesterday, no bombs found

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER According to Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu there were “bomb threats being called in across the country,” yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 13. Zoppo-Sassu said there were three Bristol locations reported on Thursday; “the senior center on Stafford Ave.,…

Obituaries: Dorothy H. Kessler

Dorothy H. (‘Dot’) Kessler, 100, of Burlington, CT died Saturday, December 8, 2018, in Bristol, CT.  She was born January 26, 1918, in Greensburg, Pa, a daughter of the late William Roy Comp and Victoria “Henrietta” Comp.  She was the…

Obituaries: Betty Frost

Betty (Hornberger) Frost, 86, of Bristol CT passed away peacefully on December 6, 2018 at Sheriden Woods with family by her side.  She was born August 28, 1932 in Farmington, CT to the late Francis “Frank” and Winifred (Palmer) Hornberger.…

Police issue holiday safety tips

For the holiday season, Bristol police announced it has increased our patrols in certain areas to help deter incidents of robbery and theft. Some of the areas include convenience stores, shopping malls, and financial institutions. With the holiday season, police…

Santa Land opens Dec. 13

Bristol Parks and Recreation will hold the Rockwell Park’s 33rd Annual Santa Land at Mrs. Rockwell’s Pavilion Dec. 13 to 16. The pavilion will be transformed into a life-sized gingerbread house, featuring one of the largest train displays in the…

Obituaries: Jean-Yves Laprise

Jean-Yves Laprise, 74, of Bristol, beloved husband of Judith (Gorneault) Laprise, and widower of Pierrette (Benoit) Laprise, died unexpectedly on Sunday (December 2, 2018) at home.  Jean-Yves was born on June 19, 1944 in St. Jacques, Quebec, Canada and was…

Youth Cabinet meets next Tuesday

The Mayor’s Youth Cabinet next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11 and will feature Justin Malley, the city’s Economic Development director, and the city’s youngest department head. He will talk about how Bristol works to promote, grow and attract…

Museum offers a ‘Day of Thanks’

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, hosted their annual Day of Thanks celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 20, which was open to all museum students, families, and members. Imagine Nation Director, Coral Richardson, said it…

Holiday decorating

Four year old Lily, paints leaves on a fall picture at the Imagine Nation Museum on a recent Saturday. The four paintings created that day were hung at the Salvation Army, Bristol Hospital, St. Vincent DePaul, and Sheridan Woods for…