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Parties offer their review of forum

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR After the Bristol Chamber of Commerce candidate forum wrapped up, both parties stepped forward to praise their own slate. Additionally, the Democrats immediately took the opportunity to criticize their Republican opponents. “The Bristol Democratic Town…

It’s all business for council candidates at chamber forum

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Democratic and Republican candidates for council squared off on business-oriented questions at the annual Bristol Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum last Monday. The candidates from the First, Second, and Third Districts were queried about…

Police blotter for Nov. 3

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week Nicholas Mangiafico, 21, of 40 Pinebrook Terrace, Apt: 6, Bristol, was arrested Oct. 20 and charged with second degree breach of peace. Timothy B. Cote, 19, of no certain address,…

Cockayne responds to opponent’s economic development platform

This response by Ken Cockayne, the Republican candidate for mayor, to Democrat Ellen Zoppo-Sassu’s economic development platform arrived too late for this week’s Observer. We present the press release, unedited, in its entirety. The City already has an aggressive and…

Obituaries: Richard John Cova

Richard John Cova, of Bristol, 67, passed away on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at Bristol Hospital.   Richard was the father of Monique Spruill of Tarpon Springs FL, Toni Peters of St Petersburg FL and Brenda Adams of Pinellas Park FL.  …

Moreau promoted to superintendent as BOE decides not to renew Solek’s contract

by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Deputy Superinten-dent. Dr. Susan Moreau has been promoted to server the new superintendent of Bristol Public Schools, starting Nov. 1. During a special meeting last Wednesday, the Board of Education appointed Moreau as the district’s…

Obituaries: Irene Taylor

Irene (Govotski) Taylor, 93, of Farmington, former Terryville resident, widow of Rollin W. Taylor, passed away October 25, 2017 at Atria of Farmington surrounded by her loving family.     Irene was born in Terryville on April 20, 1924, the…

Meet the mayoral candidates: Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Democrat, Challenger

Ellen Zoppo Sassu Democrat What would you like to see happen with Memorial Boulevard School? It’s been five years too long for this project. The city needs to empower the Memorial Boulevard Cultural Center fundraising committee to start raising private…

Police blotter for Oct. 27

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week. Takeya J. Dennis, 29, of 259 Oakville Ave., Waterbury, was arrested Oct. 6 and charged with second degree breach of peace. Marcelino Thillet, 43, of 89 Chestnut St., Bristol, was…