Category: News

Municipalities file suit against pharmaceutical companies over opioids

Drubner Hartley & Hellman and Simmons Hanly Conroy together filed a lawsuit recently on behalf of 18 municipalities in Connecticut against pharmaceutical companies over the “aggressive and fraudulent” marketing of prescription opioid painkillers that has led to a “drug epidemic”…

Obituaries: Margaret L. Nass

Margaret L. (Deckert) Nass, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (January 16, 2018) at Marlborough Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marlborough. She was happily married for 65 years to the late Floyd E. Nass before his passing in 2011.  Margaret…

Teen reported missing

Asia Jones, 16, of Bristol has been reported as missing. Jones was last seen/heard from on Jan. 16.. Jones is described as a black female, approximately 5’2”, 105 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair with blue highlights. She was…

Chamber members hear about economy

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce hosted its annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Thursday, Jan 11. Economist Peter Gioia and President of Asnuntuck Community College and Tunxis Community College, Dr James Lombella, were the keynote…

Police blotter for Jan. 19

Bristol police reported the following arrests: Stephanie Huffman Beauchamp, 52, of 35 Seaside Ave., Guilford, Conn., was arrested Friday Jan. 5, and charged with one count of criminal violation of a restraining order. Terri A Fawcett, 30, of 111 Shawn…

Bristol students receive numerous awards

At the The 27th annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards, the largest  juried student art exhibition in the state, the Bristol Public Schools won 13 awards.

Bristol’s Gold Key award winner is Michael Goff. Also, he received the CAAA – Best in Printmaking for Group 1.


Bristol Central High School

Tiffany Bartlett, Ceramics and Glass, Three Cups, Honorable Mention, Brandon Zanauskas

Logan Holtz, Ceramics and Glass, Pumpkin, Honorable Mention, Brandon Zanauskas

Kiana Love, Ceramics and Glass, Pumpkin, Honorable Mention, Brandon Zanauskas


Bristol Eastern High School

Jayda Norton, Painting, Nine Boxes, Silver Key, John Morfis

Chippens Hill Middle School

Pushpita Hossain, Printmaking, Cherry Blossom, Silver Key, Brian Troccolo

Pushpita Hossain, Painting, My Eyes, Honorable Mention, Brian Troccolo


Greene-Hills School

Michael Goff, Printmaking, Tiny Dancer, Gold Key, CAAA Best in Printmaking-Group 1, Joseph Johnson

Taylor Szlaban, Printmaking, Nature’s Puzzle, Silver Key, Joseph Johnson


Northeast Middle School

Faith Boilard, Printmaking, Lighthouse and Boat, Honorable Mention, Sarah May

Sarah Cody, Printmaking, Pastel Fish, Honorable Mention, Sarah May

Erica Guzman, Printmaking, Fish Pattern, Honorable Mention, Sarah May

Samantha Paradis, Printmaking, Turning Fish, Silver Key, Allison Masse

Evan Prince, Printmaking, Colorful Fish, Honorable Mention, Allison Masse


Connecticut Exhibition Site will be at the Silpe Gallery, in Taub Hall, at Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, 06117.

The exhibit runs now through Feb. 2, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends, noon to 4 p.m.

The Connecticut Student Awards Presentation will be Sunday, Jan. 28, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, on the University of Hartford and is a non-ticketed event and open to the public.

The keynote speaker for 2018 will be the Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Min Jun Kim. Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, Connecticut, commissioner of education also will be speaking.

On the day of the ceremony the exhibit is open from noon to 5 p.m., in the Silpe Gallery.


An early New Year’s Eve

At the Imagine Nation on Dec. 31, the children’s museum held a New Year’s Eve ball drop at noon so the younger residents of Connecticut could celebrate the arrival of 2018.


Woman reported missing

Devanie M. Alvarez, 23, has been reported missing by the Bristol police department. A silver alert has been issued. She is described as a white Hispanic with brown eyes and brown hair. She stands at 5’5” and weights 171 pounds.…

Police blotter for Jan. 12

Bristol police reported the following arrests: Richard Domic Lemke, 20, of 410 Emmett St., Apt. 58, Bristol was arrested on Dec. 27 and charged with restricted turns failure to signal, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance…

Chamber offering trip to Spain

From: Katie D’Agostino [] Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 11:37 AM To: Katie D’Agostino The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce announced it will be working with CI Destinations to offer a fully escorted tour of Spain and Costa del Sol.…